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Old 03-21-2006, 03:38 PM   #1
Patrick Schoudt jr
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If I use rubber edged oly plates{beleive Ivanko makes them} will i be able to drop them on a normal concrete slab floor or will I still need a rubber floor pad? I have interlocking foam mats but I think they'll rip with either rubber or not.
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:15 PM   #2
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1) Moving to equipment

2) Search for the phrase "stall mat" in the message board search function. Lots of people find that a good (and relatively cheap) solution.

3) Also look for "lifting platform" in the Equipment section. Somewhere I remember someone posting a link to instructions for making a great 8' x 8' lifting platform . . . basically 4 sheets of 4'x8' plywood screwed together in two layers, with the "seam" between the two sheets in each layer running at right angles to the other layer.
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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Platform building instructions are in the FAQ
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:30 PM   #4
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Ah, dang it . . . how embarrassing.:blush:
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Old 03-22-2006, 06:34 AM   #5
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Patrick,
Ivanko makes 'bumper' plates and Ivanko makes urethane coated plates. The urethane coated plates are not all that suitable for dropping; there is a difference. In addition, Ivanko's bumpers themselves don't have such a hot reputation for longevity. (Although I've had a pair of 5kg and 10kg Ivanko bumpers for years without a problem.) Neither will last long at all on concrete.

So get stall mats and probably better plates, such as the all-rubber type.
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