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Old 05-12-2003, 02:06 PM   #1
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I went to Academy Sports and tried their pull-up/dip station they have. Looks a little weak where the dip station mounts. Anyone have one of these that are commonly sold at sporting good stores? Opinions?
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Old 05-12-2003, 03:01 PM   #2
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I was at Sports Authority the other day and tried one that they had. I looked sturdy but it was really wobbly when I hopped up on it. I've never heard of anyone having one that was great. Everyone I know of that has a good station like that built it themselves.
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Old 05-13-2003, 01:49 AM   #3
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Im working on getting a welder. I will make some cool equipment.
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Old 06-25-2003, 09:53 PM   #4
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I have one that I bought at the store. It isn't the greatest in the world, but it works. I had to way it down with a lot of sandbags though.
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Old 07-06-2003, 11:02 AM   #5
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I just completed "construction" of my own pull-up bar from two 2x4's and a stack of plumbing pipes and joints. I based it on the design of some of the ones you can buy for around $150.

Basically, starting with the bar itself, I added T-joints on either end. 2" pieces out of each joint, connecting to 45 degree joints angled toward the wall. 10" pieces on each joint, connecting to another set of 45 degree joints (giving you 90 degrees total). Another 2" piece on each joint to connect to mounting brackets on the 2x4's. Sounds a lot more complicated than it is. It was a ***** to assemble and mount, but it's up, and it's solid as a rock.

Total cost: around $50.

Building your own gym is a beautiful thing.

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