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Old 06-30-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
Katrina A. Burton
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Wright Bumpers

We have bought all of our bumbers from Wright. We just bought a new batch to keep up with our growing population. I don't know what to do though, because all of the 10# and 15# bumpers are bending in half and don't lay flat anymore. They really look like hard shell tacos. Is this normal for Wright bumpers?
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:05 PM   #2
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Re: Wright Bumpers

I've considered buying Wright Bumper Plates. Do you have photographs of the bending bumpers?
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:11 PM   #3
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Re: Wright Bumpers

I have been using Wright bumpers for about a year yes the 10 and 15 bend when they are on a 45lb bar I try to avoid the use of the little plates with the big bar I keep the lighter plates reserved for the ultra light bars (15lb) no more bending issues
when I am forced to use the 10/15 on big bar I just stack them on the bottom of the weight stack the next day they are good to go
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:00 PM   #4
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Re: Wright Bumpers

We've put them on the bottom of the pile... helps for a bit but as soon as they are put on the bar again they instantly bend. We have the 45#, 35#, and 15# bars and it happens with all of them. Not sure what else we can do when those are the most commonly used bumpers in the CF world.

I'll try to take a pic of the bent weights sometime this week. I would recommend to anyone that is looking to buy weights to buy the Rouge bumpers and spend the extra money. I've used those ones at other gyms and they are excellent!!
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:01 AM   #5
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Re: Wright Bumpers

We have the Rogue bumpers in our home gym and have had no issues with the 10 lb bumpers bending on a 45lb bar.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:23 AM   #6
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Re: Wright Bumpers

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We have bought all of our bumbers from Wright. We just bought a new batch to keep up with our growing population. I don't know what to do though, because all of the 10# and 15# bumpers are bending in half and don't lay flat anymore. They really look like hard shell tacos. Is this normal for Wright bumpers?
Katrina,

It is not normal for the plates to be doing this. We did have some issues with the 10 pound plates awhile back, but it has since been rectified. This is the first I have heard of the 15 pound plates bending. Please contact me at 800-239-5194 or jason@wrightrubber.com so we can get the problem weights replaced. I will also PM you as well.

In Good Health,

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Old 07-01-2009, 09:04 AM   #7
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Re: Wright Bumpers

I've had zero problems with my Wright bumpers...

My 15 lb bumper still looks as good as new. Granted, I seldom if ever drop the bar with "just" the 15 lb bumpers on it...if the 15 lbs are on there and I'm dropping it, it's probably also got some 45s on it.

My 10 lb plates happen to be from Rogue (the only Rogue plates that I have), and they seem to be much more flimsy then my 15 lb Wright plates.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:57 PM   #8
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Re: Wright Bumpers

I have to second Robbie's response. I also have had zero problems with the Wright Bumpers. I have 10's, 15's, 25's and 45's. The 10's have some give when dropped but they have always rebounded straight. The 15's have been solid.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:44 AM   #9
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Re: Wright Bumpers

I've have never found out if my wright rubber plates bend as I picked up a set of 5 pound technique plates. A little pricy but they get an awful lot of use.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:34 AM   #10
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Re: Wright Bumpers

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I've had zero problems with my Wright bumpers...
My 15 lb bumper still looks as good as new. Granted, I seldom if ever drop the bar with "just" the 15 lb bumpers on it...if the 15 lbs are on there and I'm dropping it, it's probably also got some 45s on it.
Same here... exactly


Great service by Jason to take care of the problem, as usual.
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