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    thinking about grid stitching the single katana

    I been training with a single ply super katana (stock sized) for few weeks now. Last session I was able to bring down 465 to a half board fairly easy. It took a small amount of time but I'm confident touching 475-480 and have the strength to lock it out. What kind of changes in the shirt can I expect if I were to go grid stitching? Would it give more pop off the chest? I can dance around with the bar bringing it down as I've done that many times if need to. I'm about 213-215lb and maintaining weight well. My goal is 500lb bench with a single ply.

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    Grid stitching it will make it lose pop, not get more. It prevents the material from stretching during the decent.
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    What would be the point on grid stitching a single ply shirt. Grid stitch is intended to keep the layers of a multi ply shirt together and give you more stopping power

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
    What would be the point on grid stitching a single ply shirt. Grid stitch is intended to keep the layers of a multi ply shirt together and give you more stopping power
    Agreed.

    Also, Katanas are known to really lock up at the bottom. If you haven't touched something, don't assume that adding 20 pounds will get it down.

    If you want to pimp out the shirt why don't you get the chestplate taken in some?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamBAG View Post
    Agreed.

    Also, Katanas are known to really lock up at the bottom. If you haven't touched something, don't assume that adding 20 pounds will get it down.

    If you want to pimp out the shirt why don't you get the chestplate taken in some?
    I agree. Katanas can be a biatch to touch from my limited experience. The difference between a half-board and actually touching can be huge.
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    I think the super training dudes say the first thing you want to do is tighten the arms up and not the chest on them..I could be wrong though...and another thing...is it a SUPER katana? pretty much does it have a scooped super jacked up collar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete22 View Post
    I agree. Katanas can be a biatch to touch from my limited experience. The difference between a half-board and actually touching can be huge.
    I agree too. I also see no value in grid stitching a single ply.
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    I was thinking grids would "tighten" up the whole shirt but looks like I was wrong. Good thing I asked before I did! Thanks as always

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    Quote Originally Posted by douglasoh5 View Post
    I think the super training dudes say the first thing you want to do is tighten the arms up and not the chest on them..I could be wrong though...and another thing...is it a SUPER katana? pretty much does it have a scooped super jacked up collar?
    It is indeed a super katana. I'm interested to hear more on taking in the sleeves. One of my training partners did that to his F6 with a reg. fit chest plate and he was able to press his warm up weight up to 500lb off his chest.

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    Iv never messed with one of these shirts but get ahold of mark bell...he can help you out

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    Ken Anderson is the one to contact to have the sleeves tightened. Ken is the man when it comes to Titan shirts.
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