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Old 07-03-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
Olen Gifford
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Looking for Bumper Plates

Ok, so I know there has been a lot of research done on the best place to get bumper plates. I here to find out where that is. I'm pretty sure that Rouge and York are the two best but I'm looking for the best price as well.

I have searched Craigslist and Ebay with no luck. I'm in Orlando at the moment for the Level 1 Cert but live in SC. Picking them up is the best case scenario but if I have to ship I want the best price.

Any info would be great. Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:00 AM   #2
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Re: Looking for Bumper Plates

http://www.muscledriverusa.com/olwe.html (WFS)

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Old 07-06-2009, 06:01 AM   #3
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Re: Looking for Bumper Plates

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Ok, so I know there has been a lot of research done on the best place to get bumper plates. I here to find out where that is. I'm pretty sure that Rouge and York are the two best but I'm looking for the best price as well.

I have searched Craigslist and Ebay with no luck. I'm in Orlando at the moment for the Level 1 Cert but live in SC. Picking them up is the best case scenario but if I have to ship I want the best price.

Any info would be great. Thanks!
Olen,
In 40+ years of training and working in the fitness industry, I've used or sold every bumper made.
Wright Rubber, http://www.wrightexercise.com/wright-rubber-c-97.html (w/fs) is hands down the way to go. Price, quality and above
all customer service puts them on top of the heap. Shipping is reasonable as well.
You can argue the brass vs. steel insert all day, whether or not a 10lb bumper will flex or bend, more or less, when dropped from overhead (why someone feels it necessary to drop 65 pounds escapes me). But what you can't argue is the exceptional service and customer satisfaction provided by Jason and Leo at Wright. My $.02.
Good luck!
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:23 PM   #4
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Re: Looking for Bumper Plates

Go with Wright's
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:31 PM   #5
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Re: Looking for Bumper Plates

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You can argue the brass vs. steel insert all day, whether or not a 10lb bumper will flex or bend, more or less, when dropped from overhead (why someone feels it necessary to drop 65 pounds escapes me).
Because 65 pounds is a lot for some of us smaller people. Sorry...

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Old 07-06-2009, 10:16 PM   #6
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Re: Looking for Bumper Plates

A quick price (including shipping to Charleston) breakdown:

- Rogue Fitness: 230lb. set - $395.50 (1.72/lb.)
- Wright Rubber: 230lb. set - $420.50 (1.82/lb.)
- MuscleDriver:
210lb. set (Pendlay bumpers) - $469.00 (2.23/lb.)
210lb. set (black Econ) - $359.00 (1.71/lb.)

So, if you're having them shipped, I'd say Rogue is the best option. For one more cent per pound, you get a set that includes 10s (Arguably the best 10s on the market outside of those from companies like Eleiko, Werksan, etc.). These are extremely useful for learning the O-lifts, as well as for workouts calling for 65 or 75lbs.

You could also contact MD and see what their in-store price is for the bumpers. From Charleston to Fort Mill and back is about 400 miles. Depending on how much cheaper the bumpers are in-store, that might be your cheapest option.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:42 AM   #7
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Because 65 pounds is a lot for some of us smaller people. Sorry...

Katherine
Morning Katherine,
As a trainer who has worked with "smaller' athletes for many years, I agree
that any resistance, regardless of weight, can be considered heavy by the lifter. My question is why the load needs to be dropped from overhead? By standard olympic lifting rules the bar is to be under control until waist level.
If it can be lifted, it can be set back down. Dodging a bouncing bar is not a
movement in any training program.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:00 AM   #8
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Morning Katherine,
As a trainer who has worked with "smaller' athletes for many years, I agree
that any resistance, regardless of weight, can be considered heavy by the lifter. My question is why the load needs to be dropped from overhead? By standard olympic lifting rules the bar is to be under control until waist level.
If it can be lifted, it can be set back down.
But what do you do with a failed lift? If, for example, the weight is low enough that I can get it overhead but more than I can lock out, trying to control it on the way down sounds like a great recipe for a shoulder injury.

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Old 07-07-2009, 08:21 AM   #9
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Re: Looking for Bumper Plates

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A quick price (including shipping to Charleston) breakdown:

- Rogue Fitness: 230lb. set - $395.50 (1.72/lb.)
- Wright Rubber: 230lb. set - $420.50 (1.82/lb.)
- MuscleDriver:
210lb. set (Pendlay bumpers) - $469.00 (2.23/lb.)
210lb. set (black Econ) - $359.00 (1.71/lb.)

So, if you're having them shipped, I'd say Rogue is the best option. For one more cent per pound, you get a set that includes 10s (Arguably the best 10s on the market outside of those from companies like Eleiko, Werksan, etc.). These are extremely useful for learning the O-lifts, as well as for workouts calling for 65 or 75lbs.

You could also contact MD and see what their in-store price is for the bumpers. From Charleston to Fort Mill and back is about 400 miles. Depending on how much cheaper the bumpers are in-store, that might be your cheapest option.

Chris,

I was wondering where you got your shipping quote from, as our 230 pound set is $276.00, and shipping to Charleston by way of UPS Ground is only $90.00, making the Total Only $366.00, which is around $1.59 a pound.

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Old 07-07-2009, 09:24 AM   #10
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Re: Looking for Bumper Plates

What are people's thoughts on the Econ Bumper Plates from Pendlay.
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