Thursday, January 4, 2024

Foam Hurdle

At first glance, I was not quite sure what I was looking at.  Then I did a quick google search and found foam training hurdles in the price range of $150 to $200 online.  Nick Antolik had listed this for $100 in Aurora.  That was quite the distance to travel, but I was intrigued.

Then it hit me that these were likely games used hurdles from the 2015 CrossFit Games and the iconic image of Dan Bailey sprung up.

It was at that point that I had to have it and got my butt across town.  Nick turned out to be a really nice guy who comes to visit his friends in Colorado a few times/year.  He is based in Chicago and received this from a friend of his who used it a couple of times as an obstacle before it began collecting dust.  It unfortunately will probably have the same fate for me, but I am looking forward to giving it a whirl.

After the transaction, he mentioned that he was a trainer and gave me the link to his company Paratus Performance.  He works with college kids including ROTC.  He reinforced that my fundamental movement patterns with the kids were a good way to go.

33 inches was the height for women
39 inches was the height for men

I just double checked the heights and the base is 30 inches with 3 inch and 6 inch risers which is inline with the competition heights.

Not even sure where I should file this.  Not quite vintage, not quite modern training equipment.  More of a collectable.  

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