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Pro Bar vs. Paratech Hooligan vs Leatherhead

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  • Pro Bar vs. Paratech Hooligan vs Leatherhead

    I'm trying to find out the particulars of the different tools. I am partial to to the Pro bars but a lot of that is because for the longest time we had the choice between the pro bar and the old 3 piece Paratech "hooligans".

    I am noticing now that a lot of companies have come out with their own single piece "halligan" type tools and i was wondering if any of you had any specifics on them.

    We all know about the pro bar but the two that I have no experience with are the Paratech SPF (Single Piece forged) Hooligan and this LeatherHead Single piece tool.

    Imitation is the best for of flattery I guess, but did they get it right? do any of you know how these tools are made? did they cut any corners on the design or manufacturing processes that would make it an inferior tool?

    Thanks guys,

  • #2
    We had an apparatus consultant who suggested we get rid of the multi-piece tools in favor of single piece forged, which we did. I see the point, although we never had a problem with the old ones. I don't recall who made either.
    Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

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    • #3
      Huge fan of the Pro Bar. Not a fan at all of the 3 piece Hooligans.
      Crazy, but that's how it goes
      Millions of people living as foes
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      • #4
        It appears all of them (single piece forged models) are being modeled off the FDNY specs which have been "perfected" over time. That said, we use Pro-bar and wouldn't see a reason to switch, the pricing isn't better, so why buy the imitation even if it is a near exact copy? That said, my knowledge of the Paratech and Leatherhead are only from comparing pics. We used to have some Paratech hooligans that were just awful (oversized heads on both ends) but everything we have now is Pro-bar. Can't see a reason not to stick with what we know works.


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