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Old 03-23-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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Which rings to buy?

I know I want to get some rings, but I don't see any reviews stating one better than another? Any one better than another? Any easy to adjust the length pretty fast and easy to go from doing muscle ups to push ups with them?
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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Re: Which rings to buy?

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I know I want to get some rings, but I don't see any reviews stating one better than another? Any one better than another? Any easy to adjust the length pretty fast and easy to go from doing muscle ups to push ups with them?
there all the same - rogue, AF, etc. Just make sure you save up for the wooden ones because they are 1000x better...
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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Re: Which rings to buy?

Rouge Fitness rings are great. Very easy to adjust the length and very durable.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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Re: Which rings to buy?

Rogue rings (metal/wood) w/ competition straps would be the fastest to adjust.

Kinda expensive, but seems worth it if you are mildly OCD. xD
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:48 PM   #5
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Re: Which rings to buy?

I have Rogues metal ones and wooden ones from Fringe. Two different feelings. I like the quality of both.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:38 PM   #6
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Re: Which rings to buy?

Any input on these below:
EXF
http://www.xtrainingequipment.com/EXF-Rings_p_8.html
vs
wooden:
http://www.xtrainingequipment.com/Pr...ING_p_164.html
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more basic:
http://www.xtrainingequipment.com/X-...PING_p_12.html

is there much difference between these. Some say get wood others say to get metal. I just want to buy one set, hopefully not spend a ton, but willing to if investment worth it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:58 PM   #7
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Re: Which rings to buy?

I am bias towards Rogue, so honestly I would spend a little more since they will last you forever. The powder coating on the metal rings is pretty sick.

Regarding wood vs metal, I would see if you can try them out. I heard wood is a little rougher on the hands during high rep exercises but I have no experience with this. If you are using them outside go with the metal ones, in my opinion. If you are using them inside and think you would like the feel of wood, go for it. I have heard really good thing about the wooden rings.

http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-rings.php [WFS]

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:15 PM   #8
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Re: Which rings to buy?

I have smaller hands. And you know what they say about smaller hands.

...smaller rings.

Rogue has 2 sizes of wood rings. Traditional (1.25") vs Fig (1.11"). I got the Figs and love them. One thing to note though, thinner rings means less surface area, which translates to more pressure at the point of contact.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:28 PM   #9
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I have smaller hands. And you know what they say about smaller hands.

...smaller rings.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:36 PM   #10
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Re: Which rings to buy?

I have a pair of the basic black plastic rings from Garage Gym Store, Rogue's wooden Fig spec rings, and have used the EXF extensively. I actually prefer the EXF with athletic tape wrapped around! Which tells me my ultimate ring would probably be Rogue's wooden rings with athletic tape wrapped around. There's a difference in stiffness with the wood that's really hard to perceive, but as soon as you start using plastic rings again, it's there and you notice it.

The competition straps are really cool not just because they're so fast to set up, but also because balancing the height of the rings so that they're even becomes a no-brainer. The con is the price. You have to decide if $149 for straps is worth it to you.

Sometimes paying for the upgrade is worth it to people, sometimes it's not. I just upgraded our S-1 squat stand to the SPX-1 just to use the matador for bar dips.
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