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Build a Kicking-Tee from a Cola Plastic Bottle(1,5 l)

I was quite surprised that there were no instructables about building a rugby kicking tee(I suppose this site is frequented mainly by Americans, where Rugby is not so diffused nowadays but exists another "oval-ball sport", and being in english I suppose also by British, Australians, New Zealanders, so potentially quite a massive rugby-passionate audience).
So I decided to fill this gap with my instructable from Italy.

In the pictures:
1) Rugby Player(Gerard Fraser) kicking a penalty.
2-5) Some examples of different brands commercial kicking-tees
 
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Step 1: Needed Material and Tools

The Needed Material:
- 1,5 litre Cola Plastic Bottle
- Pattern( in the pictures)
- A little of isulating tape is needed (more is optional and useful)

Tools:
- Scissors
- Permanent marker pen(fine-small tip is better)
- Shim (1 inch or better 3 cm)

Step 2: First Step

Wash the bottle inside and remove the label.

Trace a vertical line(representing the forward of the tee) with the marker availing the chamfer.
This line is useful as reference.

Step 3: Second Step - lower part

Trace with the marker a circonference at the right height using the shim.
the tip-point of the marker should be about 3,5cm high from the desk surface, but choosing the shim remember that you must consider the radius of the marker too.

Remove the bottom of the bottle cutting not too close to the traced circle.

Cut following the circle with precision.
Podgoric3 years ago
Tell me please, is the length of this bottle's circle 29.4 cm ((7*2+0.7)*2)?
In my country we have only 1 and 2 l Coca-Cola bottles, so I must find some another bottle with equal circle.
landimatteo (author)  Podgoric3 years ago
I didn't considered this problem, but anyway you can scale up/down this pattern or you can also draw your own(even better since the ball is always the same size and shape, so the intersection of the ideal shapes would be slightly different).
Anyway this pattern is not so analitically perfect that needs to be changed, this was just a result of a couple "experiments".
hijklm3 years ago
this tee works great but what tee would this be if it was sold in stores? As in would the centuron tee be comparable to this one?
landimatteo (author)  hijklm3 years ago
Of course my tee is not intended to compete with "premium" tees, this is not telescopic and not as firm as them on rough terrains, but it's probably better than some cheap tees you can buy, and don't forget that this is totally free.
The centurion in the image can be considered only a similar solution (because the ball is held by a "properly cut" pipe and not by 4 tips or a flat ring) but not even an inspiration since I designed mine on my own starting from the bottle(to take part to "Keep the Bottle" contest) and I had never seen that kind of tee before.
Pangjk5 years ago
This Helped Me great Thanks Man...i decorated it with black and white tape...
firemanfu5 years ago
I'm American but rugby is the only sport i play, and it's my favorite by far.
landimatteo (author)  firemanfu5 years ago
Of course firemanfu, I did not meant that there are no americans playing rugby, especially in the past it was more popular, you also got really good results in the early '900...I only meant that it's not a numerically leading movement, and I thin you can agree with me that about rugby the countries you think first are NewZeland, SouthAfrica,Australia, UK, Ireland, France. And being Italian I can really understand you because all think that we play only soccer but it's not true...as you can argue rugby is the favourite sport for me too. I hope you found my instructable interesting, bye.
dude you spelt new zealand wrong
bennyboy095 years ago
dude that is a good tee