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 Which Kettlebells?
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Adina

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Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 12:19 AM
I ordered the Kettlebell Way Vol.1 and 2 and Lauren Brooks' Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells. I'm expecting them to arrive in a week or two, so I plan to purchase a kettlebell during spring break (either this weekend or next week). Which kettlebell brands do you use and recommend? I was considering the GoFit 15 lb. Kettlebell. Also, has anyone tried any of the AOS Kettlebells? The U-Fill-It Plastic Kettlebells look interesting and versatile, but I'm not sure, I may want a traditional kettlebell to start with. I also liked the Diva Bell and the 18 lb. traditional kettlebell. I'd  be willing to invest in the Diva Bell, U-Fill-It, or the Bulldog Kettlebell since they are adjustable to different weight levels. Please help me choose a kettlebell, recommend your favorite brand...calling all kettlebell users!! :)
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 6:42 AM
Hi Adina,

I have a couple of bells from Dragon Door, Power Systems and Perform Better.  I like the ones from Perform Better the best.  The handles are thinner and smoother than the ones by Power Systems.   

I'm sure others were chime in with their favorites.
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 6:50 AM
where do you buy kettlebells?
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 7:20 AM
You didn't list them as an option, but I'll warn you anyway.  Don't but Weider kbells.  The handle has a pronounced seam on it that is very uncomfortable.  Beeah pointed out the seam issue to me, but I had already bought my bell before I saw her post.  I only have one, so I can't tell you what brand I like.  I think it was Bunnyhop who said she liked the GoFit at Target, and I did feel one and it felt smooth, I just haven't been able to get it yet.  Good luck!
 
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 7:52 AM
I have quite a few GoFit bells, and they're very nice....the handles are not too big for my hands, and nice and smooth.  No seams at all.
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 8:28 AM
willow


where do you buy kettlebells?


I believe most sporting good stores carry kettlebells now.  You can also find them at Target, online or at Play It Again Sports stores.
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 8:51 AM
I have a Go Fit and like it,  and 2 VTX by Troy. I like the way the Troy handles are..they are not perfectly smooth which actually helps me with my grip and the seam is not pronounced at all..these are the ones I got at Play it again sports..they are probably no the best by KB standards, but work quite well for me
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 9:06 AM
chilly


I have quite a few GoFit bells, and they're very nice....the handles are not too big for my hands, and nice and smooth.  No seams at all.


The heaviest our Target has is 20#.  Does GoFit make heavier ones?
 
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 9:37 AM
Vantreesta

The heaviest our Target has is 20#.  Does GoFit make heavier ones?


I've seen Gofit 25, 35 and 45 bells online.

Not sure about other weights though.

I have a Gofit kettlebell (#15) that's fine, but I'd advise examining the handles of all the kettlebells available, and buying the smoothest one, with a handle that fits your hands, and plenty of room between the top of the handle and the body of the bell. Some Gofit I've seen have been kind of rough.

(Not as bad as some of the Weider and Everlast I've seen, those had huge seams, and didn't seem well designed in general, since there hardly seemed to be enough room between the body of the bell and the handle.)
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 10:40 AM
I have a GoFit 20 & 25lber.  I got them at Academy.  I've seen them sell up to 45lbs.  I really like the look  of the GoFit Kbell, so I shopped/felt around to make sure I got smooth handles. ;-)
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 1:02 PM
No fair. Our Academy store doesn't have any kettlebells at all.
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 2:42 PM
I have 3 Go Fit kettlebells and am very happy with them.  I think the stores only carry up to 20#.  More than that and you have to shop online.  I got mine at Target.  Sports Authority carries them as well.  They were having a sale a couple of months ago and I got a 25# for $47.99 plus shipping (10.66).  That was the cheapest shipping I found.

I've heard the Ader kettlebells are good but they're very expensive.

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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 4:58 PM
I started with GOFIT and our stores have them up to 45#'s the most recent purchase is from Dragon Door (very, very nice and balance single-cast traditional bell), Power Systems and Perform Better are also very nice, these bells however are more pricey. Maybe to start, until you see if you like kettlebell, why not try GOFIT, I got one of my GOFit at traget at a great price, when they had a sale on them 20# for $39.00, the same price I paid for my 15# bell, and also if you don't like it Target lets you return it!
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 5:52 PM
Hi, Beeah-

I've seen the Dragon Door kettlebells in Kettlebell Goddess.  I have wood floors--would that be a problem because they don't have a vinyl coating?


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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 8:47 PM
2 of the 3 KB's that I have are GoFit and I really like them. My 20# KB is jsut a plain black KB, no brand on it when I purchased it from Scheel's Sports. I had gone there planning to buy the GoFit 20#, but they didn't have that weight. I found the plain black one and it was $15 cheaper, had a great handle, an was solid, so I bought it and never regretted it. When I am ready to go to 25#, I will probably go with GoFit again if the plain black one is available or appropriate. GoFit is not only good quality, but pretty!! They do go higher, up to 45# that I've seen at Scheel's.
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 8:57 PM
Hi Carol, I have 2 Ader kb's (very well-made and well-balanced!) but they do not have a vinyl bottom, and I think they would nick up a wood floor. If I had to, I would just get a piece of vinyl from the craft/fabric store and glue it to the bottom. (But I have carpet).                                                                 mixxie
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 9:29 PM
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Hi, Beeah-

I've seen the Dragon Door kettlebells in Kettlebell Goddess.  I have wood floors--would that be a problem because they don't have a vinyl coating?


Carol


Yes Carol that could be.....I like mixxie's suggestion and I've heard this before.....you could also add felt to the bottom of your bells, like the kind you buy in craft store. I recently move from a all wood floor apt to all carpet. I really miss working out on all wood floors.
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Friday, March 13, 2009 11:54 PM
I looked at the KBells suggested online and I am planning on trying the 15# GoFit KBell to start with. Thanks to everyone for their input!

P.S. Has anyone tried the reloadable/adjustable KBells?
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Saturday, March 14, 2009 5:55 AM
Hi, mixxie & Beeah-

Thanks for the info!

Carol
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Re:Which Kettlebells? - Sunday, March 15, 2009 12:08 AM
I bought the 15# GoFit KBell. Thank you everyone!
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