Rogue Monster Lite Slinger™

★★★★★
★★★★★
4
25 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.

Rogue Monster Lite Slinger™

★★★★★
★★★★★
4
25 Reviews
Made in U.S.A.
Rogue Monster Lite Slinger™
$360.00
Monster Lite Plate Load Slinger Attachment
$175.00
Plate Load Attachment only. Slinger not included.
XML-24 Monster Lite 3.0 3" x 3" x 24" Crossmember Pair
$135.00
XML-43 Monster Lite 3.0 3" x 3" x 43" Crossmember Pair
$155.00

Gear Specs

BrandRogue Fitness
ColorBlack
Made In USAYes
Length22.8" Total Length / Extends 7" beyond face of mounting upright
Height13.25" Total Height / Extends 7" above top of upright
Steel Notes1/4" Thick Steel Pulley Mount Plates
Other Product SpecsMIL Spec 1/4" Steel Cable, Mounting Holes 8" on center
Product Description

The Rogue Monster Lite Slinger™ is a rack-mounted cable-pulley system designed to deliver the same training benefits of a traditional Lat Pulldown Machine with better space and cost efficiency. This particular model is compatible exclusively with our Monster LITE Power Racks and it’s now available in your choice of three different resistance formats: plate-loaded, band-loaded, or weight stack.*Customers may also choose to purchase Monster Lite 3.0 24” or 43” Crossmembers, which include pre-drilled holes for the cable to pass through. Monster Lite 3.0 crossmembers are required for use with the Weight Stack Slinger and are highly recommended for users who do not want to drill holes in their existing Monster Lite 1.0 or 2.0 crossmembers.*

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Rogue Monster Lite Slinger™

The Rogue Monster Lite Slinger™ is a rack-mounted cable-pulley system designed to deliver the same training benefits of a traditional Lat Pulldown Machine with better space and cost efficiency. This particular model is compatible exclusively with our Monster LITE Power Racks and it’s now available in your choice of three different resistance formats: plate-loaded, band-loaded, or weight stack*. Customers may also choose to purchase Monster Lite 3.0 24” or 43” Crossmembers, which include pre-drilled holes for the cable to pass through. Monster Lite 3.0 crossmembers are required for use with the Weight Stack Slinger and are highly recommended for users who do not want to drill holes in their existing Monster Lite 1.0 or 2.0 crossmembers.*

Note: The Monster Lite Slinger with the Weight Stack resistance type is only compatible with Monster Lite 3.0 Crossmembers. Both the Top and Bottom Crossmembers must be Monster Lite 3.0 to install the Monster Lite Slinger with Weight Stack.

*The Monster Lite Slinger comes with adjustable components for set-up on a 90” or 108” unit. However, the Weight Stack resistance option may NOT be compatible with rack heights above 90”.

Warning: Any Rack or Rig utilizing the Slinger attachment must be securely fastened to the floor for use.

The Monster Lite Slinger Base Unit includes:

  • (2) Slinger Mounting Plates
  • (2) 6" Cable Pulleys
  • (1) 1/4" MIL Spec Cable with Rogue made hardware
  • (1) Slinger Extension Strap - for 108” units, NOT applicable to Weight Stack version
  • (1) Slinger Band Sheath - 1000D Cordura
  • (2) Carabiners
  • (2) Black Zinc 5/8” Bolt Assemblies
  • (2) Rubber Grommets for protecting the cable


Other Optional Add-Ons:


For gym owners with a Monster Series rack/rig, see the Monster Slinger.

Patented

Gear Specs

Specifications

  • Patent Pending Design
  • Pull Ratio: 1:1
  • Rack-Mounted Cable Pulley / Lat Pulldown System
  • Compatible ONLY with Rogue Monster Lite Racks
  • Front of the Slinger will extend approximately 7" out from the face of the upright it is mounted above, and approximately 7" above the top of that same upright.
  • User Assembly Required
  • Important: Any Rack or Rig utilizing the Slinger attachment must be securely fastened to the floor for use.

Orders are packaged and shipped from Rogue HQ in Columbus, OH. You can follow its progress from our factory floor to your door using the Rogue Shipping Tracker.

*The Monster Light Shackle is excluded when customers opt for a plate-loaded resistance option. On band-loaded Slingers, it serves as a sturdy mounting point to the lower crossmember within the user’s rack. The Shackle is made from a ¼” thick laser-cut and bent steel plate.

Compatibility

Monster Lite Slinger Compatibility:

RackCompatible?
All Fold Back RacksNo
HR-2 Half Rack
No
RML-3
No
RML-390F
No
RML-390BT
Yes*
 *Only with addition of a Slinger Compatible crossmember and re-arrangment of the crossmember and Fat/Skinny Pull-Up Bar
RML-390C
Yes*
*Racks include Slinger compatible crossmembers and are compatible with re-arrangment of the crossmember and Fat/Skinny Pull-Up Bar
RML-490
Yes*
 *Only with addition of a Slinger Compatible crossmember
RML-490C
Yes
RML-690
Yes*
 *Only with addition of a Slinger Compatible crossmember
RML-690C
Yes
Froning RML-4100C
Yes*

*Weight Stack Resistance Type requires longer guide rods. Please contact team@roguefitness.com for this setup.

The Monster Lite Cave
Yes
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Resistance Types:

Resistance Option 1: Plate Load Kit

Available as an optional add-on for a new Slinger or a la carte to convert an existing Slinger from band resistance to plate resistance. Works with standard bumpers or steel plates. Package includes:

  • Loading Pin:1.9" diameter, 11.5" loadable space. Weight unloaded = 7.5lbs. Texture Black Powdercoat finish.
  • Plate Load Base: Supports the loading pin when adding plates and connects to customers upright via a 5/8” detent pin. Made from 3/16" laser-cut and formed steel. Texture Black Powdercoat finish.
  • Stroops Lightweight Sheathed Resistance Band: Prevents the loading pin from swaying around while in use. It gets clipped into the bottom of the loading pin from the shackle that is connected to the bottom crossmember. Color: Black
  • Specially Designed Slinger Shackle: Replaces the Monster Lite Shackle of the base unit (if ordering a new Slinger with the Plate Load option, the standard ML Shackle from the base unit package will NOT be included).

Resistance Option 2: Band Kit

Comes with an assortment of resistance bands that connect to the Monster Attachment Post for tricep work and gradual adjustments on lat pulldown movements. Includes:

  • (2) #0 Orange Monster Bands (15 LB resistance)*
  • (1) #1 Red Monster Band (30 LB)*
  • (1) #2 Blue Monster Band (50 LB)*
  • (1) #3 Green Monster Band (65 LB)*

*Due to the 41” length of our Monster Bands, we suggest doubling up each band, i.e., feeding the band through the bottom carabiner (attached to the extension strap) until it is centered, then connecting both ends of the band to the top carabiner (attached to the cable). This will greatly increase the resistance beyond the bands’ standard LB increments.

Customers interested in lighter weights can also explore our full line-up of Monster Bands, available a la carte.


Important: All resistance bands are wear and tear items and should be inspected prior to each and every use. We always recommend that the provided Slinger Band Sheath be used in conjunction with resistance bands on the Monster Slinger.

Resistance Option 3: Weight Stack

The Weight Stack Slinger is specifically designed for 90" tall Monster Lite racks. Racks heights other than 90" tall may not be compatible with this set-up. You can contact us at team@roguefitness.com for inquiries. The Weight Stack kit includes:

  • Chrome-Plated Guide Rods
  • 300 LB Adjustable Stack in 10 LB increments

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Three Resistance Options

The latest version of the Monster Lite Slinger now gives customers the choice of using the attachment with either a 300 LB weight stack, a resistance band kit, or plate-loaded resistance (featuring a mounted 1.9” diameter loading pin that works with standard bumpers or steel plates). It’s also possible to order resistance kits a la carte to switch from one format to another on an existing Slinger, keeping in mind that the Weight Stack option may not work with units more than 90” tall.

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Mounting Plates

The Monster Lite version of the Slinger can be installed ONLY on Rogue Monster Lite Racks . This can be done using the included pair of laser-cut and formed, ¼” thick steel Slinger Mounting Plates, which feature a quality Signature Texture Black Powdercoat finish and Rogue branding.

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Cable & Hardware

To get the same consistent feel of a freestanding lat pulldown machine, we have equipped the Slinger with a ¼” MIL spec cable, with two durable 6” pulleys and Rogue-made hardware. A pair of ⅝” Bolt Assemblies are also included standard, along with three carabiners.

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Extension Strap

Made from 1.5” wide nylon webbing, our exclusive Slinger Extension Strap is essential for connecting to 108" tall racks or rigs, but can also be used to adjust how much tension is initially on the bands, regardless of rack height. May not be applicable to Weight Stack Slingers, which are designed for 90” tall units.

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Optional Slinger Crossmembers

Because the standard Crossmembers on Monster Lite units do NOT include holes on the top/bottom of the tubes, customers can add 24” or 43” Slinger Crossmembers to their order, which include pre-drilled holes for the cable to pass through. Without a Slinger Crossmember, you’ll need to drill a hole through the existing Monster Lite crossmember ahead of set-up. This can be done by an experienced craftsman or by taking the tube to a local fab shop.

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Get a Grip

In the dropdown menu, customers can choose to add a nylon Rogue Tricep Strap, a Pioneer Leather Tricep Strap, or no strap at all, if you already have a preferred pulldown option. There’s also the option of adding a Rogue Stainless Steel Lat Bar Attachment, a fully knurled bar that’s 48” long and 1.125” in diameter, with laser-cut Rogue branding and a Black Zinc/Bright Zinc finish. For customers planning to install the Slinger on a 108” tall rack, an additional 12” Grip Strap + Carabiner package can compensate for the cable usage difference, allowing shorter athletes to have a free range of motion and a more effective workout.

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Reviews

1 - 8 of 25 Reviews
BuyerBeware
Napa, CA
★★★★★
★★★★★
June 25
Scutinize compatibility, it is not plainly obvious
Whereas it claims "The Monster Lite version of the Slinger can be installed ONLY on Rogue Monster Lite Racks", it is not compatible with the Flat Foot Monster Lite Rack. In order to know this prior to ordering, one would have to expand the compatibility drop-down and know the rack code (RML-390F); compatiblity is not listed by part name. I think Rogue Fitness should make this more obvious, but buyer-beware is the theme. 2 stars because it is a well engineered and built accessory. Just for certain racks.
Helpful?
Yes · 11
No · 1

Response from Rogue Fitness:

June 30
We try to be clear on the Compatibility section of the Monster Lite Slinger page that this is not compatible with our RML-390F and we're sorry if this was missed. Our team is happy to work with you on getting this returned.
Peacemaker32
Atlanta, GA
★★★★★
★★★★★
June 15
limited range for 90 inch unit
Using it for a few weeks now and it's an overall a useful and space saving addition to the 490C, but if you have the space then go with a stand alone cable system that has more height. It needs the 100+ inch height to allow a full range on several movements and I find it easy to hit the top of the stack's range of motion. The pulleys are serviceable but generally low quality. All of them wobble in rotation once positioned, with one constantly hitting the housing. I'm checking aftermarket now for a quality replacement but these are larger than the standard 90 or 115 mm. I ordered the 300lb weight stack with the slinger and had to dremel out the weight guide rod channels on five of the plates to remove burrs preventing them from sliding onto the guide rods.
Helpful?
Yes · 5
No · 0

Response from Rogue Fitness:

June 15
We're very sorry for any issues you experienced with the weight stack, and our team is reaching out now to investigate this!
Illinois
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 25
If you have a 96inch rack, I would avoid this.
Anyone looking to buy this item should be very cautious of your rack height. They suggest it is suitable for racks 90-108 inches. I have a 96 inch rack and it simply does not work correctly. The first cable that was sent was so long that when you attempt to do a lat pulldown, the bar is at the height of your forehead (for me, I'm 6'-6'1"). Impossible to perform the lift. They sent a replacement cable that would "eliminate the slack between the carabiner and the mounted pulley". Well, the new cable certainly did do this, it eliminated the space. However, when you go to perform the movement, the bar has to move so far before you begin the rep there isn't any room left for the weight to go up to actually do the exercise (it crashes into the rubber grommet). Solved one problem and created another. I'm sure if a custom cable could be made (instead of one of the two lengths they offer) I would find a sweet spot, but I was told they only have these two lengths available. I may try to remedy this one my own in the future. For now, I'm using 3 carabiners to add length to the short cable. This allows me to perform most movements "okay" but it is frustrating when you have a training partner. Also, the low pulley attachment that goes with this, doesn't work very well with either cable length. The shorter, replacement cable, will function fine for me, 6 foot+, but anyone shorter would need to stand on something to reduce some of that length if they wanted to do, say, a hammer curl with a rope attachment. I suspect this piece of equipment would work better on a rack of a different height if you can get the correct cable length. Nevertheless, I believe avoiding this altogether is your best option. I've spent divorce tier dollars at Rogue in recent years and most stuff I have 0 complaints and it is well worth the money. This one...good luck.
Helpful?
Yes · 12
No · 0
Ambenge
Indianapolis, IN
★★★★★
★★★★★
May 21
Limited Range
Bought this when I upgraded my gym, and it truly saved me a lot of space. Assembly was easy and well explained. The main issue is a wire rope stop sleeve with three hex screws. This unfortunately limit your range of motion on quite a few exercises depending on your height. I’m 6’ and tricep extensions with the rogue handles were cut short at the top. Rogue currently offers no solutions to removing the torqued on hex screws, and also no solution to adjusting the range of the slinger. With the work it took to find a solution, I would have much rather went with a standalone product
Helpful?
Yes · 7
No · 0
mikecaz
Phoenix, AZ
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 29
ML Slinger w. plate load
All in all for the cost, a very good addition. Positives--a true 1:1 weight, easy to assemble, and arm adjustments are very well designed. In hindsight I would have gotten the weight stack to make changes faster during circuit days, but cost differential put it into the zone of just getting a dedicated cable machine. Also, it would be good if the cables were a tad shorter, or adjustable, but they work fine as is, even in a confined space.
Yes, I recommend this product
Helpful?
Yes · 0
No · 1
Jonnybarbells
Cali
★★★★★
★★★★★
March 1
Don't drill, dang it!
I've been reading about people drilling to make this fit. I have the slinger. It's perfect. It's not gym perfect, but for a garage or backyard, it's super sweet. So, here's the deal, just call them up and ask to buy the cross member that has the holes that line up with the slinger. Don't drill. I mean, it's ridiculous. I have an old monster lite rig and I just bought one new cross member that has the new specs. No fuss, no muss..
Helpful?
Yes · 7
No · 7
kasim75
San Leandro, CA
★★★★★
★★★★★
February 7
Awesome Awesome Awesome!!!
Background I have a 1940s house so fairly small garage, so I bought a 24" RML-3 rack. So I really wanted to add the slinger for pull downs, etc. The 24" rack is a perfect fit do have to be a bit careful not to step too far back but thats good anyways enough space. So I bought the slinger + plate loader. Both are perfect. The plate loader is big enough to hold 45s so I can get a fairly strong workout out of it. The plate loader is super easy to take off as well so I just remove it if I am doing squats or anything in the rack. Other than that the slinger does not get in the way at all. Highly recommend just remember when ordering to make sure they send you the right crossmember bars you need the ones with holes as well as two at the top bars. But its easy to install. Takes up such a small footprint for the added versatility you get.
Yes, I recommend this product
slinger installed
without hte plate loader just hanging there.
Helpful?
Yes · 2
No · 1
flandrin1
★★★★★
★★★★★
Dec 2021
Got it to work
Maybe 3.5? Maybe 4. Maybe 5! All's well that ends well. Rogue should ask you what exercises and lifts you like to do, and how much space you have, and then they do the design for you. Make sense? BUT this is a case where they admitted they shouldn't have sent me this slinger with this rack. (So I'm not sure how knowledgeable everyone is.) BUT BUT I got it to work. My pic does not look anything like theirs. You have to get the cable which comes down holding the plates to be centered between the two posts! My pic also shows that what I bought is 9" above the top of the rack, not 7". It's a different rack (I guess), OK. Back to their original mistake. They offered to take the slinger back (it came way after the rack, which I had already installed), but it looked as if I could make it work. The problem with the 7" versus 9" meant I had to cut a hole in the ceiling (A) just to make it fit at all and (B) to shim the one side of the rack because (did you know) garage floors are not necessarily level. (I had assumed I had 2" to spare for this. The slinger butted up against the ceiling.) They did NOT offer to pay a few bucks to help level this--I thought to mini-jackhammer floor on the opposite side and seat those two posts down a bit, but my guy said do the ceiling, good idea. I just didn't like looking at the slightly tilted rack, but it's actually crucial for the slinger to operate with a perfectly vertical rack, so that the plates land properly, at the bottom of their travel path. (I'm sure this is true even if you have the right match of rack + slinger.) They say the rack isn't guaranteed after you do the drilling (which I guess is necessary, even if you have the right rack/slinger)--but I can't see how that matters unless you have in mind some off-label use like propping up your house (which would also void the guarantee I bet). The cable isn't long enough (OK I'm 6'5" and back to the mismatch), but you can add carabiners or nylon straps, etc. (Some are provided.) We drilled a bigger hole than necessary, might just be what my guy had handy, but it might be helping at the top end of the travel path. My second pic shows the plates sitting at the bottom, also the bar I like to use, which Rogue did not have. I got it at some medical/ therapy sort of site, oddly. Cheap, like $27.
Yes, I recommend this product
Plates at bottom of travel path, with the bar I use.
Slinger through ceiling, showing 9" measurement and the successfully drilled hole in the center of the crossbar.
Helpful?
Yes · 3
No · 2
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