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Old 01-08-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Anyone use versa gripps here? How do you like them compared to straps?
Which type do you recommend? The Fit Series, The Classic Series or the Pro Series?
Got a few extra bucks and thinking about ordering a pair.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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I've never used straps, but I love my Versa Gripps. I have the fit series in black. Use them when I do back work. Really helped with my elbow/forearms issues.
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VG's are one of the best purchases I have ever made. Steve recommended them to me quite awhile ago.

They wrap on the bar quickly and easily, which is really important on deadlifts. They provide a big sense of stability and firmness with the grip. They are also way more durable than regular straps and will last you for many years. I have the Pro series, but I don't remember what the difference is. Could be load rating? I'd go with the Pro version for when you pull your 500.

It's pretty much a no brainer to go with them. I wish I had invented them.
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I love my versa grips. If it is a pull, I am using them. I have friends that use them for everything, pulls and pushes, but I am not comfortable with them on pushes. I like that they are easy set up and easy release and yet super strong.

I would spend the bit extra and get the pro model.
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Much easier to hook in than straps, more durable, and the grip is a death grip.

They are the luxury car of straps.

I use the Pros. I beat the snot out of them and they are still going strong 4 years later.
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Got a few extra bucks and thinking about ordering a pair.
Well let me help you out here....ill allow you to buy me a pair too if that gets rid of those pesky extra bucks!!!!
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Another Versa-Grip user here... I just got a new pair for Christmas, can't wait to grab a bar! Like BTB said, the grip is death-like. But it's still so easy to let go if needed.

I would recco the Pro series as well, especially for heavy pulls. They make the lift itself easier to focus on, versus getting a grip on tight enough.
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I just got the pros, thanks to BtB advice. Girp is 100% better! Easier to use, or quicker. I still need to break them in more, but I'm not dissappointed at all!!!
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Still using straps, mine are pretty durable. 700lb shrugs with no breaks week after week.
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Using schiek dowel lifting straps, for a fraction of the price of versa, quality seems to be excellent. only been using them for a few months though...

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