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  • Cribbing maze?

    The volunteer fire department I am on is looking into building a cribbing maze. I am looking for design ideas and material ideas. Is there a benefit using wood versus steel for training wise? If anyone could please give us any information on this would be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Never heard of a "Cribbing maze". What is that supposed to accomplish?


    • #3
      I guess another name would be lifting maze. I added a picture of an example but I am curious how complex it should be or how simple it should be and how heavy to make it.


      • #4
        Originally posted by AFD12 View Post
        I guess another name would be lifting maze. I added a picture of an example but I am curious how complex it should be or how simple it should be and how heavy to make it.
        OH!! I got you. We did that, just didn't call it a cribbing maze. All you need is a sheet of 1/2" plywood, (not OSB, too rough) and 2x2's. Just make a border all the way around, use your imagination to create obstacles and a hole or two big enough for a hard plastic ball somewhere between a softball and tennis ball. Usually you can find a ball for pets like that. Just use screws or nails to attach the 2x2's in what ever fashion you need. You can use any lifting tool as part of the exercise. It's a good way to train and have fun, make teams for bragging rights.
        There's really no need to make it really heavy duty, because keeping it light will make it easier to store.


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          Do you happen to have a picture of it? And is it the full 4x8 panel?


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