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Old 09-10-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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phys-x half rack vs. powerline, any comments?

looking for a rack, this says it will hold 1000 lbs. any comment appreciated

http://cgi.ebay.com/Phys-X-Spotter-H...QQcmdZViewItem

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compared to the powerline ppr200x?
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Body-Solid-P...QQcmdZViewItem
ALL LINKS MUST INDICATE WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE WORK AND FAMILY SAFE!
Anyone know how much weight you can hang off the front of the powerline for jerks etc?

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Old 09-10-2008, 01:48 PM   #2
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Re: phys-x half rack vs. powerline, any comments?

If for some reason that link doesn't work, it's carried at a store called "American Fitness Store."

I wouldn't go with an open rack- I don't like the idea of having to aim a weight I might be missing during a squat to get it onto those spotting arms. A full rack seems a lot safer. From the research I've been doing (a lot, mind you) on power racks, the TDS rack seems to be the best at that price point. The powerline is close, but the TDS has tons of potential add ons, such as attachable weight holders, dip bars, etc. Also, this rack has better hole spacing than the powerline, though if that's worth an extra 90 bucks is up to you. It almost certainly will be to me.

You might also want to check out http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...9657991&page=1 (WFS) for a ton of info on power racks. It's an 8 page thread, and well worth reading.

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Old 09-10-2008, 04:29 PM   #3
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Re: phys-x spotter rack any comments

Yeah, a little out of my price range. I'm pushing it with $300. I'm getting tired of checking craigslist and not finding anything.
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Re: phys-x spotter rack any comments

One of the issues with the powerline is that it's light, as is the TDS rack that I linked. When you're using a light weight rack, racking heavy squats- or, for that matter, loading one end of it with a tons of weight for rack jerks- can make things pretty wobbly. If the Powerline is 2x2, you could always buy some palte holders for it- if not, you could weigh it down with extra plates.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:57 AM   #5
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Re: phys-x spotter rack any comments

I have done 315#+ back squats off the front of the powerline with no problem. It wobbles if you rack it hard, but I haven't tipped it yet. If you put plates on the back end of it it wont go anywhere.
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Re: phys-x spotter rack any comments

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I have done 315#+ back squats off the front of the powerline with no problem. It wobbles if you rack it hard, but I haven't tipped it yet. If you put plates on the back end of it it wont go anywhere.
Thanks a lot. What would guess is the max off the front? 350ish?
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:03 PM   #7
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Re: phys-x half rack vs. powerline, any comments?

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looking for a rack, this says it will hold 1000 lbs. any comment appreciated

http://cgi.ebay.com/Phys-X-Spotter-H...QQcmdZViewItem

compared to the powerline ppr200x?
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Body-Solid-P...QQcmdZViewItem

Anyone know how much weight you can hang off the front of the powerline for jerks etc?
Try the Body Solid GPR370
Says it will hold a 1000 lbs and really does what it says. I personally have loaded 635 lbs on my rack and it did not even shutter. In my opinion, it is by far the best on the market for the price. You can squat, deadlift, press, just about anything you want to off of it.
Email me if you have any questions and I will give any crossfitter $15 off the rack.

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