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US20180185690A1 US15/399,169 US201715399169A US2018185690A1 US 20180185690 A1 US20180185690 A1 US 20180185690A1 US 201715399169 A US201715399169 A US 201715399169A US 2018185690 A1 US2018185690 A1 US 2018185690A1
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  • This disclosure relates to implementations of a portable training rig.
  • OCR Obstacle course racing
  • FIG. 1 illustrates an example portable training rig according to an implementation of the present disclosure.
  • FIG. 2 illustrates an example first strip of webbing of the example portable training rig of FIG. 1 according to an implementation of the present disclosure.
  • FIG. 3 illustrates an example hanging object that may be used with the example portable training rig of FIG. 1 according to an implementation of the present disclosure.
  • FIG. 4 illustrates an example use of the example portable training rig of FIG. 1 according to an implementation of the present disclosure.
  • FIGS. 5 and 6 illustrate another example training rig according to an implementation of the present disclosure.
  • FIG. 7 illustrates an example turnbuckle according to an implementation of the present invention.
  • FIG. 8 illustrates an example use of the example training rig of FIGS. 5 and 6 according to an implementation of the present disclosure.
  • the training rig comprises a first strip of material having a first loop on a first end of the first strip of material and a plurality of openings positioned along the length of the first strip of material.
  • the first strip of material is used with a tie-down ratchet system to secure the first strip of material between a pair of trees sufficiently high enough so that a user can swing from hanging objects secured to the first strip of material.
  • Hanging objects are attached to the first strip of material using the openings in the first strip of material.
  • a wire having formed along its length loops using the wire are secured between a pair of trees using chains, a turnbuckle, and a carabiner. Hanging objects are attached to the wire using the openings formed by the loops.
  • FIG. 1 illustrates an example portable training rig 100 according to the present disclosure.
  • the portable training rig 100 comprises a first strip of webbing 110 and a second strip of webbing 120 .
  • FIG. 2 illustrates an example first strip of webbing 110 according to the present disclosure.
  • the first strip of webbing 110 comprises a flat strip of material 110 a having openings 110 b along its length extending through the material and a loop 110 c on a first end.
  • the flat strip of material 110 a may be manufactured from a strong fabric woven as a flat strip. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a may be manufactured from nylon. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a may be manufactured from polyester. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a may be manufactured from any other synthetic fibers. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a may be manufactured from any material suitable for slacklining.
  • the flat strip of material 110 a may be a predetermined length, width, and thickness.
  • the flat strip of material 110 a may be a single strip of material having a predetermined length, width, and thickness. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a may be comprised of multiple strips of materials layered together to form a strip of material having a predetermined length, width, and thickness.
  • the flat strip of material 110 a comprises a front flat surface 110 d extending the length and width of the material, a back flat surface 110 e extending the length and width of the material, a top edge 110 f extending from the front surface 110 d to the back surface 110 e , and a bottom edge 110 g extending from the front surface 110 d to the back surface 110 e.
  • the openings 110 b penetrate the front flat surface 110 d and the back flat surface 110 e thereby extending through the thickness of the material 110 from the front flat surface 110 d to the back flat surface 110 e.
  • the width of the flat strip of material 110 a is between 2 to 3 inches. In some implementations, the width of the flat strip of material 110 a is less than 2 inches. In some implementations, the width of the flat strip of material 110 a is greater than 3 inches.
  • the openings 110 b comprise grommets 110 b 1 or rings inserted therein to reinforce the openings and protect the surrounding material.
  • the grommets may be made from metal.
  • the grommets may be made from plastic.
  • the grommets may be made from rubber.
  • the grommets may be made from any suitable material.
  • the grommets may be heat fused to the material. In some implementations, the grommets may crimped to the material. In some implementations, an adhesive may be use to secure the grommets to the material. In some implementations, one or more techniques may be used to secure the grommets to the material.
  • the openings 110 b may be spaced between 6 inches to 24 inches apart. In some implementations, the openings 110 b may be spaced less than 6 inches apart. In some implementations, the openings 110 b may be spaced more than 24 inches apart. In some implementations, the openings 110 b may be spaced 12 inches apart.
  • the grommet openings are 0.5 inches in diameter. In some implementations, the grommet openings are less than 0.5 inches in diameter. In some implementations, the grommet openings are greater than 0.5 inches in diameter.
  • the loop 110 c may be made from the same material as the flat strip of material 110 a .
  • the loop 110 c may be integral with the flat strip of material 110 a and may be formed by looping the end of the material 110 a and securing the material (e.g., by sewing) to maintain the loop.
  • the loop 110 c may be a separate material fixedly attached to the end of the strip of material.
  • the loop 110 c may be made from metal.
  • the second strip of webbing 120 may comprise a flat strip of material 120 a having a loop 120 b on a first end and a ratchet 120 c on a second end.
  • any mechanisms configured to secure the second end of the first strip of webbing 120 to the second end of the second strip of webbing may be used on the second end of the second strip of webbing.
  • the flat strip of material 120 a may be manufactured from a strong fabric woven as a flat strip. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a may be manufactured from nylon. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a may be manufactured from polyester. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a may be manufactured from any other synthetic fibers. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a may be manufactured from any material suitable for slacklining.
  • the flat strip of material 120 a may be a predetermined length, width, and thickness.
  • the flat strip of material 120 a may be a single strip of material having a predetermined length, width, and thickness. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a may be comprised of multiple strips of materials layered together to form a strip of material having a predetermined length, width, and thickness.
  • the flat strip of material 120 a comprises a front flat surface 120 d extending the length and width of the material, a back flat surface 120 e extending the length and width of the material, a top edge 120 f extending from the front surface 120 d to the back surface 120 e , and a bottom edge 120 g extending from the front surface 120 d to the back surface 120 e.
  • the portable training rig comprises the first strip of webbing 110 and any existing tie-down ratchet system.
  • FIG. 3 illustrate an example hanging object 300 that may be used with the portable training rig 100 .
  • the hanging object 300 may comprise an attachment device 310 for attaching the hanging object 320 to the first strip of material 110 a and an object 320 secured to the attachment device 310 .
  • the attachment device 310 can be any type of attachment device such as a carabiner, snap link, or any other suitable attachment device.
  • the hanging object 320 can be any object and made from any material such as wood, rope, plastic, or any suitable material.
  • the hanging object 320 can be any shape such as elongated, round, knotted, ring, irregular, or any other suitable shape.
  • Nonlimiting examples of a hanging object are suspension trainers, ab hangers, objects for rock climbing, or any obstacles used in obstacle course racing.
  • FIG. 4 illustrates an example use of the portable training rig 100 according to the present disclosure.
  • the portable training rig 100 may be set-up similar to existing slackline systems except that first and second webbings 110 , 120 are oriented vertically. That is, the first and second strip of material 110 a , 120 b is oriented where the width of the front surface 110 d , 120 d and the back surface 110 e , 120 e extend vertically with the top edge 110 f , 120 f on top of the front surface 110 d , 120 d and the back surface 110 e , 120 e and the bottom edge 110 g , 120 g on the bottom of the front surface 110 d , 120 d and the back surface 110 e , 120 e.
  • the first strip of webbing 110 is connected to a first tree 410 by wrapping the end of the webbing 110 comprising the loop 110 c around the tree 410 and inserting the other end of the webbing through the loop.
  • the webbing 110 extends vertically.
  • the first strip of webbing 110 is connected to the first tree 410 at a sufficient height for a person using the portable training rig 100 to swing from hanging objects 315 attached to the first strip of webbing 110 .
  • the second strip of webbing 120 is connected to a second tree 420 by wrapping the end of the webbing 120 comprising the second loop 120 b around the tree 420 and inserting the other end of the webbing through the loop 120 b .
  • the second webbing 120 extends vertically.
  • the free ends of the first and second strip of webbings 110 , 120 may be extended toward each other and operatively connected using, for example, the ratchet 120 c.
  • hanging objects 315 may be attached along the first strip of material 110 by inserting any attachment mechanism for a hanging object through the opening 110 b .
  • a snap link 310 may be inserted through an opening 110 b for hanging an object 320 secured to the snap link 310 from the first strip of material 110 a .
  • objects of different sizes and shapes may be hung from the portable training rig 100 .
  • FIGS. 5 and 6 illustrate another example training rig 200 a , 200 b according to the present disclosure.
  • FIG. 5 illustrates a first end of the training rig 200 a
  • FIG. 6 illustrates a second end of the training rig 200 b (collectively referred to as “training rig 200 ”).
  • the training rig 200 comprises a wire 210 , turnbuckle 220 , first chain 230 , second chain 240 , one or more wire clamps 250 , and a carabiner (e.g., a screw link) 260 .
  • a carabiner e.g., a screw link
  • FIG. 7 illustrates an example turnbuckle 700 according to an implementation of the present invention.
  • loops 210 a also are formed along the wire 210 by looping the wire and securing the loop with a ferrule 210 b .
  • the ferrule 210 b may be any type of clamp configured to secure the wires forming the loop.
  • the training rig 200 may be attached to trees similar to the anchoring system used for ziplines.
  • the first end of the wire 210 is connected to a first tree 270 by wrapping the first chain 230 around the tree 270 and using a first end (e.g., end 710 of FIG. 7 ) of the turnbuckle 220 to secure the chain.
  • a first end e.g., end 710 of FIG. 7
  • One of ordinary skill in the art with the benefit of this disclosure would know how to secure the first chain to the turnbuckle.
  • the first end of the wire 210 is attached to the second end (e.g., end 720 of FIG. 7 ) of the turnbuckle 220 .
  • the first end and second end of the turnbuckle may be the same configurations.
  • the second end of the turnbuckle 220 may function as end 710 .
  • One of ordinary skill in the art with the benefit of this disclosure would know how to secure the wire 210 to the turnbuckle.
  • the second end of the wire 210 may be connected to a second tree 280 by wrapping the second chain 240 around the tree 280 and using the screw link 260 to secure the chain.
  • the second end of the wire 210 is looped through the screw link 260 and secured to the wire with wire clamps 250 .
  • the turnbuckle 220 may be used to further tighten the wire 210 after the rig 200 has been secured to the tree.
  • FIG. 8 illustrates an example use of the training rig 200 according to the present disclosure.
  • different hanging objects 810 may be attached along the wire by inserting any attachment device 815 for a hanging object through an opening formed by a loop in the wire (see also FIG. 7 ).
  • the attachment device can be any suitable attachment device such as a carabiner, snap link, or any other suitable attachment device.

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Implementations of a training rig are provided. In some implementations, the training rig comprises a first strip of material having a first loop on a first end of the first strip of material and a plurality of openings positioned along the length of the first strip of material. In some implementations, the first strip of material is used with a tie-down ratchet system to secure the first strip of material between a pair of trees sufficiently high enough so that a user can swing from hanging objects secured to the first strip of material. Hanging objects are attached to the first strip of material using the openings in the first strip of material. In another implementation, a wire having formed along its length loops using the wire are secured between a pair of trees using chains, a turnbuckle, and a carabiner. Hanging objects are attached to the wire using the openings formed by the loops.

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    TECHNICAL FIELD
  • This disclosure relates to implementations of a portable training rig.
  • BACKGROUND
  • Obstacle course racing (OCR) is a fast growing sport. Some obstacles in OCR require tremendous upper body strength such as those obstacles using hanging obstacles. Training for such hanging obstacles can be difficult as equipment required for training may not be available in traditional gyms. Furthermore, existing training equipment for individual use may not be portable. Still further, training equipment may not permit training with different style hanging obstacles.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 illustrates an example portable training rig according to an implementation of the present disclosure.
  • FIG. 2 illustrates an example first strip of webbing of the example portable training rig of FIG. 1 according to an implementation of the present disclosure.
  • FIG. 3 illustrates an example hanging object that may be used with the example portable training rig of FIG. 1 according to an implementation of the present disclosure.
  • FIG. 4 illustrates an example use of the example portable training rig of FIG. 1 according to an implementation of the present disclosure.
  • FIGS. 5 and 6 illustrate another example training rig according to an implementation of the present disclosure.
  • FIG. 7 illustrates an example turnbuckle according to an implementation of the present invention.
  • FIG. 8 illustrates an example use of the example training rig of FIGS. 5 and 6 according to an implementation of the present disclosure.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • Implementations of a training rig are provided. In some implementations, the training rig comprises a first strip of material having a first loop on a first end of the first strip of material and a plurality of openings positioned along the length of the first strip of material. In some implementations, the first strip of material is used with a tie-down ratchet system to secure the first strip of material between a pair of trees sufficiently high enough so that a user can swing from hanging objects secured to the first strip of material. Hanging objects are attached to the first strip of material using the openings in the first strip of material. In another implementation, a wire having formed along its length loops using the wire are secured between a pair of trees using chains, a turnbuckle, and a carabiner. Hanging objects are attached to the wire using the openings formed by the loops.
  • FIG. 1 illustrates an example portable training rig 100 according to the present disclosure. In some implementations, the portable training rig 100 comprises a first strip of webbing 110 and a second strip of webbing 120.
  • FIG. 2 illustrates an example first strip of webbing 110 according to the present disclosure. In some implementations, the first strip of webbing 110 comprises a flat strip of material 110 a having openings 110 b along its length extending through the material and a loop 110 c on a first end.
  • In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a may be manufactured from a strong fabric woven as a flat strip. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a may be manufactured from nylon. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a may be manufactured from polyester. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a may be manufactured from any other synthetic fibers. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a may be manufactured from any material suitable for slacklining.
  • In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a may be a predetermined length, width, and thickness.
  • In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a may be a single strip of material having a predetermined length, width, and thickness. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a may be comprised of multiple strips of materials layered together to form a strip of material having a predetermined length, width, and thickness.
  • In some implementations, the flat strip of material 110 a comprises a front flat surface 110 d extending the length and width of the material, a back flat surface 110 e extending the length and width of the material, a top edge 110 f extending from the front surface 110 d to the back surface 110 e, and a bottom edge 110 g extending from the front surface 110 d to the back surface 110 e.
  • In some implementations, the openings 110 b penetrate the front flat surface 110 d and the back flat surface 110 e thereby extending through the thickness of the material 110 from the front flat surface 110 d to the back flat surface 110 e.
  • In some implementations, the width of the flat strip of material 110 a is between 2 to 3 inches. In some implementations, the width of the flat strip of material 110 a is less than 2 inches. In some implementations, the width of the flat strip of material 110 a is greater than 3 inches.
  • In some implementations, the openings 110 b comprise grommets 110 b 1 or rings inserted therein to reinforce the openings and protect the surrounding material. In some implementations, the grommets may be made from metal. In some implementations, the grommets may be made from plastic. In some implementations, the grommets may be made from rubber. In some implementations, the grommets may be made from any suitable material.
  • In some implementations, the grommets may be heat fused to the material. In some implementations, the grommets may crimped to the material. In some implementations, an adhesive may be use to secure the grommets to the material. In some implementations, one or more techniques may be used to secure the grommets to the material.
  • In some implementations, the openings 110 b may be spaced between 6 inches to 24 inches apart. In some implementations, the openings 110 b may be spaced less than 6 inches apart. In some implementations, the openings 110 b may be spaced more than 24 inches apart. In some implementations, the openings 110 b may be spaced 12 inches apart.
  • In some implementations, the grommet openings are 0.5 inches in diameter. In some implementations, the grommet openings are less than 0.5 inches in diameter. In some implementations, the grommet openings are greater than 0.5 inches in diameter.
  • In some implementations, the loop 110 c may be made from the same material as the flat strip of material 110 a. In some implementations, the loop 110 c may be integral with the flat strip of material 110 a and may be formed by looping the end of the material 110 a and securing the material (e.g., by sewing) to maintain the loop. In some implementations, the loop 110 c may be a separate material fixedly attached to the end of the strip of material. In some implementations, the loop 110 c may be made from metal.
  • In some implementations, the second strip of webbing 120 may comprise a flat strip of material 120 a having a loop 120 b on a first end and a ratchet 120 c on a second end. In some implementation, any mechanisms configured to secure the second end of the first strip of webbing 120 to the second end of the second strip of webbing may be used on the second end of the second strip of webbing.
  • In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a may be manufactured from a strong fabric woven as a flat strip. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a may be manufactured from nylon. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a may be manufactured from polyester. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a may be manufactured from any other synthetic fibers. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a may be manufactured from any material suitable for slacklining.
  • In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a may be a predetermined length, width, and thickness.
  • In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a may be a single strip of material having a predetermined length, width, and thickness. In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a may be comprised of multiple strips of materials layered together to form a strip of material having a predetermined length, width, and thickness.
  • In some implementations, the flat strip of material 120 a comprises a front flat surface 120 d extending the length and width of the material, a back flat surface 120 e extending the length and width of the material, a top edge 120 f extending from the front surface 120 d to the back surface 120 e, and a bottom edge 120 g extending from the front surface 120 d to the back surface 120 e.
  • In some implementations, the portable training rig comprises the first strip of webbing 110 and any existing tie-down ratchet system.
  • FIG. 3 illustrate an example hanging object 300 that may be used with the portable training rig 100. In some implementations, the hanging object 300 may comprise an attachment device 310 for attaching the hanging object 320 to the first strip of material 110 a and an object 320 secured to the attachment device 310. The attachment device 310 can be any type of attachment device such as a carabiner, snap link, or any other suitable attachment device. The hanging object 320 can be any object and made from any material such as wood, rope, plastic, or any suitable material. The hanging object 320 can be any shape such as elongated, round, knotted, ring, irregular, or any other suitable shape. Nonlimiting examples of a hanging object are suspension trainers, ab hangers, objects for rock climbing, or any obstacles used in obstacle course racing.
  • FIG. 4 illustrates an example use of the portable training rig 100 according to the present disclosure. The portable training rig 100 may be set-up similar to existing slackline systems except that first and second webbings 110, 120 are oriented vertically. That is, the first and second strip of material 110 a, 120 b is oriented where the width of the front surface 110 d, 120 d and the back surface 110 e, 120 e extend vertically with the top edge 110 f, 120 f on top of the front surface 110 d, 120 d and the back surface 110 e, 120 e and the bottom edge 110 g, 120 g on the bottom of the front surface 110 d, 120 d and the back surface 110 e, 120 e.
  • To use the portable training rig 100 of the present disclosure, the first strip of webbing 110 is connected to a first tree 410 by wrapping the end of the webbing 110 comprising the loop 110 c around the tree 410 and inserting the other end of the webbing through the loop. In some implementations, the webbing 110 extends vertically.
  • The first strip of webbing 110 is connected to the first tree 410 at a sufficient height for a person using the portable training rig 100 to swing from hanging objects 315 attached to the first strip of webbing 110.
  • The second strip of webbing 120 is connected to a second tree 420 by wrapping the end of the webbing 120 comprising the second loop 120 b around the tree 420 and inserting the other end of the webbing through the loop 120 b. In some implementations, the second webbing 120 extends vertically.
  • The free ends of the first and second strip of webbings 110, 120 may be extended toward each other and operatively connected using, for example, the ratchet 120 c.
  • With the openings 110 b in the first strip of material 110 a hanging objects 315 may be attached along the first strip of material 110 by inserting any attachment mechanism for a hanging object through the opening 110 b. For example, referring to FIG. 3, a snap link 310 may be inserted through an opening 110 b for hanging an object 320 secured to the snap link 310 from the first strip of material 110 a. As shown in FIG. 4, objects of different sizes and shapes may be hung from the portable training rig 100.
  • FIGS. 5 and 6 illustrate another example training rig 200 a, 200 b according to the present disclosure. FIG. 5 illustrates a first end of the training rig 200 a and FIG. 6 illustrates a second end of the training rig 200 b (collectively referred to as “training rig 200”).
  • In some implementations, the training rig 200 comprises a wire 210, turnbuckle 220, first chain 230, second chain 240, one or more wire clamps 250, and a carabiner (e.g., a screw link) 260.
  • FIG. 7 illustrates an example turnbuckle 700 according to an implementation of the present invention.
  • In some implementations, loops 210 a also are formed along the wire 210 by looping the wire and securing the loop with a ferrule 210 b. In some implementations the ferrule 210 b may be any type of clamp configured to secure the wires forming the loop.
  • The training rig 200 may be attached to trees similar to the anchoring system used for ziplines. For example, to use the training rig 200 of the present disclosure, the first end of the wire 210 is connected to a first tree 270 by wrapping the first chain 230 around the tree 270 and using a first end (e.g., end 710 of FIG. 7) of the turnbuckle 220 to secure the chain. One of ordinary skill in the art with the benefit of this disclosure would know how to secure the first chain to the turnbuckle.
  • The first end of the wire 210 is attached to the second end (e.g., end 720 of FIG. 7) of the turnbuckle 220. In some implementations, the first end and second end of the turnbuckle may be the same configurations. For example, the second end of the turnbuckle 220 may function as end 710. One of ordinary skill in the art with the benefit of this disclosure would know how to secure the wire 210 to the turnbuckle.
  • The second end of the wire 210 may be connected to a second tree 280 by wrapping the second chain 240 around the tree 280 and using the screw link 260 to secure the chain. The second end of the wire 210 is looped through the screw link 260 and secured to the wire with wire clamps 250.
  • The turnbuckle 220 may be used to further tighten the wire 210 after the rig 200 has been secured to the tree.
  • FIG. 8 illustrates an example use of the training rig 200 according to the present disclosure. As shown in FIG. 8, with the loops 210 a formed along the wire 210, different hanging objects 810 may be attached along the wire by inserting any attachment device 815 for a hanging object through an opening formed by a loop in the wire (see also FIG. 7). As discussed above, the attachment device can be any suitable attachment device such as a carabiner, snap link, or any other suitable attachment device.
  • Reference throughout this specification to “an embodiment” or “implementation” or words of similar import means that a particular described feature, structure, or characteristic is included in at least one embodiment of the present invention. Thus, the phrase “in some implementations” or a phrase of similar import in various places throughout this specification does not necessarily refer to the same embodiment.
  • Many modifications and other embodiments of the inventions set forth herein will come to mind to one skilled in the art to which these inventions pertain having the benefit of the teachings presented in the foregoing descriptions and the associated drawings.
  • The described features, structures, or characteristics may be combined in any suitable manner in one or more embodiments. In the above description, numerous specific details are provided for a thorough understanding of embodiments of the invention. One skilled in the relevant art will recognize, however, that embodiments of the invention can be practiced without one or more of the specific details, or with other methods, components, materials, etc. In other instances, well-known structures, materials, or operations may not be shown or described in detail.
  • While operations are depicted in the drawings in a particular order, this should not be understood as requiring that such operations be performed in the particular order shown or in sequential order, or that all illustrated operations be performed, to achieve desirable results.

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1. A training rig comprising:
a first strip of material having a length, width, and thickness and a first loop on a first end of the first strip of material wherein the first strip of material comprises a front flat surface extending the length and width of the material, a back flat surface extending the length and width of the material, a top edge extending from the front surface to the back surface, and a bottom edge extending from the front surface to the back surface and wherein the first strip of material comprises a plurality of openings positioned along the length of the first strip of material wherein each openings extends through the thickness of the material from the front flat surface to the back flat surface;
a second strip of material having a length, width, and thickness and a second loop on a first end of the second strip of material wherein the second strip of material comprises a front flat surface extending the length and width of the material, a back flat surface extending the length and width of the material, a top edge extending from the front surface to the back surface, and a bottom edge extending from the front surface to the back surface.
2. The training rig of claim 1 wherein each opening comprises a grommets inserted in the opening.
3. The training rig of claim 1 wherein the second strip of material comprises a ratchet on a second end of the second strip of material.
4. A method of using the training rig of claim 1, the method comprising:
connecting the first strip of material to a first tree where the front surface and the back surface of the first strip of material extend vertically with the top edge of the first strip of material on top of the front surface and the back surface of the first strip of material and the bottom edge of the first strip of material on the bottom of the front surface and the back surface of the first strip of material;
connecting the second strip of material to a second tree where the front surface and the back surface of the second strip of material extend vertically with the top edge of the second strip of material on top of the front surface and the back surface of the second strip of material and the bottom edge of the second strip of material on the bottom of the front surface and the back surface of the second strip of material;
connecting the free ends of the first strip of material and second strip of material together;
attaching a plurality of hanging objects to the first strip of material using the openings in the first strip of material.
5. The method of claim 4 wherein connecting the first strip of material to a first tree comprises wrapping the first end of the first strip of material comprising the loop around the first tree and inserting the other end of the first strip of material through the loop and connecting the second strip of material to a second tree comprises wrapping the first end of the second strip of material comprising the loop around the second tree and inserting the other end of the second strip of material through the loop.
6. The method of claim 4 wherein the second strip of material comprises a ratchet on a second end of the second strip of material and wherein connecting the free ends of the first strip of material and second strip of material together comprises operatively connecting the free ends using the ratchet.
7. The method of claim 4 wherein attaching a plurality of hanging objects to the first strip of material using the openings in the first strip of material comprises inserting for each hanging object an attachment mechanism for the hanging object through an opening in the first strip of material.
8. A training rig comprising;
a wire having formed along its length loops using the wire wherein the loops are secured by clamps;
a turnbuckle having a first end and a second end wherein a first end of the wire is attached to the a first end of the turnbuckle;
a first chain for securing the portable rig to a first tree wherein the first chain is attached to the second end of the turnbuckle;
a second chain for securing the portable rig to a second tree; and
a carabiner wherein a second end of the wire is attached to the carabiner and the second chain is attached to the carabiner.
9. The training rig of claim 1 wherein the carabiner is a screw link.
10. A method of using the training rig of claim 8, the method comprising:
wrapping the first chain around a first tree;
securing the first chain around the first tree using the second end of the turnbuckle;
attaching the first end of the wire to the second end of the turnbuckle;
wrapping the second chain around a second tree;
securing the second chain to the second tree using the carabiner;
attaching the second end of the wire to the carabiner; and
attaching a plurality of hanging objects to the wire using the openings formed by the loops in the wire.
11. The method of claim 10 wherein attaching a plurality of hanging objects to the wire using the openings in the loops comprises inserting for each hanging object an attachment mechanism for the hanging object through an opening in a loop on the wire.
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