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Brands of Bumper Plates, Opinions?


#1

Hi all,

I am looking at getting my own olympic bumper plates and platform for my home gym and am looking at the following brands.

Both about $2800
Zhang kong - http://www.kettlebells.com.au/store/zhang-kong-190kg-training-weightlifting-set.html
ABC bumper plates - http://www.australianbarbellco.com/barbellsPublic/productdetail.html?productid=%2fweightdiscs%2folympic%2fcalibrated%2fPORCC&perpage=16&page=0&order=

BTW I live in australia.
I am looking at spending approximately 3300 for weights will make platform myself.

What is your opinion of these 2 brands and is there any others that you can think of in this price range?

Cheers,
NeoSpringy


#2

does anyone have any opinion on the Zhang Kong or Taishan plates, which would you pick and why???

cheers


#3

Zhang Kong plates are awesome we have had 2-3 sets in our olympic gym for 4 or more years and they are all in perfect working order and they get a pounding from 7.30am to 9.30pm every day.


#4

Get the Zhang Kong, especially as you get a comp bar at the moment, plus a 1kg rule set.


#5

Zhangkong for sure, they were the official Beijing 08 plates


#6

thanks heaps for the help yeah will be getting the Zhang Kong plates and bar.

Cheers


#7

Thats about 1600 quid for a bar and plates you lucky aussie bastard I'd have a set for the house in a heart-beat


#8

lol yeah I think that I am pretty lucky with the price. how do the Zhang Kong compair to brands like Eleiko and such???