I hear about people replacing SSB pads now and then, is there something you can use as a replacement pad aside from contacting the manufacturer for a new one? I have a transformer bar, I like the bar but the problem is that this is the 2nd time in less than a year and a half that the pad wore out. The first time I contacted Kabuki Strength and they sent me a new one, this was last fall.
Today as I worked up to my top set I felt the bar digging into my back and sure enough it wore right through the pad. I took some pictures and sent an e-mail to Kabuki but I don’t want to be asking for a new pad every 6-8 months. To make it worse, I’m the only person using this bar on a regular basis. Imagine if you had one in a gym full of 700+lb squatters, it wouldn’t last a week.