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Old 11-24-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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Why put the small "incremental" weights outside like that?
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:01 AM   #2
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Because the rules state that the plates must be loaded in weight order, heaviest on the inside, lightest on the outside. As the collars weigh 2.5kg the 2, 1.5, 1 and 0.5kg plates are all loaded outside of the collars.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:58 PM   #3
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That's interesting. Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:15 AM   #4
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It also helps the speed of loading in competition - this only started happening when friction plates came out - metal change plates were/are still placed inside the collars.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:16 PM   #5
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It also helps the speed of loading in competition - this only started happening when friction plates came out - metal change plates were/are still placed inside the collars.
Ahhhhh okay now that makes a lot more sense!!!
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