So I had some coupons and gift certificates for Dick's sporting goods and decided to use them last night. I ended up getting 2 45lb plates and some new gloves...after the coupons it only cost $29 for all. Not too bad. Well I just threw on the 45's to see if they felt like 45's and on my first rep I noticed the left side was way heavier. So I got my scale and weighed them....the one was just over 46lbs and the other one was 41lbs....WTF....6 lbs is way too much variation...for the same brand weights. I laid them both flat on the ground and the heavier weight was about 1/4" thicker. So I will be returning them and making sure I weigh them b4 I leave this time. This would really suck if I would have mail ordered them. End of rant
there are weights like this down at my gym
just the plastic or rubber like ones they weigh 42 lbs
You get what you pay for!
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That's why Ivankos are the best plates. They are calibrated so you know they weigh what they say they do. They're way more expensive, though.
I used to work for Dick's way back...pretty much all the lifting equipment they have is pure junk.
I'm not calling anyone here a liar, it just blows my mind that something as simple as a piece of metal/rubber could have such terrible tolerances.
^ I agree - there's no reason it should be so expensive. My friends dad has a factory and he keeps promising to make me some weights. THey would buy a large tube of metal with whatever diameter a 45 plate is. Then they just slice it at whatever thickness gives you the right weight. I dont see why there should be any intolerances in a brand new plate.