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Old 11-10-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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Folding Pull Up Bar

Hey everyone,

My co-worker and I were talking today about pull up bars. We teach PE to a bunch of middle school students at a brand new school. The safety people will not allow us to have pull up bars installed outside on the buildings because people can use it when nobody is around and it's a risk. We got to thinking, and thought that a great thing would be to have a pull up bar that hangs outside, but the brackets on each side to hold the bar up would be held up with a pin of some sort. I don't know if this makes sense. The triangular brackets that support the pull up bars could have a hinge and a pin, so when they are not in use, they could be folded down flat to the wall, and locked up. What do you all think? How hard would it be to have something made like this? Hope this makes sense. I think it would solve the safety issue outside quite easily, not just for us, but for many affiliates who want bars outside but have safety issues.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:07 PM   #2
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Re: Folding Pull Up Bar

got access to football uprights? try the Again Faster portable pull-bar (link wfs) http://www.againfaster.com/again-faster-bar/
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:07 AM   #3
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Re: Folding Pull Up Bar

Also recommend the Rogue system at http://www.roguefitness.com/store/product299.html (WFS).
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:42 AM   #4
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Re: Folding Pull Up Bar

Yes, I have some of those. I was referring to a permanent solution that attaches to the wall. Thanks though!
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:21 AM   #5
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Re: Folding Pull Up Bar

We could build it or you could take the design for our brackets to a local fabricator.

I think I would take that design and flip it upside down. Use cables to hold the bar so that you could hinge the bar up flat to the wall when you are done.

That would be pretty easy to make I think?

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Old 11-11-2009, 09:07 AM   #6
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Re: Folding Pull Up Bar

You could also think about having the bar fold sideways against the building. Imagine using triangle braces that are hinged. If you fix the bar on top using a bolt (so it can pivot when folded), you could hinge the braces to the building and fold the entire thing sideways making it flat to the building and able to be locked that way.

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Old 11-11-2009, 10:29 AM   #7
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Re: Folding Pull Up Bar

Thanks guys, I'm definitely going to look into it.
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