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Old 09-02-2005, 09:40 AM   #1
Matt Toupalik
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I have a crazy question for anyone that has outdoor mounted rings.Has anyone ever had squirrels try to chew through the straps attached to their rings?I went through all kinds of hell rearranging the playground equipment in my backyard in order to set up my rings (angry children, bemused neighbors, an unhappy realtor trying to sell the house next door, etc).So, I'm standing there admiring my handywork when I notice that there is a family of squirrels that have a huge nest in a branch about 10 feet up from the one my rings are attached to, and they are looking at my set-up.So, I ask you guys; am I in trouble?



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Old 09-02-2005, 10:30 AM   #2
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Permanent outdoor rings are best mounted on either rubber coated steel cables or on stainless steel chains if height adjustments are a necessity.

If you are using adjustable nylon strap rings, as it only takes a few moments to set them up, I recommend storing them inside between workouts.


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Old 09-02-2005, 11:08 AM   #3
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The squirrels may or may not be a problem, but leaving nylon outside for any length of time will be. UV breaks down most polymers including nylon. The strap life will be reduced dramatically outdoors. Like Coach Sommer says. Pack em up when you are done.
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Old 09-03-2005, 02:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses guys.I'll make sure to take them down after each use.

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Old 09-04-2005, 02:44 PM   #5
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Do you find the rings from power ring training are ez to put up and take down. What is involved??
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Old 09-07-2005, 10:51 AM   #6
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They are easy.
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