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Old 03-08-2007, 06:42 PM   #1
Ryan Sears
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I was thinking about making my own rings and I wanted to keep things pretty simple. I ran into a problem in not being about to actually create a ring shape. So, wouldn't It work just as well (maybe better) to use a triangle shape. Form a loop with a rope and have a hard straight cylinder (like a piece of pipe) and use that for push ups and dips. Wouldn’t the triangle shape fit the natural way your hand grips anyway? So, what does everyone think about this idea? Any feedback would be great.
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:12 PM   #2
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Have you read this?

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/10182.html

Start with the post by Misha Bigos. I made rings using the technique he described, it was really easy, and they have held up great for over a year now. Really not hard to get the round shape, just follow the instructions.
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:55 PM   #3
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Just wanted to second Tim's recommendation to follow Misha's post. I just made a pair of them this past weekend. They turned out great and it took all of about a half hour total time. I just found a kitchen pot that was 8" in diameter to wrap the pvc around. It would have been easier if I would have had someone to help hold the pot from moving.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:51 PM   #4
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Do you have to heat up the pvc? If so, How?
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:45 AM   #5
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I made "rings" just like the first post suggests with a cylinder grip and loops of rope. I think they work fine for dips, pullups, elevated feet pushups, etc. I haven't done a muscle-up yet, so I can't comment there. Cost me <$10.
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:30 AM   #6
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ryan,
yes you heat them in the oven at 350 F for a little short of 5 minutes. while adding to the process, I found the sand inside the pvc really helps keep the tube round as you bend the ring around its mold. I stuffed cardboard in the ends to retain the sand and duct tape over the end to
support the cardboard.

kurt,
if you can tie knots in the rope at the ends of the elbow, you can work on the false grip and muscle-up. I find the looped rope elbow to be a more challenging dip implement because there's no strap to brace your elbows against, good times.
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:47 AM   #7
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I filled 1" schedule 80 PVC pipe with sand and heated in the oven for 10 mins @ 350. I then carefully fed the PVC onto the INSIDE of approx an 7.5" pot that I have. This was to alleviate the problem I ran into of not being able to fully get the ends to conform to the ring shape.

If they don't come out quite right, you can always reheat them and try again!
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:02 PM   #8
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So the pvc becomes soft and able to be bend around a circle brace (pot). Use some kinda gloves to handle the pvc and put it around the pot? Let harden for a while (I guess). What kinda rope did you guys use?
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:27 PM   #9
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I used a couple of 15' pieces of webbing that I happened to have. It made the project pretty cheap; going out and buying webbing would be a little spendy but worth it. I imagine just about any kind of rope would work, but could potentially hard to adjust the height of the rings.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:47 AM   #10
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