But on the plus side, when his partner says, “Oh man, that is gross…your farts smell like eggs”, he can just look at her with a deadpan face, pull one out and display it while saying, “In fact, they do!”
Because of the comedic value in those theatrics, I would say the stunt is worth it.
So, since then I’m leaning away from 690. I’m not the most hardcore lifter so I don’t think I need all of the benefits of the 690 and think the weight tree will be a more space efficient way to store the weights for the overall gym. I think what keeps swaying me away from the 690 is that if I put the 490 or 390 on an 8x8 platform I’m still left with a nice unused section of the platform that I can use as an all purpose area. I’d be bolting into the plywood platform as opposed to the concrete floor and still probably have the stabilizer bar on the 490 for good measure. So I’m more leaning between the 390 and 490 at this stage although if I do the 490 I’ll be tempted to expand the platform to an 8x12. Any thoughts on this, I’m really torn here and spending way too much time thinking myself in circles. Height shouldn’t be a major concern because our basement has really high ceilings.
Nice. No, no platform here. Just built the 690 over 8 pushed-together horse stall mats in basement. As I have raved about, the thing is so monstrous that it requires no bolt-down even though it sees heavy weights, drops, etc. Barely a wobble.