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Old 01-13-2004, 09:13 AM   #1
Neill S. Occhiogrosso
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Sorry for posting a question that I know has been answered elsewhere. I guess my searching skills aren't CrossFit.

Where can I find the instructions for making my own gymnastic rings? Thanks,

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Old 01-13-2004, 10:25 AM   #2
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Neill,

Crossfitters have come up with several creative ways to make their own low-cost rings. They have used materials ranging from dog supplies, seat belt fabric, rubber hosing and plywood. Which version were you looking for?

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Old 01-13-2004, 11:46 AM   #3
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Ryan,

To make one ring I am cutting 2 rings out of 5/8" plywood (see my previous thread for dimensions that someone posted), gluing them together to make a single ring, routing the edges to make them round, and hand sanding and coating it. Repeat for other ring. I'll let you know how it comes out.

I'm just using climbing webbing for the supports.
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Old 01-13-2004, 12:03 PM   #4
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I mad the "Petstore rings"

2 nylabone dog toy rings

2 leashes

Very simple and works great. The leashes I got have 800 pounds of pull strength per leash. Let us know how yours work.

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Old 01-13-2004, 12:23 PM   #5
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Where can we find failure strength on a nylabone ring :-).

BTW you folks would be welcome in many gymnastics facilities across the country. Equipment manufacture creativity goes hand in hand with running a gymnastics program.
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Old 01-13-2004, 01:31 PM   #6
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I bought 2 coils of number 14(I think) wire from Home Depo. It was 100 ft of wire and was already coiled in just the right shape. They were very rigid from all the coils, and haven't shown any signs of failure. I wrapped them in a few layers of duct tape, then tied a rope to them. I think the coils were either 8 dollars each or for the both of them. Either way very cheap and easy.
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Old 01-13-2004, 01:56 PM   #7
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Clever, very clever.
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