View Full Version : York 6605 Bench
03-17-2002, 12:41 PM
I'm thinking of buying a bench because I can only workout at home, and I need some proper equipment. The York 6605 bench seems to be cheap, yet provides a fair amount including the Leg extention and butterflys.
Here's a pic; any comments?
03-17-2002, 03:30 PM
Looks really good 2 me man you got your squat rack at the back that's great
Yeah, it looks alright but the butterfly things are really lame - you will have to remove them when you want to bench press and they hold next to no weight.
03-20-2002, 06:16 AM
Sweet, all because of the squat rack.
03-20-2002, 07:13 AM
I am not trying to be a d*ck but that bench is a piece of ****. Don't buy it . Really shop around before you buy . There is alot better equipment out there to buy. If you want to check out some good built equipment = parabody,bodysolid,nautilus are good equipment manufacturers.
Nowhere else is gonna offer that much stuff on a bench for the same sort of price though - body solid and that is fine but a lot more expensive.
03-20-2002, 08:59 AM
In reply to monstrous: I know there are better equipment manufacturers around, but as I'm only 15 have no job and therefor limited money, this is the best bench around for less than £70. There is actually another version of it without the butterflys for about 10 pounds less.
Thanks for your comments
03-20-2002, 11:43 AM
This may sound obvious but try the used equipment places. Its amazing how many people buy these expensive benches/weights etc and use them for 1 week and never use them again.
For example, I can buy cast iron weights new for 59 cents a pound (Canadian) but I can buy 400 pounds used for $50.
03-23-2002, 09:12 AM
Sorry Britboy i should of asked how old you were and what your situation was . So i say check out what jjordon said, and if you can't find something decent used . Then i would get that bench . That would be a great start for your age. When i was 14 my parents brought me a weider bench and the plastics wts . That bench is nicer than the one i started with at your age ! Go for it !!
03-23-2002, 09:22 AM
No problem monsterous.
Thanks for all the comments, I'll probably look into getting that bech pretty soon.
You do that - remember what i said though the butterfly attachment is crap - I speak from experience.
03-24-2002, 06:48 PM
First off, I would hate the bar support... its not multilevel and peg-based, nor is it wide. These closer supports will probably nip at your hand from time to time as you place the bar down on a piece of skin.
Second, cant you just join a gym? The wealth of knowledge and range of machines available will benefit you much more in the longrun. Then (hopefully) you will have access to some very quality stuff. Leave the equipment to the gyms, I say.
03-25-2002, 02:17 AM
I think the bar support is multilevel, you just can't see it from the photo. Even if it's not, I think it would be fine for me.
Second, cant you just join a gym?
I can't join a gym because I'm only 15, and all my local Gyms have a minimum age of 16/17 to be able to use the weights.