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Flattening rolled-up Carcassonne vinyl maps
« on: July 23, 2022, 09:21:35 AM »
Cough.  I've only just unpacked a parcel I received in 2020 which contained all the Carcassonne vinyl maps and some other goodies (I blame illness and old age).

Although they weren't tightly wound, nonetheless they don't want to lie flat, and after two years, I don't blame them.

I have counter-wound them and bundled them up with some bondage tape, but I'm wondering if anyone has a foolproof way of dealing with my stupidity.

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Re: Flattening rolled-up Carcassonne vinyl maps
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2022, 11:13:07 AM »
There are two non-invasive methods, the first is to wrap the maps arround the tube in which they came, unroll the map upside down on the table so that it curls towards the table, hold it with something heavy on one side and start wrapping it on the tube starting with the other side, hold the whole thing up at the end with a ribbon or loose rubber band. The second method is to simply unroll the map on the table and press down with heavy books.
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Re: Flattening rolled-up Carcassonne vinyl maps
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2022, 11:16:15 AM »
Thanks!   They didn't come in a tube (just rolled in a big box with other goodies) but I have plenty of tubes!  That's an excellent suggestion, thank you.   

I wish I'd done it last week during the heatwave though - the higher temperatures would have made the vinyl much more malleable.

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Re: Flattening rolled-up Carcassonne vinyl maps
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2022, 03:31:43 AM »
They flattened-out really well.  HiG made a good choice of material for them.

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Re: Flattening rolled-up Carcassonne vinyl maps
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2022, 03:49:59 AM »
I just received a bunch of maps from Cundco earlier this week, and yes, they flatten out really easily. I just put them facedown on a big table and put some weight on them. After just an afternoon they were already mainly flattened. Now they are in my A1 storage folder with the other maps and doing just fine :)
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