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    What belt should I take?

    Hi,
    I need a belt cause of the weights that are going up with time,
    Anyway, I wanted to get an Inzer one but it's too expensive (around 130$ with shipping)
    So people recommanded me to get this RDX belt (LINK)

    And after a brief look it looks like it's too thin and dosen't look very durable
    so I found this one (LINK) One size all the way as it's supposed to be,
    double prong and it seems more thick and durable than the first one I shown.

    Which one should I take than? its like 8$ difference so no big deal.

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    I have the inzer belts wellworth it plus lifetime guarantee. I have the lever one which i lovw for squatting because of how tight you can get it dont like it for deads though so tight I cant get a good breath

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    I bought my first belt about 2 months ago, and I only ever wanted to buy one. I bought the inzer lever belt and I love it. Well worth the money
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goll65 View Post
    I have the inzer belts wellworth it plus lifetime guarantee. I have the lever one which i lovw for squatting because of how tight you can get it dont like it for deads though so tight I cant get a good breath
    Quote Originally Posted by big ragu View Post
    I bought my first belt about 2 months ago, and I only ever wanted to buy one. I bought the inzer lever belt and I love it. Well worth the money
    Thanks for your reply but it didn't help me.
    I don't have 130$ to spent at the moment (or in the near future) and I need a belt.
    I have 30-40$ max, and RDX are supposed to be good so I asked for help to decide which one of the above to take.
    I want the Inzer but currently it's impossible

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    RDX belts? The belts with the padding? Meh. Might as well buy any other generic cheap-o leather belt.

    Think about it this way. You will have to spend some money ANYWAY to get an Inzer belt. Why spend an extra $30-$40 for a crap belt and then buy another one later? Seems silly.

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    Meh. If it's what you can afford, I guess. Main thing is having the leather stiff enough so your stomach can press up against it. Usually PL belts are 10-13 mm in thickness. Based on the picture, that Buckle bit doesn't look all too impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    RDX belts? The belts with the padding? Meh. Might as well buy any other generic cheap-o leather belt.

    Think about it this way. You will have to spend some money ANYWAY to get an Inzer belt. Why spend an extra $30-$40 for a crap belt and then buy another one later? Seems silly.

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    Meh. If it's what you can afford, I guess. Main thing is having the leather stiff enough so your stomach can press up against it. Usually PL belts are 10-13 mm in thickness. Based on the picture, that Buckle bit doesn't look all too impressive.
    I know that eventually it will be Inzer but I just can't afford one, and it won't change for quite a while,
    you see, i'm not from the US so the shippping is pretty damn expensive and from checking, it comes around 150$ for the belt.
    Excuse me but 150$ for a belt is too much.. and i'm not going to pay this amount of cash for it.
    Maybe in the future if I will get some major deal on this.
    And based on the weights i'm currently at it can't wait that long.

    ARE THERE ANY OTHER BELTS THAT ARE GOOD AND ARE NOT INZER'S ?
    THAT OF COURSE CHEAPER...

    I checked the links I posted before and both of them are the same, here is the second belt I meant to post:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RDX-Weight...item975b2f6f4e

    OR

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RDX-Power-We...item58966857b4


    SO WHICH ONE?
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    Either will serve the purpose. Why not just wait until you can afford a good belt that will last forever? Having it or not having it isn't going to stop you from making gains, why not just wait a month or whatever until you have a few extra bucks? The inzer was well worth the money in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cary Pond View Post
    He can't wait that long to buy a more expensive belt. He needs one now !!!
    LOL!! Buy either one, neither is exceptional and I didn't see any major differences between them. They didn't list a thickness, all it said was 4 layers. Whatever that means.
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    http://www.pullum-sports.co.uk/belts...t/prod_20.html

    That's what I use. Had it two years now and, though it's a bit rough round the edges, it's done the job so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big ragu View Post
    LOL!! Buy either one, neither is exceptional and I didn't see any major differences between them. They didn't list a thickness, all it said was 4 layers. Whatever that means.
    Quote Originally Posted by big ragu View Post
    Either will serve the purpose. Why not just wait until you can afford a good belt that will last forever? Having it or not having it isn't going to stop you from making gains, why not just wait a month or whatever until you have a few extra bucks? The inzer was well worth the money in my opinion.
    I spoke to the seller and the thickness is 9mm.
    I asked him about both of them but at the moment he answered me just for this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RDX-Weight...item975b2f6f4e

    I think both of'em are 9mm.

    Anyway, is it good thickness?

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    150 for a belt is reasonable considering you will wear it for 10-15 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrweight View Post
    I spoke to the seller and the thickness is 9mm.
    I asked him about both of them but at the moment he answered me just for this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RDX-Weight...item975b2f6f4e

    I think both of'em are 9mm.

    Anyway, is it good thickness?
    9mm is fine. Mine is 10, most good ones start at 10. I don't know how much weight you're pushing but I think you will be fine with either belt.
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    you get what you pay for. Check back on the inzer website check the "on sale" and "bargain bin" areas they might have some belts there taht would fit that are a few bucks cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by big ragu View Post
    9mm is fine. Mine is 10, most good ones start at 10. I don't know how much weight you're pushing but I think you will be fine with either belt.
    This one is 9mm http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/vie...d=380480531036

    This one is 3mm~ http://www.ebay.com/itm/RDX-Power-We...item58966857b4


    2 questions;
    1. 3mm is bad? Should I take the 9mm?
    2. Which one seems like it has better quality?

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    1. You want the thicker one. 3mm will break down much faster than a 9mm belt and will most likely start to warp and soften when you need that wall of material to press up against.

    2. Go with the 9mm if you absolutely cannot wait for a better belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecityalive View Post
    1. You want the thicker one. 3mm will break down much faster than a 9mm belt and will most likely start to warp and soften when you need that wall of material to press up against.

    2. Go with the 9mm if you absolutely cannot wait for a better belt.
    Well I decided to wait a little and take the Inzer.
    Now the budget is pretty much 100-120$ for the belt.
    I thought to get one from HOUSE OF PAIN, which one should I take?
    I rather not to buy from inzernet because it takes ages to ship the damn belt

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    I'd get a single prong APT belt such as this http://www.prowriststraps.com/inc/sdetail/247782

    I have one, not sure on which model precisely but it's 10mm by 4" I think and single prong. Used it for about 4 years now and it'll easily last another decade.

    Definitely get lever or single prong as double can be a pain to do up. Lever is good but if you like it to be tighter on some lifts than others, go for single prong and to not have to fuck about adjusting it too much.

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