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Old 11-11-2005, 12:23 AM   #1
Josh Brehm
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I'm looking around for bumpers to buy (a pair of 25's and 45's) and the two versions I'm looking at now are the BFS rubber bumpers, and the Ivanko Non-calibrated bumper plates. The difference between the prices are BFS-238 (without discounts or sales), Ivanko-250. Taking into consideration that I'll only buy the BFS plates while they are on sale, would it be worth it to pay the possibly 40-50 dollars more for the Ivanko vs. the BFS?
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Old 11-11-2005, 07:00 AM   #2
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I haven't tried the new non-calibrated Ivankos, but if they are built the same way as the calibrated versions I'd go with the BFS bumpers in a heart beat. The calibrated Ivankos don't use enough rubber and have a reputation of splitting.
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Old 11-11-2005, 07:49 PM   #3
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Thanks Lincoln, appreciate it.
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Old 11-11-2005, 08:31 PM   #4
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http://www.gillathletics.com/GillIte...px?FSID=WT2810

Gill athletics is offering some solid KG bumpers at a great price. I just ordered some 20's and 15's (they will be in stock in about a week) Notice that the 25's and 10s are the wrong colors. CF 20% discount is in effect. Don't throw the baby out w/ the bath water.
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Old 11-12-2005, 07:17 AM   #5
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I just want to follow up with Grady's post to give some additional details. The company is trying to work through internet issues to have a discount code function on the website. That will be a few months out.

If you would like to order products from us at the Crossfit discount, there are two ways. You can call M-F 8-5CST to 800-637-3090. Please identify yourself as a Crossfitter, and we will take your order. You can also email me your request. My email is kgeissler@gillathletics.com

Grady-thanks for all the help this week. My handstands still suck! :happy:
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Old 11-12-2005, 11:41 AM   #6
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I had a set of the calibrated Ivankos--they don't hold up. go with BFS.
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Old 11-12-2005, 06:59 PM   #7
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Ok, I was going to go with the bfs 25's and 45's. But, at those prices for gill's... ok, how do the gill's and the bfs's compare? Keep in mind I'll either be doing oly lifting on grass or with at least 3/4 inch horse stall mats on top of plywood. Should I just get the gill's? At that price I could get a set of all of them for the same price as the bfs's.
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Old 11-12-2005, 08:26 PM   #8
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Josh-

Last thing, our standard warranty is one year. If something goes wrong, you will get them replaced.

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Old 11-12-2005, 08:50 PM   #9
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So, if they crack or break you'll replace them if it happens in under a year?
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Old 11-13-2005, 11:49 AM   #10
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Karl, do these have a seam in the rubber on the surface that hits the floor?
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