I like doing dead benches with the bar hung in chains so that it returns to he exact spot every time plus since it will swing some if I don't push straight up it reinforces a better bar path for me. I tried off of pins and I found myself pushing back over my face too much for some reason. I have been focusing on off the chest strength for a few months. Dead benches ahvbe helped a lot in that area. Now I have to get my tri's back strong and I'll should be able to bench off the chest what I used to 3 board press!