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Old 01-19-2007, 06:41 PM   #1
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I found these on a website and was wondering what people thought about them. They seem really solid and certainly you would save a ton of money since they are adjustable and could make any weight you want up to 80 lbs. Link is family/work safe.

http://www.ironcompany.com/index.asp...OD&ProdID=1547
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:57 PM   #2
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Kettlebells have been discussed several times before, use the search function. check out dragondoor, I got my KB from them and their great.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:55 PM   #3
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I know there is a ton of kettlebell info on the boards. This is just a product that I have not seen posted and was looking for some opinions of it and to let people know about it.
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Old 01-20-2007, 05:02 AM   #4
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Paul: These look very similar to the handles sold by Ironwoody. They work well but are not easily adjusted. I have a set of the Ironwoody brand and I just leave them set at a weight. Trying to change loads between sets or exercises is just too much trouble. They also only load so heavy because of room under or around the handle. My heaviest is about 90 pounds, my 25# plates just don't fit and 8-9 10# plates is all that will fit. They are durable and comfortable after you file off the seam on the handles. Hope this helps. B
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Old 01-20-2007, 05:04 AM   #5
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Paul, here is a recent thread on another brand of kettlebell handles. I woudl assume the issues raised would also apply to the brand you are looking at as well.

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/35330.html (WS/FS)

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Old 01-20-2007, 09:53 AM   #6
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Thanks for the comments guys. I would really like to get some kettlebells but they are expensive. I don't know how much I would be wanting to change the weight on the kbell during a particular workout so maybe these would be a cheaper alternative to actual kbells.
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Old 01-20-2007, 12:59 PM   #7
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You are better off saving the money you would spend on these and the weights for them (if you don't have 1" plates) and buying a 16kg and a 24kg kettlebell, or whatever weights you think you need. I have heard these just look good on paper, but in use they are not that great, specifically, how they hit your arm, etc. Another less expensive alternative is to buy dumbells at your local sporting goods store and swing, snatch, clean etc. them.
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Old 01-20-2007, 03:39 PM   #8
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Paul, I have that Kettlestack handle and I would tend to agree with what Paul F said. Changing weights is not at all quick and they are quite uncomfortable for doing KB snatches (at least for me, with less than perfect technique). Mine has been set at 50 pounds for months now and is relegated to doing KB Swings only (it's very good for that). It seems to be a well made product, and I find the handle very comfortable. It's just not very convenient to use, not a great substitute for an actual KB, and has proven to be, for me, money not well spent. If you really want to do KB movements, I'd buy the real thing, which is what I'll do once some other expenses are taken care of.
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