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Making some Parallette bars?

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2007/05/24 10:18:48 (permalink)

Making some Parallette bars?

Hey, ive decided to do home training by using bodyweight exercises on parallettes that I intend to build. I cant seem to find where to get the materials.

Ive found a couple of links on an american site http://www.americanparkour.com/content/view/892/285/
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/20/2495.html
Ive been to a plumbers merchants and rang B&Q but they said the pvc pipe they sell wouldnt be strong enough to support my bodyweight.

Anyone know where I could get the materials?

Or even instructions on how to make one from wood and where to get the stuff for that.
https://www.tracks2000.co.uk/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=254

theres some more link here:

http://www.westsideacademy.com/boysteam/Parallettes.pdf

http://www.amazon.com/Parallettes-By-Gibson-Highest-Quality/dp/B0002V9PH6

www.celtickane.com/projects/parallettes.php

Cheers.


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    WeeMuscle
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    RE: Making some Parallette bars? 2007/05/24 18:49:48 (permalink)
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    RE: Making some Parallette bars? 2007/05/24 18:57:44 (permalink)
    those pictures you have up just seem to be made of 40mm pvc pipe.
    if you wanted to make them yourself look in b and q along where the sink traps etc are. you will get the bits there.
    dont know if i would trust it to hold my weight though!!!
    any metal fabricators would weld you that up in no time at all.
    you know anyone in the trade?
    failing that, if you went to a plumbers merchants and got the fittings in black iron, that would definatley hold you, but you would need a friendly plumber to thread it etc for you.
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    RE: Making some Parallette bars? 2007/05/24 19:04:20 (permalink)
    A lot of the CF guys use those homemade PVC ones, I've never heard of them breaking.

    Do you know you can get the small ones for about £10?


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    RE: Making some Parallette bars? 2007/05/24 19:07:26 (permalink)
    make it from scaffold

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    RE: Making some Parallette bars? 2007/05/24 19:11:50 (permalink)
    mate of mine has some in scaff sunk in his garden for his son ,ill try to get some pics over the weekend
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    RE: Making some Parallette bars? 2007/05/24 21:22:34 (permalink)
    Cool yeah ive seen some scaf ones before but id like plastic or wood really as it will 'give' a little better and will be easier on the hands.

    Ive not seen the small ones for 10 quid but i would prefer some that are a bit higher and longer because I am planning on working on lifts to handstand and maybe some pirouettes and stuff.


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