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    Originally Posted by urbanlifter View Post
    If I had IM's that would be on my list, I never liked how long the handle was so problem solved!
    That is by far my biggest gripe with them. I don't mind them for shrugs or rowing movements, but I hate the handle length for presses. If I don't get it right in the center I waste a lot of energy trying to keep them balanced. I'm really thinking of grabbing them, but they're kind of pricey and I've dropped quite a bit this year.

    Has anyone used these and does it make a huge difference in how the dumbbell balances? It would seem like it would have to.

    Update, I went ahead and pulled the trigger on it. Their marketing says it helps balance the dumbbell. So they at least acknowledge that it's a little cumbersome for people with smaller hands to balance and that this helps fix that issue.
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    Super pumped, just ordered the heavy handle kit, they are back in stock!

    edit: I see DVO just updated about it. Thanks!
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    Originally Posted by Deep-Voiced-One View Post
    I've been checking daily and finally the IM Heavy Handle Kit is back in stock. I just ordered mine while I had the chance. They're NOT in the lottery drawing this time around, so nab 'em while they're still available...
    You're the man. I have been waiting for this as I am topping out my 120s. 135 should keep me set for a while.
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    Originally Posted by ampire View Post
    Here is my leg attachment with vinyl covers and I added this 1" square tube plastic cap which reduces the risk of gouging the bench vinyl by quite a bit. Got the cap here https://www.ebay.com/itm/313045090257. It fits on pretty tight so I don't think its going to fall into the bench frame, had to use a mallet to pound it in. Looks nearly identical to the end cap that comes with it on the other end and doesn't change the way it fits into the bench.
    Where did you get those vinyl covers from? I'd really like to get set for mine.
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    Originally Posted by MGM711 View Post
    Where did you get those vinyl covers from? I'd really like to get set for mine.
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    They are the vinyl covers as linked above. They are much better then the bare foam, however installing the vinyl covers aren't as straight forward as you'd think because the drawcord isn't that great, it could have been done better in my opinion. I tried sitting the vinyl behind the roller's plastic cap but I was concerned it was going to cause the plastic caps to shatter.

    I recommend getting a square tube plastic end cap for the exposed end, I thought the exposed steel end was a major gouge hazard for bench vinyl.


    Urbanlifter linked this Cap roller product on a thread of the Super Bench Pro, which might be another option for you. https://www.amazon.com/Roller-Sizes-...dp/B07649LLV4/

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    Originally Posted by urbanlifter View Post
    If I had IM's that would be on my list, I never liked how long the handle was so problem solved!
    Definitely, anterior tilting farmers walks (from and back to the stand) and imbalanced pressing days should be a thing of the past and going up to 90 lbs with them not anymore cumbersome than the 75s ain't too shabby as well. I entered that crazy lottery once again in hopes of adding the 120 lb add on kit, then I think I'll be good...I was contemplating the 165 lb kit at some point if the possibility is out there to get them, but wouldn't want to void the warranty with them should any damage occur.
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    Back when I built my Powertech belt squat I destroyed a leg curl attachment, kept the pads and slapped them on the IM when it first came!

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    Originally Posted by urbanlifter View Post
    Back when I built my Powertech belt squat I destroyed a leg curl attachment, kept the pads and slapped them on the IM when it first came!

    Looks and fits better than the IM vinyl roller pads that come separately and the red stitiching matches the Body-Solid Leverage System you got lol.
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    They do! But you have to get those pads covered quick, I made the mistake of not covering my OG Super Bench and those pads absorb sweat and STINK after a while.
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    The hybrid bench pad came back in stock just now so I ordered it. Hopefully it makes a difference for me, I've been benching at the 40 degree setting.
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    Originally Posted by ampire View Post
    The hybrid bench pad came back in stock just now so I ordered it. Hopefully it makes a difference for me, I've been benching at the 40 degree setting.
    Congrats man, I hope the pad works out for you. In my opinion it's a well worth it upgrade/add-on...is the bonsai plant a Karate Kid/Cobra Kai reference? If so that series is easily one of my favorites these days.
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    Originally Posted by Deep-Voiced-One View Post
    Congrats man, I hope the pad works out for you. In my opinion it's a well worth it upgrade/add-on...is the bonsai plant a Karate Kid/Cobra Kai reference? If so that series is easily one of my favorites these days.
    Nah, just vaguely interested in bonsai plants, thought this image (from google image) looked nice.

    I'm really looking forward to getting the pad. My only concern with the pad is if it should be too firm. My thoracic spine is sensitive to pressure due to the surgery I had, which is why I bench at the 40 degree angle setting. If I could bench flat, I'd be able to bench a lot more than I do now, but it isn't worth it now... I ended up marking the angles in degrees on the curved steel adjustment arc with white paint pen, found that the 40 degree angle feels really nice.
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    Originally Posted by ampire View Post
    Nah, just vaguely interested in bonsai plants, thought this image (from google image) looked nice.

    I'm really looking forward to getting the pad. My only concern with the pad is if it should be too firm. My thoracic spine is sensitive to pressure due to the surgery I had, which is why I bench at the 40 degree angle setting. If I could bench flat, I'd be able to bench a lot more than I do now, but it isn't worth it now... I ended up marking the angles in degrees on the curved steel adjustment arc with white paint pen, found that the 40 degree angle feels really nice.
    The Hybrid is firm, at least to me it is, but I find it to be a major upgrade over the standard pad for sure.
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    Originally Posted by MGM711 View Post
    The Hybrid is firm, at least to me it is, but I find it to be a major upgrade over the standard pad for sure.
    If its too firm, I'll just stick a sheet of minicell foam on top. Did that with my rower seat.
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    MGM is right, the Hybrid is a firm pad, not of the caliber of Rogue's Adjustable 2.0 Bench pads, but firm and definitely supportive enough.

    On another IM product subject, this question is for dickus, or any other owners of the IM 2000...how does using it for leg press feel on it?

    It's obviously more compact than a typical leg press machine, but curious how effective it is being a multi-functional piece.
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