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JustinM
07-21-2012, 07:18 PM
I'm trying to find a good power rack for my home gym. I am looking for the following:
-Very close pin placement
-Medium-thickness pull-up bar
-Able to store bumper plates in the air on the sides so that I don't need to reach down to get them (25kg, 20kg, 15kg, 10kg, and ideally space for 5kg, 2.5kg and 1.25kg)
-Sturdy and reliable (probably the heaviest thing I would do are pin deadlifts up to ~675lbs with some dropping fast on missed reps)
-Wide base (or somehow allows a sumo squat/pin deadlift from raising the bottom)
-Band pulling inserts
-Half racks or racks with front pegs are nice for jerks. I would prefer a half rack if it could meet the above criteria, because then it's easier to get in and out when I move from squats to deadlifts, but I'm always worried they won't have close pin spacing or aren't sturdy or have really short spot bars that I might miss when I sit back on squat.

Here are some that I saw that might work, but I'd love some opinions based on meeting the above criteria for the best price (and whether they'd allow minor customizations):
http://www.roguefitness.com/r6-power-rack.php
http://www.pendlay.com/Pendlay-Elite-Half-Rack-System_p_989.html
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=475&pid=5417
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=391&pid=3234
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=167&pid=921
http://www.power-lift.com/halfrack-powerlift.htm
http://www.power-lift.com/multirack-powerlift.htm

I am not sure how much I am willing to spend, but definitely nothing over $3,000. I'd probably like to stay around $1,600 or less shipped.

Bako Lifter
07-22-2012, 12:22 AM
rogue fitness hands down. you'll get the best product, made in america.

plus they design they're equipment to be able to be expanded upon. lots of attachments like safety chains, plate holders, dip station, etc.

i have lots of smaller equipment by them, but my next purchase will be the S2 squat stand.

CrazyEyesPat
07-22-2012, 09:41 AM
I have a r3 in my garage and it does the job nicely. If you have the loot the r6 would be what I'd get.