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Damien Thompson
04-03-2008, 06:49 PM
Hey guys,

Does anyone have preferences or able to comment on notable differences between the rings on gymnasticbodies and ringtraining?

Coach Sommer
04-03-2008, 08:07 PM
Here is a review I received from someone who has all three of the major sets of conditioning rings currently on the market:

Yours in Fitness,
Coach Sommer


Brian Shanks
07-15-2008, 08:23 AM
Coach Sommer

Is your store up and running yet?


Camille Lore
07-15-2008, 09:51 AM
I got a set of Extreme Rings and have loved them. For the price, they were good for me. Had a little trouble with the buckle recently, but Coach Summer stepped up and is taking care of it for me. I'd but them again, esp. since I'm careful about my spending.
I like the texture of the rings and the feel of them. I've used others in my gym and they've been taped up. Honestly, the texture of the Extremes, without tape even, is what I prefer.

Blair Lowe
07-16-2008, 10:57 PM
Coach Sommer's store still is not finished in it's implementation so you have to order the rings off his ebay store.

I'll write down what I think of his rings when I get them, since I've used Tyler's quite a bit and the gym I go to has a few sets of Tyler's ( as does CFMarin ).

Brian Shanks
07-17-2008, 06:53 AM
Unfortunately the ebay link isn't working either.

I sent him an email so hopefully I will get a reply soon.



Steven Low
07-17-2008, 08:03 AM
FYI I'd suggest getting the material that is going to feel comfortable FOR YOU. You like metal.. Rogue rings (well, previously Tyler's but he changed to plastic cause someone's teeth got knocked out with someone letting go...), Tyler's plastic and not quite sure what Coach Sommer's Xtreme rings are.

Basically, if I could have I would've went with wood (since that's what I'm used to for a rings set), but Tyler's ended up being find for my purposes.

Camille Lore
07-17-2008, 09:23 AM
Extreme rings are plastic, with a small amount of texture on them.

Blair Lowe
07-18-2008, 06:13 PM
Brian, here is the link. On the gymnasticbodies.com forum thread, I believe the link was expired.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Xtreme-Rings-for-Gymnastics-Strength-Fitness-Training_W0QQitemZ170241279483QQihZ007QQcategoryZ2 8067QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I was considering Sommer's originally as my first bet, as I was looking into buying 2 or 3 pairs at once to fully accomodate the men's rings workout area in my gym. Right now, this isn't an issue anymore, so I settled on just one set as I only have one place to hang them in my home.

Ideally, at the gym, I'd have a rings tower and some ceiling wooden rings set up for swinging, and one high, medium, and low rings set up for strength ( muscle-up to handstand height, support to handstand height, and handstand height.

Hell, if I had the room where I live I'd set up 3 so I wouldn't have to bother resetting rings and my friends could work out too without having to share.

For 3 sets of rings, I'd be saving nearly 50% compared to buying 3 sets of Tyler's. I do like the Elite rings though much better than the Powermax or Rogue rings or homemade ones.

Nothing beats gymnastics wood rings, except these for the price, since those would cost 150+ which is the price of my mushroom and rings together or halfway towards an EGE pommel trainer.

Yael Grauer
07-20-2008, 09:46 PM
I made my own rings with Nylabone dog chew toys. They are pretty cool.

Brian Shanks
07-21-2008, 02:46 PM
Thanks Blair

I saw this a couple days to late.

I will continue my search for affordable rings.


Coach Sommer
08-03-2008, 11:17 AM
Here is a current link for the Xtreme Rings:

Yours in Fitness,
Coach Sommer

Blair Lowe
08-11-2008, 03:11 PM
Brian, here is my review of my Extreme rings against the PowerMax, Tyler's, and Rogues.