Top positive review
16 March 2015
I've used cheaper cast iron plates and the quality control on them can be quite bad, some have chips in them, others have ragged edges that drag on the bar ends scraping them etc. The reason I chose these were for noise reduction, I train in a garage that is at the front of the street and on a quiet night the sound of plates clanking and smashing during deadlifts is very loud. I got some rubber floor matts and combined with these plates, it's a much more pleasant sound although my inner beast enjoyed the smashing of cast iron off the floor, my noise concerned neighbours I'm sure much prefer these plates. The central hole is well finished and smooth and the rubber grips are great for handling and also using them for other moves now I can securely hold them in my grip. I find the price reflects the quality of the product.