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2019/01/09 10:03:23 (permalink)
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Belt recommendations

Hi all,
 
Looking for a belt recommendation (if anyone has any) my current one is on its way out, its old and not really great anyway.
 
I have got the list to:
 
SBD Lever Belt 
Wahlander
Pioneer Fitness Belt 
 
or (the cheap option)
 
Modifit 10mm Elite
 
As I am gravitating to the power lifting side of things - I am looking for someone that will last and cost is irrelevant, hence looking for a good option, but been new to this I don't really know. 
 
All input welcome. 
 

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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 10:37:46 (permalink)
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    I've heard a lot of good feedback regarding the SBD.

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    Squill
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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 11:47:21 (permalink)
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    I've heard a lot of good feedback regarding the SBD.




    I have read a lot of good things about this belt, and was going to pull the trigger but the Whalander one also really has my interest (given its handmade and seems to also have a good rep)
     
    I don't fancy buying both given they are £165 each. 

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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 15:03:02 (permalink)
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    Sbd is a massed produced belt
    But has the benefit of the best designed buckle on the market

    I have a Whalander, great belt, amazing quality, but only
    10mm and the quick release takes some getting used to

    If you want a one-off belt then pioneer will customise
    It to your spec, I specifically like the cut version
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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 15:09:19 (permalink)
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    I have a 13 mm Strengthshop Lever belt and I love it...good value and very strong belt.
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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 15:28:17 (permalink)
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    stokie
    Sbd is a massed produced belt
    But has the benefit of the best designed buckle on the market

    I have a Whalander, great belt, amazing quality, but only
    10mm and the quick release takes some getting used to

    If you want a one-off belt then pioneer will customise
    It to your spec, I specifically like the cut version



    Yea, the buckle is the reason I am looking at it. 
     
    Do you find you can get the Wahlander tight enough? 
     
    9 For 9 do the Pioneer cut for £115, so cheaper than the other two and I hear they are good quality. I like the idea of 0.5 increments for tightness. 
     
    Wahlander and Pioneer also have the benefit of lifetime warranty.
     
    for QR there are is also this option 
     
    Who knew it would be so hard ot get a belt. 

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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 15:30:06 (permalink)
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    I'd go with the SBD (that buckle ). Would love to go with ModiFit, but they're not IPF approved.
     
    Thinking of getting a modifit weightlifting belt for training. Love their straps and wraps.

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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 16:48:11 (permalink)
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    I have decided to rule out the SBD. This was the #1 contender but I am want / would prefer a 10mm over a 13mm, also no lifetime warranty. 
     
    So I am down to Pioneer or Whalander.

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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 17:45:38 (permalink)
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    I’m looking at the pioneer cut belt myself
    Once I get round to selling my inzer

    The whalander takes a bit of getting
    used to to get it nice and tight, you’ll
    Never get it as tight as a lever belt
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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 18:09:12 (permalink)
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    I've just ordered the SBD and have a 10mm Titan Longhorn. I'm limited due to needing an IPF approved belt. The Wahlanders are nice belts but overpriced imo.

    The Titan is a great belt. I'd have liked a Pioneer but not IPF approved. Out of the 2 you want I'd definitely go for the Pioneer.
    post edited by Dav - 2019/01/09 18:38:13
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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 18:46:22 (permalink)
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    Cool, cheers guys really appreciate it. Going to order one now from 9 For 9, just need to decide on colours. Thinking something bold. 
     

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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 18:53:21 (permalink)
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    They have the crocodile skin

    Personally I like the red python 😂
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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 19:33:24 (permalink)
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    Stokie the SBD is made to the highest quality and "handmade" some technology is used but for accuracy for hole placement and dimensions. Everything else is done by hand in a fairly small workshop so nowhere near mass produced. Granted they don't make single bespoke belts.

    https://youtu.be/NQOEvJQo-yc

    But Pioneer from the research I did make some of the best quality belts and I'd have got one but for not being IPF approved. So great choice Squill!
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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 19:36:24 (permalink)
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    Thanks, the SBD does look great and was the one I was going to get before I made the mistake of googling reviews a few days ago!

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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 19:49:47 (permalink)
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    As long as you're not looking to compete in an IPF sanctioned federation Squill from my experience with a few PLing belts and extensive reading (YouTube reviews and online PLing forums) the Pioneer belts are of the highest quality and I would have gone for one. I also love the staggered hole spacing so you've got adjustments of 1/2" instead of an inch.
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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 20:22:35 (permalink)
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    Dav
    Stokie the SBD is made to the highest quality and "handmade" some technology is used but for accuracy for hole placement and dimensions. Everything else is done by hand in a fairly small workshop so nowhere near mass produced. Granted they don't make single bespoke belts.

    https://youtu.be/NQOEvJQo-yc

    But Pioneer from the research I did make some of the best quality belts and I'd have got one but for not being IPF approved. So great choice Squill!



    According to pioneer is fully machined
    as it’s laser straight

    https://youtu.be/xjDu2bPJUu0

    You can also get pioneer IPA approved belts, just
    Under a different name
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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 20:28:17 (permalink)
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    I don't plan on competing, certainly not for now so fine without certification. I am sure if I do complete I will go for a 13mm IPF approved one.

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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/09 20:44:02 (permalink)
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    Yes the leather is laser cut but for accuracy, which is what you want. Some belts are over the 13mm max thickness so aren't technically legal.

    The SBD is a fine belt as is the Pioneer. I spoke to Pioneer and they mentioned the IPF approved belt but you can't get them in the UK (shipping makes them fairly expensive). And I wanted to try a lever belt and the SBD is undoubtedly the best lever belt currently available.

    I also like the fact that they are a British company using British manufacturing and don't mind paying the premium for the lever and Britishness lol.
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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/11 10:53:55 (permalink)
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    So, yea I ordered the SBD......
     
    General Leathercraft ones in any decent colors are sold out on 9 For 9. 
     
    Worried about dead lifting in a 13mm belt (I pull conventional) but we will see. 
     
    If I really struggle I will just order a 3" 10mm one from GL and use the SBD for squats.

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    Re: Belt recommendations 2019/01/11 11:25:16 (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👍
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