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By Jeff House
From rapid city sd
Dec 17, 2011
Wind river range 2013

www.blankslateclimbing.com/shop/item/blankslate/

Seeing if anyone has made something like this that is removable other than ring rocks around a pull up bar. Where I live I can not mount anything into the wall and im attempting to save some coin.


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By tim f
From Albuquerque, NM
Dec 17, 2011
Me and the boys

I just bolted a hangboard to a pull up bar sitting in my closet. Works pretty well.

Hangboard mounted to pull up bar
Hangboard mounted to pull up bar


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By Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 17, 2011
OTL

^nice dirtbag innovation. Those things retail way less than a blankslate setup.


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By Crossing
From Breinigsville, PA
Dec 17, 2011
old rag summit

There was a thread about that a few months back discussed here:
www.mountainproject.com/v/blank-slate-trainer/107373618#a_10>>>


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By Jeff House
From rapid city sd
Dec 18, 2011
Wind river range 2013

tim f thank you. that is the innovation I was searching for! You da man


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By Steve86
Dec 22, 2011

Tim, that's perfect. I think I've got the same bar in my closet too. Any tips on how you mounted the wood to the bar?


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By Javier L
From Asheville, NC
Dec 26, 2011
Bermuda, DWS

Tim, thanks for your help, you're the man!
I ended up using 5/8"x3" lag shield anchors with 1/2"x4" lag screws (I hope I got those terms right). I had to try a few different lag shields because some of them were a little too big to fit (even though they were all 5/8"). I pre-drilled the plywood holes to 1/4".
This completes my home training gym.

DRCC V5.12 hang board and a spare nicros HIT system strip.
DRCC V5.12 hang board and a spare nicros HIT system strip.


backside to dirtbag version of blankslate board
backside to dirtbag version of blankslate board


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By gabemcg
From Phoenix, AZ
Jan 5, 2012

Javier and Tim, could you go into more detail about how you securely attached the mounting board to the ends of those bars?


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By Steve86
Jan 5, 2012

I did something similar. Will take a picture when my new DRCC board gets here on Friday.

I have the same pullup bar. I just drilled two holes into a piece of 2x12 lumber that matched up with the two poles of bar. The holes were slightly smaller than the outer diameter of the bar. I pounded it in with a hammer and have an instant bomber press-fit. I originally planned on running a bolt/screw on the backside or inside the bar but with that size lumber + a press fit it's not going anywhere.


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By Will S
From Joshua Tree
Jan 5, 2012

Man, those DRCC boards are kinda popular at the moment. Did sesh #3 on my new one on Tue.

Do you really only have that backer board attached to the pullup contraption with two lag bolts into the tubular aluminum?

No issues with the backerboard flexing or trying to rotate forward when you're hanging on the hangboard? Just looks inherently unstable with single pair of attachments and no other way to counter the moment (rotation) around the attachment point.


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By slim
Administrator
Jan 5, 2012
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

hey will, how are you liking the V512? i'm thinking about getting one for my next HB cycle.


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By Will S
From Joshua Tree
Jan 5, 2012

Slim,

I'm going to put up a review in the next couple of days...maybe tonight actually since it's an off training day. Short version: small holds are very good and the dual-tex is fantastic, middle sloper has a good angle but is too narrow side-to-side so your thumbs bang together. I'd buy it again.


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By JLP
From The Internet
Jan 5, 2012

Will S wrote:
Just looks inherently unstable with single pair of attachments and no other way to counter the moment (rotation) around the attachment point.

I'm not seeing it either. Climber + weights + inertia + torque > 200 lbs. Nice homes, ghetto handiwork.

Considering the cost of handholds and the flexibility you get compared to the cost of a poured hangboard, a couple trips to Home Despot, and a bunch of wasted time with no fab skills - the whole Blankslate thing seems like a pretty good deal to me for $129.


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By Steve86
Jan 5, 2012

The moment isn't that big because the distance from the center of the board is an inch or two at the max.

I can't speak for anyone else but I put a 2x12 on the same pull up bar shown in these pictures by simply press fitting it into the board. I can bounce as hard as I want and it won't even flex (wobble). The 2x12 resist the torque surprisingly well.


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By Javier L
From Asheville, NC
Jan 6, 2012
Bermuda, DWS

So far so good. It does flex. Maybe 2-3* or so??? It hasn't affected my work out mainly because I can't make much use of the smallest slopers, yet. If it flexes any more I'll put extra padding on the doorway to compensate. And at a cost of $5 versus $129 (I already had the pull up bar, which is like $20), I'm definitely not complaining. The V5.12 was $80 or so, if I'm not mistaken. the blankslate "the bomb" hangboard is $89 on the website and the blankslate itself is $129. If the setup busts, the hangboard can be easily placed elsewhere and I'll be out $5.

My shield anchors are 5/8 x 3 inches and screws are 1/2 by 4 inches. I'm not sure what Tim F used but he's the man with the original idea.

update - my buddy jumped on it yesterday. I'm 150 lbs, he's probably 20 + lbs more and the board flexes considerably more. So this setup is probably only for us lightweights. If it breaks, I'd consider doing the press-fit.


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By Steve86
Jan 10, 2012

Got my 5.12 in the mail today and mounted it up on the board. Thought I would share a quick photo. I'm probably going to add a few holds along the top to provide even more range.


DRCC 5.12
DRCC 5.12


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By slim
Administrator
Jan 11, 2012
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

Steve86 wrote:
Got my 5.12 in the mail today and mounted it up on the board. Thought I would share a quick photo. I'm probably going to add a few holds along the top to provide even more range.



that's it. i'm pulling the trigger today. what colors/scheme is that one? is it the tebow model? looks pretty sweet!!


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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Jan 11, 2012
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.

slim wrote:
that's it. i'm pulling the trigger today. what colors/scheme is that one? is it the tebow model? looks pretty sweet!!



From my experience with DRCC you can ask them to send you colors of the holds/hangboards that they have and select the crazy one that you want.

I have only ordered climbing holds from them and they did a custom job for free everytime and they look amazing. Easily one of the top climbing hold companies out there. Below is one set that I have photos of:

The DRCC Slots. Asked them to do some crazy colors and this is the result.  <br /> <br />Almost too pretty to climb on.
The DRCC Slots. Asked them to do some crazy colors and this is the result.

Almost too pretty to climb on.


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By Steve86
Jan 11, 2012

It's a 3 layer gradient with swirls. I think. The best thing to do is call them and talk to them about the color/design options. The options page on their site is a little confusing but I called them the Monday after xmas and they were super helpful even though it was a holiday for most people.

Mini review: All hangboards should be dual texture. This thing is sweet.


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By slim
Administrator
Jan 11, 2012
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

just placed my order over the phone for a black v512 w/ red, yellow, and blue swirls. they said it might come out kind of funky. can't wait to get it. too bad i am in the middle of a cycle and don't want to change horses mid-stream. i'll probably just hang it up and stare at it for a few weeks... :)

the gals i talked to were real nice too.


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By Javier L
From Asheville, NC
Jan 13, 2012
Bermuda, DWS

+1 on great DRCC customer service

They upgraded from Gray to the color scheme above just because it was ready to be molded. Saved me a few bucks but more importantly, they were great to deal with.


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By Ernie Rules
May 6, 2012
Bouldering, competition, Ohio

How in the world did you mount the wood to the pull up bar?! And I'm a girl, so don't use fancy man terms, thanks!


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By Javier L
From Asheville, NC
Jun 6, 2012
Bermuda, DWS

Ernie, look at my post above and go to your local hardware and ask for that size shield anchors, etc. As for the press fit, no se?


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By blokedals
From Kennesaw, GA
Jul 9, 2012

Can you still explain how the board stays on the tubes. Did you drill the hole all the way through to the back end? If so how did you bypass the screw holding on the cross beam of the pull up bar.


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By Steve86
Jul 9, 2012

1. Drill out two holes in the board that are the same size or ever so slightly smaller than the outer diameter of the pull up bar tubes. I had to pull back the foam on the ends of the bar.

2. Force the tubes into the holes such that the end of the tube is flush with front side of the board. If your holes are too small remove a little material and try again. You want the fit to be as tight as possible as this is what allows the board to stay put without using any screws or bolts. For the uninitiated, this is a "press fit." I lightly tapped the tubes into the holes with a large rubber mallet. The amount of tube that is in the board is equal to the thickness of the board. I used a 2 x 12 for the board.

3. Mount your holds or hang board of choice.


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