Does anyone have experience with the metal ace pro bencher? I'm interested in giving metal gear a try again (had their IPF single ply king but didn't like it). Are these shirts considered advanced or intermediate? I'm currently training for an APF show in June. Deciding between metal ace, double ply super f6 or a jacked up rage-x.
I get 250+ out of it...very good shirt...depending on how tight you get it will determine how hard it will be to use.....I use one thats very tight...but my form is pretty good..
i like mine...... comfortable, easy to load, hard to get off! LOL
you should sne d amessage to vdizenso. i had one but got it to early for me to use and now its too small. i gave it to one of my friends to use. he is getting close to 200 out of it. vin has done a few 800lbs lifts in his. I think he has his 805lbs in the ace also. the shirt will last a very long time. Its very popular in europe. From all the videos i have seen, it will suit some one who touches very low and has a very good tuck. You will get a wealth on first hand knowledge if you message vin or go on to his pro log he is very good with putting his videos up. I would grade it as an advance shirt. There are more and more poeple getting over 800lbs benches out of the shirt. Best of luck with any choice you make
lol Iv been in the shirt before it was even out on the market.....Im pretty sure i know more about that shirt than vin(not trying to start anything)....but a good person to talk about it too is jeremy frey
LOL. Sorry to drag you into this Vin. We just name drop here and there to feel important.
All i know is you seem to have great results with the Ace. Plus your videos are actualy very good to learn from.
By the way did we ever figure out How many ply the Ace is? is it 2 or 3 or 5???
Alright, I think the Ace is a bad ass shirt. I have not hit a shirted pr in almost 5 years using the SDP and Double Rage X. Well I finally hit not one, but two pr's yesterday in the Metal Ace. I know people say it's an advanced shirt, but that depends on what size you get. I was able to get a comfortable opener in a bigger shirt. Then I put on a tighter shirt for the rest of my attempts. Keep in mind, tighter for me is a shirt that I can just about get on myself. It actually only takes one slight tug to get it fully on. The shirt has a low groove and great carryover. It's got tremendous stopping power. The shirt is very durable and will last a long time. I recommend it highly.
I also want to share this, most of the top benchers that I know have more than one shirt. A lot of people would be shocked to know just how many shirts some guys have.
I am not lifting close to some of these guys but I did bench 525 easy in an Ace (viking cut made by Minna at Metal) and it was loose so I could have got way more out of it if I tightened it up.
Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
Bench geared 525 @ 210
Deadlift geared 650 @ 220
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Is the fabric stretchy and elastic like a let's say most inzer shirts or more solid and rigid like titan shirts ?
And what's the difference between the ace and other 2ply shirts from metal ? The fabric ,the groove or both ?
I would also like an easy to put on alone shirt with great stopping power that wouldn't take the bar where it wants but where i want it to go...is the ace the best choice for this or is another 2ply metal shirt better suited for this ?
Thanks and congrats for the 820 !
I'm not an expert on the groove of many shirts but low is the way to go.
If you want to put the bar where you want instead of where the shirt wants the best option is the Inzer SDP.
Yeah the ace is a very low groove hard tuck shirt. It is 3 plies of softer poly. The Viking Pro is 2 plies of a stiffer poly. All metal multi ply shirts are glued together with a laminate.