Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Tuesday 15th October saw members of Fleet Line Markers descend once again on the superb facilities of Weetwood Sports Pavilion (University of Leeds) for another action packed Demonstration Day.

Although cloudy the weather was on our side so we set out to do what we do best and show what our products can do. The History of how Fleet started always seems to get our customers in to an inquisitive mood, which sets up the day well for questions on new and existing products we were showing.

First up was the Fastliner RX demo which showed off the BeamRider kit at its best.
Laser straight lines were achieved at speeds upwards of 20mph which, as you can imagine, brought about some very impressed faces from the crowd.

Phil followed this up by showing how the BeamRider can really give that perfect finish to a pitch by marking out the rugby training area, with many of the attendees getting involved and having a go themselves. Many were using the BeamRider for the first time and were achieving faultless lines in no time at all. Lunchtime provided some excellent food and refreshment and we thank our hosts for their hospitality. This was taken in the University's bar area where Iain played videos of various demonstrations done around the world showing paints being applied to various surfaces including synthetic and hard surfaces.

 Non-dilutable paints were next on the list with Phil running the guests through an informative demonstration of one of Fleet Line markers latest developments "Standard" paint. This paint doesn't require any mixing with water and as a result is put down neat using low flow rate nozzles and a full size football pitch can be marked out with as little as 1 litre of paint. There was a great deal of interest shown in this paint and should anyone be interested in seeing this product, or any other featured on our website, they should contact their Fleet rep for a demo. Contact details for your rep can be found HERE.

Other equipment on display during the day were the athletic boom for helping with the marking of running tracks and the adjustable spray boom for the application of chemicals to bowling greens, cricket squares etc. These attachments emphasize how versatile a Kombi marker can be to the groundsmen.

Finally, it was competition time. With a Kombi marker up for grabs, the atmosphere turned tense. All that stood between the competitors and the prize was producing the straightest free handed line mark......blindfolded. Hilarity ensued with some almost completing a perfect circle and one unnamed gentleman ending up in the bushes!
The eventual winner was Darren Rhodes of Batley Bulldogs Who impressively kept a straighter line than most would with perfect vision! And that rounded up a great and ,hopefully, informative day.

All attendees were given a fleet goody bag containing various gifts and were wished safe travels for their way home.

We would like to end this post with a massive thank you to all the staff at Weetwood Pavilion for making us feel truly welcome once again and of course to the new and existing clients who made the day worth while, we hope you all learnt some valuable Fleet product information.

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