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Bench Shirt Emergency


#1

have grown out of my 52 super katana. have a meet 3 weeks from saturday. would like to get a 54 f6 or 54-56 katana-super katana. if anyone has one they are willing to sell/trade please send me a personal message.


#2

Just curious...when you say you've grown out of it...can you still touch in it?


#3

Just put more weight on the bar. You would be hard pressed to find a shirt 3 weeks out, so just suck it up and get a new shirt after the meet.


#4

I was wondering what he means by outgrown...can he touch? can he not get the shirt on all of the way?
Overkill sent me a nice document on how to stretch the arms and shoulders of a shirt by 1-2" if necessary.


#5

No I can not, the seams will not go where they need to be and touching was hard before, it is now impossible.


#6

and when i say grow out, I am not exaggerating. since I was fitted for the shirt I have gone from 52" in the chest to 54, 58 in the shoulders to 61, and 18.4 in the arm to 19. thats what i get for not wearing it for awhile.


#7

Try putting some tiny soccer balls in the sleeves, right where the sleeve ends if that's where it's constraining you. You can get them at walmart for a few bucks. Pump them up to 20 psi and let them sit for a few days. Might want to buy three of the balls, because you could pop one. Works like a charm on a Fury and a 2-ply Rage-X of mine.


#8

Along the lines that pigeon was saying...you can do this alot quicker with a high pressure air compressor and some sports balls...take a football, deflate it, shove it in one of the sleeves and pump it up with the compressor. Keep a tape measure handy to see how much the material is stretching. I'd imagine that you can probably squeeze a little bit more lift out of that shirt especially if you can't find a new one.