How should we quickly and efficiently set up A LOT of pitches?

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asked Jan 15, 2014 by jakefreeberg Ironkubb ✭ (2,030 points)
I have seen:

but does anyone have the fastest, easiest and most accurate way to set up 16 pitches or more?

Would/Should/Have you built a gigantic "Quick pitch" that can do 4 at a time or more?

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answered Jan 15, 2014 by Andreas Pieper Kubbnoob (470 points)
I would use a rope and make slopes at the relevant distances. I guess two different ropes would be enought and its problay the fastes way.
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answered Jan 15, 2014 by garrickvanburen Kubblic ❚ (7,390 points)
I believe the only correct answer is: lasers.
(e.g. a laser distance measurer)
commented Jan 15, 2014 by jakefreeberg Ironkubb ✭ (2,030 points)
Have you got one? They aren't cheap...
commented Jan 15, 2014 by garrickvanburen Kubblic ❚ (7,390 points)
I _had_ one. It was cheap. and only went to 50ft.  :(
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answered Jan 16, 2014 by Dobbie Kubblic ❚ (6,450 points)
Garrick is accurate, or maybe a robot controlled by GPS, but lasers and robots are just not cost effective (lasers themselves may be worth a try, but robots with lasers....not so much).

We don't have a "Gigantic" quick pitch, but when we setup the Klassic, historically we have ran kite string from point A and B, spray with chalk a pattern of 5m 2m 5m 2m... down the kite string, then use 2 quick pitches at each 5m spot (the 2m are the lanes)with 3 people to setup pitches. 15 seconds a pitch is what we have done in the past. The 2 quick-pitch use allows all the pitches to be aligned AND rectangular vs. parallelogram.

Once upon a time, we used tape on the quickpitch, and after "production" work in the hot sun, we found the tape would slide a little. Now we use a new system for marking that includes shrink-tube so that doesn't slide anymore.

There are other more 'geometric' ways of doing it but as you swag a few mm's here or there it amplifies as you continue down the row. It's possible after 16 iterations you are now 3.2cm off kilter. I'm not mathy enough to do this, but Chris Hodges and Eric Anderson have done it using math and geometry. For me, I suck at that, so I rely on the Quickpitch systems.

Or, someone could fund this idea:
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answered Jan 18, 2014 by Eric A. Kubblic ❚ (7,810 points)
We created a rectangle with tapes that builds four pitches at a time. It was the best thing we used to date. Then in Dallas, we do all eight at the same time, again with tapes. Feel free to call and I can explain more, if you are interested.
commented Jun 8, 2015 by JHalvorson Kubbnoob (220 points)
Have you documented this technique?  I am guessing you run two 300 yard tapes parallel (base line run) at a distance of 8 meters away from each other.  Then use two 100 yard tapes to keep it square and mark the mid-points.  Them move the two 100 yard tapes down the distance of the 300 yard tapes.

Can you share your markings on the tape?  I would imagine you've converted them all from metric to feet/inches already.