The Rogue Slinger is a Squat Rack mounted gravity cable system which allows for
various pull-down exercises, such as the lat pull down, lat pull ins and others. This
heavy duty cable system is a great addition to the gym.
In today’s equipment check we will be talking about the various steps to mount this
attachment to the squat rack and explain a bit on how it works so you feel comfortable
adding this machine to your workouts.
Near the squat rack on the lifting platform you will find the components that need to be
affixed to the squat rack for this cable system to operate. The mounting bracket is the
fork looking piece, and the plate loading mechanism is the circular one shown in the image above.
Before we actually attach these components to the rack we will need to move the squat safety straps
out of the way of the mounting attachment point. Below is an image of what the safety straps should
look like when they are moved out of the way.
These straps do not ever come completely off of the rack. Do not attempt to unbolt them. To move
these straps down you have to move one side a little down, and then the other side a little down, and
so on, until you reach the lowest point they will travel on the rack. It is almost like how an
inch worm would move.
To disengage the straps, lift slightly and pull out from the outside of the rack until the pin
in the bracket comes out of the rack.
Now we are able to attach the mounting plate to the squat rack. Firstly, find the hole on the rack
with the number 10. You will need to mount this contraption at the level of the number 10 hole or
the apparatus will not work correctly.
Align the pin hole with the squat rack and push the pin in through the mounting plate and the squat
rack as shown below. Note that the pins sometimes need a bit of effort to into the rack so you
will have to push hard.
When the apparatus is ready to hold load, it will look like the below photograph. The pin must
be all the way through the mounting plate AND the squat rack fully.
At this point you are able to place the loading plate on top of the mounting bracket, as shown below.
In order for the loading plate to come back to the right location on the eccentric portion of the
movement, you need to attach the guide band on the loading plate to the squat rack as shown here.
At this point we are able to put a load on the loading plate. The Olympic Plates on the weight
trees will slide down the pin on the loading plate. An example of this is shown below.
I strongly recommend you do not load similar sized plates on top of each other, as they can be hard
to de-load when you are done with the equipment.
At this point you are ready to attach the cable to the system. Use the clip on the end of the
cable to secure the pin of the loading plate as shown below:
On the other end of the pulley you are able to attach any cable attachment you would like
to perform the excercises you wish to do with the machine.
Please, please, please clean up after yourself. This is a fairly complicated contraption to setup,
and do not waste other people’s time by leaving it up after your session. It is important with this
type of gym to clean up after yourself and make sure all the equipment is put back to where it belongs.
It is a Code of Conduct violation in the User Agreement to not put equipment back where it was when
you entered the gym. Be kind, put everything back where it goes.