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Old 11-26-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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For those rolling with PVC pipes

How do you keep the pipe from sliding around on the floor? I just bought the 4" 2' charlotte pipe from HD and it's the hardest hitting roller i've used awesome but it keeps slipping and sliding around on my floor.

Thought of putting rubber bands on both ends of the pipe but haven't found any of the correct size/length. Hoping someone has already solved this problem, not trying to reinvent the wheel.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:26 AM   #2
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Re: For those rolling with PVC pipes

I've seen them wrapped in those thin foam yoga mats and glued to stay on
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #3
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Re: For those rolling with PVC pipes

I found that rolling on a carpet/rug helps a lot vs a hard surface
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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Re: For those rolling with PVC pipes

I wrapped mine in black athletic tape. No slipping. No sliding.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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Re: For those rolling with PVC pipes

Thanks for the ideas. I ended up using self-fusing silicone tape and made a ring around the tube on each end. works perfect now.

On a side note, do you roll your lower back with the pipe? hurts my spine. awesome for quads though.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:19 AM   #6
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Re: For those rolling with PVC pipes

i just sacrificed a long sock and put it over it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:00 PM   #7
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Thanks for the ideas. I ended up using self-fusing silicone tape and made a ring around the tube on each end. works perfect now.

On a side note, do you roll your lower back with the pipe? hurts my spine. awesome for quads though.
John I do roll my lower back with it, but when I do I try to have a slight side tilt so I am hitting the musculature to the side of the spine, not the spine itself
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:13 PM   #8
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Re: For those rolling with PVC pipes

A 'peanut' made of two lacrosse balls taped together is fantastic on the spine. Works really great for thoracic spine mobility (see the mobility wod)
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:38 PM   #9
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John I do roll my lower back with it, but when I do I try to have a slight side tilt so I am hitting the musculature to the side of the spine, not the spine itself
Aaron, good tip. I've tried that and it does alleviate the problem.

The lacross peanut seems like a good solution for the lower back -- I'm just guessing it may be a little more difficult to move it around the lower back area, compared to just rolling up and down the pipe. I'll give it a shot nonetheless.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:07 AM   #10
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lacrosse balls will roll fine on the back. it just hurts more
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