Posted by: fitchm on Jan-09-13 11:29 AM (EST)
My restriction to 15' is indeed somewhat artificial. In the little bit of research I did before posting it seemed to hit a sweet spot between weight and price.
The 50 pounds is a little artificial too in that it's 10 pounds beyond what my neurosurgeon said I should be lifting. I'm just going to need to keep working on strength and conditioning and see how it all feels in the spring. 50 pounds as a "limit" may or may not work, especially at first: it's a little depressing how quickly I fell out of shape!