Resurfacing old thread but coach have you experimented with deadstop dips?
My gym has a nice V-bar (thick bar) dip stand and if you set it at the right height (for me around armpit), you can basically do "deadstop reps" from the stand position.
I almost always get pain when doing regular weighted dips but deadsopt lets me kind of "drop through" that pain point. It also allows heavy loading potential (I was busting out reps with 3 45 lbs when normally 2 45 lbs is challenging when doing reps).
You can also get body in perfect position before adjusting (opening chest up, feels almost like a pin press).