Black Bumper Plates
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Our REP black bumper plates are extremely durable and attractive, designed to be perfect for cross training/HIIT workouts and Olympic weightlifting. Our 10 lb plates are extra thick (1") to increase durability and reduce the chance of "tacoing," while our 45 lb plates are thinner than most at 2.83" thick to allow more weight to fit on the bar. Bumper plates are excellent for training the Olympic lifts, which end with the bar overhead or at shoulder height. This allows the lifter to drop the bar after completing a lift, or if a lift is missed, you can drop the weights without harming the bar, surrounding equipment, flooring, etc...
Starting the pull at the right height is very important to learning the Olympic lifts. It's a lot harder to learn the proper technique with the bar loaded with a weight that is not standard diameter, which is why the 5 lb extra-firm bumper plates exist. You should be setting these down as much as possible, rather than dropping from overhead, which should be easy to do with a technique bar and 5 lb plates. Make your equipment last a lifetime!
Taking care of your bumper plates:
When your bumper plates arrive, let them air out for a few days. To increase the lifespan of your plates, always make sure they drop as close to straight down as possible. That means if your bar collars get loose during a workout, try to re-tighten them so that your plates always land straight up and down. This will lessen the sideways force on the bumper plate insert. Finally, a type of surface with some give - 4x6 heavy-duty rubber mats, weight lifting platform, etc. will help to absorb some of the impact on the plates and increase their lifespan.
Warranty is 6 months for 10 and 15 lb plates for home and commercial use, 3 years for all others for home use, 1-year commercial use
IMPORTANT NOTE: Warranty is VOID if mixed with Hi-Temps. Hi-Temps are a smaller diameter than regular plates, which means a bar loaded with a mixture of our plates and Hi-Temps will result in our plates taking all of the load, causing them to degrade faster.
FEATURES AND DIMS:
- 3% TOLERANCCE
- PLATE DIAMETER: 17.7"
- STEEL INSERTS WITH HOOKS MOLDED INTO THE BUMPER PLATES
- EXTRA THICK 10LB PLATES ARE THE BEST ON THE MARKET
- LOW BOUNCE AND THIN PROFILE
- FACTORY TESTED TO WITHSTAND OVER 12,000 DROPS FROM A HEIGHT OF 8FT