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Old 04-03-2008, 02:17 PM   #1
Kevin Perry
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I've been searching all the sites I can find. Eleiko, Werksan, and even Wichita Falls. The prices on these are no joke but I do need to find a good quality bar and bumper set that will last a long time. Does anyone have any experience with the Wichita Falls training set? Or would I be better off just pinching my pennies until I could afford an Eleiko or Werksan training set?
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:46 PM   #2
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I have the Pendlay Wichita Falls training set -- it works very well for me at the weights I use. If/when I move up to the big leagues, I'll have to upgrade, but I don't see that happening soon.

What's your current snatch & C&J max?
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:33 PM   #3
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I've got the WFW set with the Pendlay bar... had them for about 15 months, very happy so far. At the gym where I used to train, they had eleiko equipment, which was nice, of course. But for the purporses of one or two people training at home, i think the WFW set is the way to go. If they were stolen tomorrow, I would buy the same stuff again.
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:01 PM   #4
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Arien I actually have not tested my max in a while so I can't be sure on that... I don't own bumpers or a platform so I refrain from doing any heavy Oly lifting at home. Thats why im in the market for a training set that won't kill the wallet too badly but I don't want to sacrifice quality on the bar too greatly. I already broke my el cheapo commercial bar and chipped up the solid plates pretty badly.

Equipment goals for summer are to build a platform and purchase a training set that will last long.
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:41 PM   #5
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FWIW we have both the Economy bar and Men's bar from Pendlay, (and women's, I guess) with the Hi-temp bumpers. They're holding up well with moderate to heavy abuse. The economy bar got abused a bit (let's just say we have established that Ken doesn't like it when you dump his bar + 120 kg onto the safety bars of the cage).

Also FWIW, Eddie and Lisa Lugo at the Garage Gym Store are coming out with a needle bearing O-lifting bar for about $150, and bumpers are pretty cheap as well. Worth a look, I think. http://www.thegaragegymstore.storebu...ge/5130789.htm
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:16 PM   #6
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I have and would buy the Pendlay mens bar again. I bought some york bumpers a couple of years ago and the only problem I have with them is that the brass inserts are starting to get a little banged up from the way I store them. Go with the best bar you can and build your bumper set.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:10 PM   #7
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Well I lucked out. My coach hooked me up with a 140kg york set for $150 bucks. Not too shabby. I was going to attend a CF cert but now I think im gonna pour that money into more equipment onver the next few months.
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