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Sting Ray

Has anybody ever used a Sting Ray before for front squats (not a manta ray). What are your thoughts?


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I have one at home that I bought impulsively from a friend.

I have not really gave it an honest go, plus I am a horrible front squatter to begin with, but here are a few of my observations.

- you really have to position it properly on the bar so it will sit right on your shoulders
- It really takes the stress off of the front of the neck and collarbone
- bar tends to sit a tad higher on this thing obviously
- if you let it sit too far on your delts, your delts end up taking a bit too much stress
- I tried it with bands once and it was really neat

Since I plan on never front squatting again for the rest of my life if I can help it, you can have mine if you want to pay for shipping...


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Try this review:
I know T-nation did a full review...but I cant find it

I am getting one of these though

In the US troponin make one:

But its DEAR. You could probably get the getstrength one for cheap....the New zealand dollar is pretty bad!!!!



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Personally I love it.  I am not anywhere near your league in weights.  Up until a little more than a year ago all of my lifting was done with 1" weights (bought 25+ years ago -- when that could be decent metal).  I squated using ironmind cambered bar (buffalo bar -- used to be available in 1") At my first competition I bombed out twice with 330 lb twice.  On the third time I was so thrilled I hit depth, I racked before being told to.  one of the refs was kind enough to tell me that I was leaning too far forward and basicly doing a good morning for my squat.  I was embarrased by this weight (I squated 400 lb 40 times for my 40th -- with 7 sets -- again, I know not significant weight here). 

I then bought the sting ray.  First time could only do the bar -- a couple of times.  but it has greatly improved my form.  I am now easily squatting 400 at correct depth -- and have hit 425.  I can only make 200 with the sting ray -- but form wise it has been very helpful -- much better for me than box squats.

Because of my schedule, I have not been able to compete very often.  I am looking forward to one now that I am better in form.

Stephen "Wally" Seibel
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