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Old 04-05-2007, 05:35 AM   #1
Jerid Krulish
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I don't want to pull any trade secrets from the folks at Again Faster, but what is the black thing that connects the bar to the straps? I see a steel clip between the strap and the black thing, but can't figure if the black bar attachment is webbing or iron.
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:40 AM   #2
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Jerid,

They cost all of $75.00, including delivery. Why don't you buy one and find out? :msn-wink:

You can purchase an Again Faster Bar at:

http://www.againfasterequipment.blogspot.com

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Old 04-05-2007, 11:39 AM   #3
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Jerid, buy the bar. It is fantastic!
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:59 PM   #4
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I'm sure it's good. Looks strong. Unfortunately my home gym right now is:

1. A wobbly tree branch
2. An old basketball filled with sand
3. A 50# sandbag wrapped in duct tape.

If I had $75, I would send it. Unfortunately, I have about $20 to spend and I'm going to have to make do with some climbing webbing, a bar, and a couple of solid knots.

Even so, I've got to say that I'll take a duct-taped sandbag and a tree branch over my old name-brand-gym any day!

Good luck!
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:48 PM   #5
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Bar strap connector is the official name - everyone in the trade just calls them BJC's.

The BJC is rather expensive @ $75, but it comes factory installed with the bar and straps.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:59 AM   #6
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Re: Again Faster Pullup Bar

Any word on when the AF Pullup Bar will be available? I only recently became aware of this product, which seems immensely practical. I hope it becomes available soon.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:17 PM   #7
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Re: Again Faster Pullup Bar

Last I checked it already was out. And has been for some time if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:50 AM   #8
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Re: Again Faster Pullup Bar

How does this kind of bar work during the push off phase of the kip at the top part of the PU? Obviously the bar moves instead of your body moving away from the bar, how does this feel, effect the utility, impact the joints etc?

Great looking design by the way!
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:03 AM   #9
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Re: Again Faster Pullup Bar

Ryan, as far as the biomechanics of the double-pendulum effect of the AF bar, I can't really comment well.

I can say that I only have an AF bar at my house and I do my best to kip on it. When I went to the recent cert at CF Flagstaff, I did some kipping PUs on their fixed bar. Without much effort, my initial PUs were to nipple height on the bar--something I've never done before. So, I can say that the "lack" of kip on an AF bar does transfer to a kip on a fixed bar. The added power/coordination I had was very noticeable.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:52 PM   #10
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Re: Again Faster Pullup Bar

One can kip on rings/unfixed bar by just keeping the feet in front of oneself on the way down. That assures the ability for multiple kips.

I do all warmups on the rings and after that bar pullups and especially kip itself became much more solid and easier.
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