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American Vs Chinese Manufactuing | The Truth Behind the Process

In recent years China has been getting the bad rep for manufacturing poor quality products. In the fitness market we have seen numerous products and machines go bad. Plates have broken, bars have bent and come apart, and even machines have left users sadly disappointed. So there you have it, MADE IN CHINA must mean skip the deal.....Well it's not quite simple.

Rubber Vs Urethane Weights | What's The Difference

Rubber and urethane plates or dumbbells really difference in their soft / hard qualities. Urethane is generally more harder than rubber. Urethane will benefit from this as it is superior for its engraving capabilities and higher resistance to degradation. Rubber on the other hand has more resilience on impact and more elastic memory. This is why most bumper plates are manufactured with rubber. Both serve different purpose...