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Old 07-30-2003, 07:43 AM   #1
Matt Cullen
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I am trying to make some free standing dip bars for the gym at the fire station. Does anyone know some general measurements for this type of apparatus.

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Old 07-30-2003, 11:07 AM   #2
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I would skip that and get some rings set up for dips.
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Old 07-31-2003, 12:30 AM   #3
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I would agree with you there but I can't really see some of the guys at the station getting up on a pair of rings
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Old 07-31-2003, 04:54 PM   #4
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Attach the rings via three feet of nylon web strap to your pull-up bar and the rings will sit at four feet and your friends can just step into the support. This solves the dilemma of adjustment as well - they can be slid to any width.

For fixed bars the gymnastics standard is roughly the distance from fingertip to elbow, that is, the length of the forearm and extended fingers. This differs from individual to individual of course, so find some median length.

But, the ring dip is superior, cheaper, and easier to set-up than fixed dip appartus.

Brad Harakawa attached his rings to one of those inexpensive pull-up/dip towers.
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