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    Looking for a quality dip station

    I'm looking to purchase a quality dip station for heavy dips. I weigh 220lbs and I plan to use up to 200lbs of weight up to 3 times a week, so I need something that isn't going to wear with that much use.

    These are the 3 contenders:

    Apontus-Power-Stand-Tricep-Station B0078VCO4O

    Body-Solid-Body-Solid-Commercial-Station B00V5B37GW

    Angled-Dipping-Station-Machine-Rubber B003V0ZN2G

    They're all rated for 500lbs but at diffrent prices, I'm hoping there are some key differences to split them up a bit. I need the toughest and strongest of these.

    Which one is the most durable?

    Any help at all is appreciated.
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    Go with Black Widow or get the Body-Solid GDIP59 from Fitness Factory, their outlet store.
    You need a good rack, a bench, and a 300-lb Olympic weight set. Now, what was your question?

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    Any reason why those are better? For noting purposes. Just trying to wrap my head around why there are so many of them, yet they all look identical and with vastly different prices.
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    Originally Posted by lemonsauce View Post
    Any reason why those are better? For noting purposes. Just trying to wrap my head around why there are so many of them, yet they all look identical and with vastly different prices.
    Why? Because gear nuts with a lot of time and experience have bought them and used them, and found them to be worthy of recommendation.
    You need a good rack, a bench, and a 300-lb Olympic weight set. Now, what was your question?

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    With that much additional weight, I'd be looking for something like the Atlantis P-245 Dip Bars. Steps on each side make it much easier to get on and off.

    atlantisstrength.com/en/precision-series/p-245-dip-bars
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    I like weighted dips a lot and they do a ton for me and support all my pressing movements (other than a reverse hyper the dip bench is the only separate piece of equipment I own at this point). I opted for the Bodysolid a few months back when setting up my home gym mainly just on years of good reviews as they all look a lot alike and once I factored shipping with my Amazon Prime membership it was nearly a wash. For weighted dips you step on the back support to get up, there are traction pads that go here.

    I looked at a few of the different options here but haven't used them so no direct experience. That said, I'm very happy with the Bodysolid. It's as good as anything I've used in a commercial gym and better than a lot of it. I've not once considered swapping it out. I also move it from inside to outside fairly frequently and it is balanced and easy to move (I like lifting outside when it's nice - dips under the stars or sun!).
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    I have owned the Body-Solid dip station since 2010. I use it every week and it still looks like new. I have dip bars for my power rack, but I never use them because the dip station is far more comfortable and stable.

    Here is a thread about the station when I purchased it:
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...id+dip+station

    The only assembly issue I had was getting the round caps to plug into the ends of the dip bars. Softening the plastic with a hair dryer did the trick. I didn't bother putting the grip tape on the cross bar. I stand on it all the time without any slipping.
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    Originally Posted by justinluck View Post
    I have owned the Body-Solid dip station since 2010. I use it every week and it still looks like new. I have dip bars for my power rack, but I never use them because the dip station is far more comfortable and stable.

    Here is a thread about the station when I purchased it:


    The only assembly issue I had was getting the round caps to plug into the ends of the dip bars. Softening the plastic with a hair dryer did the trick. I didn't bother putting the grip tape on the cross bar. I stand on it all the time without any slipping.
    How much weight are putting on it in total?
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    Well, the most I've used is a 75lb dumbell and I weigh around 200lbs, so about 275lbs. I mostly do bodyweight with high volume now as I was experiencing some shoulder problems from heavy bench pressing, so I now value healthy joints more than strength, haha. I have a membership to a large commercial gym and I prefer the feel of the dip bars on the Body-Solid dip station over any of the offerings available there.
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    i thought the body solid one was only rated to 400 pounds? I wish I could get the atlantis dip stand. that thing is awesome.
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    Originally Posted by matrix563 View Post
    i thought the body solid one was only rated to 400 pounds? I wish I could get the atlantis dip stand. that thing is awesome.
    That is correct, the GDIP59 has a weight capacity of 400 lbs.
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