I don’t hold negative opinions on the whole. Even with regards to powerlifting, I love watching an ipf meet. There is no need for us to have an argument about the state of the majority of most multiply squats. You are clearly a powerlifter and know the rules about depth within the majority of federations, so you know that no matter what the weight, if it doesn’t hit depth it is not a legal squat. 1500 and 250 are the same 6 inches above depth regardless of the overall strength required to handle the former. The gear being too tight o facilitate adequate depth is not a valid excuse in the opinion of many including myself.[/quote]
I am sure you love watching all kinds of meets. I love competing in meets. I compete raw, single ply, and am starting to work in some multiply gear. The use of all three have made me realize that each change the dynamic of the sport and so far multiply reqiures the most skill and strength to keep from killing yourself, in my opinion. 1500lbs is a whole lot more than 250lbs. I know it probably doesn’t look like it from all the meets you watch but more weight usually feels heavier than less weight.
You are right about squats not counting if they don’t hit this magical absolute “depth” measurement you keep talking about. That’s why there are judges. To determine if the standards of the competition are being met. This is not fucking American Idol. At least the judging in SPF meets is consistant. I have seen more arbitrary bullshit calls in IPF meets, that I am actually competing in, to piss me off until the end of time. [/quote]
STB is absolutely correct, I personally enjoy going rawdog. BUT it’s like comparing college basketball to N.B.A or to international basketball, they are all considered the sport of basketball but each are a bit different with there rules and style of play. So I might not enjoy watching or participating in a multiply lifting,but I still respect it.