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Old 10-31-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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Best alternative to clips/collars?

I am looking for something that will hold the plates more steadily in position than the standard spring clips. This site has some alternatives (wfs) http://www.bwproducts.com/fitness/we...lars/index.htm

Anybody have experience with these or can recommend something else? These are for a standard olympic bar, I just don't like how the plates move when I drop cleans and other lifts.
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:26 PM   #2
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Re: Best alternative to clips/collars?

These (WFS) http://www.biggerfasterstronger.com/...&search=&page=
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:40 PM   #3
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Re: Best alternative to clips/collars?

What is the advantage of these over the sturdier collars (besides price)? Just from the looks of it it seems a stubborn plate could still move the cloth out of position.

I see here (wfs) http://store.crossfitto.com/york-mus...lars-pair.html that they say the collars are not suitable for olympic lifting. Does it damage the bar to have the weights dropped with the plates locked so close?
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:06 PM   #4
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Re: Best alternative to clips/collars?

$50 is a decent price for Muscle Clamps the last time I looked (a while ago). I don't remember ever seeing them for less that $65.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:08 PM   #5
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Re: Best alternative to clips/collars?

Also, I've O-lifted and trained tons of athletes using O-lifts for the past 3 years with nothing but Muscle Clamps. I've seen nothing damaged.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:37 PM   #6
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Re: Best alternative to clips/collars?

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$50 is a decent price for Muscle Clamps the last time I looked (a while ago). I don't remember ever seeing them for less that $65.
There's places that sell them for $30 if you look.
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:37 PM   #7
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There's places that sell them for $30 if you look.
The cheapest I've found is nearly $40 with shipping. Do you remember where you saw them for $30?
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:11 AM   #8
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Re: Best alternative to clips/collars?

i bought these

Rogue Collars w/f/s

They are fantastic I love them so quick and easy to take on and off.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:07 PM   #9
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Re: Best alternative to clips/collars?

I believe the problem with the lock jaw, muscle clamps, etc is that they seem to work great at first but after repeated use they start to loosen. I have heard stories of the muscle clamps not locking down tight anymore and actually sliding off, and like wise I have heard stories of the lock jaws loosening and even popping off when the bar is dropped. The velcro ones and ones with screws can be put on nice and tight now and ten years from now. The velcro are nice n quick, and truthfully you don't even need collars unless your doing long cycle work like grace or something. The lock jaws do look cool though
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:11 PM   #10
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The cheapest I've found is nearly $40 with shipping. Do you remember where you saw them for $30?
To tell you the truth, I don't remember where, but that was the cheapest online I found. I decided to buy local though, since I walked into a fitness equipment store and didn't want to wait. I believe I paid about $35-40 for them.

Also, for $30 it was without shipping.
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