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Old 05-04-2006, 10:12 PM   #1
Allan Talusan
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For those of you who don't have a 2 story ceiling to rope climb with.....
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Old 05-05-2006, 12:20 AM   #2
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Pretty cool, although a bit pricey! Moving to Equipment.
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:35 AM   #3
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Every time I see something like this, I think, "I could build one of those!" Attach a few pulleys to something triangle shaped, forget about the weight-assist, there you go.
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Old 05-05-2006, 10:29 AM   #4
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Somehow I think that people trained on a real rope would crush people trained on that thing. Too much cash and not enough creativity. Example: for way less money you could get a local welder to build an outdoor 15 foot iron structure to hang a rope.
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Old 05-05-2006, 11:00 AM   #5
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Even building a ceiling-high pulley system where one lifts a weight off the ground would be much less expensive.

Probably the best we can hope for is that the big box gyms get them (it's an expensive machine, wouldn't they want it?) so that traveling CFers would have something to simulate rope climbing (although that machine can't reach bodyweight or else one would climb up the rope, since it would be overbalanced in the weight stack).
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:32 PM   #6
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how much does it cost?
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:11 AM   #7
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This is like a stair master is to running stairs. Doesn't compare. How many people have said "I climbed the Empire State building today on the stair master". Now, let's have them climb the real Empire State building. They'd die around floor 10 if they tried to maintain any real pace. Still not a bad way to get someone started, but working on standing up from the floor on a rope will start building the same strength without any expensive eq.
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Old 05-08-2006, 01:38 PM   #8
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Great Idea, but nothing like the real thing. Kind of like assisted pull ups.
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Old 05-08-2006, 04:22 PM   #9
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It'd definitely be a good alternative to people who couldn't do a real rope climb/towel pull-up to save their life.

It wouldn't replace real rope climbing, though. It's comparable to Lat Pull-downs vs. Pull-ups. There isn't one.
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