The world’s premier network for those seeking to share and discuss high-impact,high results, super practical information for the developmentof superiorphysical performance.
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    postandspread is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    645

    Default Kettlestack adjustable kettlebells

    Is the adjustable handle (supports max 70 lbs) a good substitute for the usual KBs? What are its drawbacks if any?

  2. #2
    kbSagoo is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Mint Hill, NC
    Posts
    381
    Blog Entries
    102

    Default

    I had one, bought it around 2003-2004. I was doing hand to hand swings outside and missed the bell. It dropped into the grass and the handle snapped in 2 around the seam.

  3. #3
    Sugar Bear is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    14
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    I bought the ones offered by IronMaster a few years ago, because I love their dumbbells. The kettlebells aren't great. They are well made and safe, but the square design of the plates make it really akward for anything other than swings and snatches. By virtue of being round, the kettlestack look like a better product.

  4. #4
    scilla is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    136

    Default

    I do one and two handed swings, TGUs, clean and presses, double kettlestack FSQ. For these ones, no problem. For snatches, I prefer a normal kettlebell. My snatches feel awkward with them.

  5. #5
    jetronin is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    361

    Default

    http://www.wolverson-fitness.co.uk/A...QDEC.aspx?nh=0

    If you're on a strict budget, how about one of these.
    I have one, it's solid. I use it to make some of my singles into pairs, and for in-between sizes.
    "Strength does not come from physical capacity.
    It comes from an indomitable will"-Mohandas K. Gandhi.

  6. #6
    postandspread is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    645

    Default

    Useful info, all, thanks. The Brit one is lovely but very unfortunately over budget!

  7. #7
    KBAntwerpen is offline Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    75

    Default

    I used one at the time i could not find kettlebells over here in belgium. It served me well for program minimum and rite of passage.
    Once i did get hold of solid bells i stopped using it.
    And yes, you have to be careful with dropping it. If it lands on the handle it will crack.

  8. #8
    DLS
    DLS is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    242

    Default

    I purchased the adjustable bell offered by Weider (sp?) a few years ago, before I knew anything about KB's. This particular version is very uncomfortable in any rack or press/snatch movement because of the squared bottom, that edge digs into your arm.

    The plates rattle as you swing. It's not too loud, but loud enough to keep you from using the bell in your house while others are sleeping. Additionally the handle is attached by screws through the plastic top plate, a design that will eventually fail and will most likely break if dropped on the handle.

    I just really started getting into KB's this December and quickly purchased the real tools. They work so much better.

    Hope this helps.
    Be well ... Lee.

  9. #9
    postandspread is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    645

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DLS View Post
    I purchased the adjustable bell offered by Weider (sp?) a few years ago, before I knew anything about KB's. This particular version is very uncomfortable in any rack or press/snatch movement because of the squared bottom, that edge digs into your arm.

    The plates rattle as you swing. It's not too loud, but loud enough to keep you from using the bell in your house while others are sleeping. Additionally the handle is attached by screws through the plastic top plate, a design that will eventually fail and will most likely break if dropped on the handle.

    I just really started getting into KB's this December and quickly purchased the real tools. They work so much better.

    Hope this helps.
    The plate-rattling would be quite distracting though some foam padding will help. I'd be using the round plates I already have. I think I'll try the handle (taking care not to drop it!) till I get some heavier fixed-weight KBs. Again, thanks everyone who posted.
    Last edited by postandspread; 03-11-2012 at 10:00 PM.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Free Course
Close