After stumbling across parallettes on the internet I decided to have a go at making some. A fine job of 1.5″ ash dowels and iroko ends. They truly are the best body weight exercise thing I’ve come across and I reckon will be a darned sight more valuable than any weight training I’ve ever done. Any one interested should definitely go over to Gold Medal Bodies and check out their stuff. Great material and a great attitude. They’ll take you from beginner to wherever you want with very clear instruction and attention to detail.