http://www.functionalhandstrength.com/fhs_short_rope.html Found this on another forum, thought it was interesting. The only thing I don't get it is: What is the thing that is bolted to the rope? Would that be self built or can you buy those somewhere? Here's the rope: http://secure.cartsvr.net/catalogs/catalog.asp?prodid=1976883 I would assume the part that holds the plates is just a loading pin that you can get at here? http://www6.mailordercentral.com/ironmind/prodinfo.asp?number=1313-C Something like that. Dunno. Any idea?