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Old 12-29-2009, 11:40 PM   #1
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Looking for a pair of 10lbs bumpers, recommendations?

Like the title says, I'm looking for just a standard plate sized 10 lbs pair of bumper plates, the kinds that raise the bar up to the normal height without weighing so much. Any recommendations for brands / websites? I'd like them shipped as fast as possible if anyone has experience with shipping times for a particular website...

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Old 12-30-2009, 01:04 AM   #2
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Re: Looking for a pair of 10lbs bumpers, recommendations?

I've tried Kraiburg, Wright and Powermax.
I've had problems with the 10# Kraiburgs not being stiff enough to hold up a barbell unless balanced just so, but this may be because my gym has been using that brand the longest. I've also been using newer Wright 10#'s and I haven't found them to be problematically floppy. The Powermax 10#'s are the thickest out of these three brands. No problems with those so far either.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:05 AM   #3
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Re: Looking for a pair of 10lbs bumpers, recommendations?

and if you're willing to spend money, there's the Hitech Training Bumpers. Supposed to be indestructible... but $130 or so shipped for a pair of 5lb bumpers... I believe $160 for a pair of 10lb bumpers.
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:11 AM   #4
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Re: Looking for a pair of 10lbs bumpers, recommendations?

5kg Kraiburg bumpers don't balance the bar well and tend to be pretty floppy.
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:49 AM   #5
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Re: Looking for a pair of 10lbs bumpers, recommendations?

Rogue has great 10 pounders for less than 50 bucks shipped today, if you want an indestructible product, check out sorinex. At the 08 games we actually shot the plates with a 9mm... it stopped the bullet. Good product, expensive, but you'll never buy a replacement set.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:51 AM   #6
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Re: Looking for a pair of 10lbs bumpers, recommendations?

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At the 08 games we actually shot the plates with a 9mm... it stopped the bullet.

That is some serious product testing

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Old 12-30-2009, 07:04 AM   #7
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Re: Looking for a pair of 10lbs bumpers, recommendations?

I have the Rogue bumpers and they work well. If you are just looking for a set of technique plates, you can either buy a pair, or if you in the least bit handy, build your own from a sheet of plywood. Total cost is around $15-20.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:54 AM   #8
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Re: Looking for a pair of 10lbs bumpers, recommendations?

The rogue plates seem to hold up well at my box. They can hold up the bar just fine. They might bend a bit it dropped from chest height or above, but they always go back if laid flat.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:13 PM   #9
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Re: Looking for a pair of 10lbs bumpers, recommendations?

Another vote for the 10# rogue hi-temps. They may bend, but you can always straighten them right back out to get the bar back to the proper position. The kraiburg 10#s not so much...
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:45 PM   #10
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Re: Looking for a pair of 10lbs bumpers, recommendations?

Btw, it should be noted that Rogue, Powermax and Hi-Temp are all the same.

They're a little wider than other brands--which is good if you want a pair of 10#'s to hold up the bar; bad if you're trying to fit as much weight on a barbell as possible (then again, perhaps you should be resorting to iron plates instead of rubber if this is your aim).

They're extra bouncy--which is good if you want more impact dissipation (like when you have neighbors in the same building); bad if you're concerned that the bar will land on something fragile nearby.
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