IPF Exec - Reverse Decision to Add Belts to Approved Equipment List
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From 2015 only lifting belts and singlets from approved companies will be allowed for use in competition. We believe this decision is not in the best interests of lifters or the growth of the sport, and serves as nothing but a way to force lifters to buy specific equipment from specific companies as a way of making profit from these companies.
Many lifters will have already spent money on a belt not on the list, on belts that match the technical specification identically but do not have the correct logo.
Outside of the UK and Australia there is no budget option for a belt. This decision can potentially out-price a lifter from competing, negatively affecting membership numbers too.
If you feel the IPF exec should reverse this decision, please sign this petition.