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Old 04-15-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Bumper plates

if you had to order bumper plates for your home gym what would you order?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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Re: Bumper plates

I bought Eleikos. That was over a dozen years ago, still have 'em, still use 'em.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:34 PM   #3
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Re: Bumper plates

Lincoln, do you think that the materal/quality has changed since you got yours? Serious question.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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Re: Bumper plates

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Lincoln, do you think that the materal/quality has changed since you got yours? Serious question.
I think with what Lincoln bought the answer would be no

High quality, top of the line 10+ years ago still kicks behind today...

One of the reasons why I picked hi temp Rogue ones for my garage was because of the years they have been beat up at my old box day in and day out through multiple classes and still look great.

I think the only stuff you have to worry about are those cheap knock offs.

If I had the $$ I would have gotten what Lincoln got or some Pendlay bumpers
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:57 AM   #5
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Re: Bumper plates

I have had Get RX'd Light Industrial bumper for the past 8 months or so and got some Pendlay Econ bumpers last month. I'm not dropping large amounts of weight on the ground but I've done a fair amount of Olympic lifting and at least one Grace with the Get RX'd ones and they have held up really well. The Pendlays seem to be the next step up quality-wise, they have a little tighter fit on my bar, and bounce a little bit less.

That said, those are both in the same general price range, so if you're looking for something higher-end I can't help you by experience.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:50 AM   #6
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Re: Bumper plates

I bought the Troy VTX bumpers and have 0 issues with them. My wife and I both do WOD's in the garage and occasionally I have buddies over that lift with me. I have had them for about ohhhh 2 years and still look new.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:51 AM   #7
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Re: Bumper plates

I have a mix of the FringeSport OneFit Wonders and Trox VTX, and like them both. My oldest bumpers are going on 2 years old and I have not had a single issue with them.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:06 AM   #8
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I have a mix of the FringeSport OneFit Wonders and Trox VTX, and like them both. My oldest bumpers are going on 2 years old and I have not had a single issue with them.
I picked up VTX bumpers which seem rather hard, any issues dropping the weight and either damaging the bumpers or concrete? Do you use mats? 3/8"? 3/4"?
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #9
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Re: Bumper plates

For the money, I really like the Rogue HG bumpers. I own the Rogue color competition ones also, which are Fantastic, but probably double the price of the HGs.

If you are doing any lifting outside or on concrete, the Rogue Hi-temps are perfect, though they are pretty thick compared to others.

Pendlay has the same type bumpers Rogue sells.. so just buy whatever is cheapest with shipping..
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:53 AM   #10
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I bought the Troy VTX bumpers and have 0 issues with them. My wife and I both do WOD's in the garage and occasionally I have buddies over that lift with me. I have had them for about ohhhh 2 years and still look new.
Same here. I bought my Troy VTX bumpers about a year ago and have used them 3-5 days a week for a hybrid program of the big strength lifts plus Olympic lifts plus occasional CrossFit style WODs. I have cheap foam mats over my concrete garage floor. They still look like new and have not damaged the floors. I'm not a beast so I can't say what would happen if you are dropping 300-400 lbs from overhead but I regularly drop up to 200 lbs from jerks, have dropped the 25's alone, and my girlfriend drops the 10s and 15s alone and they have all been fine. I believe Troy has actually improved the plates since I bought mine so the new ones should be even better.
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