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Old 10-22-2005, 03:33 PM   #1
Kenneth Urakawa
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Just wanted to show off our new pullup bar. Had one of our guys weld up a 3 man pullup bar. 9' across, 8' high. The cross bar is held on with pins, so it breaks down for ease of transport. Even has posts on the bottom bracket to stack plates on to weight it down. Broke it in today with Barbara--worked like a champ. (Total materials cost < $170).

By the way, don't ask about the giant hula hoop...



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Old 10-22-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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That looks pretty cool. Any plans to market them?
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Old 10-23-2005, 04:45 AM   #3
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I would definitely buy one. It looks like it's well constructed and the bar appears to have a nice amount of flex, while the structure seems very stable.

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Old 10-23-2005, 06:56 AM   #4
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I would build one in my back yard (so when I sell the house, it could go with me). Very cool, I have equipment envy!
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Old 10-23-2005, 07:28 AM   #5
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It turned out a lot cooler than I was hoping, actually! I think I'm going to fill the crossbar with sand or cement to keep it from flexing too much. It works great with one, or with two on either end, but when you get three guys going at it at once it sways a bit.

Thanks for the positive comments. I'm really pleased with how it came out. We actually joked around about selling these things. I wanted it portable enough that I could take it with me when I move into (hopefully) a larger space soon, but it's also light enough that I can take it down and throw it into my pickup, with a few plates, and put it up anywhere there's a flatish piece of ground. Although I think I might try to find some U-shaped stakes to anchor it into the grass.

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Old 10-23-2005, 09:29 AM   #6
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Ken - I have that same hula hoop. Though I struggle with a regular light hoop that larger heavier, bumpy on the inside hoop is very easy to spin. The weight makes it a pretty good exercise and as funny as it looks you really need to tighten your core to keep that thing going.

Beautiful bar set up. What kind of bar did you use for the pullup bar part?
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Old 10-23-2005, 01:02 PM   #7
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It's 1" steel (not sure about the particulars off the top of my head). It's the steel they use for the roll cages in the cars they build at his fab shop. I can get the particulars monday and post then.
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Old 10-24-2005, 11:40 AM   #8
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Ken,

Now that is one good looking crew you train with. I barely noticed the pull up bar in the picture.

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Old 10-24-2005, 01:53 PM   #9
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Especially that MANLY stud doing the pullups, huh? He's dreamy...
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:48 AM   #10
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Count me among those _very_ interested in one of these should it come on the market. A couple of questions: How tall is it? How does it respond to kipping? Would cross "bars" along the base help with stability?

I'm officially jealous. BTW - good squat form!
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