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Old 09-17-2010, 06:58 AM   #1
Susan Knause
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Free Standing Racks for Rings

Does anyone have any suggestions for equipment that is free standing to hang rings from in my yard? No trees to hang from? I could look into making/rigging something or buying something. I just don't have a garage and my basement ceiling is way too low for doing musce ups.

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Old 09-17-2010, 07:44 AM   #2
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Re: Free Standing Racks for Rings

4x6 or 6x6 beams. 16'

6-800 lbs of cement.

1" galvanized pipe.

Two flanges.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:02 AM   #3
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Re: Free Standing Racks for Rings

Did that in my backyard. Works awesome. You can even put a climbing rope up there!
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:50 AM   #4
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Re: Free Standing Racks for Rings

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4x6 or 6x6 beams. 16'

6-800 lbs of cement.

1" galvanized pipe.

Two flanges.
800lb of cement? How many bags is that?
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:27 PM   #5
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Re: Free Standing Racks for Rings

16 bags at 50 lbs a bag.
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:09 PM   #6
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Re: Free Standing Racks for Rings

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4x6 or 6x6 beams. 16'

6-800 lbs of cement.

1" galvanized pipe.

Two flanges.
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:28 PM   #7
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Re: Free Standing Racks for Rings

I've made this one to do PUs, hang rings, and there is even a little notch to act as a power rack at about 48" or so. Kipping pullups aren't an issue for stability, and I weigh anywhere from 235-240#, depending on my ice cream intake for the day. I built it in January, and there aren't any signs of structural compromise.

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Old 09-17-2010, 06:57 PM   #8
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Re: Free Standing Racks for Rings

Those both look like options I'd been picturing. Excellent to hear they're working well for you guys.

Yesterday I did come across this option: http://trapezerigging.com/PortablePullupBar/ YOU MUST ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE. and am wondering if anyone has experience with them? I can't imagine they'd stand up (literally) to any kipping. Anyone have any feedback?

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Old 09-17-2010, 10:26 PM   #9
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Re: Free Standing Racks for Rings

anyone ever built a ring structure like the one stated above? If I could rig one of those in my backyard i seriously would be set for my home gym haha...rings, parallettes, and a sick pullup bar setup. run and do plyometrics for the legs and I'm set
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:48 PM   #10
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Re: Free Standing Racks for Rings

Tamara Cohen did. She sunk wooden beams into the ground (dig hole first). 3-4 feet at least.
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