This is a guide on how to properly install your Lattice Testing and Training Rung. There are obviously a lot of different ways you can go about mounting your Rung so the ideas below are not definitive and it is up to you to ensure the Rung is mounted securely before you use it.
The most important part of installing your Rung is choosing an appropriate location for it. It’s essential you attach it to a secure structure that can support the loads you will be putting through it as the last thing you want is for it to come flying off mid way through a session!
Common options include mounting above a doorway, a roof beam in an attic or mounting to a detachable pull up bar. Bear in mind that the load on the Rung can be quite high, especially if you are doing weighted fingerboarding or explosive pull up sessions.
If you have a few options for locations that’ll be strong enough to support the Rung (with you hanging off it!) then the next thing to consider is ergonomics. The Rung should be at a height where you can comfortably reach it with outstretched arms, preferably with some room either side so you are not banging your elbows while using the Rung.
Lastly you may also want to consider options for mounting a pulley underneath the Rung so you can use the rung with assistance e.g. if you’re training a weaker grip type.
The hardware you’ll need for mounting your Rung will depend on what you are attaching the Rung to.
In the simplest case you’ll be attaching the Rung directly to a wooden beam. In this case you will need 6 to 10 5x60mm woodscrews (or equivalent).
If you are attaching the Rung to masonry you will need 6 to 10 5x60mm screws, matching wall plugs, a masonry drill bit and a drill.
If you are attaching the beam to an internal wall (i.e. studwork with plasterboard on top) then we recommend mounting a rectangle of 18mm plywood to the studwork and then attaching the Rung to the plywood.
You MUST make sure that the entire back surface of the Lattice rung is in contact with a solid surface, whether this is a wall, wooden board or a beam. No part of the back surface of the rung must overhang as this may cause uneven stress across the wooden structure of the Lattice rung which could lead to the product breaking.
When mounting your Rung ensure it is level. We recommend attaching the rung using a single screw, getting it level and then fixing it in place with a second screw. Double check the level before fastening the remaining of the screws.
The Rung should always be attached with 6 screws.