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Rubberized Plates


#1

Are those plates that have the rubber shells(not bumpers, just olympic plates) the same weight that is printed on them? I had someone trying to tell me that the 45s were actually 47.5 lbs. I would have assumed that the manufacturer would have taken into account the weight of the rubber. I would have weighed one, but the scale at the gym was broken. Anyone know???


#2

the person who said this seems to be a moron

but i will say most barbells, plates are not calibrated to the exact poundage that is advertised, most are off by a few ounces maybe more in some instances...

except of course eleiko, which is spot on.....of course you get what you pay for


#3

Ivanko goes out of their way to make sure their rubberized plates are the correct weight.


#4

The Leoko (sp?) ones are calibrated too.


#5

not only is the person that said that a moron...

Come to my Gym,entry is $5, you had over a $10 note and get $2.50 change and walk away happy.
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