Trent, from the local diving club (307 Diving Club), contacted Tom about fabricating a dry land diving board that the team could use for practice.
A relatively new trend in diving training utilizes a dry land diving board. The dry land diving board can be used for the same basic purposes as a trampoline, but with the obvious advantage of creating a more accurate simulation to diving into a swimming pool. A dry diving board is a good tool for beginners as well as advanced divers. The dry board allows the diver to repeatedly practice dive techniques without having to worry about how they might land in the water. The dry diving board can also be made to be portable. Trent will be able to move it around as needed. He even has plans to put it in the park for a demonstration during Laramie Jubilee Days.
Tom built this frame out of 2 X 2 X1/8 inch square tube. The metal tube size is a little bigger than most dry board manufacturers use. This makes for a heavier and more sturdier frame. Tom also added steps at the end of the structure. The steps were built out of 1 1/2 X 3/16 angle iron. Trex decking will be added for the stair treads. Trex will work great because it is waterproof and non-slip.
Trade Tool Innovations wishes the best for Trent and 307 Diving Club! Watch a short video of Trent talking about the dry diving board.