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Old 06-19-2014, 06:40 AM   #11
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Re: Competition Plates

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The new Rogue plates look cool. I suppose those could be in the mix when they release kilos.
Yup, no interest in lbs here either.

Those Eleiko sport plates they are using in the NPFL look interesting.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:34 AM   #12
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Re: Competition Plates

Andrew,

Apparently they bounce like crazy but are very quiet. I wish I would have gone all color on my plates, nothing I can do now, but KG is the way to go. Pretty sure I cannot justify spending the money again on weight. A new Eleiko training bar on the other hand..........................
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:06 PM   #13
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Re: Competition Plates

A lot of awesome info in here. To clarify a bit, definitely looking for Colored KG plates which kind of puts the hold on the new Rogues for a while. Right now I can get a 140kg pendlay set with full change plate set for $1,045. Or a 90kg set with change plates for $765. Its also nice knowing these will likely go on sale in the future should I choose to buy more. I guess really it just comes down to budget.

The only thing holding me back is that my gym is pretty much exclusively Rogue equipment and I know how they handle their business. Never purchased any Pendlay stuff, and have heard the issues with the loose center pieces with this style of plate).
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:19 PM   #14
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Re: Competition Plates

Tim,

If you are looking, pull the trigger and get the full color set with change. As far as the "loose" center, not sure where that comes from. It is a metal hub bolted together on the inside of the plate. I got a bolt or two loosened just to see if I could. Needed a 2 foot cheater bar on the end to loosen them up on the allen key. They may sping a bit but definitely not loose.

FWIW, these are identical to the older style Rogue training plates IIRC.

I actually order from MDUSA all the time and they have always been top notch and I have yet to have an issue with plates or my bearing bar.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:33 AM   #15
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Re: Competition Plates

I bought a 210# set of the Pendlay competition LB weights back in January when they were 20% off & had free shipping, and I love them. Loud as all hell when you drop them, but they hold up great. MDUSA was great to work with too with communication & shipping.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:48 AM   #16
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I bought a 210# set of the Pendlay competition LB weights back in January when they were 20% off & had free shipping, and I love them. Loud as all hell when you drop them, but they hold up great. MDUSA was great to work with too with communication & shipping.
i also bought a set when they had the deal and i am very happy with them. they are loud as hell like you said but i got used to it. i do like the fact that they have almost no bounce so i don't have to worry about them jumping around in my garage like my hi-temps used to do (seeing a 135lbs jumping toward your wife's car is no fun).
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:12 AM   #17
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I have used the American plates
my oly club and so far so good.
They are holding up very well, The bounce is minimally, almost none.
No funky smell when they were new.

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Old 06-20-2014, 11:13 AM   #18
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Re: Competition Plates

I've used a lot of the plates being talked about here, including the American Barbell that just came out. Out of all, I liked American Barbell the best. Mostly because the 10kg plate is not a flimsy disc that has a slight tendency to taco some if dropped. Also, the Eleiko 10kg plates don't do this either, but are much more dead blow/no-bounce.

When I get a new set of bumpers, I'll be strongly considering the American Barbell set and the Eleiko Sport set.
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...the Eleiko Sport set.
Someone said those bounce like a basketball!!
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:42 PM   #20
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Someone said those bounce like a basketball!!
More like a superball
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