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Old 03-11-2014, 06:14 AM   #1
Paul Elliott-Smith
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Wall mounted rigs

Has anyone used a wall mounted rig that has a 4ft (1200mm) stand off from the wall? Usually the rigs come with a 6ft or 4ft stand off.

IE The rig is 20' by 4' rectangle foot print, with one 20' edge being the wall.

Can you tell me if you thought it was any good and did or didn't restrict movements.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:36 AM   #2
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Re: Wall mounted rigs

We use a 4' rig that's 40ft plus another 10ft extended pull-up bar. This way we keep more open floor space and I think it works out well. You can program pull-ups and wall balls using the wall behind the rig since everyone will have a "station" area. Same thing for ring dips. The only issue I can see is if you want to use the squat rack in a WOD with pull-ups. I've never programed the use of squat racks in a WOD anyway. We always start from the floor no matter what movement when doing a WOD. Even if I had double the floor space I would still use a 4' rig.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:48 AM   #3
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Re: Wall mounted rigs

Thanks for the reply.
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:12 AM   #4
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Re: Wall mounted rigs

The only program we've had is it gets pretty crowded when you have athletes on the outside bars and the bars going to the wall with both pull-ups and ring dips. But other than that works out fine.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:19 AM   #5
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Re: Wall mounted rigs

We have a six foot deep wall mounted rig and a relatively narrow space, but I wouldn't go down to the four foot depth. The 6 allows for two athletes to work on the 6 foot pull up bars (the ones that go from the wall to the upright) simultaneously, and allow for someone to be on the front (the long side) of the rig while someone else is working on the wall (HS, wall ball, etc). I think if it was a four foot deep rig that would be too small of a space to do both and allow a coach to slip in there and coach if needed.

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Old 03-31-2014, 04:38 AM   #6
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Re: Wall mounted rigs

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Old 04-06-2014, 05:40 PM   #7
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Re: Wall mounted rigs

It would depend on the amount of room you have and your layout, but what we are doing to maximize our possibilities later on is mounting our rig so that the crossbars could be extended to the wall later if needed. If we see that the rig is taking up too much space, or we are not utilizing all the squat racks, we can fillet it in half, swap the top bars to the wall and have double the length of wall mounted rig without having to move one side of uprights.
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:00 AM   #8
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Re: Wall mounted rigs

Guys have you experience with 2" x 2" (50x50) and 3" x 3" (75x75) uprights on wall mounted rigs? Obviously the latter will be more solid but is it necessary to go for the 3" rather than the 2" on wall mounted? Is there much movement?
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:24 PM   #9
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Re: Wall mounted rigs

I found very little discernible difference with wall mounted rigs at 2x2, 2x3 or 3x3 uprights with standard spans and solid bolting to the floor and wall. Even with a few big dudes - couldn't really tell.
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