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Parkour and Freerunning => Parkour And Freerunning => Topic started by: Alec H on October 10, 2009, 07:25:27 AM

Title: Dimensions for a pair of Precision Beams
Post by: Alec H on October 10, 2009, 07:25:27 AM
Well, i saw more small balance/precision beams on the APK store.  I'm tight on cash atm, but I have plenty of wood so I decided to make one.  What would be the measurements for this?

http://www.americanparkour.com/component/page,shop.product_details/flypage,flypage.tpl/product_id,154/category_id,11/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,234/

I was thinking like 2 feet for the ends and 3 feet across for the piece going in between them.  Would that be sturdy enough?  Should it be smaller/bigger?  It's mostly to stay warmed up in the cold minnesotan winter =P
Title: Re: Dimensions for a pair of Precision Beams
Post by: Mark Toorock on October 10, 2009, 08:16:58 AM
That's too big, the bar across will snap. go with 30" for the cross bar and 18" for the legs. we have an article on how to make them, but those were made smaller on purpose to get one pair out of one 96" 2X4. If all you have is one 2X4 then go 12" legs and 24" cross pieces.
Title: Re: Dimensions for a pair of Precision Beams
Post by: Alec H on October 10, 2009, 09:37:59 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Dimensions for a pair of Precision Beams
Post by: Corndogg on October 10, 2009, 09:48:03 AM
Here's Ozzi's Precision Bars as well - http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php?topic=8021.0
Title: Re: Dimensions for a pair of Precision Beams
Post by: ichisato on October 10, 2009, 09:59:49 AM
sir! i love you , lmao i was lookin for somethin like this.... i might make em, i would use pipe instead of wood to simulate real railings, or a set of pipe and a set of wood to simulate both different scenarios
Title: Re: Dimensions for a pair of Precision Beams
Post by: Andrew Wilson on October 10, 2009, 10:20:12 AM
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/redsepher/DSC00179.jpg)

These are mine, they work like a charm. Using em for months, havent cracked.
Title: Re: Dimensions for a pair of Precision Beams
Post by: Harry Smith on October 10, 2009, 11:55:04 AM
I still am wondering why M2 is selling those if he told us how to make them. ???
Title: Re: Dimensions for a pair of Precision Beams
Post by: Mark Toorock on October 10, 2009, 12:03:49 PM
there are some people who

1. Don't have a saw and a place to paint and don't want to buy a 25 pound bag of sand and box of screws and paint roller just to make these.

2. Would rather just spend a few bucks and be training as opposed to taking the time to make them themselves.

The ones we sell are made form pressure treated wood which means they will last forever, and they use a really cool fastener system with allen screws and special set anchors. They also come with a little guide with some fun drills :)

so, build or buy, we want to make options available for anyone and everyone who wants to train :)
Title: Re: Dimensions for a pair of Precision Beams
Post by: Team Avian on October 11, 2009, 07:38:40 AM
and that is why I love APK, not like other businesses that try to get the most out of the customers as possible and not give them a single break

The trainers I use have a 2x2 cross bar because if you can balance on 2x2 (Or, really, 1.5 x 1.5 seeing as they cut it all a half inch short) you can pretty much balance on anything

They are basically a 2x4 base (12" I believe) with a smaller 2x4 piece (Apprx. 5" each) on each side of the bar to keep it from rocking, and an 18" 1x4 on the top just in case...  so I make a housing around the bar on each side basically...  I think my are somewhere around 18" long (The bar) but I'm not sure...  I really need a picture to better describe it...  maybe later if anyone is curious

-Kyle B.