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Old 03-23-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
Enes Kolenovic
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Driving with a Kettlebell !?!?!?!

Hey Crossfitters I'm having trouble transporting my kettlebell to the gym, park, etc. You see every time I put it my car it smashes into everything. I feel like its gonna make me crash (lol). There seems to be no good spot to place the kettlebell. I first tried the trunk and it smashed and bashed all over. I then tried the passenger seat but it flew off and torpedoed into my glove compartment. I even placed it in between my legs but it kept smacking my steering wheel. Driving with a KB in the car has to be the worst thing to drive with.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is there a remedy?
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:58 PM   #2
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Re: Driving with a Kettlebell !?!?!?!

Funny that you brought this up, yeah it's been a problem. My 32kg already cracked the plastic frame that protects my speakers. So far, the best solution i found is just to place it on the passenger seat and keep my hand on it. If i have more than one kb, big problem.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:00 PM   #3
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Re: Driving with a Kettlebell !?!?!?!

Put them in seatbelts.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:19 PM   #4
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Re: Driving with a Kettlebell !?!?!?!

Funny post.

I cracked my door with a 40kg bell. Had it sitting on the floor on the way home, made a turn and heard it rolling. Nice crack in the bottom of plastic molding on the back door of my truck. Seat belts seem like a good idea.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:40 PM   #5
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Re: Driving with a Kettlebell !?!?!?!

Give it a name and put it in a dog bag!

Just kidding, you could throw it in a bowling ball bag, I have heard of people giving that a shot.

I used to take a truckload to the park when we were holding workouts and when I would hit the breaks I thought my truck was going to fall apart.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:11 PM   #6
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Re: Driving with a Kettlebell !?!?!?!

I travel with up to five kb's at a time and stuff them on the backseat floor, on top of them I wedge a burly ball to stabalize them and keep them from bouncing around all over the place.

I've done this for years and no problems so far.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:42 PM   #7
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Re: Driving with a Kettlebell !?!?!?!

At one point, I attempted to build a frame to hold the 54-lb KB in the trunk. Admittedly, I only used 1x4 lumber (what *was* I thinking?) but the KB knocked it apart in a week. Thinking of re-doing it with 2x4s . . .
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:47 PM   #8
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Re: Driving with a Kettlebell !?!?!?!

I have a "tactical mini-van" as a work vehicle and keep my 35lb in there all the time. I put it in a milk crate with a couple of towels, a jumprope and a couple of other things. Doesn't move at all.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:51 PM   #9
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Re: Driving with a Kettlebell !?!?!?!

You know, back in the old days, you didn't get a car. You had to lug it around and kettlebells didn't have handles yet. And you don't even want to know how bad it was if you dropped it while going uphill both ways.

Edit: Ah, it seems Bobby gets the idea.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:13 PM   #10
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Re: Driving with a Kettlebell !?!?!?!

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Put them in seatbelts.
Yep, just thread it through the handle. Seems like it would work.

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