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    any suggestions on good cheap dip stations?

    just a basic cheap dip station that takes up a minimum amount of space, maybe with a pull up bar but nothing more, what are some good/cheap ones I should look into? thanks.
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    Originally Posted by HarleyRen View Post
    just a basic cheap dip station that takes up a minimum amount of space, maybe with a pull up bar but nothing more, what are some good/cheap ones I should look into? thanks.
    http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/se...earchSort=TRUE

    Few decent ones there.
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    From my experience, the cheap ones are a waste of money as they wobble too much. I found the best value for money is a wall mounted dip station. Doesn't move at all and can be bought for around $50.
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    Originally Posted by captainmorgan0 View Post
    From my experience, the cheap ones are a waste of money as they wobble too much. I found the best value for money is a wall mounted dip station. Doesn't move at all and can be bought for around $50.
    If they wobble put some 45's on each side to keep it stiff. Could also invest in two sandbags. Not a lot of people can have wall mounted dip bars.
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    You could make something like these out of pipe for much less:

    http://www.amazon.com/Lebert-Equaliz...6341327&sr=1-9
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    Anyone try this? imgur . com/I1Grv
    I figure a piece of plywood sitting on the safties between one bar and the uprights would keep the bars from sliding apart. Just cut the bit off where you want to grip.
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    Originally Posted by GruntFunk View Post
    If they wobble put some 45's on each side to keep it stiff. Could also invest in two sandbags. Not a lot of people can have wall mounted dip bars.
    That probably won't keep the cheap dip bars (power towers type) from wobbling. From my experience, those type tend to wobble from the multiple of joints and probably from the tubes being so thin rather than just from the feet. So even if the feet were planted firmly, the rest would still wobble back and forth from the weight of the person.

    However, for something like the Body Solid dip station, if it were to wobble, your idea would probably work just fine. I don't have any experience with it but it seems like it would be a heck of a lot better than the power tower type dip station.


    I've wondered how the wall mounted type dip stations are. I've only ever read one review on that type of dip station. The person stated that the dip handles weren't long enough and that they constantly bumped into the wall when using them. There is a member of the site that I think has them. I sent them a PM a while back but haven't received a reply.




    Originally Posted by thatguyheis View Post
    Anyone try this? imgur . com/I1Grv
    I figure a piece of plywood sitting on the safties between one bar and the uprights would keep the bars from sliding apart. Just cut the bit off where you want to grip.
    I don't know what you have in mind but this seems to work. BTW, the pictures aren't mine.

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    Ah, that's a good idea, I'd just need a 2nd set of hooks.
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    The Body-Solid Dip Station has zero wobble.
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    Originally Posted by justinluck View Post
    The Body-Solid Dip Station has zero wobble.
    @ OP I ended up buying this off amazon, w/ free shipping and from all the reviews and what I heard, people are saying its a solid buy especially if you plan to do weighted dips.
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    Originally Posted by SDSammy View Post
    That probably won't keep the cheap dip bars (power towers type) from wobbling. From my experience, those type tend to wobble from the multiple of joints and probably from the tubes being so thin rather than just from the feet. So even if the feet were planted firmly, the rest would still wobble back and forth from the weight of the person.

    However, for something like the Body Solid dip station, if it were to wobble, your idea would probably work just fine. I don't have any experience with it but it seems like it would be a heck of a lot better than the power tower type dip station.


    I've wondered how the wall mounted type dip stations are. I've only ever read one review on that type of dip station. The person stated that the dip handles weren't long enough and that they constantly bumped into the wall when using them. There is a member of the site that I think has them. I sent them a PM a while back but haven't received a reply.
    I have wall mounted dip bars, mine also have pads on them so it doubles as a vertical knee raise. They don't move and are far enough out from the wall so I never hit the wall.
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