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Old 06-14-2006, 09:39 AM   #1
Karl Geissler
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To my friends of the community-

It was recently revealed to me that our supplier of the Solid Rubber Bumper Plates had intended those for "machine use only". It would have been nice to know this before offering the product as an Olympic Bumper. Subsequently, we have stopped all sales and shipments on the current solid rubber product. We will be testing and offering a new product in the next couple of months. I apologize for any confusion, and please email or call me at Gill if you have any questions. Gill will work with anyone who has or is experiencing problems. Our regular bumper product is still excellent and is available for shipment.

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Old 06-14-2006, 10:20 AM   #2
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Karl, I'll probably be getting some bumpers from you before too long. Thanks for the "heads-up"!
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Old 06-14-2006, 11:37 AM   #3
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Hmm...mine worked okay for me so far.
Got any overstock you'd be willing to sell off?

I'm not very knowledgable in the world of machines - what kind need rubber bumper plates?
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Old 06-14-2006, 11:58 AM   #4
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Well, if they're designed for machines, then I'm sure my 170 lb. *** is not going to abuse them. Mine work just fine, but thanks for the honesty.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:05 PM   #5
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They'd probably work well enough if you're not constantly dropping them abusively. Karl, if you could explain how they're not designed for bumpers that'd be great. I'm with Matt also, if they work for everyone else, and you got some overstock or anything you'd be willing to sell at discount or whatnot, count me in!
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Old 06-14-2006, 01:17 PM   #6
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I would not say they work for everyone else.

I had a pair of the red 10 KG plates that permanently deformed the very first and only time time I dropped them off my shoulders.

There is a post on the Power & Bulk forums from a gent who's 15 KG plates split at the seem on the first drop.

Myself, from now on Im sticking with the Gill rubber rimmed metal bumpers. If you have issues with using this kind of bumper, talk to Karl about it and I think he will set you straight.
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Old 06-14-2006, 02:04 PM   #7
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I will try to find out how much existing stock there is. Call me the next day or so.

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Old 06-14-2006, 02:09 PM   #8
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Karl, how many complaints have you had about the bumpers spliting?
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Old 06-16-2006, 12:08 PM   #9
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There might have been a little jumping at shadows by a memeber of uppper management at Gill. Plate sales and shipments might be resuming again shortly (with some warranty changes). I will keep everyone posted.
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Old 06-16-2006, 12:28 PM   #10
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Karl,
It was good of you to make the announcement ASAP (before you even had all the details). It shows the type of person you are. Thank you
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