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Old 04-24-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
Josh Brehm
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I'm about to put an order for some kettlebells from KBC, but I've read a few posts from archived and recent threads that talk about how if you're planning on using kettlebells to do snatches in your workouts that you shouldn't get anything other than the DD kettlebells. I'd like to know what truth there is in this and alo what people who have used the KBC kettlebells think about them in comparison to DD KBs.
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Old 04-24-2006, 01:09 PM   #2
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I look forward to hearing the responses. People rave about DD kettlebells, so there must be a legitimate difference. On the other hand, if they're that superior, why hasn't someone made an exact copy?
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Old 04-24-2006, 01:36 PM   #3
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whats the website for each company? KBC? DD?

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Old 04-24-2006, 01:39 PM   #4
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We have quite a few of both types at Crossfit North and have been using them for about 4 years now. The DD bells have nicer handles. The other types have fatter and rougher handles, a real problem for smaller people and those with weak grips. The roughness could be ground out by hand but I haven't felt like doing it yet. The difference is very noticable on some exercises. No idea why DD keeps the price high or why others don't get the handle right. real Russian Kettlebells (from Russia) have even smaller handles.

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Old 04-24-2006, 02:07 PM   #5
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Seems simple enough to me, DD will keep the price high until someone else manages to make a comparable handle. Maybe the curvature and smoothness of the DD handles costs extra??? :lame:

This would seem like a great enterprise for a CF-minded entrepreneur to get into. There's no way to patent anything about a kettlebell, why not just reverse-engineer the same mold?
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Old 04-24-2006, 02:13 PM   #6
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FYI...It sounds like Dragondoor is going to have a very rare sale on the Kettlebells. No details have been posted as of yet, but it is coming this week.

http://forum.dragondoor.com/training/message/399791/
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Old 04-24-2006, 02:15 PM   #7
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http://www.mirpodarka.ru/images/big/girya.jpg

This handle looks much different than the DD KB's.
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Old 04-24-2006, 02:26 PM   #8
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That looks like a GS competition bell. I've actually ordered one (probably not that one) because when I compete internationally it will be with a bell like that (and I need to train with one).

I like the DD bells. I'm obviously partial to them, but I've logged a lot of hours training with them. I've used other bells and didn't like them. If KB work is going to be a focus of your training, then you want to go with quality. If swings are your primary interest, then any bell will do.
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:06 PM   #9
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Have a look at the kettlebell from
www.kettlebells.com.au excellent quality. Good thick and smooth handles.
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:23 PM   #10
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Sam,
How do those KBs compare to DDs, especially in the handles? I contacted them myself just now about this, I'd like to get as much feedback as possible from different sources.

My initial visual impression of those kettlebells was that they look great.
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