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I really like the dip attachments and the flexibility with adjusting the grip width. I only have two complaints and they are in regards to the craftsmanship. First, I could hear some debris in the tubes and a lot of it fell out of the small openings in the joints without welds onto my floor as I unpacked the product. The debris looked like little metal balls, the size of grains of sand, so I'm assuming it was from the welding. I was able to shake out the rest and throw it away. My second complaint is in regards to the positioning of the holes for the screws that hold the attachment to the power rack. One hole is pretty much vertical, which I presume is how it's supposed to be, but the other whole is off center so the screw goes in at an angle. The screws still do their job and keep the attachment from sliding around, so I'm not concerned for my safety. I thought it was worth mentioning so these issues are addressed for future production.
Bells of Steel
Thanks for taking the time to review and provide feedback. I apologize about the sandblast balls, these are used for cleaning the steel before painting and occasionally get stuck in the product. I will certainly have the screw problem addressed with our factory. Thanks again!
All I Have Tried Have Been Good
I've tried several of the rack attachments so far, and all of them were pretty good. 1. Lat Pulldown For Light Commercial 5.1 - Excellent design idea. The leg brace secures to the uprights with pins and has a nice pad that holds you down. The pulley system system seems to be a little on the cheaper side, but it worked just fine with about 70lbs on it when I was testing. I will say, don't make the mistake of loading one side heavier than the other. I did this accidentally and it bound up on me. This was just user error. 2. Lever Arms - Great idea, can be used to do belt squats if you attach a chain. Not something I'd buy if it were more expensive but since it's cheap I dig it. 3. Monolift Attachment - Of the 3 I've seen (Rogue, Titan, BOS) this one is by far the lightest and cheapest feeling. That said, they're still pretty good, and I wouldn't hand any qualms about using them. The counterweight is a little too light, but a couple magnets solves that. 4. Spotter arms - Decent. Not super heavy and strong, not super light and weak either. Overall just good.
Power Rack Attachments
Graham at B.o.S. was awesome in helping find the exact power rack attachments I was looking for to add to my B.oS. Power Rack 5.0 - I highly recommend B.o.S. equipment to anyone looking for high quality gym items at an affordable price. I highly recommend and will buy from B.o.S. in the future
Power rack 4.5
If you are reading this then you were probably like me scouring the interweb to death about the various racks to complete your home gym. You have probably looked at the cheap ones and said “nope” and most likely have looked at the Rogue racks and thought “holy s**t, that’s a lot of money for some steel”. Enter the BOS power rack. First off I was very impressed with the customer service. It is pretty rare these days to find knowledgeable, helpful people. Ryan answered all of my questions very quickly which made the descision to buy the rack that much easier. About the rack then. I have found it to be the best, most feature packed rack for the money. It was easy to assemble (ditch the tools that come with it and use your own) and the roller J cups are something you will wonder how you ever did without. They make things that much easier. I really hummed and hawed about the safety straps and I am glad I went with a rack that has them over the regular pins. Failing a lift means the bar falls on something with a bit of give and you can set the one side of the strap on the high side to be able to scoot from underneath while bench pressing. If you do not require the straps for a lift, just disconnect one side instead of having to remove the entire bar. Once you have a rack with straps, it will be hard to go back. The resistance band pegs are nice, but I use them for plate pegs and the fact that I can hang my bars between 2 of them on the upper portion of the rack. There has to be some drawbacks to every product so here are my (minor) dislikes. The rack is painted instead of powder coated. I realize that powder coating a rack adds cost, so if it meant saving $$ I would go with paint. The hitch pins that go on the end of the safety strap pins are a pain. I threw them out immediately and made some new ones out of cotter pins. Way better now. Some may not like the fact that you have to pull the safety strap pin to adjust the bracket up and down. I thought it would bother me before I bought the rack, but it literally takes under 45 seconds to adjust all 4. I am very happy I went with the BoS rack
Bells of Steel
Wow what an awesome review, thank you so much for the kind words and I'm glad you love the rack!
J-cups and Strap Pins
I have owned the J-Cups and Straps /Strap Pins for nearly a year now. They do what they are supposed to do so I am happy with them, though there is room for improvement. J-Cups: Pros: The J-Cups are super solid and strong. They are easy to move on the rack to whatever location you desire in seconds. There is nothing flimsy about these things! I am confident you could load these up with some serious weight and they wouldnâ€™t have any trouble. After nearly a year of use at 3 times a week, the pin attacked to the J-Cup is still solid and there is no play. The paint job on the J-Cups is tough. I havenâ€™t had any chipping or flaking. What I really love about the J-Cups is the value added plastic padding that is screwed to the bottom and sides of the cups. This protects the stippling on the barbell which is awesome! Cons: The quality control of the plastic padding needs to be improved. When I received the J-Cups, two out of the four had been drilled poorly for the need to be re-tapped before I could seat them properly. Two of the screws that held the plastic pads in place had been stripped by manufacturer. I managed to get one of the screws to seat the pad, but the other screw was not recoverable. When I called BOS to ask if they could provide a replacement screw, they said they couldnâ€™t. So I have a J-Cup that has no plastic pad on the bottom. The method of attaching the J-Cups to the rack is very sturdy as it uses a thick gage piece of steel to wrap around Â½ of the rack to secure it along with the pin. This system has two drawbacks. The first is that the piece of steel that wraps around the rack sits several inches below the pin. This only causes a problem for me when I do flat bench press and have the straps directly underneath the J-Cups. The J-Cups must be put on first, and then the strap clamps need to be slid onto the rack around part of the J-Cup. It still works and this only occurs for during flat bench press, so it isnâ€™t that bad. The second issue with the piece of streel that wraps around the rack is that it blocks the ability to see the laser etched numbers when placing the strap clamps. Overall these J-Cups work and I would recommend them. Straps and Strap Clamps/Pins: Pros: These things are tough and sturdy. They will hold serious weight. The straps allow for you to put them at an angle so you can slide the weight down and away from you. They also provide the ability to allow the weight to rest closer to your body. These are significant improvements to the traditional straight metal bar seen in many commercial power racks. They are easy to install on the rack in just a few seconds. Cons: Though there are benefits to having the versatility of the straps for customization of where you want the weight to rest near your body, it also requires trial and error to know where to set the strap clamps on the rack. Unlike a straight metal bar, the straps sag several notches below where the strap clamps are located on the rack. Once the safety straps are used during a workout, you will need to ensure the strap clamps are reseated as they have a tendency to slide out of their position on the rack. This is not a safety concern as the clamp pins hold them on the rack. The strap clamp pins have little ball bearings at the end of the pin to keep them from sliding out. It has been about 9 months and one of the pins has lost the ball bearings, making it a little less secure. Overall these straps, clamps, and pins work, though they have a lot more variables than traditional straight bars as safety catches. If the design was improved upon, I think the straps would be superior. As it stands with their current design, I am not sold on them being a more efficient method for safety catches compared to the traditional straight metal bars.