It’s been almost five years since I first video taped the do-it-yourself one arm rollers.Â In the time since, there have been several discussions on the forum regarding handle upgrades for added comfort and convenience.Â When I first built the wheels, I admittedly opted for the fastest and easiest handle option (duct tape).Â I still have the original wheels that I used over 5 years ago and they have held up very well.Â I do realize however that there are better handle options available.
Below is a video tutorial that was sent to me earlier in the week that shows how to build a PVC style handle. The instructions throughout the video are detailed and easy to follow.Â Thanks to Kyle for the video.
Another video was emailed to me that shows how a traditional wheel can be converted into a single arm roller.Â The only question mark that I might have would be the strength of this wheel when performing one arm standing rollouts (particularly for larger athletes or those adding weighted vests).Â I will update this thread if I get around to testing this wheel style.
If you are unfamiliar with this kind of wheel and what you can do with it, take a look at this past article from the site:
You will also find several progressions and exercise variations within this past video:
Lastly, for those who are new to the site, you can find many more homemade equipment ideas at the link below.Â Â If anyone has any additional equipment ideas, pass them along and I will update the site.