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Sean McLeod 07-05-2015 12:13 PM

Competition bumper durability
 
I'm looking to purchasing some competition bumpers from mdusa since they are having their 4th of July sale. But I was reading up on some reviews and it seems a lot of people have had issues with the inserts becoming loose even if the bolts are tightened. Those reviews were a from a few ears ago though so I was wondering if the quality has gotten better. I also competed in a powerlifting meet two weeks ago and in the warm up room they had some competition bumpers and some of the inserts were completely blown out.

I don't plan on doing wods with these. They will be mainly used for Olympic lifting on a platform between 3 people.

Mike Hollister 07-05-2015 02:25 PM

Re: Competition bumper durability
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sean McLeod (Post 1254445)
I'm looking to purchasing some competition bumpers from mdusa since they are having their 4th of July sale. But I was reading up on some reviews and it seems a lot of people have had issues with the inserts becoming loose even if the bolts are tightened. Those reviews were a from a few ears ago though so I was wondering if the quality has gotten better. I also competed in a powerlifting meet two weeks ago and in the warm up room they had some competition bumpers and some of the inserts were completely blown out.

I don't plan on doing wods with these. They will be mainly used for Olympic lifting on a platform between 3 people.

I have the MDUSA bumpers and I have a couple weights w/ lose inserts. I've had my bumpers a year or so. It doesn't bother me that much. I only use mine for me and my wife in the garage, not heavy use at all.

Jason A Smith 07-05-2015 08:42 PM

Re: Competition bumper durability
 
I have had the black elites now for about 3 years. Use them in my garage and they are the only plates I own. I use them for lifting and regular Crossfit type stuff.

Never had an issue with them at all. The 10kg/25# ones are pretty thin and I doubt they hold up well at a regular affiliate where they likely get pounded but for me they have been fine.

Cooper Mitchell 07-06-2015 06:56 AM

Re: Competition bumper durability
 
I have a competition set and most of the plates center hubs are loose. If I were to do it again I would have spent a little more and gone with Rogue.


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