Okay, so I've gotten a few conflicting answers, though more on the "legal" side. theuofh sounds the most sure about his answer though. I decided to email the meet director and I'm waiting on a response.
I'll post again when I get an answer in case anyone else needs it one day.
I like the belt a lot. I haven't used many before this one, but the ones I have used jabbed me in the ribs during deadlift, which would kill the lift from the start. Past it just being comfortable, it is very stable and helps me a lot with creating pressure in my stomach. It hasn't done anything bad yet, if that's a credible argument?
What buckeye girl said. It's very comfortable. I've never had to break in a belt, so I can't compare that, but there isn't a difference between the first day and now (in a good way).
I haven't heard back from the meet director yet. The meet in question isn't until February though.
Not to hijack, but to answer your question...he said he would have rather bombed than have that total next to his name. I'm not a fan of excuses about shitty judging, but a trio of blind, retarded chimps could have done better.
Thats the UPA, APF ans SPF for you, I'm an AAPF guy, but the local meets and sometimes the big meets they just give shit away. My last meet I should have bombed in the bench. I could feel my ass come off.