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Old 04-11-2010, 06:02 PM   #1
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Foam Rollers

Love my foam roller but due to the frequency in which I use it , I am gradually crushing this thing. I have a good high density foam one but I have seen some with a solid tube(plastic) inside and foam on the outside. Anyone know who sells these?
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:17 PM   #2
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Re: Foam Rollers

They might be these ones.
http://store.tptherapy.com/The_Grid_..._p/tpt-grd.htm

Which are also sold at several other places.
http://www.performbetter.com/SearchR...tegoryID_E_235 being one.


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Old 04-11-2010, 06:33 PM   #3
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Re: Foam Rollers

I made four 2ft long rollers for about $25 in equipment costs and an hour or so in labor. Go to Home Depot and get some black ABS pipe (don't get PVC, it's too flimsy) in a 10' length and 4" or 5" diameter--it should cost you about $12. Cut it into fifths (2ft wide per), then get a cheap yoga mat from Target or Walmart for about $9. They're generally 2ft wide. Get a can of spray adhesive that works for plastics and foams and hose down the pipe and one side of the yoga mat once you've measured and cut it to the right length to fit the pipe's circumference. Stick them together and hold them in place til it sets. You can cover up the seam on the yoga mat with duct tape if you're worried about it peeling off. Repeat 4 times, then leave three of them at your gym or sell them for $15 apiece. So far mine have been durable and are very good at finding any sore spots or knots you've got. High density foam ones just don't do the trick for me anymore either.

The yoga mat I got wasn't quite long enough to have enough left over to cover the fifth piece of pipe so that's why I was only able to make 4.
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:41 PM   #4
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Re: Foam Rollers

I used the black ABS pipe and just wrapped it with athletic tape (to prevent slippage). I wanted it extra firm, so I didn't wrap any padding around it... it's perfect.
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:13 PM   #5
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Re: Foam Rollers

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I used the black ABS pipe and just wrapped it with athletic tape (to prevent slippage). I wanted it extra firm, so I didn't wrap any padding around it... it's perfect.
You're a brave man...the ABS is bad enough with the yoga mat on there.
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:41 AM   #6
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I used the black ABS pipe and just wrapped it with athletic tape (to prevent slippage). I wanted it extra firm, so I didn't wrap any padding around it... it's perfect.

Same here. Hurts like a bastard when using it but gets out the kinks in very few passes.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:12 AM   #7
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Re: Foam Rollers

Thanks guys. Great idea ! Off to Home Depot I go!
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:28 AM   #8
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Re: Foam Rollers

I use The Grid from Trigger Point - works well.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:05 PM   #9
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Re: Foam Rollers

+1 for making your own, that is what we use.

I saw them at CF Balboa with and without the yoga mat and made some after that.

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Old 04-12-2010, 12:51 PM   #10
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Re: Foam Rollers

Just made a 4ft one with ABS pipe. I taped it with Hockey tape on the outside. Works great! Thanks for the suggestion.
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