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Old 11-20-2003, 04:17 PM   #1
Nick Martinez
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Hey guys,

Need some advice from all you home gymers out there. I was looking into getting the Ultimate Chinning Bar and Dip stations (The ones that fit in a door). However, I found through a very reputable fitness equipment store in Canada (fitnessdepot.ca) a Chin Dip Station for only $230 CDN.(Less than $100 more than the door versions)> THe brand is called Northern Lights.
Anyone know Northern Light's reputation and/or anyone had any bad experiences with chin dip stations? Thanks
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Old 11-20-2003, 05:34 PM   #2
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Nick,

Up until recently I used a chinning/dip station pretty often. I didn't have a problem at all with dips, but for pull-ups it proved a little unstable. I never felt like I was going to fall over or anything, but it would rock a little bit. The situation was doable, just not ideal. At $90 (US dollars), I am still happy I bought it.

Hope this helps,

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Old 11-20-2003, 08:20 PM   #3
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Hey Ryan,

Thanks. THis one is a little bit more expensive, and I do have the luxury of trying out at the store first, so it should be ok.
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Old 11-22-2003, 06:28 PM   #4
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Nick,
My local Walmart had a pullup/dip station that was pretty good for $70 bucks. If you have the room, you could also build one from galvanized steel pipes and 6x6's. It might cost more, and take some time to build, but it will last forever. This type of bar can be used for a lot more exercises, including rings and exercises on top of the bar.

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