The men's lighter classes 181 and under are only changed by a few pounds here and there, but 2 of the most competitive wt classes have made quite a jump 198 up 7 pounds, and 220 up 11 pounds. Since the IPF is pretty much the "cream of the crop" in the powerlifting world, do y'all think that the other federations will soon follow suit?
Your guess is as good as anyones.
From what I understand the USA affiliation USAPL won't follow suit immediatly - at least that was their knee jerk reaction following the IPF congress.
2011 will be with the old weight classes in the USAPL.
With an exception - the Arnold - the biggest US competition, is gonna go with the new weight classes. That will allow them to have World records among other things.
Whether other feds will follow suit is hard to say. I think some will. They may add an additional weight class at around 310 lbs, especially if it's an untested fed where lifters tend to get heavier, but that's just my speculation.