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Old 10-10-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default Greg, how about good DURABLE bumpers?

Greg,

Working on getting the werksan training bars, now onto bumpers...

As you can see from my other post this is a never ending saga with Troy and USA Sport but down the road I'll get something for these kids that will last...

With that being said, if you could put anything in your facility and you wanted it to be as bulletproof as possible what would you pick...??

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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I really like the werksan economy training bumpers (http://www.catalystathletics.com/sto...oducts_id=161).

We have used these since we opened here (4 years now) and out of 7 full sets and several additional pairs of 10s and 15s, we've had problems with only 2 10s cracking a bit, and I believe that to be from some of our less attentive lifters (and likely lifting class people more) loading a bar up with too much change and only 10 kg bumpers and/or dropping their bars crooked.

That said, I wish the old Mavriks were still available because those were my all time favorite bumper and seemed to be nuclear holocaust-proof.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:52 AM   #3
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http://www.mavrikbarbell.com/Products.html

They can also crush the wallet, but you'll never have to pay for plates again!
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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Javier -

Have you used these new ones? I've been told these are really not the same as the old ones, but I haven't used them personally.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #5
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I have a pair of 20k Mavrik plates that are atleast 15-20 years old. Also have three pairs of 35lb Bumper USA plates that are about the same age...And one set of 25lb hi-temps all in my garage with an old texas power bar(?) and a coupe rubber mats for platforms...

I'm sure the Bumper Usa's were red many years ago but they are pretty faded out now and man do they bounce high!! Good for very little noise and keeping the garage floor in good shape, can almost catch them in my hands after dropping them from a clean, ha!!

Now one of the old Mavriks does have a center working loose but we all know thats my fault eh...??

Talked to Leo and he mentioned the werksan black econ training plates, thanks!!
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Greg -- no, I haven't used them. I just attached the website to share the pricing. I've also heard that the old ones are extremely durable as well. I've slowly been acquiring equipment in hopes to have a little gym of my own and the plates you have at your gym are always on my mind. However, since I'm paying for everything, I have to scavenge for deals on the quality equipment. I hope to run across those plates some day.
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