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Old 03-13-2009, 08:25 AM   #101
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Re: Poorman's Rings

This works great. I used 26" x 1" PVC and wrapped it around a paint can. Looking back, I would have preferred to use 22" x 1", but it still works great.

Heated the oven to 350 degrees, left the PVC, filled with sand in for about 13 min. Removed it and held it around the paint can for ~5 minutes.

If anyone needs lashing straps, Amazon has some.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:24 AM   #102
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Re: Poorman's Rings

I'd like to know what are the advantages of rings over U shaped PVC handles that I am currently using. Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:15 PM   #103
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I'd like to know what are the advantages of rings over U shaped PVC handles that I am currently using. Thanks!
If they're working and not cutting up your arms on MUs and such, then little if anything. Maybe 'looks', but even still...
And you're saving $$
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:26 PM   #104
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I made a set in the oven last week. Cost me about $30 total. I used 2" cargo straps with the 'slip' cams. They're 1" pvc with 5/8" rope through the rings. Tied a loop on the top and slip the straps through. Too good to be true. The most expensive part was the straps. Thanks for this thread!
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:08 PM   #105
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I used the elbows of PVC pipe used for burying electric wires. Just some rope threaded through them and they work great! Thank you! And the kids really love to play on them, too.

(I couldn't find them in plumbing, I had to go to Ace Hardware and look in electrical.)

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Old 05-25-2009, 07:21 AM   #106
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Re: Poorman's Rings

All this talk about rings has got me thinking...

In my gym (not a CF gym, a meathead gym) we have a couple really nice power racks that have a center bar on them. Has anyone tried to hang these rings from a setup like this?
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(The one I am using has a third in bar in the middle of the two on top of the rack, this is where I want to hang my rings from)
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:11 AM   #107
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I've submitted an article to Crossfit Journal on how to make homemade rings. If it does not get release soon I'll let the message board know. Meanwhile bug the journal on releasing it.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:55 AM   #108
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Re: Poorman's Rings

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All this talk about rings has got me thinking...

In my gym (not a CF gym, a meathead gym) we have a couple really nice power racks that have a center bar on them. Has anyone tried to hang these rings from a setup like this?
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Power Rack
(The one I am using has a third in bar in the middle of the two on top of the rack, this is where I want to hang my rings from)
I've hung my homemade rings on a power rack. No one has given me any trouble about it. It works fine for ring dips, but I wish I could hang them higher when doing MU's. It still works though.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:39 AM   #109
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Re: Poorman's Rings

Here's a picture of some homemade rings. If you can bake you can make this.
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:50 AM   #110
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Re: Poorman's Rings

I made these over the last two days. Still need to wrap the handles with some sort of tape. At least they are working for ring pushups already.
Next week i will try to do some muscle ups for the first time.

You all were really inspiring!
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