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Old 06-03-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
Ben Kaminski
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Used Bumpers for sale in Cincinnati

Hi All,

I traded up and bought some new bumpers, so I am selling my old ones in Cincinnati.

There are 4 35# bumper plates for sale. They are high quality rubber with good bounce, and thinner than typical bumpers of the same weight. The metal center provides a stronger grip on the collars than the typical brass inserts. They are branded for the Air Force Falcons team.

If you are interested please send me a PM or email.

Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:15 AM   #2
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Re: Used Bumpers for sale in Cincinnati

I hope you kept your receipt for these plates from whomever you bought these from because these were custom made for the United States Air Force Academy. I would recommend you take them down to the UPS store and ship them back to the USAFA attn: Buck Blackwood, Olympic Strength and Conditioning Director.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:37 AM   #3
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Re: Used Bumpers for sale in Cincinnati

I called Buck Blackwood myself this afternoon and while he is familiar with the plate design, he has no recollection or knowledge of any impropriety surrounding them. He referred to his predecessor, Alan Hedrick who might have sold them for trading up or some other reason. He also hypothesized that perhaps whoever made them had extra that made it to the market place. He did not see any problem whatsoever with my trying to sell them today.

If might submit my own supposition, do you have any relation to the Caldwells at the Rubberman in Lagrange? Is it possible the Rubberman custom made these plates?

I appreciate your concern with making sure that these bumper plates are legitimately owned and legal to sell but I DO NOT APPRECIATE your tone and general response.

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Old 06-04-2009, 11:34 AM   #4
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Re: Used Bumpers for sale in Cincinnati

Thank you for clearing up this matter. I deeply apologize if I have offended you in any manner. I am who you think I am. Having been involved with manufacture of rubber bumpers for years, we are deeply concerned when any of our or our competitor's "custom" plates appear out of the hands of the intended. If you do not find any takers for these plate bring them down to the warehouse and we will swap them with you for new bumpers.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:06 PM   #5
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Re: Used Bumpers for sale in Cincinnati

They military frequently auctions off their stuff whenever they "Trade Up". Usually it's very inexpensive.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:08 PM   #6
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Re: Used Bumpers for sale in Cincinnati

pm sent
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:19 PM   #7
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Also sent a PM.
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:27 PM   #8
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Joseph, thanks for your apology, no worries.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:36 AM   #9
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There are 2 plates left for anyone still interested.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:43 PM   #10
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Re: Used Bumpers for sale in Cincinnati

The person who bought the 1st pair is happy with them but thought I should add this mention:

The bumper plates have a slightly wider than normal diameter; when you load a bar for deadlifts for example, the starting position is 1" higher off the ground. One might think that this could enable heavier DLs but in my experience it does not make a difference.
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