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Old 12-15-2005, 07:06 PM   #1
Dan Koloski
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I've been wanting to build a lifting platform, easy to do and great plans available on line. But I've seen so many videos with what looks to be mats on concrete floors. If this is sufficient I don't understand why anyone builds a platform. Once built you aren't moving it anywhere. That's a definite downside for me. Logically I see that a platform puts a solid surface under your stance since you would be standing on plywood not rubber, but then why are all the vids with mats on concrete floors? BTW, I've found horse stall mats (4 by 6 feet)for only $35 at a local feed store. Even the Burgener vids appear to be mats on a concrete floor.
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Old 12-16-2005, 05:48 AM   #2
Larry Lindenman
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Dan, though I have a lifting platform, the horse stall mats would have been fine (they are very hard). I do have to say the plywood was cheaper than the mats, so I was able to extend the use of my mats further into the room.
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Old 12-16-2005, 06:58 AM   #3
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A lot of the vids are of people not using a whole lot of weight. Once you start putting up some decent weight, you're gonna bust up some concrete eventually. Burgener uses three-layer platforms, trust me on that.
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