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    I got a 50 when I was right around that size.

    Doug is right about having it fully on, it makes a huge difference. Making the suit wet will also make getting depth easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SELK View Post
    I got a 50 when I was right around that size.

    Doug is right about having it fully on, it makes a huge difference. Making the suit wet will also make getting depth easier.
    Selk how big were your upper thighs at the time?
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    Sorry man! Haven't got a clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    The plan was to learn it with-out briefs under so I should be right if I can use 600+ (should be able to).
    I've had 220kg on the bar + Super choked average bands (80kg at the top) and still could not get to depth with the Pro briefs and Pro squatter.

    And I can get it on by myself, albiet i need to use the smith machine to get seated - but I can get it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clifford Gillmore View Post
    I've had 220kg on the bar + Super choked average bands (80kg at the top) and still could not get to depth with the Pro briefs and Pro squatter.

    And I can get it on by myself, albiet i need to use the smith machine to get seated - but I can get it on.
    Yep that's only about 515-530 at the bottom though, I think you would need 600+.
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    ^that was not meant to sound rude^
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Yep that's only about 515-530 at the bottom though, I think you would need 600+.
    That was straps down too.

    I've been convinced that its going to stretch out though, so I'll just wear the crap out of it. Or squat 750. Which ever.

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    From what I have heard 600+ straight weight should be enough with the pro/pro combo.

    Risk do you have any gear you want to swap for a new ace shirt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SELK View Post
    Sorry man! Haven't got a clue.
    No worries!

    I'll let you know how it goes, I think size 50 sounds right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    From what I have heard 600+ straight weight should be enough with the pro/pro combo.

    Risk do you have any gear you want to swap for a new ace shirt?
    I do not, all I have is the Pro/Pro and a Metal V-Type squatter I pull in. Thanks for the offer though!

    I'll have a word to any guys in the gym, but most of them are Titan guys.

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    Ok thanks.
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    if you want pop out of the hole a canvas can't be beat.... but if you are squatting by yourself that could get a little scary..... whatever you decide to do, more power to you for trying to make it happen without a team to train with
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Thank you, I am pleased everyone is helping me.

    No offence to anyone but I don't think learning it will be all that hard it will just take some time.
    Lots of people act like this stuff is really hard but I have not found that so far at least with bench shirts.

    My weight is 210 today so maybe the 50?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Would I need to go wider than the width of the rack?
    depends on the rack of course, but I don't think so.
    i think the suit will make it hard to get them out there.

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    FWIW, I own a size 46 ACE. I don't know my thigh measurement, but I pretty much have chicken legs. When I used that suit I weighed between 173-177ish and it was balls tight on my legs!! Just going from that I would suggest you don't get the 48...especially if you will wear briefs under it and train alone.
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    Go with the Ace for Longevity Alone. I used the same one for 2 years and 8 meets. I didnt need a new one until I out grew it. Plus the straps dont have ot be balls tight. You can get them set where you want them and sliding them off an on will be easy while alone. I wore just an Ace without briefs as well. for a while. The suit is so thick briefs wont be needed for a while.
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    a 50 will be good.

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    If you can squat to depth 600 in just briefs, then 700 will be no problem in a properly fitting suit.

    * if you are squatting alone, no canvas. A properly fitting canvas will take two or three people to get it off of you. If you can do it yourself, it isn't going to have much support for you.

    * what briefs do you wear? This make some difference. If you have Predators which flare a bit at the end, or even Metal Pros, a Metal Pro Ace or Titan Boss which clamps your leg openings will get caught up in the seam of and you will not be happy. If you have Preds or a Metal Pro, go with an Inzer T-Rex or Metal Pro (not Ace) for the suit.

    * ALWAYS get the velcro straps, it what allows you to tune the depth

    * I wouldn't squat in the suit alone. Are you going to compete that way? Then why practice that way? The feel is WAY different.

    Going from hard to learn to easy I believe the double ply sequence is:
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    pure canvas like Ginny or Frantz
    canvas with inserts like Inzer Leviathon
    Metal Pro Ace (don't see many top guys with this for a squat suit, although it is very popular for briefs)
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    Inzer T-REX
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    600 in briefs at 200 is pretty stout for a relative beginner. Good Luck!
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    I bought an Ace and I was able to get it on relatively easy by just hanging from a loaded bar (Under Armour compression shorts underneath help a ton). I trained alone in it, walking it out does suck, but it's definitely doable. Straps down and without briefs, I was able to hit depth with as little as 455ish. It's a great suit and fairly easy to learn, it really helps force your knees out, versus caving them in as some suits tend to do.
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    Greg I used the preds inder my ace and with the flared leg openeing there are a few things you can do to deal with them rolling up. 1. suit slippers.....pull them up over the end of the briefs and it helps the suit slide over the opening.....2. duct tape the flared side to your leg( Iv done it)....3..shoe strings...cut a tiny hole in the lower part of the leg and when your hanging have someone hold them down and it keeps it from sliding up.

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    Oh, Dammstrate. You are a role model for all of us aspiring gear whores out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TravisMash View Post
    Have you tried the new Titan Boss with velcro straps? I have used almost every squat suit out there, and I would go with this one if you are looking multi-ply.
    Totally agree with Travis. I went from a Leviathon Canvas to the old Boss in 2005 and my squat went up a good 75 Lbs. The new Boss has taken me up another 50 at least. With the velcro straps just wrap the front straps on the squat bar and drop and wiggle your way in. I'm in mine in about 2 minutes after it was broken in. Then unstrap it and peel it off.

    P.S. The velcro straps are great also because you can loosen or tighten them to help get down properly with your lighter to heavier attempts. I've had guys learn to use it with much less experience than you have. Good luck which ever way you go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravisMash View Post
    Have you tried the new Titan Boss with velcro straps? I have used almost every squat suit out there, and I would go with this one if you are looking multi-ply.
    This would be my choice for multi-ply squat suit, for a single-ply I would go with a Super Centurion from Titan as well.
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    Didnt travis do all of his big squats is metal though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theBarzeen View Post
    if you want pop out of the hole a canvas can't be beat.... but if you are squatting by yourself that could get a little scary..... whatever you decide to do, more power to you for trying to make it happen without a team to train with
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