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Non-leather powerlifting belts

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:40 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
Hey guys,

Anyone know where you can get hold of a non-leather belt that is IPF approved so I can use it in a meet? Thanks in advance :)

Re: Non-leather powerlifting belts

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:18 pm
by vegan_rossco
I know you probably want nz based equipment but I think the place the chewybaws works, strengthshopuk sell vegan ones, as I recall there are a couple of vegans working there

Re: Non-leather powerlifting belts

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:35 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
Thanks man, shame he's not on the forum anymore as he was pretty cool.

I'm thinking that the trouble I'm going to run in with trying to get a good, non-leather powerlifting belt is that it's not going to be recognised by the IPF (which is the powerlifting federation that runs most of the meets in NZ). That's a problem!

Re: Non-leather powerlifting belts

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:39 pm
by vegan_rossco
I had a similar problem with taekwondo, I had to have apti recognised sparring gear but the stuff they had was all leather, I spoke to an instructor and they pointed me in the right direction.. Eventually!

Re: Non-leather powerlifting belts

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:10 pm
by asparagus
Solution: Don't use a belt! :zunge: :twisted:

Re: Non-leather powerlifting belts

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:22 am
by mas
the belts at strengthshop.co.uk are IPF approved, I have used mine at competitions in England and have had no problems.

Re: Non-leather powerlifting belts

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:59 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
mas wrote:the belts at strengthshop.co.uk are IPF approved, I have used mine at competitions in England and have had no problems.

That's great, I will look into that. Thanks :)

Re: Non-leather powerlifting belts

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:39 am
by Marte
Same here. mine is from strengthshop and I've had no problem in competitions :)

Re: Non-leather powerlifting belts

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:49 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
Cheers guys MF.

Re: Non-leather powerlifting belts

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:08 am
by heathdwatts
Strength Shop now sells their belts in the U.S., which results in a lower price and much lower shipping cost for U.S. customers. They are excellent belts.