But there was a big problem with kipping pull-ups back then.
It was tough to find a place where you could do them!
Go to the local Globo-gym. If they even had a decent pull-up bar, everyone would look at you like you were insane, doing massive volume of "cheating pull-ups". iPhones weren't a thing back then, but if they were, I would have been in every "CrossFit Fails" YouTube compilation for sure.
Next, try an outdoor (public) pull-up bar. This usually worked well, except... where are the weights? If you were doing Fran, you'd get a warm-up dragging the barbell and plates out of your car and to the pull-up bar, and then a cool-down getting the @#$% things back into your trunk.
Finally, the garage gym. Your sanctuary. The big problem here was that most cages/racks built back then were low and unstable- they were designed for strict pull-ups. Any kipping, and you might tip the whole thing over on top of you!
There had to be a better way. And now, 11 years later, there is.
When we designed the OneFitWonder Squat + Pull-Up Bar, we brought a commercial grade designed 1/2 (quarter?) cage that would withstand any squat you threw at it.... and be kip-friendly.
A few design innovations make this possible:
Large footprint for stability
Tall uprights to allow adequate ground clearance for the kip
Weight horns on the back to allow easy weighting down- the heavier the unit is on the ground, the more stable it is.
Of course, we didn't skimp on the squat performance either- solid 11 gauge 2x3 steel stands up to even beefy 1,000 pound squats, and accepts most aftermarket accessories- try it with our spotter arms.
Oh, and we normally ship this bad boy at $429 including free shipping to your door.
I screwed up.
We make this piece in two different factories.
And I accidentally placed two big orders- one from each factory.