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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/11 12:20:03 (permalink)
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You won't regret it mate. Mine arrived today, flawless in design and manufacture. Expensive yes and some might say not worth it but it makes my Titan Longhorn (one of the best belts) look and feel like a cheap Ebay jobbie.

Just breaking it in (bending and twisting) and will be worn "in anger" over the coming days. So easy to get tight and stiff but for me very comfortable as the leather has the right rigidity but due to the quality is also pliant if that makes sense.

10 out of 10👍



I am now very excited. 
 
Have you deadlifted in a 13mm belt before? 

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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/11 16:08:43 (permalink)
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Haven't mate well not until a short while ago lol.

Bear in mind it's a new belt so will need some breaking in BUT did a deadlift workout working up to 3x245kg and absolutely as solid as a rock. Brilliant belt!
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/12 08:47:45 (permalink)
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I'd take Inzer forever bejt over SBD and Whalander. Although the buckle is good on the SBD.
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/12 15:45:51 (permalink)
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Iain have you tried an SBD belt and lifted in it? Belts are very subjective I agree and a personal thing. I've seen a 10mm Inzer and the quality wasn't as good as my Titan Longhorn - the SBD quality wise blows both out of the water.

The lever yes is great, high quality casting (both Titan and Inzers levers are of low manufacturing quality according to numerous US powerlifters). The ability to adjust the lever on the SBD is great.

Also Inzer is a US made product, I like the idea of supporting a UK manufactured product. The only 2 places (I could find for the Inzer lever FB) were £130 and £180. So considering the quality and innovative nature of the SBD belt it's a no brainer really or was for me anyway
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/13 15:21:16 (permalink)
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The chap from General Leather does a review of belts and says the inzer isn't built amazingly well, it will never break in due to the construction. Best Belts got a me toon as well but for the cost of shipping and importing not worth it.

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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/14 21:59:47 (permalink)
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Iain have you tried an SBD belt and lifted in it? Belts are very subjective I agree and a personal thing. I've seen a 10mm Inzer and the quality wasn't as good as my Titan Longhorn - the SBD quality wise blows both out of the water.

The lever yes is great, high quality casting (both Titan and Inzers levers are of low manufacturing quality according to numerous US powerlifters). The ability to adjust the lever on the SBD is great.


Yes lifted in both. Tbh I am used to my Inzer so it could certainly just be that. I did think Inzer felt sturdier.

I got my Inzer in 08, and it cost me £75 delivered! :)
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/14 22:02:07 (permalink)
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... will need to come back in 10years to se how the SBDs last. Good I guess.

Doubt I'll need another belt myself as my Inzer forever belt is currently living up to its name.
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/14 22:11:35 (permalink)
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Got an inzer and a whalander, 
Much prefer the whalander but I like
To stay quite lean and the inzer refuses
To break in, it prefers to crack my ribs instead 😂
 
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/14 22:47:55 (permalink)
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Good :)
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/14 23:41:47 (permalink)
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And that's it Iain, I guess it's all very subjective. As long as you are happy with a belt and it does what you want it to do, it's all good.
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/16 13:47:04 (permalink)
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I'm due a new belt, my old one was only cheap but been happy with it so far. I got a large because that was the recommended size based on my measurement at the time, but I had to make a couple of extra holes in it straight away as even the tightest setting was only just tight enough. However as I've leaned out a bit its gotten loose, to the point where I don't think its really helping that much anymore. So I need a new one, a medium will be better next time, and I want a lever just for the speed and ease of use.
 
I don't compete, but would like to try at some point, hopefully this year, so I don't want to buy a belt that isn't allowed in a PL comp. I know SBD are approved belts, but which other ones are? I don't mind paying the higher price if I have to, but its better to keep your options open.

 
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/16 19:59:44 (permalink)
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I’ve just been looking at the strengthshop one and I think that’ll be my choice. Great price and IPF approved. Plus deadlift king Ox recommends so that’s good enough for me lol.

 
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/16 20:09:08 (permalink)
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I’ve just been looking at the strengthshop one and I think that’ll be my choice. Great price and IPF approved. Plus deadlift king Ox recommends so that’s good enough for me lol.

I love mine tbf mate, lasted well and new levers have lifetime guarantee. 
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/17 13:25:54 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of just getting the 10mm though as I think I would struggle to break in a 13mm one. My current one is 10mm and that broke in nicely and still supported me quite well (when it fit me lol).

 
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/17 13:27:25 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of just getting the 10mm though as I think I would struggle to break in a 13mm one. My current one is 10mm and that broke in nicely and still supported me quite well (when it fit me lol).


My 13mm didn't take any breaking in at all tbh mate, had no issues with it. 10mm is enough though tbh.
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/17 13:48:01 (permalink)
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I am worried about breaking in my SBD one, but going to just soldier on and if it's too thick for deadlifting get a 10mm 3" belt for them.

Pick it up from the delivery office tonight so feels like Xmas!!

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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/18 12:57:27 (permalink)
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The Strength Shop belts are artifical leather and are softer from new so a 13mm one will not be stiff at all compared to a good 10mm leather belt.

Don't worry about the SBD belt mate it's lovely and I've not had any problems with mine, I thought due to the thickness it would take a bit of breaking in. I've curled it up a few times and rolled it and no problems what so ever - lovely belt!
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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/18 13:07:21 (permalink)
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It has arrived!!

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Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/18 13:24:09 (permalink)
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It's a lovely belt mate. Let us know how you get on with it!
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