CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Equipment
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Equipment Outfitting a serious gym. Vendors & suppliers. Devices & equipment

Thread Tools
Old 10-31-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
Nick Fontenot
Member Nick Fontenot is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Lafayette  Louisiana
Posts: 5
Has anyone tried Rogue's RE-4 rack?

Well, I'm scooping out equipment for my home gym and am leaning towards the RE-4 since I always used racks made out of 2x2 steel during football work outs. I'm just wondering about the stability of it for pull ups and what not.

Any first hand experience?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
Robert Fabsik
Member Robert Fabsik is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kildeer  IL
Posts: 2,233
Re: Has anyone tried Rogue's RE-4 rack?

The specs recommend that you bolt it to the floor.

My guess is if you do that, you'll have no problems with pullups.

If you choose not to, the risk is tipping the rack if you use bands, kip with a heavy person. You could try weighing the base down with plate storage.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
Matt Bell
Member Matt Bell is offline
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Atlanta  GA
Posts: 80
Re: Has anyone tried Rogue's RE-4 rack?

You'd have to buy the stabilizer too if you weren't going to bolt it to the floor. Doing pullups would probably be fine, but you may be able to tip it if you kip and it's not weighted down.

A couple of things about that rack though, compared to the R-4: the j-cups are not plastic lined, so you won't get protection for the knurling on your bar, and a lot of the add-ons won't work with it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2013, 10:26 PM   #4
Christopher Morris
Member Christopher Morris is offline
Christopher Morris's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Highlands Ranch  CO
Posts: 1,301
Re: Has anyone tried Rogue's RE-4 rack?

Matt Chan does a comparison of Rogue's different systems here: (wfs)

The Echo series means E for Economy. It has the slightest rattle when you dump weight on it or the slightest wobble when doing kipping pull-ups. It won't fail on you, especially if it is bolted to the floor. If you don't mind a little shake, it's a great system.
Chris wfs
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 02:38 PM   #5
William Henniger
Affiliate William Henniger is offline
William Henniger's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Columbus  OH
Posts: 1,059
Re: Has anyone tried Rogue's RE-4 rack?

The Echo series rigs, racks and stands are made with the 2X2 11 Gauge steel. Same steel tube used in the racks at Westside Barbell so no worries on load capacity. When we launched the R-3-4 we used 2X3 steel to bump up the front to back stability and used 5/8" hardware etc. The nice thing to many lifters is that the inside dimensions are larger than 3X3 tubes.

Rack stability comes from one or a combo of:

1) Footprint

2) Total Rack weight to include weight storage

3) Securing the rack to a platform or floor

4) Rack material size: Steel tube type, steel plates, hardware etc

I made the RE-4 to trim out some of the cost and still have the capabilities of a full rack.

The movements that trigger more need for stability are band work, lifting off the front of the rack and gymnastic movements. Doing banded pulls for example you need the rack to weigh more than the upward force.

Easiest way to secure a rack is to a wood platform(Westside Style) or with concrete anchors if directly to the ground.

Hope that helps

Bill Henniger
Rogue Fitness - CrossFit Columbus
Rogue Fitness
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Has anyone used Rogue's financing option? Mike Doehla Equipment 0 09-20-2013 01:09 PM
Rogue's Earthquake Bar Desmond Pegrum Equipment 12 03-06-2013 01:37 PM
Sorinex Squat Rack (Falcon Rack) and Pulling Blocks in Louisville, Ky Chad Chisholm Equipment 0 02-26-2012 07:31 AM
Rogue's Climbing Ropes? Brian Russell Equipment 8 11-23-2009 07:43 PM
Anybody use Rogue's Floor Mats? Jae Chung Equipment 11 09-21-2009 10:10 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.