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Forum: Equipment 10-30-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 46,321
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Xebex rower/air bike

*weird duplicate post issue*
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 46,321
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Xebex rower/air bike

Honestly I'd love to see some good competition for rowers pop up. C2 wholesales those for almost the same as the retail price, so the instant a good alternative comes out, I'd be very interested.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,444
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Plastic coating for Jcups

You can get UHMW with tape backing. It may come loose sometimes, but it's probably more durable than any spray you might use.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 36,829
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: comprehensive barbell list 2015

Cool review!

What I wonder is where the price differences come from. That was the most interesting thing to me besides the whip test. It seems like most of the differences were personal preference...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 22,475
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Can't decide on a bar...

Question for those who have a Chan bar: Where do you put your hands for deadlifts? It looks like the knurl starts really far out and unless you're a big dude, you're gripping bare steel or having to...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,099
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Any reason as to why the coloring of plates is different in LBs v KGs?

We went with matching the International standard simply to avoid creating confusion for those who are familiar with color competition plates. 55 lb = 25 kg, 45 lb = 20 kg, etc...

One reason VTX...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 31,116
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Competition Plates

^Bounce is mostly determined by the rubber formulation. It's why hi-temps will bounce high, while most other plates (like ours, pendlay's, etc...) will bounce much less. It sounds like these Eleiko...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 31,116
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Competition Plates

^Thanks for the kind words Andrew! We actually released version 2 of those competition plates, which is why version 1 is low on stock as we phase those out.
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,877
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: How to attach sisal ropes with eyelets to the roof (beam)

Do a search for an i-beam clamp with eye bolt. It will clamp onto your i-beam and allow you to hang your rope's clamp on it very securely. Google searching for "hang rope from i-beam" will get you...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,771
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Minimalist Squat Rig...

The item you're looking for is called a squat rack, so you'll have a lot more luck finding examples if you search for that term. Since you need a rack capable of handling 400+ lbs, $300 for a rack is...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,789
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: SMAI OLY Barbell

At first glance it seems like a decent $200 bar, except their rating of the strength of the steel is really really low. I'm not sure if they meant to rate it as "500 lbs is a good working weight max"...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,648
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: CrossFit bumper plate list

Thanks for the kind words Andrew!



Very true for lots of things. For some reason, it's a psychological thing and part of the reason why Amazon prices things they way they do. As long as the...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,041
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Bumper question

Mixing rubber with iron is always a bad idea for both the bar and the plates. You're putting a ton of stress on the hi temp plates because they are the only plates absorbing the shock when you drop...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,031
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Rogue Echo Bumpers

There are multiple plants in China making bumper plates. Even at the same plant, they can use multiple formulations and designs for various customer preferences or cost-savings.
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,095
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Rep fitness coupon color training plates

Hi Omar-- We offer coupon codes for people that have something of value to trade, ie a website or blog that has readership, an instagram/twitter/facebook following, people they train, gym owners,...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,930
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: CrossFit barbell comparasion sheet

Someone has an Ohio bar and ours and talks about them both in his review: http://joelxfit.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/ba-review-rep-fitness-elite-excalibur-bar-20kg/ (WFS)

Points to Rogue for knurl,...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,210
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Fringe Sports OFW OneFitWonder Wonder Bar, version two.

There are a lot of little things you'll notice. Smooth spin on the sleeves reduces strain on your wrists on Oly lifts. Well constructed sleeves are quieter when the bar is dropped. Good knurl is...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,325
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: shipping a barbell

UPS and Fedex both have pages to put in the dimensions and shipping to/from to get a rate quote. I'd just throw it in the tube and tape up both ends really well with shipping tape that has the fibers...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 114,956
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Black Friday

Just an FYI, but C2 barely gives any margin for their dealers to make anything on them, so they're basically never going to be on sale for any significant amount unless c2 sells them directly for a...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,908
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Sounds of Bumpers

Bar will make a difference too depending on its sleeve construction. Many bars have sleeves with a good amount of play in them, so when they hit they wobble around and clank into the shaft. Some bars...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,722
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Rings

The straps that come with gymnastic rings are all adjustable using the cam buckle system. So no, you don't have to cut the strap down, and yes, you can adjust it for muscle-ups or dips, etc... Keep...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,857
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: Importance of specific barbells?

A few reasons have already been mentioned, but to summarize:

1) Sleeves that spin freely. If you plan to do any Oly lifting, this is basically a requirement unless you want to damage your wrists....
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,920
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: help choosing a kettlebell weight

Haha, poll makes it pretty clear :)
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,411
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: MDUSA Rings

Yes, 1.25"

Great price for them.
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 178,540
Posted By Ryan McGrotty
Re: 10% off Pendlay Bearing Bar and Bumpers

^If I had to guess I would say it's because MDUSA is actually back-ordered for bars even though they say they're in stock. They're around 1-2 weeks behind on orders and I think Wayfair probably...
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