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Old 01-10-2007, 04:55 AM   #11
William Henniger
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Tyler's cam buckle and strap are of much higher quality and take a 1/4 of the time to setup.
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:02 PM   #12
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About how long does it take you C-fitters to set up the Gill Athletics rings?
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:45 PM   #13
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It takes only a few minutes to set up the Power Max rings. I usually just leave one end of the strap attached to the rings and then undo the other side. You can throw the straps over a bar and put them through the buckle in just a few seconds. I get one ring to the height I want it this way, then I put the strap through half of the buckle on the other one. This will hold in place as long as you are not pulling on the ring. I adjust the strap so it is at the same height as the other one, then I put the strap through the buckle the second and third times to lock it down.

If you want to make it faster, and you use the same length each time you can attache the D-Ring to a caribiner and then just attach that to the bar.

I asked Karl why they went with the buckles and D-rings. His reply was that they were trying to design really heavy duty rings that would stand up to years of abuse in the CrossFit environment. This is why they used solid plastic rings and simple buckles. With no moving parts they should last forever. The metal buckles also allowed them to use thick straps like the ones used on gymnastic rings which are very comfortable when doing dips and muscle ups.
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:10 AM   #14
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Jason, I sent you a PM regarding the rings, let me know if you got it.

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Old 01-11-2007, 02:08 AM   #15
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Craig-Got it. :mail:
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:57 AM   #16
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I recently received a set of the Gill/Powermax rings. I'm apparently more hardware-challenged than Ahmik, as it took me a while to figure out the buckles and straps.

Once I did, I'm VERY happy with the rings. The wide straps, and the ability to move the buckles away from the rings, is a significant improvement over the Ringtraining rings, which always leave my triceps bruised and beaten.

The light weight, textured plastic of the G/PM rings, as well as the spiffy mesh bag they come in, makes throwing them into the gym bag and heading for workouts elsewhere easy.

The texturing on the rings provides a somewhat better grip than my plain-vanilla homemade PVC rings; I have grip tape on my Ringtraining rings so can't do an across-the-board comparison there.

Overall, a big thumbs up to the Gill product. The strap system allows for a lot of creative options in mounting the rings, whether on a bar, daisy-chained on a higher set of rings, from eye hooks in your rafters, etc. By providing some extra hardware, they save some shopping for mounting ideas.

I like 'em. :kicking0:
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:34 PM   #17
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Just so everyone knows, the current rings from ringtraining.com also allow you to slide the buckle out of the way. only the original metal 'power rings' had the buckle in a fixed position.
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:48 AM   #18
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Just got my Power Max rings yesterday.
will be testing them out today, will post comments then.
First impression, though, just from looking at the construction is that they are very sturdy.
Nice wide straps, too!
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:11 AM   #19
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UPS just delivered my new PowerMax rings! w00t!!}
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:52 PM   #20
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William - Thanks for the picture above.

I am looking for my first set of rings and I am new to crossfit. I may be missing something, but will I miss not having long straps if I get the powermax rings? Hoping to mount in the basement to floor truss structure 8 1/2 feet above floor. Also, hope that the kids can use as well - 5 and 7 years old.

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