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Old 08-11-2009, 05:40 AM   #1
Karin Jonczak
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Sorinex BaseFit pull-up bars, slippery?

Am I the only person who finds these bars insanely slippery? They also destroy my hands. Its the only thing we have at our gym, and its very frustrating as my pull-ups have really suffered (my old gym had a taped bar...).

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Old 08-11-2009, 10:19 AM   #2
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Re: Sorinex BaseFit pull-up bars, slippery?

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Am I the only person who finds these bars insanely slippery? They also destroy my hands. Its the only thing we have at our gym, and its very frustrating as my pull-ups have really suffered (my old gym had a taped bar...).

Karin
One day at the globo I waited until nobody was looking, and I quickly taped the left side of the bar.

I then, pretended to be stretching, waited for opportunity #2 and then taped the right side of the bar.

Whenever I have to go to globo to workout, I add new tape.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:39 AM   #3
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Re: Sorinex BaseFit pull-up bars, slippery?

Karin,
We currently use a high quality texturized baked baked on powder coat on the BaseFit chin up bars. From what I have found, any surface that is not taped will be slick when you have very sweaty hands. We went with the texture surface, because it does give a better grip, and holds chalk much better. But, the texture surface could be a little aggressive on the hands over long sets of pull ups. So you are kind of between a rock and a hard place. To slip, or to rip. hmmmm, maybe some tape might just be the best plan.

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Old 08-11-2009, 11:58 AM   #4
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Re: Sorinex BaseFit pull-up bars, slippery?

I too taped the bars at my local globo gym. They were insanely slippery and the tape helps immensely. It hasn't been removed and is do for another taping soon...
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:12 PM   #5
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Re: Sorinex BaseFit pull-up bars, slippery?

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Karin,
We currently use a high quality texturized baked baked on powder coat on the BaseFit chin up bars. From what I have found, any surface that is not taped will be slick when you have very sweaty hands. We went with the texture surface, because it does give a better grip, and holds chalk much better. But, the texture surface could be a little aggressive on the hands over long sets of pull ups. So you are kind of between a rock and a hard place. To slip, or to rip. hmmmm, maybe some tape might just be the best plan.

Bert
I will ask if I can tape them.

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