What's Urethane and Why's It In My Pizza Plate?

When it comes to buying weight plates you have a ton of options to choose from in the bumper family. You’ve got virgin rubber, polyurethane, recycled rubber, and iron to name a few. But let’s focus on polyurethane bumpers for a minute. Why would you choose them over any of the other options?

What makes them so special?

Polyurethane bumpers, i.e. our pizza bumpers, are compositionally a little bit different. They’re man-made and have different chemical properties than our Virgin Rubber bumpers. Think of them as a test tube creation compared to our virgin rubber plates made from natural sources like trees and plants.

These bumpers cost more than their traditional counterparts. They’re just as durable and high quality and will pretty much feel the same as our standard bumper plates.

So, why would I pay more for these if they’re basically the same?

Glad you asked. The biggest reason - you get to have fun with them. Whereas standard plates tend to stick to more basic colors, these guys sport fun designs with vibrant colors and sharp designs. You can’t do that well on a virgin bumper plate. So if you want to be the envy of your friends, get these. And if you want to spice up your workout and put a smile on your face, urethane bumpers are the way to go.

Ok, I’m sold. But are there any other benefits that I need to know?

Yeah, there is one more thing… We refer to these as the ‘good smelling’ bumpers. You know what I mean. Because of the materials used in manufacturing, these don’t have the odor traditional plates have. 

At the end of the day, you’ll probably end up with a mix of different plates. They all have a place in your home gym. Mix and match and pick the options that feel right for you. But if you want to have a little fun and add a playful touch we’d definitely recommend trying out the urethane options.

Go check out our good smelling, delicious looking, gotta have the good for you pizza bumpers here: https://www.fringesport.com/products/10lb-pizza-weight-plates-pair

You're gonna want to add them to your collection!

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