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Tom Scibelli 12-19-2013 08:26 PM

Bamboo Bar
 
Anybody have experience using one of these and find it worth the purchase? Looks pretty cool and was thinking about picking it up but I would like to know if anyone that has used it has found it beneficial.

Mike Doehla 12-20-2013 12:25 AM

Re: Bamboo Bar
 
Got a link?

Patrick Rushbrook 12-20-2013 07:37 AM

Re: Bamboo Bar
 
I tried it once for bench press with the bar weight plus a green band hanging from each end with a 1 pood KB attached. Stabilizing that bar was one of the most frustrating thing I've ever tried..lol

Rob Darden 12-20-2013 07:49 AM

Re: Bamboo Bar
 
You could get a 2 inch diameter PVC pipe and get the same effect. Only difference is you can not load it up with as much weight as a Bamboo bar. I used a PVC pipe through for my shoulder rehab after a torn Labrum and it was great. I never went over hanging 60 lbs from each side cause I wasn't sure of the strength of the PVC pipe, but is was pretty challenging to say the least. This is also a great finisher to any upper body workout. It kills all your stabilizer muscles.

Enrico Chacon 12-20-2013 10:04 AM

Re: Bamboo Bar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Doehla (Post 1211535)
Got a link?

http://www.roguefitness.com/bandbell-bars.php (wfs)

Dakota Base 12-20-2013 10:36 AM

Re: Bamboo Bar
 
Can get heavier schedule PVC if you're worried about standard sch40 breaking under load. Can carve apart pipe unions to make retaining collars (glue onto the pipe), and use end caps, glue on flanges, elbows, or T's on the end to keep bands from slipping off.

Tom Scibelli 12-20-2013 09:19 PM

Re: Bamboo Bar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob Darden (Post 1211567)
You could get a 2 inch diameter PVC pipe and get the same effect. Only difference is you can not load it up with as much weight as a Bamboo bar. I used a PVC pipe through for my shoulder rehab after a torn Labrum and it was great. I never went over hanging 60 lbs from each side cause I wasn't sure of the strength of the PVC pipe, but is was pretty challenging to say the least. This is also a great finisher to any upper body workout. It kills all your stabilizer muscles.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dakota Base (Post 1211586)
Can get heavier schedule PVC if you're worried about standard sch40 breaking under load. Can carve apart pipe unions to make retaining collars (glue onto the pipe), and use end caps, glue on flanges, elbows, or T's on the end to keep bands from slipping off.

Great ideas guys, never would have thought of that, definitely going to give pvc a try

Mike Gin 12-20-2013 10:39 PM

Re: Bamboo Bar
 
Check out my diy bandbell bar - it is very strong:

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...light=Bandbell (wfs)

Simple to make stronger than plain ol' PVC.

http://gingym.blogspot.com/2013/04/d...l-bar.html?m=1 (wfs)

http://gingym.blogspot.com/2013/04/b...plete.html?m=1 (wfs)

Tom Scibelli 12-21-2013 06:39 AM

Re: Bamboo Bar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Gin (Post 1211635)
Check out my diy bandbell bar - it is very strong:

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...light=Bandbell (wfs)

Simple to make stronger than plain ol' PVC.

http://gingym.blogspot.com/2013/04/d...l-bar.html?m=1 (wfs)

http://gingym.blogspot.com/2013/04/b...plete.html?m=1 (wfs)

ingenious! great home gym btw!

Tom Scibelli 01-02-2014 06:55 PM

Re: Bamboo Bar
 
After the advice you guys gave, I decided to shell out the $5 dollars on the PVC pipe, here's video of how it performs:

http://youtu.be/imkjavGnTxw

I think the fiberglass option would be better, but I wanted to get something quick without ordering anything. I'm pretty sure this is sch 40, so sch80 would be better, it's just I couldn't find it in home depot.


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