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Swissbar, Who Has One?


#1

Hi everybody our gym is getting better and better we have a Fatbar !

Now iam dreaming of an SWISSBAR :

Does anybody here have one or even better has anybody build one!!

I would appreciated very much if someone could give me measurments.


#2

Ummmm… I dont know if i would trust anything other than machined metal over my neck. might as well just buy one from

elitefts.com

that way you know it wont get fucked up.

Is a dope bar though. great for OH pressing from my limited experience.

-chris


#3

i would loves to buy it from eliteft…

now comes the “BUT”

i live in germany and shipping alone would be 600$!

so iam trying to build one

thanks anyway


#4

My gym has one from EliteFTS. It’s a nice variation. I found that it was particularly hard on my triceps and wrists. You have to engage a lot of wrist and forearm muscles to stabilize it because it wants to keep turning over in your hand forwards or backwards.


#5

why would u ever need 18 chains…


#6

I have one from west cary barbell (great custom equipment manufacturer based out of NC)
http://westcarybarbell.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=21
(If your wondering, Joey Smith happens to be the one pictured on the site)

Awesome bar, spacing is just right.
I use it for all kinds of pressing and rowing stuff. I’m a pitcher so it allows me to take it easy on the shoulder too.


#7

[quote]baseballer2150 wrote:
I have one from west cary barbell (great custom equipment manufacturer based out of NC)
http://westcarybarbell.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=21
(If your wondering, Joey Smith happens to be the one pictured on the site)

Awesome bar, spacing is just right.
I use it for all kinds of pressing and rowing stuff. I’m a pitcher so it allows me to take it easy on the shoulder too. [/quote]

I used one of Tom’s when he came to lift at my gym some months back. He did a great job fabricating it and the thing really hammers the triceps on pressing variations.


#8

[quote]holyjimi wrote:
i would loves to buy it from eliteft…

now comes the “BUT”

i live in germany and shipping alone would be 600$!

so iam trying to build one

thanks anyway[/quote]

shitty deal. I wonder if there would be any european suppliers of strength equipment?

-chris