An unimportant afterthought?
I cannot help thinking that this (very useful) landmine handle was a bit of an unimportant, box ticked, afterthought by Rogue. For starters, the website images of the handle “in use” are idiotic! The handles should point away from the user, not towards - it is all but unusable in the orientation shown. But to get to the handle itself. I know that this is (by Rogue standards) a cheap item, but I feel that because of this it has not received the attention to detail and quality control that I have come to expect from Rogue. The construction, though solid and I am sure, strong enough, is pretty poorly done. The welds are globby and pitted and the powdercoat hastily applied with bare, rusted, metal showing in places. The grips are a bit of an afterthought too - cheap rubberised sleeves that, right out of the box, move, rotate and work their way off the handles in use. I’ll either ditch them completely, or replace them with grip tape. Rogue just should have knurled the handles, because the existing grips are more of a distracting annoyance than a help.
It sounds like I hate this handle. I don’t. It is very solid and (used with the handles in the correct orientation) superb for targeting the upper back and traps. I just wish that Rogue had given it more thought and attention, because it really isn’t any better than the cheapo far east imports.
Yes, I recommend this product
Response from Rogue Fitness:
We sincerely apologize for how your Landmine Handle showed up to you. Our team is reaching out now to address the issue at the weld.