Are urethane coated plates worth it?

Urethane is worth the cost if you are going to be using custom logos, colors, and need dumbbells or plates that will take a hard beating. Urethane dumbbells and plates look amazing but be prepared to pay the price. They are perfect for upscale gyms and facilities.

Are Intek dumbbells good?

Intek Armor Series Welded Steel Urethane Dumbbells Welded solid steel dumbbells are the safest, most dependable dumbbell you can put in a commercial club. Because of their welded, one-piece construction there are no bolts or any other locking mechanism that can ultimately fail down the road.

What metal are Olympic plates made of?

Olympic weight plates are typically made of cast iron, and can be either round or octagonal. Some Olympic weights, known as bumper plates, are coated with rubber to protect both the weight plates and the gym floor, if a loaded barbell is dropped.

What is the difference between the rubber coated weight plates and the bumper plates?

Not to be confused with rubber coated weight plates, rubber is used in creating bumper plates, which are the plates used in Olympic Lifting. Rubber enables the lifter to drop the weight safely in front of them, as well as lowering the risk for damaging any equipment.

What’s the difference between urethane and polyurethane?

There is no difference between the terms urethane and polyurethane. The term polyurethane simply means that it contains multiple urethane groups. Polyurethane elastomers (urethane elastomers) are one type of a large family of elastic polymers called rubber.

Is urethane stronger than rubber?

Urethanes fill the gap between rubber and plastic. They’re harder than rubber which contributes to their outstanding load-bearing abilities. Yet they’re softer and much more pliable than plastics. This accounts for their outstanding impact resistance and all-around toughness.

How much do Intek bars weigh?

The Intek 6 Ft15kg Olympic Power Bar boast a 200,000 PSI tensile strength, it only weights 15kgs (33 lbs).

Why are powerlifting plates thinner?

When the plates are thinner it enables the user to load more plates on to their barbell and keeps the weight nearer to the centre of the bar. This is beneficial for squatting and deadlifting as keeping the weight close to the centre means less bend on the bar and less whip.

Why are eleiko plates so expensive?

Eleiko prides itself on utilizing Swedish manufacturing and Swedish raw materials. And of course they make their barbells and bumper plates to high tolerances. All this costs more than manufacturing in other areas of the world.

Can you drop urethane plates?

First, if the correct formula is used, they can be incredibly durable. In fact, the American Barbell Urethane Plates are tested to 50,000 drops and still show little wear.

Which is stronger polyurethane or urethane?

Urethanes. In short, polyurethanes are far more durable and can be molded into a wider degree of applications than urethane, leading to harder, stronger and longer-lasting products depending on how many urethanes are added and what specific products a manufacturer desires.

Is the Intek Delta series an Olympic plate?

Using a high-resolution, permanent inlay, we’ll emblazon your logo on dumbbells, Olympic plates, training bumpers and more, for a workout floor that inspires awe the moment you walk in the door. WE’RE CRUSHING IT. The Delta Series is our newest and most innovative design for serious strength enthusiasts.

How big are the armor series Olympic plates?

Easy grip, ergonomic surface matches the anatomical shape of the hand for added comfort and functionality Available in 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 35, 45 and 100 lb.

Can You Put Your Intek logo on your dumbbells?

Using a high-resolution, permanent inlay, we’ll emblazon your logo on dumbbells, Olympic plates, training bumpers and more, for a workout floor that inspires awe the moment you walk in the door. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.

Why do so many gym owners Trust Intek strength?

We understand athletes because that same inner drive guides everything we do at Intek Strength. From independent gyms to collegiate and professional teams, Intek Strength training equipment and weights line racks from coast to coast. Why do so many gym owners, strength coaches and athletic directors trust us?