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Old 01-02-2007, 05:53 AM   #1
Leon Robotham
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Ok so im staying at my girlfriends house when I decide that im going to get wrapped up go outside and begin to refine my kip on the local football (soccer) posts. I quickly realised that due to the diameter of the bar I am unable to kip as my grip doesn't allow me a solid push away from the bar. Yeah its a bummer for me as I was thinking of spending quite some time on this bar over the coming months. I have access to a pullup bar at our fighters gym but its just a little low for a good kip for me so Im now on the lookout for a sturdy bar that I can use indoors which will allow me to kip. I have stumbled across this power bar on the net and im wondering if anyone can give me any advice on whether or not to purchase the bar for practicing my kip.

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www.paramountzone.com/powerbarfit.htm

my guess is that it prob wont work. dont have high ceilings so this is a problem. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated guys. Happy new year and thanks in advance.
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:21 AM   #2
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Leon--

Check out Jon G's AF Pull up bar. Not good for inside a house but great for a gym and/or outdoors.

Heard great things about it.

http://www.againfasterequipment.blogspot.com/

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Old 01-02-2007, 08:57 AM   #3
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The bar in the picture does not look safe for kipping. My guess is you will break something if you try.
Lucky- the bar.
Less lucky- the door frame.
Not lucky at all- your tailbone.
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Old 01-02-2007, 02:14 PM   #4
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Kind of thought this the case!

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Old 01-02-2007, 03:01 PM   #5
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Ok Leon,time to head to Home Depot or whatever you have available to you. I will try to post pictures of my setup at home. It was easy...not much carpentry skills needed.

I even hung my Heavy Bag off the same 2x8. Added a Porch Swing Spring to it to help with stress on chains.

Ok, ok I know will post pictures when wife gets home from work. She is the computer nerd of the family.
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:05 PM   #6
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You could make something that hooks over the goalpost crossbar that is small enough for you to grasp.
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:24 AM   #7
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Thanks Pat i'll look forward to that.

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Old 01-04-2007, 08:53 AM   #8
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Leon,

The AF Bar can do double duty! If your home is "stick construction", meaning there are studs underneath drywall, you can use eye hooks to hang the Bar.

You'd simply screw them into the ceiling studs, run the lashing straps through the eye hooks, and kip away.

You could also hang the bar from a soccer goal with no problems. It takes two minutes to set-up, and you could move it from the house to outdoors and back as you desire.

Shipping to the UK might be another issue...

Let me know if you decide to pick one up.

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Old 01-05-2007, 09:56 AM   #9
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Shipping seems to be the bain of my life now that ive started CF as most things are in the US, it's not prevented me from making purchases aslong as the shipping cost is reasonable. Without the chains, what am I looking at price wise

Leon.
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:50 PM   #10
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I've been trying to figure out a way to make some sort of pull-up bar set up in my apartment. They won't let me put any holes in the walls.

I thought about putting something together with 4*4s, taking 8ft long as the base on each side, putting in a 4 foot bar across, so its about 4' by 8' and leave about a foot of space between the bar and the ceiling.

Is this overkill? or might it be a bit wobbly for kipping? What are the dimensions of the TAPS bar? Here is a sketch I made of it, sorry if its sloppy.



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