Overall I think its a decent power rack, but for the price, the things that suck about it make it not quite worth $960. For the price I paid, I expected not to have the inconveniences that that rack has.
My main issue is with the safety pins, which are a complete bitch to load, and the J-hooks are just too long, and it makes unracking a pain in the ass because the bar will roll inside the J-hook. Will get into these things a little more once I list what I like about it.
- 1 Inch spacing makes for a decent benching experience (although the J-hooks ruin benching in the rack imo)
- The addons like the Dip bar and plate storage are excellent
- Pull up bar that can be put at a custom height and a fat bar too
- Comes with 4 pegs for band work
- pretty sturdy
- 43 inches of working space inside the rack allows me to never need to worry about having enough space
- The PHUCKING safety pins. I know that 43 inches of working space is a lot, and that a pin that goes through 43 inches is going to be reasonably heavy, but the cylindrical cover for the metal safety pins makes setting the pins at each height take over a minute for each one. The are a bitch to remove, and the metal rod scrapes against the hole when you're trying to do it. Its fully functional once its in, but for what I paid for this rack, I expect a much better system than this.
- The J-hooks. They are too big, the bar rolls around in the J-hook and the only way to unrack is to press the bar against one of the sides. Its less of an issue for squats, but it absolutely sucks for benching.
- The width of the rack only gives about 3 inches clearance in each direction when deadlifting if you don't want the plates to hit the rack. This isn't so much a design flat as it is just an inconvenience, and it makes me a little scared that I will ruin the bar deadlifting in the rack.
Gonna upload a video too and explain things more clearly and in more detail.
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