Looking for new foam pullup bar grips

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davarm
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Looking for new foam pullup bar grips

Post by davarm » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:35 am

I have the Iron Gym pullup bar (same ones sold in Walgreens, Walmart, etc.) It has worked well for me over a year now, but the foam grips on the bar are starting to fall apart. I tried to contact the manufacturer but hit a dead end, i.e. no response.

Any suggestions on where I could get some new foam grips, or anything else I can use that would be suitable. Trying to avoid anything that gets sticky, or portable grips that you have to keep in your hands. Also don't care for using gloves.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Looking for new foam pullup bar grips

Post by Ruli » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:16 am

if all efforts fail (and i'm now gonna state the obvious): new iron gym :-)

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Re: Looking for new foam pullup bar grips

Post by cheapo » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:27 am

Grips are unnecessary.

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Re: Looking for new foam pullup bar grips

Post by Viking Dan » Sun May 01, 2011 5:46 am

Foam pipe insulation wrapped with duct tape.

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Re: Looking for new foam pullup bar grips

Post by bobasaurus » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:15 pm

Maybe bicycle handlebar tape?

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Re: Looking for new foam pullup bar grips

Post by maddog » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:46 am

I used climbing tape (a type of athletic tape) when the foam grips on my bar failed. Very cheap and effective. This is the kind I have, but sometimes drug stores carry something similar: http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... CGQQ8wIwAA Note that it can't be the glossy, smoother cloth tape. It has to be the rough kind, or it'll be less grippy.

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Re: Looking for new foam pullup bar grips

Post by Xorlathor » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:40 pm

Same thing happened to me, the grips started falling apart. I wrapped the grips in durable clear packing tape and it fixed it.

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