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April Mathis
09-12-2013, 09:26 PM
If anyone has any experience with titan single ply shirts, would like to know what size is a good idea for me to start with? I talked with a friend that said 52, but I looked at a sizing chart online that suggests 56. I plan to call and ask about it, but I also know most people seem to tell me sizes that I can't even get on, much less lift with. So I would like an idea from other lifters who have experience with it, because I want it to be a size bigger and won't be that hard to touch in and something I won't get frustrated with right away. Too big can obviously just be taken in, but you can't do anything if it's too small. If anyone close to my weight maybe 275 or 308 could tell me what sizes they've used that could be helpful also. Thank you.

Buccos1
09-13-2013, 02:52 PM
I've bought several single-ply F6s from Ken Anderson the past few years, and he has always made great suggestions as far as customizations based upon measurements. Shipping is awesome too!

ScottYard
09-13-2013, 06:41 PM
Call and talk to the company. If they can't help you don't buy from them. Are you taking a break from raw meets to focus on geared meets?

April Mathis
09-13-2013, 11:53 PM
I've bought several single-ply F6s from Ken Anderson the past few years, and he has always made great suggestions as far as customizations based upon measurements. Shipping is awesome too!

ok, thanks for your reply

April Mathis
09-13-2013, 11:58 PM
Call and talk to the company. If they can't help you don't buy from them. Are you taking a break from raw meets to focus on geared meets?

I'm going to do bench only raw probably raw unity or something early next year because I want to get at least 450 by then. I want to do a meet with a bench shirt sometime, whenever I think over 600 will be easy enough and be confident with being able to touch in something. It will be whenever I feel that is, so I don't know when. I have done 535 in a blast shirt in the gym that I can put on myself. That's the only shirt I've not gotten frustrated with yet. I may just bench with that in a meet if I don't like anything else. The only thing I may have to bench close to 500 raw before I could get over 600 with it. I don't plan to do full power with gear on anytime soon, just bench first.

ScottYard
09-16-2013, 07:04 PM
Cool. Just hammer the raw high boards for the lock out and you should be well over 600 in the right shirt.

April Mathis
09-18-2013, 01:27 AM
Cool. Just hammer the raw high boards for the lock out and you should be well over 600 in the right shirt.

I try to work on lockout often, since that's where I miss raw bench also. The shirt I do use helps almost none off boards. I can do more full-range or 1-board than anything above that with it. I have also thought about using one of the denim shirts I have just for lockout stuff. I hate using them (or attempting to use them anyways) full-range but I have gone up to 585-600 off 3 and 4 board with one of them before. My plan is still to bench 500 raw before being real serious about competing in a shirt, but I do plan on using one for a few sets heavier after raw bench on most weeks and then when I feel like I can get something decent and not bomb take a few weeks of just using the shirt and do a meet.