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Old 12-06-2008, 09:49 AM   #11
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Re: Rings, Rings, Rings

Julius,
Were the Elites you used the older version, or the Elite II?

Thomas,
Do you think the muscle driver rings are the same as the Xtreme rings? Maybe just re-branded? They look similar.

Thanks for all the responses so far, folks.

For the record, I have dealt with both Tyler (older rings, not Elite II) and Bill (Rogue bar) in the past. They are both stand-up guys in my book, and I would not hesitate to do business with either one.

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Old 12-06-2008, 10:07 AM   #12
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Re: Rings, Rings, Rings

I'm going to give the nod to the Rogues.
I have used Rogue and Elites (not sure of the version), and I can say that the grip on the Rogues is much better and holds chalk very well. The only knock on the Rogues is weight if you want something ultra portable. I was going to carry them to campus and do ring work between classes, and that lasted all of 2 days.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:55 PM   #13
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Re: Rings, Rings, Rings

I have used both Elites and Xtreme rings. Both are good. We got the Elites first and they've been my favorite toy for the better part of a year.

Finally decided that I should actually get my own pair rather than mooching off my girlfriend's, and the Xtremes were on sale. I think the only noticeable difference in them is that the grip on the Xtremes was a fair bit better. Also, the Elites have slots so you can thread the webbing through them, but that's neither here nor there in my opinion.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:49 PM   #14
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Re: Rings, Rings, Rings

I ordered both the Elite IIs and the Xtremes. The Xtremes were sent back. Tyler is great about answering email. I have not tried the Rogues since I am extremely happy with the Elite IIs.
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:47 AM   #15
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Re: Rings, Rings, Rings

I've yet to try the new muscle-driver rings but I have seen them, I think at one CF affiliate.

Tyler is a good guy. Personally, I like the texture of the extreme rings better than anything out there and they feel more solid than the elite rings as they feel really light ( the latest ones ). It isn't really a big issue.

Rogue's feel nice but are big for me. I'm wary of metal rings to when they go moving.

PowerMax rings are ok, extremes have a better texture.

Nothing trumps proper gymnastics rings. They all beat them on the price of those though.
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:54 AM   #16
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Re: Rings, Rings, Rings

I put tape on all rings no matter what they are, but my vote does to elite; they are light, sturdy and with tape the grip is fine. Portability is huge for me, I travel with them quite often.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:41 AM   #17
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I have the Extremes. No complaints at all. I like them better than the metal ones I found at my local gym. I like the grip on them...and Coach Sommers has been great to deal with.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:44 PM   #18
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Re: Rings, Rings, Rings

Rogue, without a doubt.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:32 PM   #19
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Re: Rings, Rings, Rings

anyone have an opinion on the Power max rings?

another set of rings that on one has mentioned are the Powermax rings over at www.againfaster.com and the garage gym

http://www.againfaster.com/rings/

i personally have a pair of elite2s because i didn't know of any other brand at the time
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:25 PM   #20
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Re: Rings, Rings, Rings

The Powermax rings are ok. Texture is bigger than the Extremes. Still a decent pair of rings. At first I didn't like them but this was more of how they were set up at the gym they were at. They had another set on another bar and those worked decently. I think the first set just had too many oily hands on them.
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