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    Weight Plate Brands?

    Okay, I used to think that weight plates were weight plates.... then I started hearing about brand names like Ivanko, York, Cap, Weider, etc.

    Here's the question:

    I've heard that Ivanko plates are the most accurate, but is there a consensus on this?

    Is there a way to rank weight plates by quality the way you might rank cars by quality (eg: Mercedes, Volvo BMW, Lexus, Toyota, GM, Ford)?

    (My Olympic Plates are Marcy Grip and Gold's. My dumbells are Cap.)
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    Companies like Ivanko and eleiko offer calibrated weights which have a lower +/- than regular gym type plates which can be off by a couple lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by IronDiggy View Post
    Companies like Ivanko and eleiko offer calibrated weights which have a lower +/- than regular gym type plates which can be off by a couple lbs
    So other than Ivanko & Eleiko they're pretty much all the same?
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    for the most part yea. different companies will have different variances in their plates. Usually the more expensive ones are more accurate. If you're looking at buying some the manufacturer should be able to tell you what % the weight is going to vary.
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    Seems at all the big meets everyone uses the precision calibrated chromed ivanko plates. I assume they're the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iplan View Post

    Is there a way to rank weight plates by quality the way you might rank cars by quality (eg: Mercedes, Volvo BMW, Lexus, Toyota, GM, Ford)?
    Hey, come on now, Ford's on the rise! Definitely better than Toyota's with stuck accelerators!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnathletics2b View Post
    Hey, come on now, Ford's on the rise! Definitely better than Toyota's with stuck accelerators!
    Now that those exploding tires are behind them...

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