Titan Support Systems Announcement

Create: 11/15/2014 - 22:30
To Our Valued Titan Customers, The IPF recently passed new legislation at the Congress held November 2 in Aurora, CO. One of the new pieces of legislation concerned technical rules, specifically, product approval and registration. In a nutshell, belts and singlets are now regulated and only those brands listed on the IPF Approved list may be used in the IPF. While this signals a new era in the sport, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will have to rush out to buy new gear. If you are a Titan user, our gear is already on the Approved list and you are good to go. All of the belts and singlets we manufacture are clearly marked with our company name and or name brands and are easily identified. Belts All of our belts are registered and on the Approved List under three categories: · Buckle (single or double) · Lever · Quick Release Texas Belts is a Titan brand and will fall under one of these categories. Neither product name, color of belt, type of cover (suede, exotic, etc.), color of lever, etc. is an issue. (Any belts purchased from Safe USA, prior to our purchase of the operation in 2011, are unfortunately not covered as we did not manufacture these and labeling is an unknown variable). Singlets All of our singlets are registered and on the Approved List under the category Singlets. This covers all of our singlets, regardless of name description, colors, color combinations and designs, etc. The IPF actually encouraged variety. It’s easy to identify a Titan singlet. They are the best constructed singlets in the sport! All of our singlets are made from super-premium spandex material, employ an elasticated leg and IPF legal double crotch. Generally speaking, our spandex material can be stretched up to 500% without breaking and is legal for Classic/Raw lifting and or for bench-press competitors. All of our singlets are clearly labeled and branded. Stay Healthy and Lift Strong. Sincerely, P.M. Alaniz, President

Comments

Submitted by Team McCloskey on
MONEY MONEY MONEY! IT SHOULD BE ABOUT THE SPORT! Proudly Sponsored By: GOMETAL.COM UnBreakableGear JoHawkCustoms WesrCaryBarBell

Submitted by McCoy148 on
Agreed. My first thought was money. I have had my belt for over 20 yrs. Meets all criteria in every federation I have competed in. Because of the age it is not labeled. I will not buy a new belt.

Submitted by James C on
[quote=McCoy148]Agreed. My first thought was money. I have had my belt for over 20 yrs. Meets all criteria in every federation I have competed in. Because of the age it is not labeled. I will not buy a new belt. [/quote] Is this Mike McCoy from NC? As far as local USAPL meets go, I personally will still let people lift with a belt or singlet that complies with the measurement standards even if it's old! IPF Worlds - OK, I understand but I hope this "rule" does not extend to all USAPL meets....

Submitted by jmkillin on
For Pete, just curious...how much is the IPF shaking you down now for product certification? JMO, but I think that whole scam they have going is pretty outrageous. Do you and the other equipment manufacturers have an advocate who can speak up on your behalfs?

John killin

Submitted by IronBug on
Beginning with the year 2015, the IPF will have a new list of fees. There will be also a difference between approval/approval fee and license: a) Approved means that the product will be inspected and if it is o.k. it will be added to the approved list b) License means that the manufacturer has the right to sell this specific product in the IPF Approval fee and license fee a) Approval fee - this fee needs to be paid to have a "new" product approved. When the list will be confirmed by the GA, the manufacturer has to pay this fee to the IPF. Of course if the manufacturer has several products (2 types of shirts; 2 types of squat suits;) he needs to pay the approval fee for each type! b) License fee - this fee is the yearly fee the manufacturer has to pay to the IPF New Fees (2015-2018): Approval fee per gear item (to pay once): Bench Shirts EUR 10.000,-- Squat Suits EUR 10.000,-- Deadlift Suits EUR 8.000,-- Knee Wraps EUR 5.000,-- Wrist Wraps EUR 4.000,-- Knee sleeves EUR 5.000,-- Singlets EUR 3.500,-- Belts EUR 3.500,-- For all equipment, which is on the current IPF approved list, the manufacturers have to pay no approval fee! Singlets and Belts will be approved now and therefore the approval fee needs to be paid. License fee (annually): Bench Shirts EUR 7.500,-- Squat Suits EUR 7.500,-- Deadlift Suits EUR 6.000,-- Knee Wraps EUR 3.500,-- Wrist Wraps EUR 3.000,-- Knee sleeves EUR 3.500,-- Singlets EUR 2.500,-- Belts EUR 2.500,--

Submitted by jmkillin on
[quote=IronBug]Beginning with the year 2015, the IPF will have a new list of fees. There will be also a difference between approval/approval fee and license: a) Approved means that the product will be inspected and if it is o.k. it will be added to the approved list b) License means that the manufacturer has the right to sell this specific product in the IPF Approval fee and license fee a) Approval fee - this fee needs to be paid to have a "new" product approved. When the list will be confirmed by the GA, the manufacturer has to pay this fee to the IPF. Of course if the manufacturer has several products (2 types of shirts; 2 types of squat suits;) he needs to pay the approval fee for each type! b) License fee - this fee is the yearly fee the manufacturer has to pay to the IPF New Fees (2015-2018): Approval fee per gear item (to pay once): Bench Shirts EUR 10.000,-- Squat Suits EUR 10.000,-- Deadlift Suits EUR 8.000,-- Knee Wraps EUR 5.000,-- Wrist Wraps EUR 4.000,-- Knee sleeves EUR 5.000,-- Singlets EUR 3.500,-- Belts EUR 3.500,-- For all equipment, which is on the current IPF approved list, the manufacturers have to pay no approval fee! Singlets and Belts will be approved now and therefore the approval fee needs to be paid. License fee (annually): Bench Shirts EUR 7.500,-- Squat Suits EUR 7.500,-- Deadlift Suits EUR 6.000,-- Knee Wraps EUR 3.500,-- Wrist Wraps EUR 3.000,-- Knee sleeves EUR 3.500,-- Singlets EUR 2.500,-- Belts EUR 2.500,-- [/quote] So if I got my math right, will a company wanting to get started in the equipment manufacturing/distribution business have to come up with EUR 49,000 the first year and EUR 36,000 each year thereafter assuming they only have one kind of wrap, singlet, bench shirt, squat suit, etc.? Is this legal?

John killin

Submitted by Team McCloskey on
WHERE HAS THE INTEGRITY OF THE SPORT GONE IN THE IPF????????? THIS IS RIDICULOUS! I JUDGE PL MEETS MONTHLY AND HAVE YET TO ASK FOR A DIME . MAY WANT TO START THINKING ABOUT GIVING BACK TO THE SPORT INSTEAD OF RAPING IT!

Submitted by Iaink on
Such a poor, poor move from the IPF. Needles to say it's gone down very badly in every IPF affiliate I know about. Or at least their grass roots members. I know that in my fed (GBPF) members will be lost over this dependent how these new regs are enforced at divisional and national level. If I was a kit manufacturer I would not in any way come across as if I think these regs are any 'good' or even come close to appear to be gloating :]

Submitted by bobgaynor on
I am not involved with the IPF, so I do not know the details. Just looking at this from another point of view, it creates a great market for the suppliers. Now everyone seems to have to purchase new gear. If that is true, who profits?

Submitted by jmkillin on
A belt is a belt...10 cm x 13 mm. Though some may last longer or have a higher quality lever or buckle, there's no magic belt out there that will let you lift more. Wondering how many belts an independent like Bob Morris, the guy who invented the powerlifting belt, would have to sell to pay the "annual licensing fee." Could it be the IPF is trying to collect on belts and non-supportive singlets, etc., in response to the shift toward raw lifting?

John killin

Submitted by jon landau on
I thought those "NEW" weight classes were bullshit, now this? wait there is no money in RAW. I.P.F. Imbeciles Permanently Fucked

Submitted by BillyMac on
Basically every NCAA and Pro and even some High School Sports teams have this in place as well. If Under Armor pays your School to wear UA, then guess what?!?! That's what you have to wear. Nike just took over the NFL so every Player in the league wears Nike Jerseys, Socks, Belts, TShirts, Cleats, etc.... Basically if you want your Equiptment and Gear to be used in the IPF, then you have to pay. Im not saying I agree with it, but it happening everywhere else, why not the IPF.

Submitted by burmeisr on
Titan= Monopoly Inzer= not in the picture...... RAW= put Titan out of business..... At least in IPF/ USAPL areas....