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    The best squat suit?

    Gentleman,

    I'm getting ready to invest in a squat suit and I'd like to hear from all you experianced guys...

    What IYO is the best??? (heard alot about the Inzer Hardcore)

    Thanks a lot,
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    Inzer Hardcore is very old technology. If you're single-ply, then the super centurion by Titan is the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    Inzer Hardcore is very old technology. If you're single-ply, then the super centurion by Titan is the best.
    I was curious about this aswell, how does the SC stack up against the TRX from inzer? I have a 10year old centurion, while it doesnt give me much in way of pop, I prefer its harness stiching to that of the hardcore, but the hardcore gives me more support (pop) out of the hole.

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    Just look at IPF meets. Almost everyone wears Titan stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    Just look at IPF meets. Almost everyone wears Titan stuff.
    Makes enough sense, but inquiring minds still would like to know about the TRX!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Hernandez View Post
    Makes enough sense, but inquiring minds still would like to know about the TRX!
    I've got one..I love it I've never squatted in a multiply or canvas so I can't comment on comparing it to that, but I've heard people describe it as "having the stopping power of canvas". In my opinion, it blows my old single ply Hardcore out of the water in terms of ease of getting on, comfort, adjustability, and probably carryover.

    For me, I feel like it has a definitive stopping point, one that you can easily adjust by tightening or loosening the straps---if at all possible, bet it with velcro straps. That'll make a night and day difference in versatility of the suit. I actually keep the straps fairly loose (they will just about slide off my shoulders) for most of my attempts.

    I can't tell you an exact amount I'm getting out of the suit because I rarely max completely raw. I'll wear briefs of some sort if I'm not in the suit.

    I also have been working with deadlifting (I pull sumo/modified sumo) in the TRX too. Its the only single ply suit I really feel like i can set up to squat without fighting the suit and set up to deadlift with only minor adjustments. I like that.

    I think its a suit worth the money based on the experiences I've had with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    Inzer Hardcore is very old technology. If you're single-ply, then the super centurion by Titan is the best.
    +1

    I got a centurion thats a lil loose and stil get way more than i even got from a very tight Hardcore.
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    Here's the thing about the super centurion. It has the harness design which covers all the stress points on the suit. The harness on the super centurion is 2-plies of material. That's a ton of support in the most critical areas.
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    Yep,if you're going single-ply go with the Super Centurion hands-down.Multi-ply go with either a Boss,Leviathon,or Metal Ace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
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    For multi-ply, I love my Ace. Single-ply definitely the Centurion, I'm assuming the Super Centurion is even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
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    Single-ply I'd go with Titan Centurion or Metal Viking Squatter.
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    This is some good info guys!

    So the TRX has good stopping power, but the Super Centurion has better rebound out of the hole?

    Also, how would you compare a 98' version of the centurion to a 09' version. Difference? Simularities?

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    98 vs 09 centurion are different suits. The newer one is super nxg+ material which is thicker. The harness design is also 2-plies in the new one. It wasn't quite 2 full plies in the old one. It was just just extra reenforced stitching in the old one. The super centurion has stopping power. The old suit came in one cut so no matter how wide you squatted everyone had the same suit. The super centurion is made in wide stance and narrow stance. This is a big improvement for wider stance squatters.
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    damn, you know a lot. So if im squatting 725 in a loose 98' suit, and got a new super centurion whats possible lb wise for me? (i know you cant be right on) but a guess would be nice.

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    Most of it will come down to form. Form = carryover in gear. It also takes a little practice to get used to it. You should be good for 800+ though.
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    Thanks all you guys...

    Kick-a** info.

    Whos a good distributor w/ the best price? All I'm familiar w/ is LiftingLarge.com.

    BTW, I love Titan stuff but I dont have 6-8 weeks to wait for delivery from Titan...

    Thx. again,
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    Most of it will come down to form. Form = carryover in gear. It also takes a little practice to get used to it. You should be good for 800+ though.
    I understand that i would have to break in the suit and get used to it because this suit im using is really combfortable. I actually did 755lbs in this suit, but it was 2 inches high. With that said, I do feel 800+ is possible in a good suit w/sufficient training to handle the weight increase.


    This website has been the MOST helpful website i've come across. With all the added info, Im making the switch from Inzer to titan for squat and bench shirt. The jury it still out on a deadlift suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robchris View Post
    Thanks all you guys...

    Kick-a** info.

    Whos a good distributor w/ the best price? All I'm familiar w/ is LiftingLarge.com.

    BTW, I love Titan stuff but I dont have 6-8 weeks to wait for delivery from Titan...

    Thx. again,
    Rob
    Most everyone on this site will agree that for Titan stuff, Ken Anderson is the guy to go with. I ordered all of my gear from him and recieved it 3 days later. He also helped a ton with sizing can do some custom work if you need it. His website is andersonpowerlifting.com. His phone number is on the website.

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    I have only had experience with Metal gear as far as squatting. I was unimpressed with their IPF squatter, but their Ace Briefs were ridiculous. I'm sure the squat suit would be even better.
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    We order everything from Ken as long as he has it in stock. I think in total we've ordered about 6 bench shirts, 6-7 squat suits, 2 deadlift suits, 2-3 pairs of briefs, etc. His ability to custom alter gear and have it in the mail within 1-2 days is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
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    oh, and I love the TRX... I use it for sumo pulling... leviathan for multi ply. Really a much better suit than all others. It'd be cool if you could use canvas for single ply, would make a bad ass suit for squatting and sumo pulling.
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    Inzer Canvas is by far the best suit for multi-ply gear.

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