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TrwIconTommy Kono Knee Bands01-07-2012 @ 08:59 
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Hi,

Does anyone know if these are IPF legal or not please?

They are neoprene slip on type with no fastenings, 24cm long and less than 7mm thick so would appear to comply with both the technical rulebook and the 'classic' rules.

Only just bought a new pair as i thought they were legal as I had used some last year at a meet but had them rejected at an equipment check yesterday and don't really want to fork out another 40-50 to get some Rehbands unless i have to.

Cheers

Tom
SteveIcon...01-07-2012 @ 09:44 
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Did they tell you why they rejected them?
DHIcon...01-07-2012 @ 10:00 
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Post Edited: 01.07.2012 @ 10:09 AM by DH
Have a look on the ipf approved kit list I think there are only a few brands they accept, similar to suits etc.

Edit: it's on here - http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/fileadmin/data/Technical_Rules...
SteveIcon...01-07-2012 @ 10:35 
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DH said:Have a look on the ipf approved kit list I think there are only a few brands they accept, similar to suits etc.

Edit: it's on here - http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/fileadmin/data/Technical_Rules...


It would be interesting to know from anyone who lifted in the Classic what they allowed there.
TrwIcon...01-07-2012 @ 17:08 
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I was told that they were not on the approved list, and also that they looked like they would give too much support and assistance because they were 'rubberised' but I was welcome to wear those cheap blue ones from the pound shop (although I don't think those are on the approved list either?).

Not that bothered but would be nice if there was clear guidance.

The type and material look to be within the rules so If its the logo that's a problem I'll happily scratch it off or take a black marker to it.

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IainKendrickIcon...01-07-2012 @ 17:13 
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As above they are not approved kit, and as such not 'legal'. A look at the rule book and the IPF appoved list would have shown this.

This approved list can be pain, but he ho it pays to be sure before buying any kit you want to use in GBPF/IPF.
TrwIcon...01-07-2012 @ 17:48 
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The IPF approved list doesn't contain any knee sleeves from Titan/inzer/metal or anyone else from what I can see, just knee wraps. The new 'classic' rules do list approved manufacturers to be fair but it wasnt a 'classic' rules comp.

I therefore thought, as per the rule book, that a neoprene knee sleeve would be allowed.

It only says wraps need be from the approved list, not knee sleeves.
SteveIcon...01-07-2012 @ 17:55 
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IainKendrick said:As above they are not approved kit, and as such not 'legal'. A look at the rule book and the IPF appoved list would have shown this.

This approved list can be pain, but he ho it pays to be sure before buying any kit you want to use in GBPF/IPF.


I might have miss understood the classic rules, but I thought that any knee wraps that met the specs were OK.

The rules say the TC the TC approve metal, titan & rehband, but unlike the unequipped rules they don't state that the sleeves must be on the equipment list.

TRW was told that cheap poundshop sleeves were OK - this surely can't be acceptible if the rules are taken to mean sleeves must be on the approved list.
cooperpj01Icon...01-07-2012 @ 18:02 
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A number of lifters got stopped on the platform at the classic for wearing knee sleeves that they thought were legal. E.g. The LP sleeves that loads of lifters wear in IPF comps in Britain and have possibly even been allowed to set records in. These were not allowed at the classic even though they are listed on Pullum Sports website as IPF legal.
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