If you’re a fan of Mark Bell’s Slingshot lifting equipment, then it’s time to rejoice because all of their equipment has recently been approved by the IPF. Yesterday in an Instagram post, Mark Bell announced the recent approval for all of Slingshot’s gear for IPF sanctioned meets and how much it all cost.
In our opinion, this is a pretty big deal for the powerlifting community. First, Mark Bell’s Slingshot equipment has grown in popularity over the last five years and they make a wide variety of equipment, which expands the current (somewhat limited) approved list. Second, the IPF hasn’t announced an equipment approval this large in the very recent past, so it’s an exciting and welcomed change for many, especially for those who like to train in Slingshot’s gear. Third, Slingshot’s STrong Knee Sleeves were some of our favorite to review to date.
In Mark Bell’s Instagram video announcing the approval he writes, “FINALLY SOME SWEET SWEET RELIEF. NO I DIDN’T BUY CALF IMPLANTS OR OPEN UP AN ST GYM EAST! But, I did get all our gear IPF approved for 2019! If you know, this is near and dear to me as I’ve been trying to give more back to the sport of powerlifting!
Letting the customers, lifters, and people who compete a chance to CHOOSE what they want to lift in when it’s their time to step on the platform. When it’s their moment. THIS IS FOR YOU! $253,000 is a pretty penny, but it’s nothing when the lifters can’t choose for themselves!”
[Two popular IPF approved sleeves. How do the Slingshot STrong Knee Sleeves compare to the SBD Knee Sleeves?]
Bell’s video may be a little over the top, but he has all the right to be excited about the approval, and not to mention, $253,000 is a lot of money. In the video, Bell points out a couple examples of what $253,000 could equate to and that got us thinking…what else could we buy with that cash stack?
$253,000 Could Buy You…
- 1,265 pairs of brand new Nike Romaleos 3s
- 954 Rogue Ohio Power Bars
- About 160 all-inclusive week long vacations to Cancun, Mexico
- 9 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sport editions
Needless to say, you can buy A LOT with that amount of money, and we’re pumped Bell sunk it back into the IPF and powerlifting to get his equipment approved.
Feature image from @marksmellybell Instagram page.