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Benji Whitehead 10-22-2008 01:56 PM

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Gran Turismo, that's an addiction I haven't thought about in a while. I actually got my miata for free from my dad, so i'll keep it forever. it's more fun in real life than it was on Gran Turismo, but I'm sure a Nissan GTR is more fun in real life, too.




a new question...
could I put eye bolts into the rafters near the roof to hang my rings or do I need to put a couple of 2x6's up there across a few rafters and hang the rings from the 2x6?

Jill Zimmerman 10-22-2008 03:00 PM

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If you put them over something like a 2x4(6) or a bar you can slide them together and apart for different user widths. Rafters are too far apart I think? and on the same rafter would give you different lengths which makes you twist. Mine are hanging from an againfaster pullup bar which works great for me.

Benji Whitehead 10-22-2008 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Jill Zimmerman (Post 429226)
...and on the same rafter would give you different lengths which makes you twist...

so if i have them mounted from different heights but leveled out at the bottom i'll twist? i would not have thought of that.

Jill Zimmerman 10-22-2008 03:38 PM

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Hung up a swing on an uneven tree branch even at the bottom not at the top. Poor kids could never swing without twisting, which believe me is annoying. Different moment arms forward and backward motion. I know you don't really go forward and back but if you ever get so you do fancy gymnastics like stuff the rings move. I just think it will have an effect. You can always try it, just a couple of eye bolts.
Maybe for static stuff like dips it has no effect. I need all the help I can get so don't want them moving some funny way while I am trying to stay afloat. If you do do that post the result. Flat ceiling in my basement so I can't try. I'd be curious. I just know the swing sucked and the kids never used it.

Tom Woodside 10-23-2008 09:03 AM

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You've got to remember that they built things to last back then. I'll bet that you can do all the kipping you want and you'll be just fine.

"The Mazda Miata-Hugs the road like men hug men."

Henry Miller 10-23-2008 12:15 PM

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Tom, they did not build to last back then any more than now. It is just that most of what wasn't built to last has allready collapsed, while the new stuff has a few years to go left. I wouldn't make any bets without looking closer. Rot is hard to see, but you can feel it. (One good thing about solid wood, it will give enough to make you scared long before it breaks, the new stuff seems solid until it breaks - normally while you are upside down).

Benji Whitehead 10-23-2008 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom Woodside (Post 429813)
"The Mazda Miata-Hugs the road like men hug men."

that's one of the funniest miata insults i've heard. i give you props.


I just got home from visiting a local used equipment dealer. he had weights for 50 cents a pound. he also had a nice looking set of squat stands for $100, and a 7' bar for $15. i told him i'm looking for bumper plates and he's going to look into getting some from one of his new suppliers. i don't think he understood the bumper plates and 'real' oly bar, though. he couldn't understand why i'd want to pay $200 for a bar just because of the 'spin' and 'whip' and i couldn't really explain it to him because i've never used a real oly bar. i think i might get the squat stands, bar, and some weights from him. if my pullup bar works i'll be able to do a lot of WOD's with that equip.

I also have a SCAG mower that i'm going to sell in the spring which will give me the funds to purchase bumpers and a real bar, plus more.

Would you advise getting the cheap-o bar, weights, and stands now or make sandbags and wait until i can afford the bumpers?

Brian Lawyer 10-23-2008 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Benji Whitehead (Post 430025)
I also have a SCAG mower that i'm going to sell in the spring which will give me the funds to purchase bumpers and a real bar, plus more.

Sell the Miata!

Benji Whitehead 10-23-2008 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Brian Lawyer (Post 430079)
Sell the Miata!

never!

i can sell the mower for more than the miata anyway. i also have a 0.25 acre yard now vs. my old 4 acre yard. the SCAG doesn't make sense.

Robert Peck Fletcher 10-26-2008 03:44 PM

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Benji, sent you a PM. Get back to me when you can, Thanks


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