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    Default Bumpers & trap bar

    ABC are working on affordable bumper plates. These are a step up from the chinese ones on sale and sit beneath their calibrated ones.

    Wayne realizes that not everyone can afford nor needs calibrated bumpers, but they still want a higher quality than the chinese ones on offer.

    He has given me the first pair to test out at PTC. He really wants us to put them through the ringer, just to make sure they dont fall apart. They "look" identical to their calibrated bumpers, only they will only be available in black.

    He also gave me a trap bar with elevated handles which will further take load off the lower back. Hawthorn Football Club ordered one this way, he gave me one to try out and see what I think.

    I know DeFrancos in the States use them extensively, we'll give them a go and see what we think.

    I know Westside are huge on using specialty bars, I may have to get some more different bars, like the Safety Squat bar etc.

    I'll keep you guys posted on the bumpers. At this point, Wayne doesnt have pricing.





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    i was going to ask pricing then finished reading the thread. id definately be interested in giving them a go for the right price. look forward to hearing more.
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    Aus Kettlebells also have some new bumpers arriving in a couple of weeks, which are a step above the cheap ones they have now.

    Spoilt for choice.
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    Exciting. I look forward to reading the reports and finding out the price.


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    Is the trap bar on the market M?

    I've seen a few of these lately, most of them seem to be out of china.

    My wife and I are in frankston tomorrow afternoon, we are watching the sorrento v sommerville GF, my daughters BF plays for sorrento.
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    Ill give them a workout tmw if you like. Probably overdue for some oly lifting.
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    Markos already has a fat "Dave" bar doing exactly that macmad.


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    I really like the SS bar Paul, pretty sure it will be next. I have 4 thick bars and a thick DB

    Andy, as if you dont drop in

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    ABC can definitely make you one, come check it out.

    These plates are made in Aus. Wayne explained the process and where they cut costs. Not in the quality, just the process, very time consuming for calibrated plates.

    See you tomorrow Nick.


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    Everyone is going to want to see what sort of weight they can pull in the trapbar deadlift now.


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