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Old 05-06-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
Mike Gin
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Does a 25lb. Hi Temp bumper plate actually weight 25 lbs.?

I know, seems like a silly question. But the reason I ask is that I received an oddball bumper plate from HiTemp - it is marked as a 15kg (33.1lbs) plate, however weighs 24.5lbs. It was a replacement plate. Muscledriver told me to just keep it and that they would credit me for the trouble.

So now I have this single bumper plate which by itself is pretty much worthless other than for gaining a few inches on top of my plyo box. But if I can pickup a single 25lbs. plate then it would be useful. Assuming that the 0.5 variation isn't problematic. Could just be my scale too. But my 10kg weighed exactly 22lbs. I could throw the heavier one on my left side since I'm right handed to make up for the strength difference...

Anyhow, can someone verify the weight of their Hi Temp 25lbs. plate?

Thanks a bunch!

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Old 05-06-2009, 01:03 PM   #2
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Re: Does a 25lb. Hi Temp bumper plate actually weight 25 lbs.?

It may be stamped wrong. You should get a 25# hi temp and use them as a set. Wrap it with Yellow tape so that you can tell the difference from the others. I don't think that you'll notice the weight difference. I guess that depends on the other bumper. Good luck.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:56 PM   #3
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Re: Does a 25lb. Hi Temp bumper plate actually weight 25 lbs.?

Or you can turn it into a clock.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:41 PM   #4
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Re: Does a 25lb. Hi Temp bumper plate actually weight 25 lbs.?

I have not weighed mine, but I would be willing to bet yours is a misstamped 25lb plate. One of my 25lb plates was misstamped as a 25 "kilo" plate (and I can assure it does not weigh 25 kilos).
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:44 PM   #5
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Re: Does a 25lb. Hi Temp bumper plate actually weight 25 lbs.?

Cool thanks guys - I figured it will be close enough for my needs. I like the tape idea to identify it though.

Funny, I joked to the person at Muscledriver that I would make it a clock when she said just toss it.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:28 AM   #6
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Re: Does a 25lb. Hi Temp bumper plate actually weight 25 lbs.?

I've weighed my Hi-Temps and they vary just as much as any iron plate I've weighed:

Stamped Actual
10lb 10lb
10lb 11lb - off by a pound to the plus
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10lb 10lb
10lb 11lb - off by a pound to the plus
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25lb 25lb
25lb 25lb
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25lb 26.5lb - off by a pound and a half to the plus
25lb 25.5lb - off by half pound to the plus
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45lb 45.5lb - off by half pound to the plus
45lb 45lb
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45lb 43.5lb - off by a pound and a half to the negative
45lb 42.5lb - off by two pounds and a half to the negative
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:23 PM   #7
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Re: Does a 25lb. Hi Temp bumper plate actually weight 25 lbs.?

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I've weighed my Hi-Temps and they vary just as much as any iron plate I've weighed:

Stamped Actual
10lb 10lb
10lb 11lb - off by a pound to the plus
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10lb 10lb
10lb 11lb - off by a pound to the plus
------------------
25lb 25lb
25lb 25lb
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25lb 26.5lb - off by a pound and a half to the plus
25lb 25.5lb - off by half pound to the plus
------------------
45lb 45.5lb - off by half pound to the plus
45lb 45lb
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45lb 43.5lb - off by a pound and a half to the negative
45lb 42.5lb - off by two pounds and a half to the negative
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Thanks Kris appreciate you doing that. I'm definitely going to try to track down another 25 pounder. Man, my set is all messed up with the primary being kg's (weren't going to receive lbs. for months and now have stopped selling), 10lbs. from Rogue, and now the odd ball 25ers. Can't complain though - bumpers are cool. Came in handy on yesterday's WOD.
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:55 PM   #8
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Re: Does a 25lb. Hi Temp bumper plate actually weight 25 lbs.?

I have always wondered whether the bumper plate manufacturers that manufacture both pounds and kilogram plates really change the weight on them or if they just stamp a 10Kg plate with 25lbs, 20kg plate with 45lbs and so on. I have WFW brand plates which I believe are also the same as wright rubber plates.
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Re: Does a 25lb. Hi Temp bumper plate actually weight 25 lbs.?

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Thanks Kris appreciate you doing that. I'm definitely going to try to track down another 25 pounder. Man, my set is all messed up with the primary being kg's (weren't going to receive lbs. for months and now have stopped selling), 10lbs. from Rogue, and now the odd ball 25ers. Can't complain though - bumpers are cool. Came in handy on yesterday's WOD.
hey no problem...I'm neurotic like that. In fact I already had weighed them and I was just getting what was written down on my whiteboard.

I find that when using a 20kg bar, that the oddness of the plates adds the one pound and balances out to what I think of as an 'even' pound weight (like 135, 225, etc.)


I figured there would be variances in the weights, but I mainly wanted to know what each plate weighed so I could balance it across the bar. It also helps to know for true RM attempts.
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