Among the most challenging and dreaded skills to train in all of parkour are rail precisions. My aversion to these high risk jumps has, on the bright side, kept me intact and away from any major rail accidents. This security though has come at the cost of undertraining, lagging skills while firmly clinging to all the related mental blocks.
With this awareness I have sought places and ways to safely train rails with little luck. This was until I was last in Seattle training at NWCrossFit with Rafe Kelley and saw their sets of wood-mounted iron pipes specifically designed for rail skills. I was amazed, and grateful I found an answer. I was also inspired -- inspired to construct a set for myself:
Simply designed and very stable, these pipes give the feel of handrails and are only inches off of the ground.
Determined to improve my planche game as well, I decided to make a set of parallettes, or parallel bar trainers. These are made of PVC pipe, are strong and stable, and are easy enough to diy: