Introducing The Tug-Of-War (TOW) Traction Strecher Device
Hi everyone! Since I don’t have the parts needed to make this device but know that it should work (because it works on the same concept as the Tug-Of-War and Dual Fulcrum manual stretches work on and people have gained from using those before) and have never seen anyone post on such a device before. I will post the simple plans I have created quickly in MS Paint on what parts are needed and what the device looks like and does. This device I call the TOW (Tug-Of-War) Stretcher. Bear with me if my writing isn’t perfect, writing isn’t IMO one of my strong points in life. :)
This new PE device is built off of a basic traction stretching extender type device (AutoEXT which is great BTW, I recommend everyone get one off Monkeybar who is a active member of Thunder’s Place and very nice guy) for PE. Basically I was doing some TOW/Dual-Fulcrum manual stretching the other day in the shower. After a while I got kind of tired of repeating the same motions over and over and my hands and arms were pretty tired. So then I thought to myself why can’t I just make a automated TOW manual stretching device where I can control the stress/tension intensity for the top and bottom of the pulling directions just like TOW manual stretch. Seemed reasonable to me. So I would do something like use two clamps (to mimic two hands like a TOW manual stretch) instead of one clamp and 4 adjustment connectors (2 connectors for each rod placed in between the clamps) to make this TOW Stretcher a reality.
So I looked around my house and had most of the parts BUT unfortunly I still needed another 2 adjustment connectors (like the AutoEXT has, as you can see I really used the AutoEXT as a model to build off of here… :) ) and another AutoEXT clamp to make my device comfortable and usable.
I decided to go ahead and draw the plans anyways for the TOW Stretcher since I had never seen anyone come up with, use, or make one before and I believe there is good potential here for gains to somehow come from this. Hopefully someone out there will have the nessesary tools and parts to do a expierment by creating one of these things and then being nice and reporting back on this thread about how they used it and what there expierence with the device is like.
If anyone else out there came up with this idea or posted about this before then I’m sorry for wasting space posting space here. Now that that’s out of the way… Anyone is welcome to give comments, thoughts, or expierences with this device here on this thread. I’d like to here from others.
BTW, check out the image I have attached to this post to see the basic design of the TOW Stretcher PE device I came up with! Also check out some of the posts below for a parts/tools list for making the TOW Stretcher and other useful information/theorys regarding this device…
Last edited by LoveMachine : 11-20-2005 at .