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Old 10-07-2011, 07:57 PM   #11
Grant Crowell
Member Grant Crowell is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Parsons  TN
Posts: 10
Re: Bumper plate recommendations?

Derek, The Hi-Temp are durable and I like them a lot, but they are smaller in diameter than other iron and bumper plates. In the original post, he stated he had iron weights already; if you use iron on the ends with Hi-Temp, the iron hits the floor first when using 45's. With the Pendlay and VTX the diameter is the same as my iron plates, and they seem to touch at the same time. I believe this puts less stress on the bar if dropped. ALL of my Pendlay econ bumpers have loose insets [some near falling out]. I'm the only on who uses them and I don't believe I have miss treated them. The VTX have a superior insert and I've experienced no problems with them.
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