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Diís collies, Eric (left) and Fluke with the  newly built stone wall

Agility Equipment during Lockdown
In these unprecedented COVID-19 times of social distancing and self isolation, many people would like to be able to train at home but don't feel they because they don't have equipment. Long term you may want to invest in proper equipment but for now, you may be able to renew some old jumps or knock up something cheap and cheerful, using things you find around the house or caravan. Di Whiting and Mike Jackson have done just that.

Changes, Changes & More Changes
Nicola Garrett has been  one of the top UK's competitors for well over 20 years and has been lucky enough to compete in Europe since 2000. During this time, she says she's seen things change... a lot of change. She has sent us her thoughts on the new generation of agility equipment which we are beginning to see on the agility scene.

DIY Jumps - Making a simple but reliable practice jump
Carmen and her dad Rich Dieppe have been working on some plans for building a simple, inexpensive and easy to make practice jump they would like to share with you. (15/07/01)

DIY Weaves
Agility equipment can be expensive. But did you ever think that you could make some of it yourself. You can find information on building agility equipment is all over the place. Just try doing a web search on 'agility' and start surfing. Or you can start with Richard Deppe's recipe for Weave Poles below. (18/8/99)
How to... Make Garden
A simply explained construction guide, giving  advice on how to build inexpensive agility obstacles for the back garden. All items apart from the contact trainer are very simple but effective training aids. Reviewed by Mick Chambers. (15/05/03)
Rowdy Hoops: Lucky Circle of Wheel of Misfortunate
The hoop is the only jump without a detachable element. Martin Pollard thinks this means it cannot be as safe as other jumps. He has some ideas for an improved tyre and is looking for other interested people with similar concerns to have a 'cyber' brainstorming session. With new comments from Penny Garner-Carpenter and Gary Spindler. (13/08/00)

RFID

More About RFID
Martin Pollard looks at RFID technology and it's practical use in agility. (21/01/04)
Premier Seesaw Seesaw Study
An evaluation of the motions of competition seesaws from research conducted by Clean Run magazine.

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