Another thought on wraps: the more supportive gear I have, the slower I go. I like to actually feel the gear taking the weight away as I lower, and wraps are no different. Some, however, like a wrap with more rebound. I'm more of a cast-like guy, but even with wraps I drop more quickly if I'm raw.
I'd feel like my knees were going to be torn apart if I dropped hard with tight wraps. Again, just my personal preference.
Current PRs at 242, raw w/ wraps- 525, 355, 605, 1485
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