Perfect Pullup

Get better, faster results with the Perfect Pullup. Rotating handles engage more muscles while reducing ...
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Perfect Pullup
Amazon.com

$23.39
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Added on 09/03/2008
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7 Reviews

Ouchthathurt
11/20/2008

Perfect Pullup 3

One of the handles broke during a regular upright pullup. I'm 5'8" and 150 lbs. I like this product because it does give you a good workout, but the brokage is a big concern because it is extremely dangerous. I contacted the company and they are sending me a set of new handles made from a new material. This must be a common problem.

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trom120
10/31/2008

Perfect Pullup 1

Within a month of me using the perfect pullup, the plastic handles broke. This has been reported by several other users. I always performed the pullups in a controlled and smooth motion, and I am well within the weight limit. It is unacceptable that a product like this should break so easily and quickly, and it is a safety hazard. I am just glad that they broke while I was using it, and not while my older father was using it, he probably would have been hurt pretty bad from a fall.

If they would just take the extra effort (and I'm sure not a major additional cost) to make the handles all metal, or even fiberglass, they would have a much better product. The plastic is not reinforced! Bad, and UNSAFE design.

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4ever420
09/02/2008

Perfect Pullup 1

Yes the plastic handles broke. I bought this for my use and for the Marines that i work with to use also. It has received heavy use in 7 weeks. the young Marine who broke them weighs 185 pounds! Both handles broke and he fell on his knees. Somebody with bad knees would have been in the hospital. The idea is great. Quality really is poor. Read the other reviews they all talk about quality issues. I custom made a door frame and secured it to the concrete hanger wall. Also made it higher. It is too low for everyone but dwarfs to use in a door frame. I took the handles to my machine shop and they are making new handles out of metal. The pushups are plastic too and by the way they creak and crack , they will break soon. I am going to make a metal set of those as well. maybe use a caster from a wheel as my swiveling base. If you have no machining skills i recommend using a rope for the pullup handles. thread the rope thru a piece of pipe, say five inches long and use that for a handle. this way you can still use a twist motion as you pull up. that is the great gimmick of the equipment. being able to twist takes the stress out of your shoulder , elbow and wrist joints. hope this helps. Has anyone else broken the pullup handles or the pushup handles? They must have.

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Perfect Pullup 5

WONDERFUL PRODUCT. ALL THE FAMILY USES IT INCLUDING THE NINE YEAR OLD. WE DO PULLUPS EVERYTIME WE WALK UNDER IT. THANKS.

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ChristopherCon nors
08/08/2008

Perfect Pullup 5

I'm a 59 year old Captain of the water rescue team here in Maine and I find that the perfect pullup reduces the strain in my wrists, which is my weakest joint, and allows me to concentrate on my back, shoulders, and arms. Great product.

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danf415
08/06/2008

Perfect Pullup 1

This is the latest and greatest in Chinese engineering.
Ist, try getting the screws into the top of the doorway.There is so little clearance from where the screw hole is supposed to be & the top of the door jamb. Impossible to drill a straight hole & even harder to get the screw in. Didn't really matter though; most of ther screw heads broke off before the screws were seated.
I am not a novice with hand tools. Indeed, I own every type of tool there is. However,no quality or quantity of tool could help me with this piece of junk!
The fold down part of this contraption is unpredictable & always manages to bind.
Overall this is a purchase I regret.
If you got to have one,Wait!...you will eventually be able to buy one at Big Lots for $19.95
I do own the Perfect Push Up-No problems there. Must be a distant relative.

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ZeroCount
08/05/2008

Perfect Pullup 1

I purchased the Perfect Pushup a year ago and really like it, so I was looking forward to the Perfect Pullup.

I've never had a pullup bar in my house because I'm not into carpentry and don't really have the tools to go drilling holes in the walls/doors. The box illustrated a hand turning an allen bolt to mount the unit and claimed it featured "easy installation".

Fair enough, I purchased and unpacked it and found it had probably been returned several times already. I soon discovered why. The instructions require you to have an electric drill with 1/8 bit for installation, something the exterior of the box conveniently fails to mention. Also, there are only two screws holding in each side of the bar. I weigh 195lbs and wouldn't trust my weight to those when doing hard pullups.

The other MAJOR problem is with the handles hanging down, if I did a pullup from a regular door jamb my knees would hit the floor. I am 6' tall but this just will not work with a standard size door. I bought this more for static hangs than pullups, but I can't do that if I have to do a crunch at the same time, since when I "peel off" the bars at muscle failure I'll land very badly.

I boxed it up and returned it - it will probably wind up with another sucker who buys it "new".

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