You can get 'training plates' for Olympic Lifting that are made from 'hard plastic resin' that set the bar to the right height.
Does anyone have experience with them?
In particular, I'm wondering whether they will absorb impact if the bar is dropped such that any damage will occur to the training plates rather than to the bar.
I mean I understand that they aren't designed for dropping the way that rubber bumpers are. I just mean whether one could drop them on occasion without risking damage to the bar.