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Forum: Equipment 09-06-2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,043
Posted By Bret Parkhill
I've purchased single stall mats when I was out...

I've purchased single stall mats when I was out in rural Iowa, rolled them up in the back seat/trunk of my Jetta and left them there while I made my sales calls for the day. I've grown fond of the...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,864
Posted By Bret Parkhill
A 9" diameter Dynamax is the "official"...

A 9" diameter Dynamax is the "official" Hooverball. Either 4 or 6lbs. By "official", I mean the one that is used in the Hooverball National Championships in West Branch, Iowa.

I would not want...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2006, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,834
Posted By Bret Parkhill
You don't like them?

You don't like them?
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,201
Posted By Bret Parkhill
Has anyone else tried out that wall design in...

Has anyone else tried out that wall design in James' link? I personally built a rack based on James' design and it works great. Getting the bumpers off the floor and on the wall seems better...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By Bret Parkhill
The biggest difference in my opinion besides the...

The biggest difference in my opinion besides the aesthetic ones is the noise. The D is noticeably quieter than the C.
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2006, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,904
Posted By Bret Parkhill
I bought a model D for $600.

I bought a model D for $600.
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,329
Posted By Bret Parkhill
http://www.hooverassociation.org/hooverball.html...

http://www.hooverassociation.org/hooverball.html

The game is incredibly fun and also a killer workout. Although competitive teams are able to kill the ball on you fairly quickly which kills the...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,329
Posted By Bret Parkhill
Pics from today. ...

Pics from today.

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/28287.jpg

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/28288.jpg

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/28289.jpg
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Forum: Equipment 08-05-2006, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,329
Posted By Bret Parkhill
Jim Cawley has come out with a new size of the...

Jim Cawley has come out with a new size of the Dynamax medicine ball. The new size is 9 inches in diameter.

The Hooverball National Championships recently switched to the Dynamax ball (should...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,507
Posted By Bret Parkhill
The compact solution is Squat Stands. I've...

The compact solution is Squat Stands. I've lifted in a rack for years but recently traded my rack in for a set of stands w/ spotting arms. I like the Squat Stands much better because of the space...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,032
Posted By Bret Parkhill
I bought mine from Play it Again Sports. Is...

I bought mine from Play it Again Sports. Is there an issue I should be aware of?
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2006, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,153
Posted By Bret Parkhill
The flip side to all this is that I've seen more...

The flip side to all this is that I've seen more than one Iron Head do some slick addition with multiple plate sizes being swapped in and out on a bar.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,919
Posted By Bret Parkhill
Most platforms I've seen use 3/4" rubber.

Most platforms I've seen use 3/4" rubber.
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2006, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,539
Posted By Bret Parkhill
If you are just using the platform for yourself,...

If you are just using the platform for yourself, and you are using good bumper plates, it would probably work just fine. You may want to use 3/4" rubber instead of 1/2".

I used the 5 sheet method...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2006, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,574
Posted By Bret Parkhill
I got my D on Craigslist for $600. ...

I got my D on Craigslist for $600. However, the seller didn't have the original boxes. A buddy of mine lived in the same town (Austin, Tx) and picked the rower up for me.

He bought some...
Forum: Competitions 07-23-2006, 08:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,645
Posted By Bret Parkhill
August 5-6 in West Branch, Iowa. ...

August 5-6 in West Branch, Iowa.

http://www.hooverassociation.org/hooverball.html


I'm fielding a team. Hope to see some of you there!
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2006, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,824
Posted By Bret Parkhill
I like to go for mile run with my 23 pounder. ...

I like to go for mile run with my 23 pounder. About every 50-100 yards, I stop and do 10 slams, pick the ball up and start running again.
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,243
Posted By Bret Parkhill
You can make your very own adjustable jump box...

You can make your very own adjustable jump box out of plywood and it's EASY. They suffer none of the same problems that Pierre mentions and are WAY cheaper than the ones you link to.

Here's how I...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2006, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,824
Posted By Bret Parkhill
Eugene, You got a standard size basketball up...

Eugene,

You got a standard size basketball up to 40lbs? Using sand only, I've maxed out at 23lbs. Are these metal shavings the consistancy of sand? Any pics of the shavings? I'm assuming I can...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2006, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,457
Posted By Bret Parkhill
I bought my bumpers from Hi Temp. The first set...

I bought my bumpers from Hi Temp. The first set of 45's, I found at a play it again and the rest I ordered direct. The ones that I ordered direct say "CAP" on them. I'm not sure what the...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2006, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,489
Posted By Bret Parkhill
I had a gell filled one years ago. I used to do...

I had a gell filled one years ago. I used to do slams with it and it worked well. It made a weird metallic sound when you slammed it. It lasted about a year or so and finally broke.

It was...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2006, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,526
Posted By Bret Parkhill
Ryan, I have the same question. I haven't...

Ryan,

I have the same question. I haven't found any "good" Oly lifting posters. There is this magazine:

http://www.iwf.net/publications/world.html

Surely it has full size pics that you can...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,650
Posted By Bret Parkhill
Eug, I'd definately go for the model C's if...

Eug,

I'd definately go for the model C's if you can get 3 for the price of one D.

By the way, do you still like your Vibrams? I bought my dad a pair for his birthday. He won't run in them...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,093
Posted By Bret Parkhill
If you are operating on a tight budget, I can't...

If you are operating on a tight budget, I can't see spending money on a pricey medicine ball. Pierre's instructions are VERY EASY and you can make several of varying weights for far less than the...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,454
Posted By Bret Parkhill
Eugene, I own a D and have worked out on a C. ...

Eugene,

I own a D and have worked out on a C. I can't tell one bit of difference in the rowing sensation. The D is slightly quieter but it's not like the C is particularly noisy.

So other...
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