So articles are expensive!!
A few months back I made some cheap dumbbell style articles to train with Shane, the metal ones are holding up great, the leather ones simply just stink on ice. I couldnt find the right materials to make a proper leather article, but the easy to work with aluminum for the metal ones was no problem, they sell all I need for them at Home Depot.
So now that Shane is going for run-thru's and I also want to rent ring time at a facility to work on performing around distractions, I need new articles, I would love to just buy a whole new set (leather & metal), but my budget is kinda tight and I want to save money if I can, especially since we wont be trialing in utility for a looooooooooong time. So I was thinking of just buying the leather articles from jjdog.com and keeping the metal ones I made. Now they are the same measurements (2 1/2" ends and 3 1/2" bit) but Im guessing the overall shape will differ somewhat and the diameter of the bit may be different also. I just want to make sure that this wont be a problem before I make my purchase. From what I understand, its 5 identical metal, 5 identical leather, so its okay if the metal ones are not identical to the leather?
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