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Old 05-17-2005, 07:06 AM   #31
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Misha is the dogs bollocks. That really is a helluva debut.

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Old 09-18-2007, 02:47 AM   #32
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Re: Poorman's Rings

Been at crossfit for several months now, to supplement training for basketball.

Just made my first set of rings!

They're surely not as good as the $80 elite rings, but they work great. I can take them anywhere and hang them from a bar, tree, etc. Thanks everyone for your ideas! (Heat 1.25" pvc filled w/sand 10min @ 375)

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Old 09-18-2007, 07:32 AM   #33
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Re: Poorman's Rings

Cover the rings with plummers tape. Its available at Home Depot cheap and is used to seal a leak in a water pipe. The tape is stretched when applied and seals to itself so it doesn't move and provieds great grip. It last a long time also
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:45 AM   #34
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Re: Poorman's Rings

Blake,

Those rings look great! What did you use to cap the ends of the piping while baking to keep the sand from falling out? And did you wrap that piping around something to get a good shape?
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:10 PM   #35
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William,

I have used this method several times. I used duct tape to keep the sand in the PVC. Duct tape one end (I used a double layer) and fill with sand. Make sure to pack as much sand into the PVC as you can possibly get in there and tape the opposite end shut. After heating, I did notice that the PVC can stretch a bit allowing for flat spots to form if you don't compress the PVC ends before wrapping around your circular form. As for the form, I used an old 1 gallon metal paint can. Almost perfect.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:41 AM   #36
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Re: Poorman's Rings

It seems that everyone is heating and bending PVC pipes to make their rings. I made a set (sorry no pics) with the bendable pvc pipe from Home Depot and they work great. No kinks, no heating or shaping, cheap and almost too easy to make.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:53 AM   #37
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It seems that everyone is heating and bending PVC pipes to make their rings. I made a set (sorry no pics) with the bendable pvc pipe from Home Depot and they work great. No kinks, no heating or shaping, cheap and almost too easy to make.
How much do the flexible PVC rings bend when you are hanging on them? It seems like they would stretch out if they are that flexible.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:00 AM   #38
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Wow, Thanks for posting these everyone! I feel a project coming on
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:02 PM   #39
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How much do the flexible PVC rings bend when you are hanging on them? It seems like they would stretch out if they are that flexible.
Very little and I'm a big guy. They look really wide whey not in use, but when you hang on them they make a fairly round ring. They aren't what I would consider very flexible.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:06 AM   #40
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Skip at Front Range CrossFit clued me in on these. Their long term durability is still being tested, but so far they have held up to all CrossFit tasks.

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