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Farmers Handles: Length Between Plates

Hi guys,
I’m looking at purchasing farmers handles from local welder, but want/need them to be as compact as possible. I thought of 200 mm sleeves, but what’s the minimal distance between the plates I need for comfortable walking?
thanks
Willem

A little more than the length of your stride. You don’t want to be kicking the plates as you are running/walking. I’ve used handles like that and it throws you off big time when your back foot kicks the rear plates.