i feel where you’re coming from on wanting something higher off the ground, but that system is a complete ripoff. don’t get me wrong it’s nice and serves it’s purpose but it’s just a few peices of overpriced tubing bolted together. if you have ceilings high enough for a nine foot contraption then you should be able to do a high quality wall mounted setup for less than half what the taps bar costs and get the same effect[/quote]
I am putting the pull-up bar outside. I can workout outside here in California 8 months of the year, and I prefer to do so (the other 4 months I go to a gym). I have everything else that I need: weights, squat rack, bench, but I really like to do chins and am deadset on installing something decent. I understand that I could make do with some kind of door attachment, but I don’t want that and it’s not really practical for me to put something sturdier up in my house.
Tomorrow I am going to Home Depot to see if I can get the materials to rig up a system on my own. As I said before, I suck at that kind of handyman stuff, so wish me luck. Any advice on this would be GREATLY appreciated.
If I decide that it’s beyond my capabilities, I will contact a metal worker/welder about this. I don’t know if most of them do small time stuff like this, but I will ask.