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Old 12-31-2012, 01:18 PM   #11
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Re: Rogue HG collars breaking

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They are junk, but Rogue stands behind them. You just get stuck paying return shipping. I don't think they hold very well either. They tend to slip allot even on new bars, but they look cooler than spring clips. I don't know what works better at this point.
We just broke another one Friday. Even after I gave a tutorial on how they worked and how to take care of them. I found the red tab sitting in the ground before the workout even started. This set was only a month or so old. I am going to ask for spring collars in return. This will be $8 dollars to ship back for the second time. I love Rogue but the red tab is a deal killer.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:08 PM   #12
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Re: Rogue HG collars breaking

Tim

I have the product designer involved with the issues you are bringing up.

Building a collar that doesn't break from repeated drops is what we have been working on for a few years. Springs and muscle clamps have their own issues.

I have a feeling it is the plastic mix but I am on it.
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Adam

I will look into your issue in the AM.

Sorry you had the issue.

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The surface contact area is needed to keep them from slipping. We can build the frame out of metal but they won't be $30 collars anymore.

It is a give and take but we have made many changes. The original version had the pin then we changed to the tab. Many changes aren't seen to the mix that makes the hardness ,toughness etc in the plastic frame.

If all the tabs are breaking one of the next steps may be to make the tab from steel.

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Old 01-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #13
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Re: Rogue HG collars breaking

I ordered the Proloc collars from Rogue and they work great.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:40 PM   #14
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Re: Rogue HG collars breaking

Dan

The Proloc collars seem to be working very well.

Not as quick on/off the bar but we have had very little warranty issues.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #15
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Thumbs up Re: Rogue HG collars breaking

I picked up a set of Rage Collars they are great, and becuas eof how great they were I bought another pair. They are like straps they were really interesting but work great and are not hard to pull off and really easy and quick to strip.

Link for Collars:http://www.ragefitness.com/inventoryD.asp?item_no=CF-WT900&CatId={A3ECF038-2898-41F3-ACB3-008CB5DEE6A2}
-But I would go to Dick's and Pick them up-

Rage seems to have some inivative ideas coming forward. They should be making a huge splash in Crossfit someday, and you do not have to order everything less shipping and handleing because Dick's Sproting Goods just cut a deal with them. They are the same price range too.

Rogue has the upperhand for now but watch out.

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Is anyone else having issues with the HG collars (with the red release button)?

We've had 3 of them break so far in less than 6 months- two along the plastic outer ring, and one along a support joint. We usually notice them after the workouts when we're stripping the bars.

Oh, and we are only using Rogue bars and HG plates right now.

Just wanna see if it's common or not. Thanks!
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