Flare Trainer Background
I learned my flares in the opposite direction of my windmill and headspin. So I had to re-learn flare the other direction and I didn’t want to work hard at it. So I made a flare trainer that holds your feet so you can practice correct technique sooner and perform many repitions perfectly. You still need to be strong and flexible but the technique is developed much faster with the flare trainer.
Build Your Own Flare Trainer
Flare Trainer Schematic
You will need a place to hang it that is at least 10 feet (3m) high and the following:
Spreader Bar – Keeps the rope from getting tangled. About 4 feet
Eye Hook Swivel – Goes on top of the spreader bar. Any swivel will work, I’ve used mountain climbing gear.
Mountain Climbing Swivel
Eye Hook Pulley – You need two of these at the ends of the spreader bar. All sorts of different pulleys can be used in terms of sizes and brands.
Eye Hook Pulley
Foot Straps – Another challenge is getting your feet attached to the ropes. I used Husky HangAlls.
Rope – If it doesn’t break its good.
|Parts list||Part Info||Purchased From|
|Pipe||1/2 in. x 36 in. Black Steel||Home Depot|
|Eye Bolts (Quantity 4)||1/4 in. x 2-1/2 in. Zinc Plated Steel Eye Bolts||Home Depot|
|Quicklinks (Quantity 3)||1/4″ Quick Link Lehigh (Use two from the foot strap to save money)||Home Depot|
|Eye Swivel||Petzl Swivel – Small Item||REI|
|Pulleys (Quantity 2)||SMC CR Crevasse Rescue Pulley Item||REI|
|Rope (140 in long)|
|Foot Strap (Quantity 2)||Husky 24in Hangalls||Home Depot|
|Chain 24 inch (Quantity 2)||#2.0 Passing Link Chain Zinc||Home Depot|
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Still Have Questions?
I am not the best at explaining stuff so if this contraption is confusing to build email me and I’ll update this page. Share any tips and videos of your flare trainer so we can all benefit.