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Old 01-08-2007, 07:21 PM   #1
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Which are better? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:31 AM   #2
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Advantages disadvantages anyone? I got the old pair of power rings and I'm upgrading. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:58 AM   #3
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My favorite is the original metal Power Rings. I also have the Elite Rings which are plastic, and do not like them quite as much. My understanding is that the Gill rings are also plastic, but I don't own a pair.

I like the heavy metal rings because of the heft they provide. Also, my hands stick easier to the bare metal than to the bare plastic. I haven't tried putting grip tape on the plastic, but that would probably improve the grip.

Sorry that I can't provide a better opinion.
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:57 AM   #4
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I also have both the old and new versions from Tyler. I agree with Ben about the heft, but you can't beat the plastic version for portability. Mine will be going with me to France for the skiing vacation.
I understand that the Gill rings have a rough surface, which is a plus, as a firm false grip is imperative. However, you can rough it up yourself with sandpaper or put on grip tape for tennis raquets. I prefer having some sort of tape on them (either version), as I need some cushion.
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:00 PM   #5
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i had a original set of metal rings from Tyler and i currently have 2 sets of the newer Elite plastic rings. i like the newer rings becuase they're not as thick and i have a small hands. however, they are pretty slick by themselves. i use tennis raquest tape and/or chalk.

im tempted to buy a set of the new power max rings, hey, you can never have too many sets, right?! as of now, i have a set at 7' (pullups, MU's, skin the cats, etc), and a set at 4' (dips, goofing around, etc), and then i could have a set a couple inches off the floor for handstands, pushups, etc. ;)
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:23 PM   #6
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I don't know the answer or have an opinion, but I have a new set of Gill Athletic Rings setting in my office floor. Just got them today.

All the best,
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:35 PM   #7
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From right to left: Elite Rings, Gill Rings, Torque Athletic Rings

Thanks Ahmik I just got the rings today! The following is my non-expert opinion.

Elite Rings - 1" Diameter Plastic- Pros:Quick setup, long straps for ring pushups, lightweight, unique engineering in Ring construction
Cons: Some complain that they are too smooth & it takes a while to get them

Gill Rings - 1" Diameter Plastic- Pros: Knurling on solid plastic surface, a little heavier than the Elite, solid strap system with elastic for excess
Cons: Takes longer to setup than Elite, straps aren't as long as Elite

Torque Athletic - 1.25" Diameter - Pros: More robust steel tubing construction, comes with grip tape
Cons: Larger diameter is a harder for those with smaller hands, straps are not as easy to thread through clasp compared to Elite, straps are not as long as Elite(Elite and Gill are CrossFit grown)

Hope this helps those interested in buying some rings!}
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:05 PM   #8
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Sorry for the typo, the rings are named left to right
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:17 PM   #9
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Didn't torque copy Tyler's first "power ring" design?
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:33 PM   #10
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Michael,

Yes
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