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Old 11-07-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
Rolando Ezequiel Martinez
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Dip Poles

Looking for Dip Poles that attach directly to the wall- like the ones at Crossfit North Santa Cruz. Thanks.
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:53 AM   #2
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Re: Dip Poles

They made theirs. Sprinkler pipe, flange, anchor bolts and the most important part, a concrete wall.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:33 AM   #3
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Re: Dip Poles

I was curious about those. Unless you had a double studded wall to anchor them to, they probably wouldn't work on a wood frame wall. They must have used some serious anchors in the block wall! Nice thing about going into block is that at least you can set the distance. Going into a stud wall you're pretty much stuck with 16" or 24". One is too narrow, the other too wide
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:39 AM   #4
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Re: Dip Poles

With stud-framed construction, you could run a 2 X 6 stringer along, with a couple of lag bolts securing it to each stud all down the wall. I'd fasten the flanges to the stringer before mounting the stringer to the wall ... with bolts and really big washers counter-sunk on the back side.

Even so, I'd be a bit concerned about the long-term stability of the dip bars. Would feel much better if there was some diagonal bracing sharing the load.

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Old 11-08-2007, 09:42 AM   #5
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Re: Dip Poles

You're right. From a physics standpoint you have a pretty good unsupported moment arm. I wonder what the weight limit is on the ones mounted into the block walls. I'd hate to get into a dip and have the things drop on me.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:40 PM   #6
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Re: Dip Poles

Agreed. I'd feel much safer running an elbow joint and pipe to the ground. That's pretty much wasted floor space anyway.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:25 PM   #7
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Re: Dip Poles

I thought about doing similar, but ran up against similar concerns...so I made a set of "home depot rings" and hung them up. The pain is that now all dips are ring dips
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:26 PM   #8
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Re: Dip Poles

this has nothing to do with dip bars lol but to James Reynolds, your quote from 1st Bat. is awsome. i was in 1st bat. for 6months the got med. boarded...ranger bn, is so much better then regular army!
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:19 AM   #9
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Re: Dip Poles

I tend to think the utility of these would be limited. If you're going to supplement rings, how about some actual parallel bars, if you have the room?
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Re: Dip Poles

Decided to use rings for all dips. Thanks.
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