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Old 11-10-2015, 08:50 PM   #1
Karter de la Nuez
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Rogue R3 Rack 24" or 30"

I'm in the market for purchasing a rack from rogue.
My big debate at this point is the decision of buying a 24" or 30" internal spaced rack.

I understand how westside uses a 24" rack but it is used basically for everything except the squat (monolift is used)

I want a sufficient amount of room for doing everything ranging from box squats and good mornings. I am a tall guy and I have never seen a 24" rack in person. I am used to the bigger racks but I agree that the big R4 racks are not even necessary....

So what should it be and why, 24" or 30"?
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:46 PM   #2
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Re: Rogue R3 Rack 24" or 30"

My bolt-together has the standard 24" configuration, and honestly I do not find space inside the rack to be an issue. I think I have smashed into the bottom of the J-cups only once, and that was during a really sloppy set of squats. Would a 30" give you more working room than the 24"? Yes. Do you absolutely need it? Probably not.

I am 5' 10" or 5' 11" (I really ought to measure once and for all!), so I am of quite normal proportions. If you are more than about 6' 3" then you might as well opt for the 30" version. I've never heard anyone buy a larger squat rack and say "I wish I had gotten the smaller one"

*edit* just realized you're 6' 7"... get the 30" just for peace of mind
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:02 AM   #3
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Re: Rogue R3 Rack 24" or 30"

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*edit* just realized you're 6' 7"... get the 30" just for peace of mind
This! Us short guys have it easy.
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Old 11-11-2015, 02:19 PM   #4
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Re: Rogue R3 Rack 24" or 30"

I have the R-3 and love it; however, the only draw back is box squats. If space is not an issue then get the R-4.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:33 PM   #5
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Re: Rogue R3 Rack 24" or 30"

I've had both 24" and now 30" depth. Get the 30" if you have the space. 30" really feels like the perfect depth.
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:47 PM   #6
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Re: Rogue R3 Rack 24" or 30"

copy that guys, 30" it is.
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:37 AM   #7
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Re: Rogue R3 Rack 24" or 30"

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30" really feels like the perfect depth.
Agreed. I don't know why Rogue doesn't make more 30" depth racks. It's either the 24" or 43" most of the time. I think the perfect rack would be an RML-690 with 30" depth and slightly less depth on the plate storage. I think the amount of steel could be cut down considerably ($) and it would also help people with space concerns. I've yet to hear of a solid reason for needing all of the 43" depth on the R4, RML690, etc.
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