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Old 07-16-2012, 10:40 AM   #7
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As a straight raw lifter, I love my Slingshot. It gives me about 30-40 pounds of boost (about 10%ish), which is plenty of overload. It has held up well over the first year, only feeling like it has lost a hair of it's elasticity.

I think for raw lifters, it's a good choice. The Super Ram (I assume) provides more overload capabilities, and support throughout a greater range of motion.

I like having the support more at the bottom. I am strong the first three inches off the chest, as I think most raw lifters are.

Anyway, just random thoughts. I'm not sure there are any cons to either. The Ram is better quality, but more expensive. The Slingshot is still a great product.

I will say that I believe every serious trainee should own one or the other, and use it at minimum when they experience a shoulder issue or strain. The Slingshot and Ram really do make a huge difference, and save the shoulders quite a bit. I will never train without one again.
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