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Old 12-02-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default Bar Game: Ring Toss or Wall-Hooky...need info

My nephew was here a few weeks back (the fishing captain from Little Cayman) and commented that he was surprised that I didn't have the ring toss game in my home bar. I hadn't thought about it before he mentioned it, and now I'm wondering why I don't have one too! I have the basic idea of how to make one, but was wondering if there are any specifications on the game. Or is this just a make it up as you go game?? I know many of you frequent the Bahamas and Caribbean where these things are very common. Any advise on ring diameter, ceiling hook distance from wall, etc??
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Good topic.....why the hell don't I have one? I love playing that when I go to Bimini.

As I remember its nothing more than 2" ring tied to the celing that you have to land on a hook on the wall.

The ring mounting point needs to be at the half way point between the hook and the place where you will be tossing it. I remember the wall with the hook being about 10 feet from the tossing line.

I'm setting one up this weekend!
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Go to biminiring.com. They have the brass ring and all hardware for about 15 bucks.
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I've won more friends, made and lost more money playing ring toss and dominoes in Bahamian bars than I care to admit. Bringing it home would be a pale imitiation, IMO. I prefer to keep it something I really look forward to aftera long day or 3 of fishing. Anyone else ever play with/against Preacher on San Sal? If you have, you'll know what I mean...

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Here you go, I'm ordering one.

http://www.biminiring.com/
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Just ordered 2 sets. I'll give the other one to my fishing buddyy who's ass I kick every time we go to Bimini. Maybe this year it will be a fair match. LOL
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Hey Chris, decided to permanently berth the B25 in the Keys. Look forward to joining you on a Bahamas run in the summer...

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Awesome! That's exactly what I needed, I'm ordering one too! Thanks guys.
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Hey Chris, decided to permanently berth the B25 in the Keys. Look forward to joining you on a Bahamas run in the summer...

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Sounds good! I'm planning at least two runs to Bimini between May and August. We'll talk about it as we get closer and try to coordinate a run.
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The game at Compleat Angler in Bimini was Olympic sized! I remember the $100 single elimination games that were too rich for my blood. Guys would walk away with 800-1000 bucks a game!

Home stores and marine stores carry the hooks and rings. I use 50lb mono for the string and only play from the men's tees. (standing next to the hook and throwing out and back

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Mine came on Saturday and I installed it late that night. It was a little bit tricky getting the ring tied-off at the right spot, but not too bad. Took me while to get the first "Bimini", but after some practice I'm hitting them pretty regularly now. I'm glad I bought the kit and didn't build my own. I could have done it, but I don't think I would have thought of the swivel on the ceiling (I think this is pretty important to keep the ring from spinning out of control or the string unraveling). Also, I don't think it would have looked as cool! Glad I asked-thanks guys. Now all I have to do is keep practicing so I can compete against my nephew!
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Have you seen this Hook & Ring Game?
http://islandjay.com/island-jays-hoo...ook-ring-game/
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$15? I made it from left overs in my toolbox, below is link to exact measurements

http://www.biminiring.com/how-play
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Just make sure you add a swivel to the string up high, otherwise the string will want to make the ring spin.
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My nephew was here a few weeks back (the fishing captain from Little Cayman) and commented that he was surprised that I didn't have the ring toss game in my home bar. I hadn't thought about it before he mentioned it, and now I'm wondering why I don't have one too! I have the basic idea of how to make one, but was wondering if there are any specifications on the game. Or is this just a make it up as you go game?? I know many of you frequent the Bahamas and Caribbean where these things are very common. Any advise on ring diameter, ceiling hook distance from wall, etc??
You are not MacGyver.
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You are not MacGyver.
And you are not Ronn Burgandy, so what's your point!
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$15? I made it from left overs in my toolbox, below is link to exact measurements

http://www.biminiring.com/how-play
Hell, I made mine at four in the morning piss drunk (with leftovers from my toolbox).

But I left it in my old shop, guess I need to rebuild.
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And you are not Ronn Burgandy, so what's your point!
You mean Ron Burgundy?
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You mean Ron Burgundy?
Dude, you don't even know your name. So, whatcha drinking?

I just realized I know nothing of the character, so I might be missing a joke here!?

ETA: just googled, get it.
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