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buying a belt...yet another thread

was deadlifting at the gym today and one of the regular gym members gave me his belt to try, which looked exactly like this;

http://www.inzernet.com/detail_econobelt.asp?PRODUCT_ID=ECON_POWER_BELT

wasnt Inzer made but by a company called Power Star. Said he got it off ebay awhile back. I gave the belt ago and it made a massive difference, gave me great piece of mind knowing that i had great support when pushing those last few reps out.

question is, wheres the best place in the UK to pick a belt like this up?
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 13:18:26 (permalink)
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    Unless Power Star have changed their suppliers, I can guarantee you that there is a world of difference between the quality and feel of their belts and of Inzer's... visiting their warehouse (out in Longsight, IIRC) was one of my more bizarre experiences.

    Spend the cash and get a 13mm Inzer Forever belt (single prong or lever) - worth every penny. I got one from Andy Bolton at a great price, if he still does them. A quick search on this site or Powerlifting UK will reveal further options.

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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 13:27:54 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Doc D

    Unless Power Star have changed their suppliers, I can guarantee you that there is a world of difference between the quality and feel of their belts and of Inzer's... visiting their warehouse (out in Longsight, IIRC) was one of my more bizarre experiences.

    Spend the cash and get a 13mm Inzer Forever belt (single prong or lever) - worth every penny. I got one from Andy Bolton at a great price, if he still does them. A quick search on this site or Powerlifting UK will reveal further options.


    got any links bud?

    you have to buy Inzer belts from the US?

    how does this one look http://www.pullum-sports.co.uk/accessories/powerlifting-belts/pullum-suede-duel-prong-powerlifting-belt/prod_24.html
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 17:29:15 (permalink)
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    Why are they so much more expensive in the UK??? I need a good belt too but a bit reluctant to pay more than £40
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 19:11:29 (permalink)
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    I picked one of those up a few weeks ago while I was at their unit in Luton. It's a pretty solid bit of kit, I'm impressed I have to be honest. Didn't want to spend an absolute fortune as I won't be using it that often.

    Gets my vote.


    ORIGINAL: Clubber Lang

    ORIGINAL: Doc D

    Unless Power Star have changed their suppliers, I can guarantee you that there is a world of difference between the quality and feel of their belts and of Inzer's... visiting their warehouse (out in Longsight, IIRC) was one of my more bizarre experiences.

    Spend the cash and get a 13mm Inzer Forever belt (single prong or lever) - worth every penny. I got one from Andy Bolton at a great price, if he still does them. A quick search on this site or Powerlifting UK will reveal further options.


    got any links bud?

    you have to buy Inzer belts from the US?

    how does this one look http://www.pullum-sports.co.uk/accessories/powerlifting-belts/pullum-suede-duel-prong-powerlifting-belt/prod_24.html

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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 19:23:25 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: DW2000

    I picked one of those up a few weeks ago while I was at their unit in Luton. It's a pretty solid bit of kit, I'm impressed I have to be honest. Didn't want to spend an absolute fortune as I won't be using it that often.


    which belt was that, the Pullum Sports belt as in that link? How thick is it, 13mm?
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 19:28:33 (permalink)
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    Yea, the pullum one. 11mm.
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 19:35:01 (permalink)
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    hmmm

    that Pullum belt will cost me £70 delivered, or i can get a Inzer Forever belt which looks exactly the same but 13mm think for £76, shipped from the States. http://www.inzernet.com/detail_belt.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FOREVERBELT_BUCKLE13

    Anyone ever ordered from Inzer.com before?

    just thinking for the sake of £6 i may aswell get an Inzer imported?
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 19:37:55 (permalink)
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    I've heard mixed reports of Inzer to be honest. Some never seem to arrive, or take forever. Others seem to have had good experiences. I'm sure you'll get imput from both lol

    I wanted an 11mm, as I wanted the thinnest, least amount of support I could. Sounds odd when i say it like that
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 19:40:59 (permalink)
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    there any UK sites that sell the buckle Inzer Forever belts? 13mm
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 20:33:49 (permalink)
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    Id order from www.houseofpain.com mate, they are probs best for Inzer imports
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 20:52:47 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: bigscottishbastard

    Id order from www.houseofpain.com mate, they are probs best for Inzer imports


    works out cheaper than through Inzer direct too, cheers bud.

    I take it youve used them in the past?
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 21:01:58 (permalink)
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    Ive used IronGladiators, but them some people were getting bad service from them and say the houseofpain are awesome so thats who Ill be using from now on.
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 21:14:19 (permalink)
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    order form the states mate, usually doesnt take long at all for deliveryand are nearly always twice as cheap.

    the uk suppliers seem to screw everyone in the rectum when adding there % on top!!!

     


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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 22:15:17 (permalink)
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    Hey mate, i just ordered an inzer 13mm belt as i dont think my crappy leather belt was giving me the support on deadlift (which my physio sorted out today, genius people!).

    You found it really made a big difference?
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 22:59:03 (permalink)
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    was deadlifting at the gym today and one of the regular gym members gave me his belt to try, which looked exactly like this;

    http://www.inzernet.com/detail_econobelt.asp?PRODUCT_ID=ECON_POWER_BELT

    wasnt Inzer made but by a company called Power Star. Said he got it off ebay awhile back. I gave the belt ago and it made a massive difference, gave me great piece of mind knowing that i had great support when pushing those last few reps out.

    question is, wheres the best place in the UK to pick a belt like this up?


    have a look at the APT belts, quality matches any of the other belts imo and price is a good bit better, we have the single and double prong but not th lever belts as apt havnt been 100% happy with a lever belt yet.
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another tread 2008/05/18 23:33:31 (permalink)
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    I use a zuluglove lever belt.

    www.zuluglove.com

    £40 inc del
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another thread 2008/05/19 06:08:36 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Clubber Lang
    http://www.inzernet.com/detail_econobelt.asp?PRODUCT_ID=ECON_POWER_BELT

    I have a belt exactly like that, down to the photo used to advertise it.
    I forget where I got it. some company that advertised on MT for a while.
    cost 12.99 IIRC

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    RE: buying a belt...yet another thread 2008/05/19 10:10:47 (permalink)
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    does belt thickness make much difference? What difference can you expect from say a 10mm belt to a 13mm one?

    end of the day im after a good quality belt for deadlifting and standing shoulder press exercises. Im not competing, just training, so would something like this be fine;

    http://www.extremesupplements.co.uk/shop/article_44/ATP-Pro-Powerlifting_Weight-Lifting-Belt.10mm-thick-and-4-inches-wide.html?shop_param=cid%3D21%26aid%3D44%26

    i cant really see how there can be much difference in quality from a belt like this to an identical looking Inzer belt, other than the Inzer belt being 13mm thick, unlike the ATPs 10mm? Are all the Inzer belts 4" wide aswell?

    what you think?
    post edited by Clubber Lang - 2008/05/19 11:04:37
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    RE: buying a belt...yet another thread 2008/05/19 11:46:06 (permalink)
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    we have 10mm, 11mm and 13mm mate its all down to preference and also if you want to put work into making your belt more pliable, i started on the 13mm and loved the support but it cut in alot, i am now using the 10mm single prong and it extremely supportive and easier to get used tom the single prong also makes it easier to get on and off as i like my belt very tight.
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