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Old 12-12-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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Kettle Bells: Ader, MD Grey V2, or Wright?

I am going to get myself a 1.5 pood KB for Christmas, haha, and am wondering which one you guys like the best; Ader, MD Grey V2, or Wright (ALL LINKS WFS)? I have an Ader 15# I got from Rogue on closeout. It is a nice KB, but the Aders are a little more than $20 over the MD's after shipping, and the Wrights are in between the two. I probably shouldn't be buying one, hence the reason for considering less expensive ones, but I want to up my weight so I can do the WOD Rx'd.

So what do you guys prefer for fit & finish?
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:38 PM   #2
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Re: Kettle Bells: Ader, MD Grey V2, or Wright?

I have an MD Grey, and it is fine. What do you want it for? If you are mostly interested in swings, you can use anything, but for cleans and snatches, it's a lot more comfortable (and safe, according to some) if you have a kettlebell that fits your hand and wrist. There's not that much difference in fit between brands, but it could make a difference. Is there a store near you where you might be able to try them out and see what feels most comfortable?

If you are mostly about doing WODs Rx'ed, KB snatches and C&Js come up rarely, especially compared to swings, so in that case just buy the cheapest. If you want to do sets of max snatches in 10 minutes or something, though, you want to try some out and find you favorite.
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:56 PM   #3
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Re: Kettle Bells: Ader, MD Grey V2, or Wright?

i like the perform better bells. i find them to be easy on my hands and they are offering free shipping right now. just my opinion.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:29 AM   #4
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Re: Kettle Bells: Ader, MD Grey V2, or Wright?

Unfortunately, no one around here sells KBs heavier than 35 pounds, and they are the GoFit brand at Academy & Dicks Sporting Goods. I have the 35# GoFit. Yes this will be mostly for swings, and I am not worried about it being easy on my hands. I have worked construction for roughly 10 years so my hands are used to abuse.

Thanks for the info!

Oh and right now I can get the 1.5 pood MD for basically the same price as the perform betters.

Thanks again. I will try to find someone within a reasonable driving distance to check the grips.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:21 AM   #5
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Re: Kettle Bells: Ader, MD Grey V2, or Wright?

i can tell you that easy on the hands is important if you plan to do high reps of snatches. i have been a carpenter for 20 years and thought that my calloused hands were indestructable. i regularly work with kettlebells and have had my hands tore up from a workout. have you tried play it again sports? the ones here in austin carry the muscledriver bells. good luck.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:52 AM   #6
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Re: Kettle Bells: Ader, MD Grey V2, or Wright?

Thanks for the tip.

My local Play it Again is a joke. They are more of a junk yard than anything else. Oh and they want top $$$ for their crap, haha.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:14 PM   #7
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Thumbs up Re: Kettle Bells: Ader, MD Grey V2, or Wright?

I read this thread the other day and said "I'm going to get a 1.5p Kettle Bell for Christmas TOO!"

Went online and ordered the MD grey on the 16th and the shipment arrived today! (they were out of stock on the 1.5, so I got a 1.7)

Thanks to the OP!

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Old 12-22-2009, 09:36 AM   #9
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Re: Kettle Bells: Ader, MD Grey V2, or Wright?

I have 1p and 1.5p MD grey KBs and I absolutely love them. Got them on sale in August a few years ago. The grip width is pretty comfortable, even considering I have fairly small hands for a guy. They were very affordable and well weighted too.
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