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Old 11-21-2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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Ring spacing?

Sorry if this has been covered - I did searches. What width should my eye bolts be for hanging rings on? TIA

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Old 11-21-2009, 02:35 PM   #2
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Re: Ring spacing?

Jeff Tucker recommends one cubit, the distance between the end of your middle finger and elbow. Hold your hand stiff and straight like you're about to salute, then bend the elbow.
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:39 PM   #3
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Re: Ring spacing?

I saw 50cm somewhere and that what I went with...
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:57 PM   #4
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Re: Ring spacing?

Would 20" apart be about right then? And would 20" between sets be far enough apart?
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:00 PM   #5
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Re: Ring spacing?

50cm is indeed the official width according to the Ring Training guide I received. In inches, that would be 19.69" so yeah 20" would be fine.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:09 PM   #6
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Re: Ring spacing?

The most important thing for the width is that it allows proper alignment during movement and so the straps don't get in your way. You want to be able to hold a support position (top of a dip), without the straps digging into your arms. A cubit is good, and I usually add another inch or two to that.
The width becomes less important as the distance from the mounting point increases. In gymnastics, the rings are hanging from 10 foot long cables, so the standard width works for everyone. But if you are hanging the rings from shorter straps, don't use the official measurement. Go with whatever is most comfortable.
Sorry for the long winded response. I hope it makes sense!

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Old 11-21-2009, 05:29 PM   #7
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Re: Ring spacing?

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The most important thing for the width is that it allows proper alignment during movement and so the straps don't get in your way. You want to be able to hold a support position (top of a dip), without the straps digging into your arms. A cubit is good, and I usually add another inch or two to that.
The width becomes less important as the distance from the mounting point increases. In gymnastics, the rings are hanging from 10 foot long cables, so the standard width works for everyone. But if you are hanging the rings from shorter straps, don't use the official measurement. Go with whatever is most comfortable.
Sorry for the long winded response. I hope it makes sense!

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Hey Tyler,
Your response brings up some curiosity for me. Is it then easier/harder to do ring movements in general if the straps are longer (i.e. mounted higher)?
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