Gear review

Discussion in 'Powerlifting Forum' started by RodgerThat, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. CAswole

    CAswole Member

    See now i just had an issue with these. I ordered the XXL size which was consistent with the measuring chart. My arms are on the up side of almost 19 inches. I could barely get them over my forearm. I returned them and got the XXXL which fits great. But this is bullshit because I've never been a XXXL in anything. Just beware the sizing chart is off
     
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  2. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

  3. Worf

    Worf Member

    Arms and hands arent shown in the avitar
     
  4. Worf

    Worf Member

    A lot of the sleeves "break in". I got the XL knee sleeves and could hardly get them on, after a few months Im thinking I need a smaller size. Some of these companies even recommend going a size smaller for maximum compression
     
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  5. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    Look, I know what Worf looks like. He was portrayed by a black man. You sir, are no black man. You’re a fake.
     
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  6. CAswole

    CAswole Member

    I hear you and normally that is correct. I actually almost even ordered an XL. But this sizing was just way off
     
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  7. Worf

    Worf Member

    Id rather be a fake worf than a real T-Bag.
     
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  8. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    Well I’m in luck then because I’m the T-baggER, not just a T-bag. Smh.
     
  9. Worf

    Worf Member

    Been using these for about 6 weeks here and there. IVe decided they are great for bench and ohp. Squats and deadlifts these are no good for me. Make me lean forward and put more weight on the knees. They seem like a well built shoe but I prefer a wrestling type shoe for squats and deadlifts
     
  10. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    I do barefoot or the good old fashioned All Stars for dead’s and squats
     
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  11. Worf

    Worf Member

    I’ve been using some old wrestling shoes, might get another pair or give the chucks a try when these give out. Im not a fan of leaning forward like that with healed soles for lower body stuff
     
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  12. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    Yeah, I usually just do the hillbilly thing on back day since dead’s are the only exercise I need flats for but leg day gets the All Stars
     
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  13. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    SABO deadlift shoes are on sale for $60 right now on Max Barbell if anyone is in the market for some good deadlift shoes. I just picked up a second pair. They're awesome for pulling sumo, they just don't seem to hold together really well unfortunately. The velcro is coming loose on my first pair.

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    Also picked up some Strong House Project knee sleeves the other day. Only used them once so far, so don't have much to comment on yet. They're only about $60 and supposedly comparable to the more expensive brands.
     
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  14. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    Anyone have a Review on the STrong 10mm single prong belt?

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  15. Switcher

    Switcher Member

    As long as it stays together, its going to be a good belt. Enjoy. I prefer custom from Pioneer Fitness. Their slogan is to 'Wear you belt, not our belt'. Thus, they don't have graphics selling themselves all over the belt, its your graphics (unless copyrighted).
     
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  16. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    Thanks, I have been looking at reviews and not a long lasting belt and for 200 Canadian forget it.

    I love what I have heard on Pioneer. I live in Canada so shipping here. However I did find a Inzer 10mm single prong forever belt for about 120 so that is looking like the belt.
     
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  17. Logan44551

    Logan44551 Member

    I have one it has held up great. Comes broken in essentially, very comfortable
     
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  18. KingPin42

    KingPin42 Member

    Just found Pioneer Belts. Was thinking of getting custom ones for the wife and I.

    Do you have any experience with Best Belts? I have one but it’s so damn stiff and I don’t want to get a Pioneer belt if it’s that same shit.
     
  19. Switcher

    Switcher Member

    As far as I am aware, all 13mm belts are going to be that stiff. Perhaps someone sells a belt that is pre-broken in but I am unware of who. I keep my belts rolled up in my gym bag so breaking in hasn't been much of an issue. As well, many years ago now, I owned a Best Belt. I thought it was wonderful, no offense.

    Unless a seller is offering a 13mm belt that is already broken in, the option to get one a bit more flexible is to drop down to a 10mm belt. I believe Best offers one and calls it an Athletic cut. I know Pioneer offers 10mm.

    From my perspective, the quality of the leather and how it is sewn together is the telling sign of a good quality belt. On the flip side, there may be some issues of whether each seller has IPF approved belts. Be thoughtful and ask questions if that could be an issue.

    Most generally, Inzer, Titan, Best, Cordillo, Pioneer all do good stuff and should last an incredibly long time. It just depends on what you want and how much you are willing to pay. As far as I am aware, Inzer and Best do all suede. Titan has tried to offer some variations with mixed results (personal experience), Cordillo uses black garment leather. Pioneer does stock and custom and the custom is FAR reaching. With any of them, you will not really go wrong although I dislike Cordillo frankly. Black garment leather on the interior just doesn't grip to anything so its hard to cinch.

    My background with Pioneer was from trying to get a Buffalo leather belt from Titan. I had one on backorder for almost a year and finally gave up. It wasn't their fault, they just couldn't get more of the leather. I messed around and came across Pioneer offering custom... everything. Viola.

    Interestingly, Rogue's top of the line is actually made by Pioneer.

    If you are opting for Pioneer (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED). Check out their Instagram account for ideas on customization. I am on my 4th custom. Sigh... I couldn't say no to the Caiman insert.

    Also, he now as a new notch system for his belts that is pending a patent. Take a look. He is a nice guy and, well, an innovator.

    Do not hesitate to call or email and talk to the seller.
     
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  20. Worf

    Worf Member

    After using these for a few months off and on I'm gona have to say nay. They feel comfortable and are a well built shoe but the heel just isnt me. Throws me off on squats and deads, doesnt really seem to help me with bench either. Also seem to cause me to over exaggerate my leg drive causing my ass to come off the bench. I'm going to stick with flat soled lifting/wrestling shoes from here on out.