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Hanging a bar in the ceiling of my garage...

Postby nEwSkIn » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:01 am

I am thinking about hanging a bar at the ceiling of my garage... has anybody done this? I think it's pretty handy when you can't go kiting and want to practice your moves...

Are there any special procedures? precautions? What equipment should I use? etc etc...

Thanx :thumb:

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Postby Kitedude » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:01 am

just be sure to put a mattress or something underneath you

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Postby nEwSkIn » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:04 am

yes, I had that part in mind;)

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Postby oceanplay » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:10 am

hope it's a tall ceiling or your leg and feet will be banging it.

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Postby nEwSkIn » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:30 am

Yes it is pretty tall, no probems there!

I just hope the ceiling is strong enough to hold myself and not do any damage, to the wall and to me! :lol:

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Postby oceanplay » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:38 am

if you can get inside the truss take a 4x4 and spand 4 of them and that will spread the wieght and you should be fine

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Postby nEwSkIn » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:45 am

I have no idea where the truss is... :-?

Does it make much o a difference?

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Postby MadMick » Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:16 am

Of course it does!

You must fix your hanging point off something structual,or else it will pull out or pull part of your ceiling down.

If you fall while practicing a deadman or such,and land on your head,you can suffer serious injury,even from a small height.
You could break your neck,or get compression fractures of the vertebrae.

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Postby sid5150 » Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:44 am

You can prevent this by wearing a helmet. You should really wear one anytime you even THINK about kiteboarding. :greenlaugh:


You should be able to use a cheap electronic studfinder (Oh! There I am!) on your ceiling to find the trusses.

Make sure you 'test' it well before going apesh!t on it!


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Postby Nico » Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:53 am

How about putting a full bathtub under your hanging bar ?
This would add a bit of realism to your exercises.
It could also be a water bed if you like to keep your hairstyle.
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