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Old 11-09-2010, 06:58 AM   #11
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I still can't decide between these three. *pulling out hair*
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:17 PM   #12
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Which is cheapest?
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:39 PM   #13
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The one you posted is the cheapest, but I do like the company that makes the Jungle Gym stuff.

Ross Enamait further complicated things by sending me a zillion links so I could make my own, but sometimes I just like to buy things.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:41 PM   #14
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Hmm, a female that likes to buy things...nope, I don't believe that at all.

But, really, toys are fun.

Apparently the TRX knock-offs aren't around anymore but I'd go with Tylers because of the strap system.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:00 PM   #15
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Hmm, a female that likes to buy things...nope, I don't believe that at all.
OMG he was giving me so much !@#$ for it, it was unbelievable. Luckily I don't have to justify myself when I, say, eat out every couple of weeks. Because really it'd be cheaper and more hardcore if I cooked all my meals myself.

We're leaning towards the Jungle Gym XT because of the neat foot things.
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:01 PM   #16
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I realize I'm a little late chiming in.

The simplest way I can think of would be to go to your local climbing/outdoorsy store and buy a single 15-20' length of tubular webbing, which would cost less than $10. For strap adjustment, I found a pair of these to be sufficient although I haven't exactly been abusing the crap out of them to really test their strength. For handles, just thread the strap through some short PVC pipe pieces. A third piece of PVC can be used as a door anchor. Lifeline also sells their door attachment separately for $3, but the one that comes with Jungle Gym I is basically just a piece of pipe. Not sure what you can do about the foot holds, but you can probably figure something out.

Or you could just buy the basic Jungle Gym. I waited around for Perform Better to sell them on sale for $30 with free shipping.

For $20-30, these things are great because they allow people to do pulling exercises like body rows at home if they don't or can't have pull up bars installed or have a place to hang rings.

One last thing, using tubular climbing webbing won't chafe your arms up like regular straps.
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We went ahead and bought a Jungle Gym as a Solstice present to ourselves. But my BJJ gym has a TRX so we can compare. I don't work out there but I can mess around.

We do have a pullup bar at home, too.
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