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Darryl Shaw 10-04-2010 07:10 AM

6.5-40kg Adjustable Competition kettlebell.
 
I haven't tried one of these myself so I can't comment on the quality of construction but judging from the pictures it look's like a well designed product and at that price I'd say it's a good alternative to buying a whole set of different weight kb's. I don't know whether or not they're available in the U.S. but I thought I'd post the link here in case anyone's interested.

http://www.wolverson-fitness.co.uk/A...-kg_AQDEC.aspx

Jarod Barker 10-04-2010 01:20 PM

That is awesome! Nice find. Doesn't look like they ship to the US though, they consider Scotland and Northern Ireland to be remote locations. I'll have to keep an eye out for those making their way to the US.

James Evans 10-05-2010 05:02 AM

Have you been to either place?

There was a very positive review of this product in Fighting Fit magazine by a guy called BJ Rule. He's pretty experienced in the kettlebells.

Quote:

There have been attempts made at adjustable kettlebells in the past. These have been ordinary at best. They weren't much other than a handle with a number of plates and a couple of pins attaching it all together.

In complete contrast to what's gone before, the Wolverson Adjustable Kettlebell is absolutely brilliant. It has the same dimensions as a competition sports bell. The shell weighs 12kg and there are five plates (3 x 4kg and 2 x 8kg), which means you can have anywhere from a 12kg to 40kg bell in 4kg increments. On the Wolverson site it says the bells can be as light as 6.5kg but I couldn't figure this out - unless you only use half the shell...
Mind you, the same magazine argued that Practical Programming wasn't up to much and wouldn't assist you in getting stronger.

Jarod Barker 10-05-2010 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James Evans (Post 81351)
Have you been to either place?

No? Is there some logistical issue getting to them?:confused: I'm guessing you're going to tell me that it's like trying to cross the Northwest Territory in December. I could understand that. I was just thinking it's much closer (proximity wise) than the US is, so I wouldn't expect them to ship to the US if they didn't ship to countries in the surrounding area.

Gary Ohm 01-05-2013 07:56 PM

Resurrecting the dead thread....
 
Has anyone tried these yet? Is there anything like these here in the states? I'd love to buy two of them...

Pat McElhone 01-07-2013 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gary Ohm (Post 98707)
Has anyone tried these yet? Is there anything like these here in the states? I'd love to buy two of them...

I have never used one, but they World Kettlebell Club sells them.

http://store.worldkettlebellclub.com/vf-adjustable/

Gary Ohm 01-07-2013 12:27 PM

Thanks Pat. I looked all over and could not find them. $250 per each is quite an investment... Especially with no "warranty written or implied".

I appreciate the link.

Andew Cattermole 01-11-2013 06:30 PM

Have Used them,Quality and make is great


Practical Usuage

Everyone who own's one eventually just leave the weight set, as it's a pain in the butt to change loads
So while the concept is great you will find that your not going to change the loads during a workout

So in reality its better if you just buy the weights you require

Gary Ohm 01-11-2013 06:40 PM

Andrew,
That is awesome information. How would they be for several people to use for training? Getting, for example, four of them to allow many people to train with them in the same facility. I wouldn't think I'd want to change the weights during a workout, but maybe change them workout to workout...

Do you have a feel for how they would be for serious KB training? By that I mean the difference between a GS specific gym and your typical "all around" gym where KBs are just a small part of the overall picture.

Sheesh, does that last question make ANY sense???:confused:

Thank you for your first hand experience.

Pat McElhone 01-15-2013 11:02 AM

WKC just marked them down to $149 each.

FYI, I elected to not buy these and buy individual competition KBs instead and think this was the best decision for me.


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