I can not speak for the gear, but I did meet the guy who owns "powerbelly" at the xpc semi finals. Seemed like a guy who is doing his best to supply a great product. Wish them the best.
Best meet lifts: 1040squat, 730 bench, 730 deadlift
Best total: 1040-680-730=2450
"This is about strength, not getting a 10.0 form score from the Russian judge" Steve Shaw