This is a product review. I had my eye on these straps for a while, http://www6.mailordercentral.com/iro...sp?number=1234
. So I finally got them about a month ago. It took me a little while to get used to securing them to the bar but I got the hang of it.
Honestly, I don't like them at all. The concept is that they are just barely short enough to wrap around the bar so you can bail out of a snatch if you have to. Due to this shortness they are a little tricky to get on and I don't feel totally secured to the bar once I finally get them on. I've used them for some deadlifts and some pulls but am reluctant to try a snatch with them for this reason.
I don't really know what the difference is if you have some regular size straps and you just wrap them around once. They would be easier to get on and secured to the bar real tight. Why wouldn't you be able to bail out just the same as the "short and sweet" if they were only wrapped around once?