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Old 11-07-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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Belt - Inzer vs. Elite FTS vs. Spud

I don't need to know whether you agree with the use of a belt or not, but I would like to know if anybody has an opinion of the following belts, lol:

All these links are work/family safe...

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=299&pid=3495

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=299&pid=2840

http://www.inzernet.com/detail_belt....ERBELT_LEVER13

http://www.inzernet.com/detail_belt....RBELT_BUCKLE13

I used my friends Inzer Lever belt today and it was awesome!! I don't really need the adjustability of a prong vs. the lever since I typically workout by myself in the garage. Does anybody have the Elite FTS belt or the Spud?
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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Re: Belt - Inzer vs. Elite FTS vs. Spud

I have an Inzer 13mm lever and adore it. I was lucky enough to want the exact belt that they had on clearance.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:43 PM   #3
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Re: Belt - Inzer vs. Elite FTS vs. Spud

I have had my Inzer dual prong belt for 16 years and it will last another 30+ as long as I don't get too fat.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:04 PM   #4
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Re: Belt - Inzer vs. Elite FTS vs. Spud

Great choices, all of them. Personally I would give me business to Dave at EliteFTS. I have bought some things from them in the past, and am about to again. Wait till they have a 10% or 20% sale on "your highest item" or something like that. They do it quite often.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:27 PM   #5
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Re: Belt - Inzer vs. Elite FTS vs. Spud

Spud makes some great products and have found holes in the market to attack like various straps and belts.

My guess that you are posting on a CF board, would suggest that the Spud Deadlift belt is too specialized for what you want. I think the other lifting belts would be a better fit for all round liftings--squats, deads, overhead presses and for some oly work.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:32 PM   #6
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Re: Belt - Inzer vs. Elite FTS vs. Spud

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Spud makes some great products and have found holes in the market to attack like various straps and belts.

My guess that you are posting on a CF board, would suggest that the Spud Deadlift belt is too specialized for what you want. I think the other lifting belts would be a better fit for all round liftings--squats, deads, overhead presses and for some oly work.
The spud belt looked a little different to me in that it was thinner and a bit more flexible than the others so I thought it might be a better choice for CrossFit + Oly lifts. I could be totally wrong on all accounts but that was my thinking.

What about the 10mm vs. 13mm debate? I'm 175 pounds and squatting/deadlifting around 300 pounds. Do I really need the 13mm?
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:59 AM   #7
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Re: Belt - Inzer vs. Elite FTS vs. Spud

You won't be able to oly lift in a power belt, especially not a lever (well I guess you potentially could if you turned it around backwards), but it's never going to be a limiting factor so not something to base your decision off imo.

At the end of a day, a belt's a belt. I've a 10mm inzer double prong economy belt, 13mm inzer lever and 11mm Toro single prong.

The 10mm inzer and 11mm Toro have both supported me with ease while pulling/squatting 600+lb.

The 13mm inzer lever cracked my ribs while squatting < 400lb.

Admittedly the latter was my own fault for ignoring the pain, but my point is, for almost everyone, 10-11mm should be enough.

I honestly don't know what I'd buy if I was going to again, but I'd probably get a 10mm lever off someone (they're all gonna be pretty much the same).

Never purchased off Elite because the shipping and costs are prohibatively expensive to get to Ireland.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:27 AM   #8
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Re: Belt - Inzer vs. Elite FTS vs. Spud

love my single prong elite fts belt. super solid
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:20 AM   #9
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Re: Belt - Inzer vs. Elite FTS vs. Spud

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I have an Inzer 13mm lever and adore it.
I have the same belt, and love it.
IMO the lever makes it a great belt because it acts as a quick release giving you an extra 3-4" of room to breath, but will still hold the belt on you, so you don't need to take it off, or worry about it falling off between sets.
I've had it for well over a year now, it is in almost new condition. it is beginning to soften, but still stiff. I haven't done anything to it to expedite the breaking-in process... I just wear it on my lifts.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:12 PM   #10
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Re: Belt - Inzer vs. Elite FTS vs. Spud

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I don't need to know whether you agree with the use of a belt or not, but I would like to know if anybody has an opinion of the following belts, lol:

All these links are work/family safe...

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=299&pid=3495

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=299&pid=2840

http://www.inzernet.com/detail_belt....ERBELT_LEVER13

http://www.inzernet.com/detail_belt....RBELT_BUCKLE13

I used my friends Inzer Lever belt today and it was awesome!! I don't really need the adjustability of a prong vs. the lever since I typically workout by myself in the garage. Does anybody have the Elite FTS belt or the Spud?
Benji, I have an Elite FTS belt in a medium and would be willing to sell it. PM me if you are interested.
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