by BLK BOX 3 min read

A great bar demands equal in bumper plates. We understand that it can be extremely overwhelming when trying to pick the best pieces of equipment, and so have created this in-depth bumper plate buying guide - providing an overview of the different options that are currently on the market. Whether it be for your home gym, personal training studio or high-performance facility, BLK BOX’s extensive range will ensure you’ll be accepting no substitutes, regardless of your requirement or budget.

BLK SERIES BUMPERS
For the Everyday Athlete

If you are serious about training but want a step up from the basic bumper plate, the BLK Series will be your best bet. Although they are our entry level range, these bumpers are extremely hard wearing, and are designed to survive the rigors of any gym environment. The virgin rubber material is dense, offering a lower bounce when dropping from a height - perfect if you are in a busy training environment or located above another premises. We find these plates to be popular with home gyms or studios, as they are competitively priced whilst offering you the assurance that they will last for many years to come. 

 Price
From £280 (ex VAT)
Bounce Minimal
Diameter
450mm (IWF standard)
Durability
*****
Weights Available
100kg and 150kg sets
Colours Available Black 

 

COMPETITION PLATE
For the Elite Level Athlete

For those looking for the best on offer, the BLK BOX Competition Plates are exactly what you need. The most premium plates on offer, they meet all IWF specifications and will justify their bigger price tag.

Offering minimum bounce, they are designed with elite level weightlifting and high-performance workouts in mind. With a thin design, you can load the barbell with much more weight compared to our Impact Bumpers. There is also a rubber flange around the circumference, which keeps the metal of the plates from touching when they are loaded to the barbell. The glossy finish looks extremely professional, and really helps these plates stand out on the platform.

You can also customise your plates by selecting a colour that to reflects your brand, or even add your logo and team or company name.

Cost
£800 (ex VAT)​
Bounce
Minimal
Diameter
450mm (IWF standard)
Durability
****
Weights Available
140kg set
Customisation Available? Yes 


IMPACT BUMPER

For the 'All Rounder'

The BLK BOX Impact Bumper was designed with the toughest environments in mind. Extremely durable, they will last longer than any other type of plate, and can be thrashed around without fear of them cracking or crumbling at the centre. They can also withstand any environment, indoors or outdoors. Perfect for high use, the vulcanized rubber plates are a sound investment for CrossFit Boxes and functional facilities.  

They do however have a large bounce, and thickness of the plates limits the amount of weight you can put on a barbell. Heavy squats and max deadlifts can present a problem, but this generally isn’t an issue for the everyday athlete, and they remain one of our most popular sets.

Cost
£599.99 (ex VAT)
Bounce: Large
Large
Diameter: 445mm 
445mm
Durability 
*****
Weights Available 
150kg set​
Colour Black


HD BUMPERS
For the Budding Athlete

Battle-tested at our Belfast HQ, the HD Bumper Plates are both a high-performance and smart economical choice for any training facility.

Slightly more expensive than the BLK Series, the BLK BOX HD Bumpers are as close you can get to Olympic level weight plates without breaking your budget - with a weight tolerance of around 1% and IWF standard diameter. The inserts are made of stainless steel, and the cover is made of high-quality virgin rubber, making them extremely durable. A factor that stands out in the HD plates is their incredible design, that blends low diameter with excellent materials to produce minimal bounce and noise. These bumpers are available in both black and colour, in 100kg and 150kg.

The downside to these is that they will scuff fairly quickly if used and abused, and due to the thinner design, dropping the 5kg and 10kg bumpers will shorten the life of these particular plates.

Cost
 £320 upward
Bounce
Minimal
Diameter
450mm (IWF standard)
Durability
****
Weights Available
100kg and 150kg sets
Colours Available Black and Multi Coloured

 



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