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Old 12-27-2007, 06:17 AM   #1
Scott Dyck
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lebert equalizers

Hey folks! I hope you all had a great Christmas/holidays.

I got a set of these from my wife (who is strangely opposed to Crossfitting) but so far, I think they're great! You could probably build something for less than the $99 they list for, but since I didn't buy them (directly) I'm digging it.

Just thought I'd throw it out there in case someone's looking for something like it; I couldn't find any other threads about it.

PS I also got a 20# Dynamax that I'm very excited about. Goodbye unwieldly sand-filled basketball.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:23 AM   #2
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Re: lebert equalizers

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I got a set of these from my wife (who is strangely opposed to Crossfitting) but so far, I think they're great!
Yeah, my wife is opposed to it too. She thinks I'm going to have a heart attack or something. Of course she's not all that thrilled with my mountain climbing and scuba diving either.

Wait until I build my parallelettes and she sees me playing on those.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:25 AM   #3
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Re: lebert equalizers

http://www.drillsandskills.com/skills/cond
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Yeah, you could have built that for about $15... Sorry.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:17 AM   #4
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Re: lebert equalizers

Scott, thanks for this.

I was looking for something similar, strong construction with a high frame. I will be getting a pair for my garage gym to go along with my PVC ones.

This will be great for training dips and development towards ring dips IMO.

I know alot of crossfitters praise their homemade parallettes , but I think something like this has its place as well, and im sure the construction is much more sturdy than the pvc.

Scott can you verify?
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:43 PM   #5
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Re: lebert equalizers

Chris,
Look into making homemade ones out of steel pipe. Mine are unbreakable, and you can make them as high as you want.

Mine are similar to these:
http://board.crossfit.com/showthread...al+parallettes
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You can get the pipe at any home depot.
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:46 PM   #6
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Re: lebert equalizers

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Chris,
Look into making homemade ones out of steel pipe. Mine are unbreakable, and you can make them as high as you want.

Mine are similar to these:
http://board.crossfit.com/showthread...al+parallettes
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You can get the pipe at any home depot.
well crap,

why didnt i think of that.

Wonder how high I can safely make them with that small footprint. Primarily for dips(portable dip bars?)

How are they on your hands? Especially at 1 inch.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:06 PM   #7
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Re: lebert equalizers

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http://www.drillsandskills.com/skills/cond
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Yeah, you could have built that for about $15... Sorry.
That's a good guide. Pasting here:

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What you need: About 6-9 feet of PVC or ABS pipe (decide how much you need based on the measurements below). Four T connections. Four elbow joints. Eight end caps. (the diameter can be 3/4-1 1/2 in. depending on the size of the person to use the parallettes) Your local hardware store should have this great stuff.
1. Cut two 10-14 in. pieces of pipe. (These will be the portions you hold onto) Stick an elbow on both ends of both of these pieces.
2. Cut four 3-8 in. pieces depending on the height you want, keep in mind the elbows and T joints will add to the total height. The most important part of this step is to keep all these pieces the same length. Place these in the other end of the elbows, and attach the T joints to the free ends.
3. Cut eight 4-6 in. pieces depending on the base width you desire. Wider is more stable, but takes up more space. Place these pieces in the available slots in the T joints and cap the other ends. You now have parallettes. 4. You will want to score the surface of the grip portion of the parallettes with a wire brush or scouring pad so that chalk will stick to it for a better grip.
http://www.drillsandskills.com/kip/paralettes.gif

I am wondering if a lot of people have made stuff like this?

When I asked the people at Home Depot about making these a lady said I might need to glue them together but I thought PVC could stay together on its own if you put them into the connector slots?
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:41 PM   #8
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Re: lebert equalizers

no you need to glue them.
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