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Old 08-14-2008, 11:14 PM   #1
Jason Levens
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bumper plates

can anyone tell me the brand of bumper plates thet are the best. also does any one carry them in a store or do you have to order them and pay high shipping
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:22 PM   #2
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Re: bumper plates

Some stores carry them, but honestly I'm not sure which

There is a decent video review of different brands at the Garge Gym Store (w/f/s)

Jason Wright, of Wright Rubber, offers very good shipping prices (at least he did a few months ago when he quoted me on a set). I didn't end up ordering any, but shipping really isn't as bad as you'd think.
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:29 PM   #3
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Re: bumper plates

Jason's prices are the best I've seen and I have no problems with the quality. The 10lb plates aren't optimal, but that's the nature of 10lb bumper plates... these don't fold up like a pretzel, so I'm happy.
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:03 AM   #4
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Re: bumper plates

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Jason's prices are the best I've seen and I have no problems with the quality. The 10lb plates aren't optimal, but that's the nature of 10lb bumper plates... these don't fold up like a pretzel, so I'm happy.
My only concern is the brass insert, but honestly if I could get 5 years'ish private use out of them (just me), they'd be worth it.
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:54 PM   #5
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Re: bumper plates

The rubber bumpers w/ brass inserts (like the Kraiburgs) are fine, as long as you don't make a habit of dumping the bar with only 10's. I know that when learning the lifts some cannot do more than 10# per side, but if that is the case you should probably be using a training or lighter bar combined with the 10's. I use 10's only when there is another weight on the bar like a 10Kg, or else for technique work.

Which brand is the best: Mavrik

Seriously, lots of good quality stuff out there, I'd star with Pendelay(sp), Wright, or any other CrossFit vendor. Shipping usually isn't too bad, esp if you order a bar at the same time.

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