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Old 07-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
Vilan Natanzon
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Fat Skinnny or Single Pullup Bar for Rogue S-2

I'm 5'9" and need 84" to do pullups with legs straight. This crossfitter http://board.crossfit.com/attachment...1&d=1341544486 (wfs) is 5'10" and his hand is around 86"

Seems the S-2 with 80" high fat/skinny bar is a bit short for doing straight leg pullups for 5'9" people and above.

What do most 5'9"+ people choose?

I want a fat bar too but perhaps fatgripz will do the trick? This guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXQrkM3WZLM (wfs) uses gripforce, similar to fatgripz. Also when he gets cannonball attachments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cClOBH3F_wc (wfs) it looks uncomfortable to hang with legs bent so much.

I'd also like neutral grips and Rogue makes some that are only compatible with fat/skinny bar http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-neutral-grips.php (wfs) How well do strap attached handles compare?

In this thread http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=64323 (wfs) Rogue says S-2 will be more rigid with the fat/skinny. How important is that? Is this mainly for their dip matador attachment?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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Re: Fat Skinnny or Single Pullup Bar for Rogue S-2

I have the s-2 in my garage gym with F/S bar mounted with the fat bar on bottom. I also have the neutral grips.

I am 6'2'' and can comfortably do pull-ups either with legs straight and a little forward, or with them bent at the knees.

For the neutral grips, they will only work if you have the crossmember mounted with skinny on top and fat on bottom. I actually put a towel over the fat bar when I use them so the inside weld of the neutral grip doesn't gouge the fat bar- they were made specifically to fit the crossmember with two skinny bars.

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Old 07-06-2012, 07:58 AM   #3
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Re: Fat Skinnny or Single Pullup Bar for Rogue S-2

I went with the single pullup bar at the very top of my S-2 and am glad I did. I am 6'4" so still can't do pullups from a complete hang, but it's the best I could do in the space. I wouldn't sacrifice that space for something you won't use all the time.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:25 AM   #4
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Re: Fat Skinnny or Single Pullup Bar for Rogue S-2

I have the S2 with the single skinny bar. I'm 6' and have plenty of room for straight legs & kips.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:47 AM   #5
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Re: Fat Skinnny or Single Pullup Bar for Rogue S-2

Skinny.. but if you want to use those neutral grips then get the skinny/fat or ask for the crossmember with the two skinny. May I suggest an R-3, with monkey bar?
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:13 PM   #6
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Re: Fat Skinnny or Single Pullup Bar for Rogue S-2

i have the S2 with the skinny bar and i am 6'.
i could not fit the pullup bar all the way on the top of the S2 because my head would hit the ceiling.
i have plenty of room but i have to bend my knees slighty.

i would also suggest the R3 with the Monkey bar as opposed to the S2.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #7
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Re: Fat Skinnny or Single Pullup Bar for Rogue S-2

I would barely fit the S-2 in current space, no R-3 for me.

Neutral grips being a bad fit on fat/skinny is a bummer. What about http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-fat-bar-grips.php various bars on straps, would the neutral grip position on mini-fat bars be similar enough to the rigid neutral grips? And the double anchor fat bar, how close is it to a rigid one?
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:26 PM   #8
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Re: Fat Skinnny or Single Pullup Bar for Rogue S-2

Just curious - why do you need to be able to have straight legs? Yes, it is ideal but I would not say that is a deal killer. I'm 5'9" and have the fat bar in the lower position on my S2. I do strict pullups on the fat bar so bent legs are a non issue. Also, when you get really good at kipping you won't straighten you legs fully. Full disclosure I have a second pullup bar (DIY) mounted to the ceiling which is 14" below the ceiling and use that primarily for kipping pullups.

As another poster indicated, be careful with head clearance - I have a 96" ceiling in my garage - no way I could do a single bar at the top - not enough head clearance.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:18 PM   #9
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Re: Fat Skinnny or Single Pullup Bar for Rogue S-2

I don't care too much about totally straight legs on deadhangs. Angle or slightly bent is fine. I use a pullup setup where the bar is 83" high and my straight legs touch the floor.

But then if I hang rings off it and do pullups it's in the inconvenient zone. Same for cannonballs or any other strap attachments. If I do weighted pullups and hang 45 lb plates, it's too close for comfort, either for crotch or floor. I realize I can't set the bar at 90" with 96" ceilings but I can at 86".

Then from http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=55301

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Craig,
Your gonna like the S-2, my buddy down the road has one. I would recomend you ask Rogue to give you a single pullup bar instead of the Fat/Skinny bar. Your not gonna swap them back and forth as much as you think you will.
And from http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...fat+skinny+bar
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For the S-2 you could mount it on the middle bolt and use a pop pin to stabilise it as you suggest but it might be a bit wobbly if you leave the bolts loose enough to pivot.
If it's annoying to switch between skinny and fat bars maybe fatgripz are a better idea? So I'd have the convenience of a higher pullup bar and the occasional fat grip. If those don't work, maybe this will http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-fat-bar-grips.php and it's easier to put on and off. Strap hung neutral grips would be around 80" compared to 74" if I had the fat/skinny.

No deal breakers anywhere, just looking for the best options overall.
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