Originally Posted by Soldier
If someone is strong raw then they'll be strong with gear, but the opposite isn't true.
Neither one of those are going to hold true each time. Lot depends on what road they took to get into gear. As long as a guys overall strength dictates the level of gear he uses, he will have appropriate carry over. Meaning a guy who benches 300lbs probably doesnt need to be in a multiply bench shirt. I see this all the time, people over gear their strength. Your first shirt you want it to be something that is easy to learn and touch in.
Start with a used, and lose SK if that is the shirt you decided to go with. If its tight it will take a good bit of weight to touch. It took a 600# for me to touch in my SK and it wasnt tight by gear whore standards lol.