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Fiona 07-24-2003 07:01 PM

I saw at one stage plans on how to make rings, but i can find the post now, can anyone help me out?


Lauren Glassman 07-24-2003 07:24 PM

I think this is what you are looking for:


Fiona 07-27-2003 09:44 PM

Thankyou Lauren

Had an idea to make rings from rope coled and then fibre glassed as i dont have equipment to make them from wood, any feed back appreciated before i start.

Roger Harrell 07-28-2003 07:51 AM

I don't know too much about the structural properties of fibre glass, but with a rope as the core, the compression forces on the inner side of the bottom of the ring would be pretty heafty. I am not sure that fibre glass would hold up to this over time.

John Shannon 09-23-2003 11:06 AM

What about using rowing handles and climbing rope? I thought about using mil spec paracord at 500 # strength.


Gunnar Bozeman 09-30-2003 06:15 AM


I think muscle ups will be much harder and more painfull with the york handles. The square shape is going to make a false grip about impossible. You would be better off using metal playground rings than the york handles; granted you need small hands for playground rings (6" dia.).
For push ups and pull ups, the york handles should work fine.


David Heyer 10-01-2003 05:24 AM

I have a set of rings that I had a welder make for me that I have mounted, but I also have a home-made "traveling" set that I made from nothing more that rope and THICK hose.
It is very easy and cheap. To make this set, I took a 20' 1/2" nylon rope, and cut three 16" pieces of thick hose. I then pushed the rope through each piece of hose. One section is placed in the middle with a simple knot tied on each end to keep it from moving (this prevents wear and tear on the rope from whatever you use it on), and the other two pieces near the ends. I then tied off each end forming a large C with the hose.
To use, I find a swing set, tree branch, etc. throw it over and I have a set of rings.
They are actually really good compared to my permanent rings. They are light-weight, easy to transport, and can be placed anywhere.
I got the hose from a contractor who was throwing it away. I wouldn't use the garden hose type for this. Get contractor quality hose, and make sure it is really thick/strong.

Graham Hayes 10-10-2003 05:50 AM

I've been using a couple of judo belts thrown over a doorway chinning bar and tied at the bottom very tightly. It's really unstable and has your muscles shaking a lot. I now see why ring dips are to bar dips, what squats are to leg presses.

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