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StLRPh
05-31-2011, 07:01 PM
Review for Farmerís Handles/Paralletes:

Specs:
30lbs per handle
2in fat bar on the top bar
Standard bar width (~30mm) on the bottom
Pick height is about 4 inches higher than a regular bar with 45ís
Holds 500lb+ (iron plates) or 300lb+ bumpers per handle

What I've used them for:
Farmerís walk (fat bar or regular)
Paralletes
Substitute for a trapbar deadlift and/or car deadlift
Off blocks they can be used for Zercher lifts and Conanís carry

Both sets of handles were very comfortable. And the handles were well balanced. Very easy to switch between fat bar grip and regular bar grip, just have to rotate the handle while it is loaded. The additional bar diameter made Zercher/Conanís much more comfortable.

Something I really liked is that the stands make it very easy to load them up with the smaller diameter metal plates while maintaining the height for the pick. This would be great for people without bumpers and/or who want to use less weight.

They were long enough that I had no issues with stride length and had plenty of room to spare (Iím 6í4Ē and have a fairly long stride), even when walking at a fast pace.

The fat bar handle really hit my grip. My forearms are still sore 3 days later from using them on Saturday.

Overall impression: Great tool to have. Very versatile piece of equipment. Itís like getting two sets of handles, paralletes and a trapbar all in one.

Here's a short video of them in action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v84UxbbUyRQ

And a picture of the finished product:
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff409/matthewdcorley/farmers.jpg

If anyone is interested in getting some please IM me and I'll give you Tim's info. He did a great job for me, custom made them to my specs and gave me a great price.

barryisawinnah
05-31-2011, 08:04 PM
I like those, does he make any other equipment?

StLRPh
06-01-2011, 05:54 AM
I like those, does he make any other equipment?

I'm sure he would IM me if you want his info.

Tom Mutaffis
06-01-2011, 03:22 PM
Do you have a link with any pictures?

Also, were these from an independent fabricator or sold through a commercial strength equipment website?

StLRPh
06-01-2011, 03:27 PM
Do you have a link with any pictures?

Also, were these from an independent fabricator or sold through a commercial strength equipment website?

Tom,

This is the direct link to the above picture:
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff409/matthewdcorley/farmers.jpg

I can take more pics if there's something you'd like to see better.

These were made by a firefighter in CA. He built them for me after I saw a picture of some he built on the Crossfit board. The ones he originally made were much smaller and less beefy. I think initially he was more interested in using them as parallettes. This is the thread:
http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=66891