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Old 01-06-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
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Straps for attaching rings to high beam

Our new box has an I beam 17' from the floor. At another box I saw where they had some heavy strapping from a beam down low enough to put the straps from the rings through. Any ideas where we could get something like that or any other way to suspend rings from such a high spot?
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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Re: Straps for attaching rings to high beam

I'll answer because you have a PHENOMENAL last name. Plus, we have high beams as well, and used this stuff (WFS) http://www.rei.com/product/737298 I just tied a water knot on each one, and threw the ring straps through them. Works great, and it was pretty cheap.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:52 AM   #3
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Re: Straps for attaching rings to high beam

Best way is to use flat webbing and a water knot to make the loop. I did this from our high ceiling at the firehouse with our rings. We also use webbing and water knots for rope rescue anchor points with lives hanging from them, so it is definitely a safe set up.

I have seen some boxes use chain but to me that does not seem necessary or the best choice. You can buy webbing at most hardware stores.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:06 AM   #4
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Re: Straps for attaching rings to high beam

Or webbing from any climbing store. Hardware store webbing MIGHT not be rated to hold the stress of someone doing gymnastics. Some probably is, some probably isn't, and if there is a place around that sells climbing equipment it might just be better to go there.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:16 AM   #5
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Re: Straps for attaching rings to high beam

Allen:

We just made some 40' straps, shoot me an email if you are interested.


bill@roguefitness.com

I will send you a set for free to try out

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Old 01-07-2011, 11:42 AM   #6
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Re: Straps for attaching rings to high beam

Bill- Wow, that would be fantastic, and thanks for the offer, but I'd really have no use for them- OP would probably be more interested. Right now I have my wooden rings from you guys hanging in my apartment from the second floor railing, they reach the ground no problem.

OP- this would be your best bet. Properly linking webbing only reduces the strength of the system by at most 10%, but good luck adjusting the rings quickly unless it is all one piece. With a single 40' strap, you could get the rings down to ground level in a few seconds.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:24 AM   #7
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Re: Straps for attaching rings to high beam

Bill you are the man! Whatever is needed you provide. By the way I just ordered my third set of Rogue Rings. I will now have one metal and 2 wooden sets--all great. I'll be able to pass these on to my grandson and at that time buy the latest and greatest made in USA from you.
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:11 PM   #8
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Re: Straps for attaching rings to high beam

Wow, thanks everyone for the replies. I haven't been back to see this post and wasn't notified I had more answers.

Bill, I just sent you an email.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:36 AM   #9
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Re: Straps for attaching rings to high beam

This is also an easy/cheap solution (wfs) to save the worry of a knot coming loose (wfs).
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:21 AM   #10
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Re: Straps for attaching rings to high beam

I am also interested in this problem (I have 15ft foot ceilings with a beam through the middle that I would like to hang my rings from).

Mauricio, I must not be thinking clearly this morning. Could you explain how to use the runner?

With the webbing, I was imagining putting a water knot at each end. Looping the webbing over the beam and then through the loop created by the knot at the top, and then looping the straps of the rings through the loop at the bottom of the webbing. Does this make sense?

With the runner you've linked to, I can't picture how the set up will work.

Thanks for the help.
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