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Old 10-29-2005, 06:17 PM   #1
James Falkner
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All,

Looking for ideas for Christmas gifts for fellow CF'ers in the above mentioned range. Can be any single item or combination of items, or could even be a *service* (like gymnastics class starter kit or CF class of some kind) but all items should be fully-constructed (i.e. no DIY objects that fit into the price range). Also, assume that your target CFer has the basics (one or two oly bars, rubber and iron weights, all the homemade cheap/easy to make stuff like paralettes,rings,dip station,sand-filled bballs, places to do basic bodyweight-resisted movements like pullups, situps, L-sits, etc).

Here's a starter set of ideas:

Tumbling mat
Lifting platform (pre-fab or constructed by YOU, not your target)
Instructional videos and books
Time with a coach
Climbing net
speed chute
Some medicine balls

What else???
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Old 10-29-2005, 06:29 PM   #2
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kettlebell(s), weighted vest, big tire and a sledgehammer to beat on it :happy:, fancy sandbag, abmat, timer, clubbell(s)...

(wish my wife read the 'boards)
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Old 10-29-2005, 07:03 PM   #3
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You mentioned climbing net, but a climbing rope would fit there as well. D-max balls and Valeo balls as more a more particular medicine ball description. Boxing timer for FGB as well as timing rounds on the bag. Pillars of power, Vulcan Racks, GHD, peg board, lifting shoes or other training apparel, chalk bucket and chalk balls, CrossFit T-shirts, stall mats, white boards, subscription to CF Journal and the Performance Menu, pullup bar, plyo boxes, lifting chains, Alumalite and Ultralite bars from BFS, muscle clamp collars, Dave Draper's Top Squat bar, Shin Fins, bag gloves, wraps...how long of a list do you want?
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Old 10-29-2005, 09:17 PM   #4
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Kettlebells, clubbells, heavy bag...
Trip to Santa Cruz;
Climbing wall (you build or buy);
C2 rower (well, that's a bit out of budget, but hey...);
Timex Ironman watch;
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:54 AM   #5
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These ideas are great. I'm mainly looking for stream of conciousness/brainstorming ideas like you guys are coming up with.

Eugene, what's the pegboard for? I have a big 4x8 pegboard that I use to hang tools on.. what other uses have you found? You also mentioned a "boxing timer" - what's that? I've been thinking about getting a big digital clock for the garage to time stuff with, with a giant readout (or maybe one of those big clocks they use next to olympic-sized lap pools).
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Old 10-30-2005, 08:51 AM   #6
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Weighted jumprope.
World Class Coaching LLC videos
IronMind Videos
Subscription to Milo
Thick bar like Apollon's Axle, or any of the grip tools that IronMind sells
Jim Schmitz' Oly style lifting course (book/tape)
Dino Training by Brooks


The tumbling mat is a GREAT idea.

Chalk makes a great stocking stuffer :lol:
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Old 10-30-2005, 01:34 PM   #7
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http://www.wolverinesports.com/fitness15.html

This website shows the kind of peg board I'm talking about. Remember them in HS? You hold the dowel and climb up the board with the holes in it. You don't see them much anymore...too hard to do probably.
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Old 10-30-2005, 05:19 PM   #8
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So you're basically climbing up a "Plinko" board?

Sounds fun and the prices don't look too bad. Unfortunately I have 8' ceilings in the garage so it'd be a short ride to the top :-)
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Old 10-30-2005, 05:33 PM   #9
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James - run the board at an angle and that will allow you a slightly upward struggle as you move horizontally.
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Old 10-30-2005, 09:59 PM   #10
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Lifting shoes, nails for bending, cards for tearing, captains of crush grippers.

Dragging harness, jump stretch bands, a sled

I second time with a coach as a good idea too.
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