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Old 06-15-2006, 04:28 PM   #1
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I purchased a Yukon GHD in Dec 2005. This is what happened today.(see pic)

I went the 'inexpensive' route when choosing a ghd. I won't make the mistake again. http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/25869.jpghttp://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/25870.jpg
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Old 06-16-2006, 01:09 AM   #2
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User okay?????:sad:
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Old 06-16-2006, 05:38 AM   #3
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that's pretty bad....I have the same model. I'd hope that Yukon would replace it.

Was there any contributing cause to the failure? I ask because I don't want to fall off mine.
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Old 06-16-2006, 05:51 AM   #4
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I would be demanding a refund!

Just curious..was it a big person? I have a Yukon, not yet assembled. I will be the sole user in my home gym. I weigh about 170.

I realize that this could be the result of cumulative stress.

I struggled over this decision..would obviously prefer a sorinex, but that's a lot more $$$.

I bought the Yukon after the mostly positive reviews here by HOME gym owners.

We would all appreciate more info on the details of this incident
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Old 06-16-2006, 06:12 AM   #5
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Skip, point them at this thread.. I bet you will get a replacement part quickly at no charge... full refund? That'll be a bit more of a fight.
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Old 06-16-2006, 06:27 AM   #6
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Just throw some duct tape on that...
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Old 06-16-2006, 08:38 AM   #7
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Looks like weld failure in some areas and a failure of the base material in others. Looks like rust in the joint too, suggesting a failure of the joint over time. I wonder it it was clean when it was welded.

Not user error, not cumulative stress. Marginal design and a hungover welder I suspect.
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Old 06-16-2006, 09:20 AM   #8
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I saw this on Craigslist in Stockton, I live to far south to get it, GHD and Pullup -dip station.
http://stockton.craigslist.org/spo/171051837.html
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Old 06-16-2006, 12:53 PM   #9
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I purchased the Yukon from a distributor's site, not from Yukon.
I called Yukon immediately. They were very apologetic and promised to Fed Ex a replacement part right away.

The devise has had 'normal' usage. Clients work 'up' to using the ghd. Most begin with an AbMat.

The user at the time of failure was a 114# female. I was within a few feet. We heard a loud pop and I looked over and saw the tear.(first picture)

I looked at the warranty information on the Yukon web site. It states, "not warranted in a commercial aplication". I read all the info I received with the product, and unfortunately there and no statements suggesting personal usage only.

I will order another from BFS or Power-Systems.
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Old 06-16-2006, 02:04 PM   #10
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That should buff right out....
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