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Old 07-23-2008, 04:20 AM   #21
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:44 AM   #22
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I want a 700-800 lbs tire. We got a 550 and it's good for sets of 5-10.
But I don't have room.

And I need a 300-350 lbs one but have been a bit busy to get one.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:38 AM   #23
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I want a 700-800 lbs tire. We got a 550 and it's good for sets of 5-10.
But I don't have room.

And I need a 300-350 lbs one but have been a bit busy to get one.

I'm betting it's possible to add weight to a tire, need to look at mine.

The transition from 650-750 is HUGE, the difference between a 750 and 800 is...deeply unpleasant. at those weights and hence diameters, slight changes in tread depth or width of the tire make big big differences in how they flip, with narrower ones seeming much harder.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:34 AM   #24
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I'm betting it's possible to add weight to a tire, need to look at mine.
http://theironworks.yuku.com/topic/1...re-weight.html

here is thread on that.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:56 PM   #25
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Dave - humongous.

I flipped 720 for about 6 reps in a row before and that whooped my ass.
800 for a double. It's fun to do once in a while.

Thanks for the link on adding weight.
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Dave - humongous.

I flipped 720 for about 6 reps in a row before and that whooped my ass.
800 for a double. It's fun to do once in a while.

Thanks for the link on adding weight.

nice. we've got a 1000+ that I still haven't gotten yet...would be nice to have something about 850-900 to bridge the gap. i'll have to scheme on a better way to add weight.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:59 PM   #27
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I just got a hammer and I'm completely new to hammer/tire exercise.

I have a regular car tire, sitting on end atop a cinder block and anchored by bungee to the block and a metal banister. The fact that the tire is vertical and on a cinder block adds extra height makes the bounce-back a little scary to someone new to this. Anyway, I'm hoping to eventually get a second block and wedge the tire between them rather than placing the tire on top of the one.

Any suggestions on how I might improve this set up?

Conversely, I have another, unbouncy tire that looks like a formula one tire (fat). It's really floppy and doesn't regain form upon impact. That means I can't use it for plyo jumps otherwise it'll collapse and I'd fall off. When I hit it with a hammer it will collapse halfway and continue to absorb impact upon repeated strikes, but it still won't regain form or offer any rebound.

Is the tire's bounciness at all vital to this exercise?
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