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Post by fin on Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:45 pm

Build your own impression pad




An impression pad is a great idea to
test how well your saddle really fits.
Here are some instructions to build a simple pad without any
thermoelastic properties – but it does the job!

You need:


·
1 kg flour


·
600 g salt


·
100 g alum*


·
6 TS vegetable
oil


·
1 L boiling
water (mix with food colouring if you like)


·
2 bags made
from tough, see-through plastic, each at least 55 cm long


·
adhesive tape
(parcel tape or similar)





Combine the
flour, salt, alum, oil, and boiling water to produce play dough (a kitchen
mixer will do this nicely, and you can do it in two go’s). Divide the dough
into two blobs.

Now shape each of the blobs into a roll:







Tape the bags up so that they’re no
more than 20 cm wide:




Now fill the play dough into the bag:



Tape up the open side of the bag and
roll out the dough with a rolling pin until it fills the bag and is distributed
evenly.



Repeat with the second bag. Put the
second bag next to the first bag, leaving a little space in between, and tape
the two bags together on both sides with tape or Velcro:



Ready! Now put it under your saddle
and ride for about 30 minutes in all gaits. If it looks like this afterwards,
the saddle doesn’t fit very well:




<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td>


too much pressure


</td>
</tr>
</table>




<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td>


bridging


</td>
</tr>
</table>




<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td>


optimum pressure


</td>
</tr>
</table>



Don’t make the mistake of making the
pad any wider. The play dough would only be pushed down until there is none
left underneath the saddle.

Source: http://www.kaltblutpower.de/selbstgemachtes.htm


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* alum (aluminium potassium sulphate) powder is used as a
preservative in play dough. You can get it from the chemist.
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Post by Sydney on Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:56 pm

You just haven't closed the opening container tag to the bb code properly. You also need a url instead of the file location and name since we are on the internet.




what you should have is


Unfortunately you need a URL for the image code to work properly. Try uploading the images someplace on the Internet where you can link them. Or ask permission from the original creator. They did, afterall create the tutorial.

The idea sounds wonderful. I almost bought a pad similar to this about a year ago. Would have cost me 100$. Glad I didn't. Did you translate it? Good job!
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Post by fin on Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:13 pm

Thanks for the info Sydney. I can't claim any credit for the translation as I received it as a word document. I think that's why it loaded so badly. I'll send my document as an attachment to the yahoo group to see if that is more useful.
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Post by lightertouch on Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:11 am

How handy! Think I may try this with both my TC and my GP... bet the GP is crap... the TC should be really interesting... scratch
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Post by bohohorse on Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:38 pm

Terrific - I'll certainly be giving this a try. Thank you very much. Very Happy

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Post by Cyndi on Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:17 pm

Looks like something I should try too!
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