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Yannis
Posted 13 Sep 2011 Last edited: 13 Sep 2011
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Hoping someone can just clear up a slight problem I had today...
Set out a pitch today that has fixed goal posts/sockets using the beamrider..
When measuring the pitch to get the centre of the pitch.. I got the following results.
One sideline was 104.5m and the other sideline was 105m...
I used the Goal alignment clips provided and the goal line runs perfectly straight through the goal. the width out from each post is 32m.
So whats wrong? I'm guessing its something to do with the goal posts and their positioning?
I double checked every measurement. Any help, thoughts etc would be great...
Thanks..
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Poa7
Posted 13 Sep 2011
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It is highly unlikely that the posts were put in square in the first place. It's better to use the BR to mark out the rectangle and then install the posts to this. Your initial diagnosis is probably the right one.

I'd mark out the rectangle using one set of posts then mark the opposite side without the post cards and move the posts to match the marked line at this end.

You may want to do the following initially though....

1st - I'd check the diagonal to each corner before deciding that there was something drastically wrong. But use the 105m as the benchmark. If this as out, I'd then do the 104.5 to each.

2nd - I'd look at the goal alignment clips again - were they definitely at 90 degrees to the posts and redo the square, starting from scratch.

3rd - Are there any humps and bumps that would distort the tape measure when measuring the touchlines? 105m is a long distance for a flimsy tape measure. Was it straight also?

it should be pulled to equal tightness on each touchline to ensure consistency of measurement - any large lumps along the way will reduce the final figure.

I hope this helps somewhat!

Regards
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GRG
Posted 13 Sep 2011
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Will anybody know. 1/2 metre over 105. That means if the centre of each touchline is marked, then each half on one side of the pitch is 1/4 metre smaller than the other side. Reasons are either as above or that the goal posts are not square with each other. Once had a rugby pitch about 3 metres longer on one side, did anybody ever notice? only me because i had the tape.
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Willard
Posted 15 Sep 2011
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I've worked on stadium pitches in England. None of them were perfectly square. Don't worry about it...

Cricket is best to keep to 22 yards exactly though...
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AB
Posted 15 Sep 2011
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50cm between friends is nothing. We won't tell !
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jlawrence
Posted 15 Sep 2011
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Of course there's no bounce, bend your back and put some bloody effort in.

Over 100m no one will notice a difference of 50cm - unless they get a big tape measure out.

I've seen many a cricket pitch which wasn't the correct length.
Did it myself to a practice track this year by mistake. If the marking out looks right then no one notices - even I didn't until I prep'd the next practice track 2 weeks later
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tonybolton
Posted 15 Sep 2011
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Good eyes and straight posts and I'll guarantee less than 500cm from touch line to touch line, posts out and that could become 5m
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mwood
Posted 15 Sep 2011
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When I went to school 500cm was 5m ;-)
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