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Old 03-21-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Metal Change Plates - Which to buy?

I picked up some metal change plates off craigslist list a while back, they were slightly rusted so I dremmeled and repainted them. They do a decent enough job, but my job smoothing out in inside of the collars was mediocre.

I was looking to pick up some new ones that fit the collars and were more accurate in their weights. I was looking at the Pendlay plates, specifically the metal since rubber changes plates do not make much sense to me. I also looked at the Rogue fractional plates, but I won't be pulling the trigger on those quite yet.

Any advice towards this purchase is appreciated.

http://www.pendlay.com/Black-Pound-C...tes_c_271.html [WFS]
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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Re: Metal Change Plates - Which to buy?

if you are working in pounds and you don't mind working in 5# increments, all you really need:
2 x 10
2 x 5
2 x 2.5
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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Re: Metal Change Plates - Which to buy?

That's what I was thinking Sean. The 7.5s and the 1s seem kinda frivolous.

I would just pick up the fractional plates or DIY something if I wanted to get that precise.

I have some 10 Hi-Temps, but I would like some steel ones just as some cheap additional weight. I almost have enough to start maxing deadlift @ the garage gym!
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:45 PM   #4
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Re: Metal Change Plates - Which to buy?

the 1# are nice, if you are stalling on something like shoulder press, otherwise 2.5# is about as low as you really need to go.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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Re: Metal Change Plates - Which to buy?

Cody,

I would recommend checking out the Troy Premium metal plates (SKU PO-XXX and see here, http://www.fringesport.com/collections/metal-weights wfs). There was a thread about them a little while back - http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=69024. Basically, they are made to very tight tolerances so they have a very snug fit on the bar and they weigh what they are supposed to.

If you are coming down to Austin anytime soon, you could pick them up locally for cheaper too!
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #6
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Re: Metal Change Plates - Which to buy?

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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Re: Metal Change Plates - Which to buy?

The Troy plates look decent.

Does anyone have input towards a specific brand of change plates?
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:06 PM   #8
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Re: Metal Change Plates - Which to buy?

When I needed to do fractional loading I picked up some 2.5lbers from my local sporting goods store. I was shocked they had them. For even smaller increments I got 2 inch interior diameter washers from Fastenal. They have a ton of locations. 2 of these weigh 1.25lbs, so you can easily load in 1.25 and 2.5lb increments. I got 4 of them for $12.
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Re: Metal Change Plates - Which to buy?

edit: nevermind. read it wrong.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:52 PM   #10
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Re: Metal Change Plates - Which to buy?

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The Troy plates look decent.

Does anyone have input towards a specific brand of change plates?
I've had the troy plates for a long time, they fit very snug and I weighed them with my food scale, they're extremely close to their advertised weights. Bought them on ebay, although I'm sure there's suppliers on here.

I have the 2.5's and 5's. 10lbs and up I use bumpers.
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