Sturdy Rally O sign holders
The sign holder design in the pictures is a particularly solid, sturdy design that works well for outdoor use, although we use it inside as well. It makes a nice compact package that allows you to see the pylons.
The main components are a base made from industrial PVC water pipe and a back plate made from a 4x8 sheet of board used to hang miscellaneous items in a garage or storage room.
The PVC pipe was 8 3/8 in diameter and I got three bases when I cut the pipe up, ie the pipe’s circumference was divided into three. That gives you a reasonable curve to accept the back plate and helps keep the weight per base down. The completed bases stack very well on top of one another
|The slit on the top was cut with a radial arm saw with about a 30 degree slant for the back plate to angle back so you could view the sign better. The angle would be a personal choice. The cut was just wide enough to accept the back plate and the Rally O sign. If it was particularly windy, you could use clips to secure the Rally O sign to the backboard. We have plastic clips but have not found that necessary.|
|The back plates stack very well together. We put them in a plastic bin on a little wagon along with all our other equipment like stop watches, jump grids, etc. The bases and the pylons fit on the wagon along with a jump and tunnel.|
|The cost to build was quite reasonable. I got the pipe from a construction site (on the discard pile with permission!) for free, I rented the saw for a day and I bought the sheet of material at Home Depot (can’t remember how much but I’d guess about $20), and the numbers were found in sheet form.|
|The complete sign|