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Old 01-31-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
Shane Musgrave
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Rope or Rings?

Which do you use more often in CrossFit? I just started about 2 weeks ago and would like to slowly start buying equipment however like most people I have other expenses.

It just seems like $100 plus for a rope or $75 for rings is kind of expensive. So which do you use more and how often?
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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Re: Rope or Rings?

Rings. Dips, push-ups, pull-ups, rows, muscle ups vs. climbs and pull-ups.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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Re: Rope or Rings?

Definitely rings. A lot more variation with what you can do.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:38 PM   #4
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Re: Rope or Rings?

Rings, definitely. And if money is an issue, make some PVC rings:
Poor man's rings (WFS)

I've been using a pair for 3 years now and they are doing great. I'm sure that a nice pair of wooden ones are better, but these work fine. I don't even have a pull-up bar since I can do everything and more on the rings. The best part for me is that they survive outdoors without a problem. Make a pair of these and see how much you like rings. If you love them, then you may not feel so bad splurging on a nicer pair.

Note: kipping pull-ups on the rings are a bit harder than on a bar. But not too much harder.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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Re: Rope or Rings?

Sounds like I will be getting a pair of rings.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:05 PM   #6
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Re: Rope or Rings?

Sounds like you are also buying a commercial gym rope. Quite expensive.

Just go buy some manilla. It's pretty easy to make an end splice. 12 feet of rope isn't very expensive. Even if you buy enough rope to knot it, it is way cheaper buying manilla and knotting it yourself. However, the hardware for hanging ropes off a ceiling support beam can get expensive.

When I work in a gymnastics gym, I can't stand having just one or two ropes. However, I can generally hang short ropes from a pair of rings or a high bar or set of parallel bars. With 2 sets of ceiling rings, I can hang 4 ropes roughly 7-10 feet in the air.

With 15-30 gymnasts, 2 or 3 ropes isn't optimal unless you start doing circuits. Similar things happen in a crossfit gym except that you probably won't have 10-20 people able to climb the rope.

If you are using your rope in your garage, I doubt you can even use a 15' rope.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:23 AM   #7
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Re: Rope or Rings?

Rogue has rings for $25. I don't have them, so I can't advise you, but I'm sure someone else on the board can give you their informed opinion.

http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-wood-rings.php (wfs)

And I agree with Blair. Go to McMasters or Knot and Rope, its pretty cheap. I got 20 feet of Pro-manila from Knot and Rope 3 years ago to hang on a tree in our backyard. Made an eye splice and threw it over a 15 foot branch. As far as I can tell, it's still pretty strong.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:54 AM   #8
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Rogue has rings for $25. I don't have them, so I can't advise you, but I'm sure someone else on the board can give you their informed opinion.

http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-wood-rings.php (wfs)
$25 is for an extra set of straps. The Rogue wooden rings cost $72 a pair.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:02 AM   #9
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Re: Rope or Rings?

Buy rings. Braid a rope for $15.00! (WFS). Climbed with this rope once and it was great!
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:03 AM   #10
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$25 is for an extra set of straps. The Rogue wooden rings cost $72 a pair.
Ah apologies, I thought that was a great price.

Here's one from Amazon $37.99 at the time I wrote this. I have Amazon Prime:

http://www.amazon.com/ProSource-Exer...8117981&sr=8-1 WFS

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