I garbage picked a hose reel today, can a fit a whole course on it when i tear it down? I'm using the 2.5 mil tape. I have always tossed it but if I can save it then I will be able to offert a little better prize money with the savings.
In the Chicago Cross Cup, as much tape as can be recovered is rolled up at the end of a race for use the next week. It's wasteful (and IMO pretty ridiculous) to just throw the stuff away after each race.
We do pitch the small pieces <6-7 feet, but anything longer gets bundled up. Rolls of SRAM tape make it through the entire 11 race series, which is pretty great.
We've done that with the local series. As I recall, it may take a couple hose reels to gather all the tape on the course worth saving. The tape gets pretty bulky after isn't been used, doesn't sit nice a flat any more.
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