- Q: CAN I INSTALL STALL BARS ON ANY WALL OF MY HOUSE/ APARTMENT/ CONDO?
- A: Stall bars can be installed on most walls. Standard construction using wood studs on 16 inch centers is the easiest and preferred walls for mounting. Some newer construction use steel studs which will require proper dry wall anchors to be installed prior to mounting the bars to the wall. Older homes with plaster walls may also require anchors if the studs are not easily located. Concrete and brick walls will require special anchors and should be installed by a professional. Below are installation videos for wood stud and dry wall installation. Contact us if you would like to learn more.
- Q: I AM TRYING TO CHOOSE STALL BARS. WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR TO KNOW WHAT IS THE RIGHT FIT?
- A: Stall bars are very simple with few options to consider. The most important are if it has a pull-up bar or attachment, rung spacing, space from the wall, and materials. Additional features to be considered are the overall height and width, offset of the pull-up bar to the rungs, and rung geometry and size.
- Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROUND AND OVAL RUNGS?
- A: We use 1.5" round rungs on our fitness bars, which provides a great grip for all hand positions, especially when inverted or flagging. Oval rungs are offered on our Schroth Bars for scoliosis therapy and can be beneficial for people with weaker grip strength.
- Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POPLAR AND BEECH RUNGS?
- A: Strength is similar and both rated for 350 pounds static load. The poplar are more flexible and preferred by lighter people or with gymnastics backgrounds on flexible apparatus. Beech are stiffer and preferred by heavier people or with crossfit/metal bar backgrounds. Beech are very consistent in color and slightly darker than the Birch uprights and back plates. Poplar are mostly light in color, similar to the uprights and back plates but can have large color variations including purple and green veins/streaks.
SCHROTH (Scoliosis) vs FITNESS STALL BARS
- Q: WHAT ARE MAIN DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES?
- A: There are several differences which include:
- Wall spacing: Both models are offset from the wall to allow approximately 4" of space so arms and feet have room for placement during certain exercises.
- Space between rungs: Schroth Bars are slightly larger spacing which results in fewer rungs.
- Wall Plates: Both have only a top and bottom wall plate which allows a mirror to be mounted for observing movement.
- Oval vs. Round Rungs: Schroth Bars have oval rungs vs round. Some scoliosis patients have weaker grip strength and the oval rungs assist. They are also more comfortable while hanging. Round rungs allow consistent grip for 360 degrees which is beneficial when inverting or other non-standard hand positions.
- Q: CAN FITNESS BARS BE USED FOR SCOLIOSIS TREATMENT?
- A: Yes but you should consult with your physiotherapist.
- Q: CAN SCHROTH BARS BE USED FOR FITNESS?
- A: Yes, but you may want to consider adding the optional pull-up dip bar attachment.
- Q: DO YOU STAIN YOUR WOOD?
- A: We use food grade mineral oil to stain and preserve all our wood products and maintain the natural feel and grain of the wood. The mineral oil is environmentally friendly and does not contain any toxic chemicals. We do not finish the products with a lacquer as it creates a hard, slick surface.
- Q: HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN YOUR RUNGS SUPPORT?
- A: All rungs are made from 1.5″ diameter hardwood (Beech or Poplar) and have been static load tested to 350 pounds.