Pop Up Barrels and Timers

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NorthernCwgrl
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Pop Up Barrels and Timers

Postby NorthernCwgrl » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:03 pm

Just wondering what your thoughts are on the pop-up barrels for use at home? Just wondering if you though they were good, bad, durable, easily tip over, etc. Also, if you have a set where did you pick them up at and price? So far ive found one set i can order from the US.

Also, what type/brand of timers are you using? Ive seen teh FarmTek brand. ANy other good ones?

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Steph

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Re: Pop Up Barrels and Timers

Postby Michele » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:40 pm

My hubby got my pop-up barrels at Irvine's in Crossfield. I think they were about $180. As far as tipping over, just put rocks or dirt in the bottom. I don't know how durable they would be if they were left outside all the time. Hope that helps.
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Re: Pop Up Barrels and Timers

Postby NorthernCwgrl » Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:33 pm

Thanks Michele- i wouldnt have any plans to leave them out all the time esp being pop up and lightweight for the most part and easily movable + storage! Just wondered what the overall consensus on them was!
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Steph

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Re: Pop Up Barrels and Timers

Postby Give Me Dash » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:27 pm

I bought my Pop Up Barrels from Seventeenflat.com (from the US), they are the origanal makers of them, and I think that they were either $135, or $145.

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Re: Pop Up Barrels and Timers

Postby palamino » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:34 pm

I know if you buy them on line from seventeen flat the shipping is crazy because they weigh 25 pds and there is 18% duty on the barrels. So Irvines is actually cheaper. They are made the same weighted but a it bigger in diameter more like a real barrel oh yah and don't forget about the us exange rate... :D

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Re: Pop Up Barrels and Timers

Postby randa » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:24 am

I have a set of the pop-ups and I just leave them up in our indoor arena. They are great. BUT hang on the first time your horse hits it and it makes a funny noise, bends but doesnt fall over. LOL :shock:

Irvine's is the best place, for the best price in Canada. Not sure what shipping would be on them but you will be better off than dealing with shipping and duty and the exchange rate from the US.
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Re: Pop Up Barrels and Timers

Postby NorthernCwgrl » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:00 am

Okay, Thanks everyone!

Steph

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Re: Pop Up Barrels and Timers

Postby katfav » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:34 pm

I bought some from www.seventeenflat.com and they were about $140USD and $50 shipping but worth every penny. They are so much more convenient to throw up and take down instead of setting up plastic or other barrels everytime.


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