Flyball Box Designs
More photos of Al's Original Curve
Al has been busy tweaking the design and is now producing the Sprig-Curve box. It was first used in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the Hawkeye Hustler's tournament in September, 1996. It is a direct descendent of the Original Al Curved box but the curve is deeper and steeper and the ball hole is lower.
More photos of the Sprig-Curve
Mo van Mokum's team from the Netherlands has built boxes from Al's plans with a few variations. The box was built by Mo's teammate an co-trainer Ruud Elsgeest.
More Dutch photos
Nigel Bouckley reports that within two weeks, most BFA teams were using this style box with outstanding results.
|Patrick Belis from the Sloeber Flyball Team in Hoboken, Belgium develops the Belgian Curved Box (aka Belgian Boomerang Box). It is easily recognized as being based on the British Boomerang Box.|
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|The Quick Draw Flyball Box provided an extremely large surface for the dog to run on and reminds many people of a putting green.|
|The wedge style sports a large front pedal. For most dogs, it takes the "fly" out of flyball.|
The British Flyball Association has been in conflict with the Kennel Club over Flyball. The Kennel Club has devised their own set of rules for Flyball and has manadated use of boxes like this. These boxes require the dog to jump up to catch the ball. This is generally considered unsafe and likely to cause injury.