Hardball/Baseball pullup grips.

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Box4Life
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Hardball/Baseball pullup grips.

Postby Box4Life » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:10 pm

Tried this today and the i-hooks ripped out of my newly bought hard balls. They were pretty substantial i-hooks. The rubber in the hardball's didnt hold and the whole think cost me at least 15 bucks. The balls do say little league on them so I am wondering if big league balls are made with wood core rather than rubber. They felt the same.

Is there a tip I am missing so these can support my full weight without ripping off the hooks?
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Re: Hardball/Baseball pullup grips.

Postby jb21 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:22 pm

I purchased metal balls with eyelets welded on ebay. Just a thought.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Grip-Ball-Hand-Stre ... 35a843c96f

They can hold several hundred pounds each and be used for various grip lifts. (although they were a good bit cheaper when I bought them over a year ago).

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Re: Hardball/Baseball pullup grips.

Postby bigvic » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:58 am

Use an I-bolt, drill all the way through the baseball with a drill, and then use a wide washer or two along with a nylon locking nut to hold it. I weigh about 290 right now and have several baseball (and softball) pull up grips I use all the time with no problem. The screw in hooks will rip out no matter what.
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Re: Hardball/Baseball pullup grips.

Postby sbslider » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:16 pm

Image

can't really see the washers, and I did not used a nylon locking nut. Sometimes a picture is worth 1000. I had the same problem of the hook ripping out prior to using a nut at the bottom.

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Re: Hardball/Baseball pullup grips.

Postby mtguy » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:11 am

Here are some that I made. I used regular baseballs
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Re: Hardball/Baseball pullup grips.

Postby solidsnake88 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:35 pm

Hey, here's a thought, What if you were to use a counterbore/countersink on the underside of the baseball, then the bolt and washer could sit flush with the bottom end of the ball.

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Re: Hardball/Baseball pullup grips.

Postby sbslider » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:20 pm

solidsnake88 wrote:Hey, here's a thought, What if you were to use a counterbore/countersink on the underside of the baseball, then the bolt and washer could sit flush with the bottom end of the ball.

with all due respect, why bother?

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