What are Rugby Packaposts?
Rugby Packaposts are inflatable, portable rugby posts that can be set up in minutes and packed away and stored in a bag. They are specially designed to help players and clubs bring the game of rugby to anywhere there is a flat surface.
What were Rugby Packaposts designed for?
Rugby Packaposts were designed to set up temporary areas of play and provide a quick and easy way to play in areas with few established rugby facilities. They are intended to be pumped up when needed, and deflated and packed away after use, making them an ideal choice for clubs wanting to set up temporary training fields. They also provide developing rugby nations, with few established rugby facilities and a way to introduce new communities and players to the sport. Rugby Packaposts are also used in the new sport of visually impaired (VI) rugby. Portable, inflatable rugby posts reduce the danger of collision with the posts for players with visual impairments and enable conversions and kicking on the smaller fields visually impaired rugby is played on.
What should Rugby Packaposts be used for?
Full-size Rugby Packaposts (3m crossbar) were developed as a valuable asset for training and simulating real game conditions. Note: Packaworld products are temporary structures, designed to be pumped up when needed and then deflated and packed away after use. They are not intended to be left outdoors as permanent fixtures or for long periods of time. Over extended periods of time, the inflatable frames will require ‘topping up’ with the pump supplied.
Where can Rugby Packaposts be used?
Rugby Packaposts are designed to be used anywhere there is a flat surface. They can be used on grass, artificial turf or other surfaces without damage to fields and pitches.
What are Rugby Packaposts made of?
Packaposts comprise of two parts: Uprights (x2) Uprights are composed of heavy-duty thermoplastic with triangular supports for stability. The high-pressure hose provides a rigid and stable structure that supports the crossbar when inflated. Crossbar (x1) The crossbar is composed of three aluminum sections. The three sections clip together to form a 5.6-metre long crossbar when connected. The aluminum crossbar is encased in high-density foam rubber for a safer playing experience.
Are Packaposts difficult to set up?
No. The posts are simple to inflate, set up and pack away for storage. Instructions are provided with your inflatable posts. Click HERE to see set up images.
Can I inflate Rugby Packaposts with an electric pump?
Only use the hand pump supplied to inflate Packaworld products - mechanical/electrical high pressure devices can cause personal injury, damage your Packaworld product(s).
How heavy are Rugby Packaposts?
Uprights 36 lbs (16.5 kg)
Crossbar 20 lbs (9 kg)
How quickly can Rugby Packaposts be inflated and deflated?
Each upright can be inflated in around 20 seconds. When packing away, the hand pump should be used to ensure all air is removed from the uprights.
What happens if it’s windy?
If fully inflated, Packaposts should withstand winds between 13 to 18 mph (Moderate Winds*) - lower end of the scale for side on winds. Higher winds will cause instability and can cause the posts to collapse. In extreme winds, guy ropes should be used on the uprights which will provide additional support and stability.
Do Rugby Packaposts need to be anchored?
Yes. Ground anchors and water bags are supplied with Rugby Packaposts so the post system can be secured on grass and astro turf surfaces respecively. Additional sandbags can be used for added stability if required. NOTE: Care should be taken that any additional weights used do not damage the hose system, or provide a tripping hazard.
Will Rugby Packaposts damage artificial turf?
No - Packaposts do not require physical attachment to astro turf nor holes dug to be erected. Instead the Packaposts sit on top of the surface and weighed down with Water and/or Sand bags.
How durable are Rugby Packaposts?
Rugby Packaposts are designed to be durable and absorb impact, however all Packaworld products require care and maintenance. The posts should always be carried rather than dragged on hard ground or concrete, and contact with sharp or abrasive surfaces should be avoided. See the Packaworld website for further information on care and maintenance. Note: Packaworld products are temporary structures, designed to be deflated and packed away after use. They are not suitable for long term exposure outdoors. Over extended periods of time, the inflatable frames will require ‘topping up’ with the pump supplied. See warranty information HERE.
What happens if I get a puncture in the uprights?
In the unlikely event of punctures, the Rugby Packaposts uprights can be repaired. To identify the cause of the problem and repair any issues, please view our repair instructions.
Can I leave my Packaposts set up long term outside?
No. Packaposts are designed to be pumped up and put out when needed and stored away when not in use avoiding over exposure to the elements. PLEASE NOTE THAT PACKAPOSTS ARE TEMPORARY STRUCTURES AND NOT SUITABLE FOR LONG TERM EXPOSURE OUTDOORS. OVER A PERIOD OF TIME THE INFLATABLE FRAME WILL LOSE AIR AND AS SUCH WILL REQUIRE TOPPING UP WITH THE PUMP SUPPLIED.
What is the warranty for Packaworld Rugby Posts?
Click HERE for warranty information.