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Old 01-17-2014, 07:25 AM   #1
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When it comes to buying one (whenever that is...) should I go for the original, or the newer "Full Boar" version, which is apparently slightly improved, but also offers a bit more assistance?

Any experience with either one, guys? Or another similar item that you could recommend?

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Old 01-17-2014, 08:15 AM   #2
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I really don't think you'll notice to much between the two. I would only suggest those two for you. Just don't get the Blue or Black. I don't think the blue would be enough and I now the Black would be to much.
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I have the Original (red) and the Mad dog (black). Just get the original. I think Mark recommend the black sling shot for lifters benching raw over 315; is a double ply which is tougher compare to the red and blue. Haven't ck the yellow sling shot yet. Any way the original is cheaper and works. I can put an extra 50lbs of overload with that one.
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Look into some of the other options. I have a slingshot and it's a pain to get on and off. Barely fits over my arms. The Bench daddy from Mike Womack is an awesome design. I lifted with someone using it and I was jealous of how much easier it is to get on and off.

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I use a RAM by Anderson powerlifting ( they sponsor JB btw) and it's great, just to throw that out there. So there are different kinds.

Also do not get the super versions of any of them. Get the lowest, most basic version, least assistance, whatever. That will be plenty, and much less dangerous as it takes some getting used to and it's better to get used to it with a heck of a lot less weight on the bar.

Which is another thing that 1MR is alluding too. Unless you have a pretty big raw bench, you won't even be able to touch your chest using the more powerful versions because you won't be using enough weight generally.

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Ram also has a version out that lays flat on the chest. In my experience this wouldn't make a huge difference, but it is a little annoying that the slingshot doesn't always sit evenly on my chest as I descend.

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I would recommend the red slingshot. Just make sure you size it right.
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I would recommend the red slingshot. Just make sure you size it right.
Cool. Any tips on that, beyond what the website says? Like, should I factor in chest size, upper arm size, or anything else? Upper body clothing size?

All it gives on the site is a "by body weight" list, and a warning for guys who are 6'4"+, and/or have huge forearms. I'm only 6'2", and my forearms are around 13.5" (cold), so... I guess those don't apply to me.


edit: And yeah, I definitely wasn't planning to get the "advanced" version(s) of anything! My 1RM is approximately 120kg (264.5lbs) atm, therefore no, they're not for me.
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Cool. Any tips on that, beyond what the website says? Like, should I factor in chest size, upper arm size, or anything else? Upper body clothing size?

All it gives on the site is a "by body weight" list, and a warning for guys who are 6'4"+, and/or have huge forearms. I'm only 6'2", and my forearms are around 13.5" (cold), so... I guess those don't apply to me.


edit: And yeah, I definitely wasn't planning to get the "advanced" version(s) of anything! My 1RM is approximately 120kg (264.5lbs) atm, therefore no, they're not for me.
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I have the original and both. Get both if you have the money. I use my red one once i fail raw, then once i fail with the red one i switch over to black and go up
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