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    I'm looking for a croquet and horseshoe set for the spring summer.
    I already have a badminton and bocce set.
    Looking forward to playing here and when we go on a family trip(s) this summer.

    I've been looking on Amazon, etc.
    I'd like a quality set, especially for croquet where the mallets can often come loose. I'd also like to store it (bag vs. rolling?) without taking the mallets apart.

    Thoughts?

    Mike
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  • #2
    Links

    Links....

    Sites:
    croquet.com

    Examples:
    Orvis link
    http://www.oakleywoods.com/categorie...ET-SETS-(ALL)/
    http://www.oakleywoods.com/products/...oquet-set.html
    http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/croquet.html
    http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/59859...=133-sub1&np=Y
    http://www.croquet.com/croquet-sets/...m#ReviewHeader
    http://www.amazon.com/Franklin-Sport...d=ASCGVK81DEVL
    HT Gear (AVS Link)
    Rk: MA WR-37-32
    Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
    Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
    Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
    Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
    BR: Oppo BDP-103
    Gm: 360 Pro
    LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
    S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
    Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
    Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
    Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
    TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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    • #3
      Pretty good quality stuff at Costco.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mike_TX
        I'm looking for a croquet and horseshoe set for the spring summer.
        I already have a badminton and bocce set.
        Looking forward to playing here and when we go on a family trip(s) this summer.

        I've been looking on Amazon, etc.
        I'd like a quality set, especially for croquet where the mallets can often come loose. I'd also like to store it (bag vs. rolling?) without taking the mallets apart.

        Thoughts?

        Mike
        Ok this one is out from left field but..
        is there a national croquet league??
        if so they may have the skinny on the Gooooood stuff?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by edward
          Ok this one is out from left field but..
          is there a national croquet league??
          if so they may have the skinny on the Gooooood stuff?
          On some of those links there are $1000+ "club sets".
          I'm looking for more than the cheap sets, but below that.


          Mike
          HT Gear (AVS Link)
          Rk: MA WR-37-32
          Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
          Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
          Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
          Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
          BR: Oppo BDP-103
          Gm: 360 Pro
          LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
          S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
          Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
          Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
          Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
          TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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          • #6
            Comments taken from the Croquet America page. Lots of good info, including proper fashion for the match....

            http://www.croquetamerica.com/gear/equipment/

            How to Select and Buy Croquet Equipment

            Croquet equipment may be purchased from the online Pro Shop at the National Croquet Center, or directly from one of the many equipment manufacturers.

            Equipment comes in three broad categories of size/weight/quality/longevity/price.

            Lightweight and Inexpensive Toy Sets

            Scaled for children, these sets are typically found in toy stores and discount outlets for $30 to $150 or more. They include nine wickets (for the traditional backyard-style game), six mallets, six balls, and two stakes. Most of these sets are not very durable and may soon break, even in normal play, and have to be replaced. And child-sized sets are not suitable for adults.

            Adult-Size Sets

            These sets typically cost between $300 and $500, and include four balls, four mallets, nine wickets, two stakes, wicket clips, and rule book. Bridging the gap between the lightweight toy equipment and tournament-class components, these sets can be used either for either 6-wicket USCA-style play or for Backyard Croquet.

            Class “A” Tournament-Quality Components

            If you’re serious about the sport of croquet, you’ll want the kind of equipment used in croquet clubs around the world — components designed and manufactured to serve the requirements of the top practitioners of the sport. There are many manufacturers of quality equipment (much of it virtually handmade), and almost all of them sell separate components rather than sets. The prices of the components you would need for one lawn fall roughly in the following ranges.

            Wickets (6 or 9): $40 to $600 per set
            Stake (1 or 2): $20 to $40 each
            Mallets (4 or 6): $40 to $400 each
            Flags (4): $20 to $100 per set
            Deadness Board (1): $100 to $200

            Other accessories will also be necessary, but they are very inexpensive and can be manufactured at home or bought cheaply at your local hardware or variety store: string and boundary settings; game clocks; wicket clips, and a rubber hammer for driving the wickets into the ground.
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            • #7
              Check craigslist. Here's one listed by me.

              http://honolulu.craigslist.org/mau/spo/1675334938.html

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              • #8
                Originally posted by koa
                Check craigslist. Here's one listed by me.

                http://honolulu.craigslist.org/mau/spo/1675334938.html
                Thanks.
                Will likely buy new.

                Mike
                HT Gear (AVS Link)
                Rk: MA WR-37-32
                Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
                Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
                Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
                Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
                BR: Oppo BDP-103
                Gm: 360 Pro
                LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
                S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
                Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
                Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
                Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
                TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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                • #9
                  I ordered this horseshoe set from Amazon:
                  Park & Sun link


                  Looking at this Croquet set:
                  Orvis link

                  The combo of a portable set and stand would be cool.
                  Hard to find reviews/info on portable sets that you don't need the parts disassembled to transport.

                  Mike
                  HT Gear (AVS Link)
                  Rk: MA WR-37-32
                  Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
                  Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
                  Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
                  Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
                  BR: Oppo BDP-103
                  Gm: 360 Pro
                  LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
                  S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
                  Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
                  Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
                  Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
                  TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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