Practice Rigs from Aloha Jon

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Practice Rigs from Aloha Jon

Post by heavy » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:15 pm

We'd all like to have our own full-sized craps table at home. But for most of us that is just not practical - let alone affordable. What most of us need is something that's portable and easy to store. For years we offered my buddy Shootitall's practice rigs. These rigs were made of the superior materials and instead of assembling with an assortment of drop hinges, bolts and wingnuts - snapped together and were held in place by powerful rare earth magnets.

A couple of years back Shootitall decided to give up the rig building business. Enter my pal Aloha Jon. Jon took over Shootitall's rig building business, refining the product while sticking to Shootitall's original design. The great thing about these rigs is that you ca break them down and pack them in a duffle bag and take them with you to the casino. Get a warm up session in before heading to the tables and you'll be amazed at how much your game will improve. Practicing before you head to the tables can make the difference between a winning session and a losing session.

Aloha Jon's practice rigs are the ONLY practice rigs that have Heavy's seal of approval. The bounce is as true as you'll find without buying a full sized table.

Total of (5) pieces
Unit weight 9 Lbs.
Width 16"- Length 23" -Height 11"
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Jon does not book orders direct. Each rig is build to order. Orders are processed through Axis Power Craps and Jon handles fulfillment from his shop in San Diego.

Material costs for these rigs recently went up. Your cost is $229 plus $20 shipping and handling. Yes, there are cheaper rigs on the market, but you get what you pay for - the cheapest grade plywood at the lumber store, wing nuts and retaining bolts that unwind and get lost, dime store felt or worse. If you're going to spend money on a practice rig get something worth practicing on. Get the Aloha Jon - Shootitall practice rig from Axis Power Craps. Order today via PayPal at this link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... YUYPXX7L9L

Reminder: These rigs are built to order - we do not typically stock them in inventory. Allow four to six weeks for delivery.
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Post by gargoil » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:33 pm

I got one some time ago and still use it today even though I have my own craps table. I use it to simulate a bouncy table and see how the dice reacts.
I know a lot of folks on this forum has the rig and they can chime in on the benefits and you can't beat the price.
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Post by Bankerdude80 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:38 pm

At the GAC event this year, Aloha brought some rigs to Dice Coach and I picked one up there. Excellent design and construction. Get one if you haven't yet.
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Post by London Shooter » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:32 am

One of these has even made it as far as back to UK and I recommend.

So easy to put together and carry about. You can be up and practicing in seconds and is great if you have no other options and space is at a premium in your house. Or as Heavy suggests, you can take it on your trips and warm up in your hotel room before hitting the tables. Well worth it for the money, especially when you see what other products are charged at.

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Post by SHOOTITALL » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:04 am

I made those rigs close to 10 years I'm guessing, Heavy would have a better handle on that. In that time, I think I only had one price increase when diamond rubber tripled in price. Anyways, it was a hobby basically. After I decided to give up making them, it took probably two years to find someone I was comfortable with to take over that labor. I saw pics of the table AJ made plus in the background some of his woodworking equipment so I knew he be the man if he wanted to do it. He did and he is actually doing a better job than what I did. He has tremendous woodworking skills.
Secondly as with me, the money is not super important. Mostly to just cover cost. Those that are interested in getting one, you get overwhelming value for your money. I am thinking that if you corresponded with him, he may even cut a small deal if you bought a combination of a rig and shooting station. You might as well get one as you will get it later. Practicing is just not the same without that rail. sia

While I am screwing around this morning, guess I will add a little history for the newer folks.
While I was making the serviceable rig for the board members, I was also fooling around with different prototypes. The ones I did not trash wound up in Heavy's garage. Some had the rounded corners, some had different attributes for different reasons, some were trying to make a complete practice station that was portable with legs and such. One, I spent about $500 bucks making until I finally gave up and threw it away. Bad idea. It basically worked but was too bouncy and too heavy. Sucker weighted probably 40 pounds. I knew no one wanted to tote that monstrosity around. Needed a fork lift. Then, the cost was prohibitive, the labor in making it was ungodly, probably 40+ hours. Again, one my bad ideas. I did make one that a young California lady wanted that had an interchangeable curved back and flat back. Again, I only made one of those.
I have no idea if AJ fools around with prototypes but I can sure tell him what will not work. sia
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Post by amish dude » Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:01 pm

I first started out with Alhajonny's 16 inch wide rig good for developing a soft easy toss.

The my second rig from Alhajonny is a 24 inch wide buy 30 inch deep,

which helped me to make 4 to the fire in A/C last night ! Thank you Jonny you are

1 of many people that have helped me in my journey

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Post by 22Inside » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:44 pm

Just received my rig today and it's a thing of beauty! Sets up and tears down in a matter of seconds. Looking forward to breaking this in.

Thanks Alohajonny.

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Post by amish dude » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:07 pm

amish dude wrote: I first started out with Alhajonny's 16 inch wide rig good for developing a soft easy toss.

The my second rig from Alhajonny is a 24 inch wide buy 30 inch deep,

which helped me to make 4 to the fire in A/C last night ! Thank you Jonny you are

1 of many people that have helped me in my journey

of DICE INFLUENCING
Well, I made a 6 point fire bet using his set up 2 weeks ago at Caesars AC. Thank you alohajonny.
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Post by mrmidi » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:15 pm

Just got one of these last week. Fabulous. Jon does a great job and makes sure you are happy.

The rig is beautifully designed, lightweight for travel and magnetically snaps together.

For me it simulates most "felt over wood" table bounce conditions.
And because it has that additional front piece, it catches any die bounce back.
So now I'm not picking dice up of the carpet as much as my old rig.

And I can record more tosses in a shorter time period.

Couldn't be happier with the rig.

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Post by heavy » Fri May 12, 2017 12:51 am

From time to time Alohajonny gets a bit behind on building orders. He builds the rigs as a hobby business. He runs a very successful truss manufacturing company and has five kids at home, so you can imagine what his schedule looks like. If you have made an attempt to reach him via PM here on the forum or by e-mail via his practicerigs.com website and have not received a return PM, e-mail, or phone call - feel free to e-mail me here at axispowercraps@gmail.com and I'll make certain your contact information gets into his hands.


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