Court mat issue

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  1. Canadaguyy

    Canadaguyy Regular Member

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    I recently got a used badminton court and installed it but unfortunately in some areas it is wavy due to it being rolled up for a long time. Does anyone have any solutions to this issue?
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    Its probably installed a little misaligned. Roll it up and and unroll it again.
     
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    They arent misaligned… The end that was in the middle of the roll is wavy due to the fact that it was rolled up for around a year or so.
     
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    Hmmm maybe heat up that wavy section and see. Gently of course

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    That would be an option. What would you suggest i use to heat it? Im assuming i would need to press down on the wavy section as im heating it up?
     
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    would like to see some picture. couldnt imagine whats the issue
     
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    Wow that is horrible.
    You can try roll it reverse with cushion side outwards and let it sit for few days.
    Roll it with a larger diameter. Maybe a steel drum. dont forget to let it sit on cylindrical axis.
     
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    That looks bad! What's your ambient temperature there btw?

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    Its worse at the end of the rolls and in some places it got a bit better since that photo but not too much. The temperature is around 35-40 degrees fahrenheit, that’s why I though that your heating up solution could work. I will have to try this weekend but I am just not sure what to use as the heating source, any ideas?
     
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    Heating source? Perhaps wait until summer and put it out in the sun. However, it’s difficult to press into shape.
     
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    Perhaps test try hair dryer on a small area first. Start slow with low heat at a distance of 6 inches or so and see. Then gradually reduce the distance and go higher heat if no noticeable softening and flattening. But I'm thinking your ambient temperature is a little too cold. May have to wait for warmer season.

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    Perhaps test try hair dryer on a small area first. Start slow with low heat at a distance of 6 inches or so and see. Then gradually reduce the distance and go higher heat if no noticeable softening and flattening. But I'm thinking your ambient temperature is a little too cold. May have to wait for warmer season.

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    Trying to get it resolved now as it’s my only way of training as gym time is very limited here.
     
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    Will try that tonight, will let you know. Thanks!
     
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    Remember go easy first, don't want to cause a burn! Like blowing your hair dry.

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    Understood, will go closer and with more heat if no changes. Thanks again!
     
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    The hairdryer warmed up the mat a little bit but unfortunately it wasnt any help.


    Could maybe try this, any other solutions?
     
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    Try max heat setting? Not less than 2 inches away

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    That’s what I did, afterwards i tried stepping on it, rubbing it and hairdrying at same time and put something heavy on it but it only did a really small difference.
     

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