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Old 07-20-2008, 07:44 AM   #1
Bonny Guang
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parallette pricing

I'm in Beijing right now, and I found parallettes (well officially they're called pushup bars, but clearly you can use them for other things too) for 59 RMB, which is between $9 and $10. Is this an okay price? (I Googled, but the Great Firewall isn't letting me see most of the links)

However, they aren't exactly parallel, they're slightly slanted. I probably should've taken a picture, but I forgot. But here's one I found from Decathlon:http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/images...et_7474704.jpg

Would they be suitable?
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:05 AM   #2
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Re: parallette pricing

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I'm in Beijing right now, and I found parallettes (well officially they're called pushup bars, but clearly you can use them for other things too) for 59 RMB, which is between $9 and $10. Is this an okay price? (I Googled, but the Great Firewall isn't letting me see most of the links)

However, they aren't exactly parallel, they're slightly slanted. I probably should've taken a picture, but I forgot. But here's one I found from Decathlon:http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/images...et_7474704.jpg

Would they be suitable?
Hi Bonny. This is my humble opinion. These would be better than nothing considering you are in Beijing and not sure your accessibility to some PVC pipes to make your own. Due to the small size of this product, your choices of exercises will be limited. I think you would be able to some L shape situps and overhead pushups (with limited range). Good luck.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:55 AM   #3
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Re: parallette pricing

Those exact bars sell from 10 USD to 18 USD when I Google them (from US-based sites). Variations and competitors sell from 15 - 40 USD. So the price there looks good.

Agreed that their short length makes them a bit limited in application, but better than nothing.
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