Daisy Peel on Equipment Safety, http://www.daisypeel.com/podcasts/session8/
Linda Mecklenburg on Equipment Safety Concerns, http://www.awesomepaws.us/?p=2153
Steve Schwarz of AgilityNerd, Banning Metal Jumps, http://agilitynerd.com/blog/agility/equipment/ban-metal-jumps.html?seemore=y
I would encourage you to read/listen to these statements. They all make excellent and strong points why we need to evolve and improve equipment safety!
Make up your own mind! If you believe that this is an issue I encourage you to get involved in your local community to bring about the changes that will keep our dogs safe!
This is a picture of a dog just last week that was seriously injured on a metal jump. The dogs eye was cut and was WAY to close for comfort to the actual eye. She could have lost her sight had it been any closer. If the jump had only one cup (none above the bar), this dog would have been safe!
How many times do we have to cringe when a dog gets hurt on equipment before we do something about the safety?