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Mike Simpson

Metal or Wooden Stall Bars?

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Mike Simpson

After lots of research, I'm ready to pull the trigger on the Rogue Stall Bar 3.0 and want recommendations on metal or wood.  Price is not a factor.  Comfort and safety are key.  These will be installed in an unheated garage.  Thanks for your suggestions!

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Coach Sommer

No question; go with metal.  Most adults will eventually snap the wooden rails; especially the long rails that rogue uses.

Yours in Fitness,
Coach Sommer

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Nick Murray

Counterpoint: made my own from wood. Also in an unheated garage but feel wonderful!

However, they're much narrower than the Rogue bars (about 32 inches vs 43), so stresses on the middle of the dowels will be less. Before I made the stall bars I used the safety bars on my power rack: absolutely freezing in winter.

 

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Coach Sommer

Counter Counterpoint:  Good point, however easily dealt with by simply wrapping the rails in athletic tape if needed.

Over the years I have never seen a young athlete break a wooden rail, I have however seen adults break at least 7-9 rails.   Luckily no one was injured.  Metal rails make this problem a non-issue.  

Yours in Fitness,
Coach Sommer

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Mike Simpson

Thanks for the quick replies!  I agree with you Coach Sommer, the metal brings peace of mind and athletic tape is a great comfort tip.  I'll just make sure not to lick the metal rails in sub-freezing temperatures!

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Coach Sommer

If you forget about the licking, please take a photo so we can compare your fate with Jeff Daniel’s above.  ;)

Yours in Fitness,
Coach Sommer

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