New slosh tubes: experimenting with alternate lengths

I know it is difficult to tell from the photo below, but these two new Slosh Tubes are different from the others.  For starters, I’ll lay out what the “normal Slosh Tubes” are. Prior to last week, my tool box had included the following:

3″ diameter weighing 29 pounds

3″ diameter weighing 25 pounds

2″ diameter weighing 11 pounds

2″ diameter weighing 9 pounds

All four of them were 10 feet long.  The difference is weight is due to the fact I filled the lighter ones with a little less than 1/2 full of water for some variety.  As you can see, there was a huge gap between the heaviest 2″ Slosh Tube and the lightest 3″ Slosh Tube.  I know some folks like the 4″ tube, which puts you at around 50 pounds. Some of us just have too small of hands, but the 3″ Slosh Tube at close to 30 pounds should be plenty for most folks (just do more reps if that’s too light for you).

We of course have a Mini Slosh Tube at 4 feet long, but you can’t do the same exercises (hence the separate section of exercises under Mini Slosh Tube on the Exercise Page).

What to do? What to do?

I opted to shorten the length to 7 feet. In the photo are my two new Slosh Tubes. The 3″ tube on the left lands at 16 pounds (perfect transition weight) while the 2″ ended up actually at 10 pounds because I was a little overzealous with the water.  However, the shorter length still makes this Slosh Tube perfect for the younger kids.

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