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Old 12-30-2010, 10:10 AM   #1
Donald Rice
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Rogue R-3 West Side Rack v.s. R-4 Power Rack?

I have been considering upgrading from my homemade squat stands to something a little nicer. I have narrowed it down to either the R-3 or the R-4 by Rogue. Does anyone have any experience with these racks that would indicate if one is better than the other for any particular applications? I will primarily be using the rack for pull-ups, various squats, and olympic lifts.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:55 AM   #2
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Re: Rogue R-3 West Side Rack v.s. R-4 Power Rack?

I think the main difference is the R-3 has to be bolted down. The R-4 can be attached to plates and be freestanding. (of course if you plan on using bands it will need to be bolted down as well).
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:00 AM   #3
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Re: Rogue R-3 West Side Rack v.s. R-4 Power Rack?

Also, if you plan to have multiple people using the rack at once (and not using the same bar) you will have to have access to both sides of the R-3 rack. You won't have enough room to have one bar inside the rack and one outside or the plates will hit. The R-4 rack looks deep enough that one bar could be inside of the rack (I have the R-3, so I don't know this for sure).
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:27 PM   #4
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Re: Rogue R-3 West Side Rack v.s. R-4 Power Rack?

What the others have said + they are both great Racks.. you really can't go wrong...

If you want more info on either Rack, check out the reviews here:

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Old 01-15-2011, 10:56 PM   #5
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Re: Rogue R-3 West Side Rack v.s. R-4 Power Rack?

Donald, I'm considering the same except I'm including the S-2/S-3 in the running.

I do sort of a strength bias so I am interested in lifting variations, especially rack pulls and inertia presses. This makes me think that the racks are best. But given the recent release of the S-2 and S-3 stands I am still deciding.
The stands have a pullup bar and the optional safety spotters.

If one can do pulls from the spotters, then I may go with the stands.

I guess I'd like to know why one would choose the racks over the stands and within each type how one would choose. What is so compelling about each product?
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:44 PM   #6
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Re: Rogue R-3 West Side Rack v.s. R-4 Power Rack?

just wondering why the rogue wall mount is not in the running considering the price point.

any opinions , reasons would be great.

http://www.roguecanada.ca/spx-equipm...series-340.php

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Old 01-16-2011, 11:07 PM   #7
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Re: Rogue R-3 West Side Rack v.s. R-4 Power Rack?

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just wondering why the rogue wall mount is not in the running considering the price point.

any opinions , reasons would be great.

http://www.roguecanada.ca/spx-equipm...series-340.php

thanks
Because that's not a power rack, there are no spotter pins on it.

If you lift heavy or want to lift safe you need a rack with pins. Stands arent the same, regardless of how much people here love them.

Fail on a squat/bench in a power rack and the pins save you...

R3 is very shallow, the R4 is very deep.

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Old 01-17-2011, 12:48 AM   #8
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Re: Rogue R-3 West Side Rack v.s. R-4 Power Rack?

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Because that's not a power rack, there are no spotter pins on it.

If you lift heavy or want to lift safe you need a rack with pins. Stands arent the same, regardless of how much people here love them.

Fail on a squat/bench in a power rack and the pins save you...

R3 is very shallow, the R4 is very deep.
Right on.

John, do you own the R4? HOw does depth factor in?
I'm a big guy I guess 6'3" 230ish but I can't imagine the R3 getting cramped.
But there may be something I'm missing. I would hate to purchase it and then feel it doesn't fit.

Let me know.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:08 AM   #9
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Re: Rogue R-3 West Side Rack v.s. R-4 Power Rack?

Edward,

I'm 6'5 305lbs and I can squat inside of my R3 without any problems. I've even squatted inside of it while my girlfriend was squatting outside of it. That was a little tight, but do-able.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:25 AM   #10
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Re: Rogue R-3 West Side Rack v.s. R-4 Power Rack?

Hi Edward, no I dont know the R3 or R4 rack, but I am really considering the R3.

The EFTS racks which seem to be very similar in construction and hole spacing are 30" inside and some people like the extra room, especially when paying this much for a premium rack.

Youre not missing anything, the R3 is not cramped, its just regular home rack depth - but it doesnt give you any extra room inside it either.

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