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Old 07-05-2007, 10:41 AM   #1
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Who can I call to get one of the large tires for workout?
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:16 AM   #2
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Find one of those places near where you live that sells big truck and tractor tires and go tell them what you want. It costs those people money to dispose of tires that are no longer safe to put on vehicles so they are glad to let you take them off their hands. If you have the room you should have at least two. One you have to really struggle to flip and one you can do reasonably comfortably that you can do for reps.
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:52 AM   #3
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I'll see if I can get some tires - they look great exercise! I don't think I've seen them in WODs, do people just add them on every so often?
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Old 07-06-2007, 04:44 AM   #4
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Just start calling local tire shops, tell them what you want, and they'll direct you to what you need. MOST of them will also have a pretty good idea of what the tires weigh, so you don't have to research it yourself. We just found a place 2 minutes down the street that is giving us 3 tires (250, 500, and 750 pounds) with free delivery. Took about 5 minutes on the phone and the deal was done.

Enjoy!
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:35 AM   #5
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Thanks guys
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:19 PM   #6
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Yeah I drove around and found a great place that has more than 30 tractor tires of different sizes. They were ecstatic when I told them that I would love to take a few off their hands. :-)
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:34 AM   #7
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Bob,
It sounds like you hit pay dirt. As Anthony stated, tire shops are more than happy to find another way to rid their shops of old tires. I went to the Kal Tire near my house and picked up a heap load of different tires and all for FREE! The only problem I had was that lifting the bigger tires by yourself into the back of a pickup is a workout in itself. I was looking at a monster of a tire the other day to add to the collection, but it's going to be a challenge to get it home.

On the subject of implementing tire training into your WOD's I highly recommend it. There are endless possibilities and just flipping a heavy bugger works the entire body.
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