Pioneer Adjustable Lever (PAL)
- 1/2″ tightness settings
- Interchangeable w/ Non-Pioneer Lever Belts
- Alleviates the use of a Screw Driver
- USPA Approved
From Matt at Pioneer:
"The wait is finally over! The patent pending Pioneer Adjustable Lever (PAL) is available NOW! The PAL is a modern play on the existing lever and was designed with the “every half inch matters” mindset. This revolutionary product gives the user the ability to finely tune the tightness (1/2″ settings) to get a perfect fit… ON A LEVER BELT! It also, allows for up to 2″ of adjustments before having to change the tightness of the belts. So if you wear your belt tight for squats and a bit looser for deadlifts and/or bench, this belt will be perfect! If all that doesn’t sound good enough, you can also just purchase a lever and attach it to an existing lever belt. It will retrofit most major brands (if you are unsure if it will fit your existing belt, please reach out) as it uses the same hole dimensions as other lever belts already on the market.
The PAL works best with a STIFF 10mm and/or most 13mm lever belts. I know for sure the PAL will not work with SBD or StrengthShop belts along with any 6.5mm, 8.5mm, or 10mm double suede belts from us. If you have an older Pioneer belt or a different brand of belt, please reach out to us for retrofitting instructions before use. The lever has already been approved by the United States Powerlifting Association HQ, and you should have zero problems in Strongman events. Y’all, this project has been in the works for over two years and I am extremely excited for it to come out and help solve some of the problems the existing belts have had."
The PAL should retrofit fit most major brands of lever belts. You can quickly check to see if it will fit by measuring from the edge your lever belt to the beginning of the holes at the prong receiving end. If the distance is 7/8" or 22mm or less it will fit without any issues. Please see picture here.
If the distance is more than 7/8" or 22mm then you will need to sand or cut down the end of your lever belt or expand the four-prong holes. You can see a video from Matt at Pioneer with tips here.
Please note - At the moment the PAL is only available to purchase separately. If you need a lever belt then please purchase the one you would like and that will come with a standard lever. Then if you would like a PAL please purchase that separately. Eventually, we hope to sell lever belts with PAL as an option but that will not be available any time soon.
The PAL feels very solid and well made. It fits perfectly on my 10mm A7 belt (which is made by Pioneer) and allows for a few inches of adjustment before you will need to move the lever as you would with any non-adjustable one. What arguably makes it better than SBD's lever (aside from being able to fit on most belts) is the fact that it allows you to make half-inch adjustments as opposed to being stuck with full one-inch adjustments. I previously had a prong belt as I greatly dislike the lack of adjustability with traditional levers, but being able to simply flip the lever on and off before and after sets is just brilliant, and admittedly very satisfying to me. It's also just much easier to get a tight fit. Highly recommend the PAL and pioneer belts in general.
I have put this lever buckle on my cerberus lever belt and it fits perfectly.
This buckle is a game changer for any strongman/woman. No need to carry a screwdriver to adjust belt for different evwnts/use of an underbelt anymore. The quality of this buckle has blown me away, it's simply superb.
Customer service from 9for9 is superb, being able to purchase products shipped in the UK without the need to pay import tax is a huge bonus.
Bought this to replace the default lever on my RDX 10mm powerlifting belt as I prefer a slightly tighter fit on deadlifts than I do on squats. The adjustment this lever allows is perfect.
Fits the belt with no adjustments, sanding, cutting etc needed. Just unscrew the old lever and screw in the new one. It's literally a 2 minute job.
The build quality is great, machined from solid pieces of metal. Even if my belt doesn't last a lifetime, this lever will.
Bought as a birthday present and they absolutely love it as no need for screwdriver in gym bag anymore! Perfect if you have your belt in different positions for different lifts as it’s so adjustable!
Perfect if you like to adjust the tightness dependant on the exercise your doing.
Thanks for your review Anthony. Enjoy your Pioneer Adjustable Lever. Happy lifting!
The ability to adjust the tightness of your belt on the fly is a true lifesaver. Also makes taking the belt on and off waaaay easier.
Thanks for your review Kris. Enjoy your Pioneer Adjustable Lever. Happy lifting!
Have used traditional lever belt before and always had a hard time finding the perfect fit and some workouts I would have liked to use the belt during warm ups but with a looser setting, which was very hard to achieve with a traditional lever with 1” increments. This problem is solved with the PAL!
The adjustable lever from Pioneer is the only thing that convinced me to buy a lever belt again. Adjustability is what lever belts were missing. At least from my point of view. I got it specifically for heavy squats where the spacing on a regular Pioneer belt might make it impossible to fasten the belt on the right hole. I like the PAL. Furthermore, 9for9 has the best customer service. Emma went above and beyond to help facilitate the delivery through customs here in my country.
Thanks for your review and kind words Lubomir. Enjoy your Pioneer Adjustable Lever! Happy training.
Well built lever, very convenient to have the adjustability, satin nickel coating is very nice and as always perfect service from 9for9
Thanks for your review Aidan - we appreciate it. Enjoy your PAL! Happy training.
Speedy service with nice personal touch.
Lever is an cracking bit of kit to deal with my lockdown lard!