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Old 01-29-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
Anson Castelvecchi
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FringeSport wooden rings review

I've used all sorts of plastic rings over the years, recently I decided to give wooden gymnastic rings a try. The difference between wooden rings and plastic is remarkable. The first thing you notice about the wooden FringeSport rings is beauty, they look like works of art. As soon as you touch them you'll be hooked- the wood actually feels like an extension of your hand. Even without chalk (I rarely use chalk with mine) they "stick" to you hands in the best way. Contrast this to the feel of plastic rings, you always feel like you're loosing your grip. There's a reason why gymnasts only use real wooden rings to train and compete with.

I absolutely love doing pullups with these rings. Doing pullups on rings allows your wrists to naturally rotate, this helps prevent the dreaded elbow tendinitis associated with high frequency pullups. Once you get used to doing your pullups on rings you won't want to go back to the fixed bar very often. I also use these rings for dips. Doing dips on rings adds a whole new level of challenge to the movement. To dip on rings you need to maintain some serious body tension. And as with ring pullups your body is free to find the range of motion it needs. Suspended push ups? Gotta love em with the FringeSport wooden rings! There are some many movements you can do with rings, do yourself a favor and get some today. What's next for me? The iron cross....

The wooden gymnastic rings made by FringeSport are the best deal going, $69 shipped. They come with adjustable straps that are quick to set up just about anywhere and are bomb proof. Peter and Alex Keller stand behind all of their products & offer unsurpassed customer service. http://www.fringesport.com
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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Re: FringeSport wooden rings review

Nice. Another entry to the wooden rings market.

After my experience with Rogue's FIG rings, I was pretty much of the same mindset.

Also new wood rings have a nice smell to them, like sawdust. Most of my lil guys didn't like it, but I did.

I did find the same thing as for chalk usage with the wood rings vs synthetic rings. Then again at a gymnastics gym, chalk was aplenty for the most part. With synthetic rings, grippage can really vary.

Anson, to note, Gymnasts no longer use Wood Rings and haven't for a long time. Competition rings are now made of fiberglass. I think they have a banded core in case they do fail (as what happened in 2008 Olympics a few times).
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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Re: FringeSport wooden rings review

Great review.. I just received tracking info my rings. I am looking forward to them. Btw.fringe was prompt with their emails and I will be a return customer.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:12 PM   #4
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Re: FringeSport wooden rings review

Great product! They sent me a pair after a FB promotion I won a while back! I don't use anything else!
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Re: FringeSport wooden rings review

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Nice. Another entry to the wooden rings market.

After my experience with Rogue's FIG rings, I was pretty much of the same mindset.

Also new wood rings have a nice smell to them, like sawdust. Most of my lil guys didn't like it, but I did.

I did find the same thing as for chalk usage with the wood rings vs synthetic rings. Then again at a gymnastics gym, chalk was aplenty for the most part. With synthetic rings, grippage can really vary.

Anson, to note, Gymnasts no longer use Wood Rings and haven't for a long time. Competition rings are now made of fiberglass. I think they have a banded core in case they do fail (as what happened in 2008 Olympics a few times).
Thanks for the correction, I didn't know this.
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