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Old 08-15-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
Victor Cruzeiro
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Hi there,
I'm not cleaning huge amounts of weight, but my bumpers are sliding across the bar when they're dropped. My spring collars aren't cutting it and I'm sure this causes extra wear and tear.
Can anyone recomend some better collars for a crossfitter?
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:03 AM   #2
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In Starting Strength, Coach Rip suggests using two spring collars per side, if the weights are moving around.

I use solid collars that have a set-screw. Takes a bit of time, but they stay put.
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:05 AM   #3
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I'm a big fan of the Troy muscle clamp collars for o-lifting. They're quick, and they've held up pretty well for me.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:48 PM   #4
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I use these from biggerfasterstronger. Velcro wraps that don't slide.

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Old 08-15-2007, 03:06 PM   #5
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muscle clamps from
don't move and anyone (even your grandmother w/ arthritis) could put them on the bar
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:03 PM   #6
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I use the muscle clamps too (got mine from Allison at York) but I find they do move when I drop more than 60kgs (or so) repeatedly (and this is on a Pendlay Crossfit bar with ringed sleeves).

They don't back right off but they do sometimes slip about half an inch. Not enough to be a problem but enough to be annoying.

I still like them because, as Monique said, they go on and off very easily and quickly.

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Old 08-15-2007, 04:30 PM   #7
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I picked up a beater york bar and some old plates that "came with" a pair of old school york spin collars. They weigh in at 5kg (i think) and they rock. Not quick change at all, but they don't move and they allow for a really straight plate. I also have the muscle clamps and I like them for a "zero" weight collar much better than springs.
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:34 PM   #8
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I agree with Rip, you can use the spring clamps for simplicity. The muscle clamps however are hard to beat for quick changes as you progress through weight.

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Old 08-18-2007, 09:48 AM   #9
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Here's another good product: Hampton Bulldog Olympic Collars. Should be about $35 for a pair; they're on Amazon. "Troy" brand looks the same, but they seem to be more expensive.
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:55 AM   #10
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I use the Husker collars

w/f safe

Kind of pricey but work well.

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