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How To Build An Affordable PlyoMed Pad

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Written By
Xan Barksdale

The #1 way to extend the life of your PlyoMed Balls is to throw them against a smooth surface that won’t nick or cut your brand new arm care investment.  This is easy when you’re at an indoor facility that has a custom wall built, but what about where you really need them…the field?

Below I’m going to show you how I build Portable PlyoMed Pads that can easily be hung on chain-link fences.  These are great for teams who are on a budget but also want a high quality pad that can be stored at the field or easily transported to an away game.

PlyoMed Pad

You don’t exactly have to be Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor to build one, but there are a few things you’ll need…

P.S. I’d love to see your Portable PlyoMed Pads so post a photo below in the comment section!

Parts Needed

  • One 3′ x 4′ x 1/2″ Rubber Horse Stall Mat (Tractor Supply Part #1011848) – $24.99
  • Two 3/8″ Anchor Shackles (Lowes Part #656916) – $3.79
  • Two 4″ Spring Links (Lowes Part #656939) – $5.49

Tools Needed

  • Drill
  • Drill Bits up to 1/2″

Time Needed

  • 5 Mins

Step 1

Attach the anchor shackles and the spring links then place them on the corners that you wish to drill your holes.

Step 2

Drill a pilot hole through the eye of the anchor shackle and then gradually work your way up to using the 1/2″ drill bit.

Step 3

Once the holes have been drilled insert the hardware and hang on the fence.

I recommend attaching the spring links where the chain-link fence ties together for added support. (see photo below)

Step 4

That’s all there is to it!  In less than 5 minutes, and for less than $45, you’ve build a Portable PlyoMed Pad that will help protect your PlyoMed Balls and easily go with you when you play on the road.

I spray painted my logo on the bottom of mine, but that’s completely optional.

Don’t forget to post a photo of your Portable PlyoMed Pads in the comment section below!

Written By
Xan Barksdale


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LaMarr Ed

The prices are a little old. The mat cost me $40 and the hardware about another $40, but I can’t wait to use it

Dave Hyland

Great Idea! We made four of these - one for each field at our complex. We will budget to make more next year.

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