4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Close but no cigar,
This review is from: Bodymax CF310 Squat Stands (Misc.)
I'm sure you'll agree it's tough deciding on what kind of squat stand/rack/cage to go for. Putting aside best intentions that I'd be squatting two times my bodyweight within a couple months training, I decided to go for entry level equipment. The main alternative to these were the York stands, which at the time were about 50% more expensive than these and seemed to be a lesser design.
I got these direct from Powerhouse Fitness during their sales and they dispatched them very quickly. Only criticism I had was they didn't update the order status in my account so I didn't know they were on the way. Worked out ok, but bear in mind if you order from them.
As the previous reviewer has said, these stands are well designed, but are let down in the execution.
The good points: adjustable rack and spotters, wide foot print, decent size box sections, welds are well formed though not pretty, can probably take higher weights on the uprights.
Some burrs on the formed sections. Racking the bar will take some of these off, but not all.
The spotters are pinned in place on one side only; a curious arrangement as a single pin would've been preferable. I've tested it and I'm happy enough but I may drill through the box sections and fit a long pin or bolt if my weights rise by much (fingers crossed!)
The two main parts of the uprights are a `rattling fit' which is more a symptom of the price point than a problem.
In use the stands are good. Overall I'm not delighted, but I'm not disappointed either: 3 ½ stars.