MilSpec Bumper Plates for ACFT

   

MilSpec Bumper Plates for ACFT

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By: Fringe Sport

Product ID: 6511

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What to Know About Fringe Sport Milspec Bumper Plates

These Milspec bumper plates are designed to the exacting tolerances and high durability requirements of the US Army. These bumper plates are used every day by soldiers training for and completing the ACFT- the Army Combat Fitness Test.

Are you training to be an elite soldier- or just training for the fitness level of an elite soldier? These milspec bumper plates are there for you!

Fringe Sport black bumper plates are manufactured to go toe to toe with any bumper plate on the market. They are constructed with virgin rubber, formulated specifically for its durability, density and low bounce. Most importantly, they go through the most customer-focused manufacturing, quality control, and shipping process in the industry so you can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality plates and we are taking the utmost care to ensure they arrive to you in pristine condition!

  • Extremely durable, used by soldiers in some of the most inhospitable environments on earth
  • Expertly designed curved stainless inset insert
  • Higher density means thinner bumpers and you can fit more weight on the bar.
  • Low, dead bounce makes these safe in tight spaces.
  • Plates are in pounds and are sold in pairs

Package Contents and Specifications

  • Quantity: 2 - Black Bumper Plates (1 Pair)
  • Weight: 10-55 pounds each
  • Weight Tolerance: +/- 1% of declared weight
  • Full Diameter: 15 - 55 pound plates: 450mm (~17.7 inches) width, 10 pound plate: 450mm (10 pound plate has +- 1% width tolerance)
  • Insert Diameter: 2 inches
  • Bumper Plate Widths: 55's - 3.2", 45's - 2.9", 35's - 2.35", 25's - 1.87", 15's - 1.2", 10's - 1.05"
  • Durometer: 10's and 15's are 90 sHA; the 25, 35, 45 and 55 pound bumpers are 85 sHA.
  • Material: Virgin rubber, stainless steel insert
  • Warranty: 3 Year Warranty on 25's, 35's, 45's and 55's; 1 Year warranty on 10's and 15's.

milspec on barbell

Why choose Fringe Sport Milspec Bumper Plates?

Not all bumpers are created equal. Here's why your next bumper plates should be Fringe Sport bumpers:

  • Fringe Sport bumper plates feature a steel insert that is designed to far outperform the brass bumpers used by the competition. A steel insert will take much more abuse without malforming- and it is machined to exact tolerances to fit all high-quality Olympic bars.
  • Fringe Sport bumpers use a rubber formulation that combines the ideal mix of low bounce with high durability. Some bumper plates bounce too much- they are potentially unsafe. Other bumpers are too brittle- and they easily chip and fall apart. Not Fringe Sport bumper plates!
  • Fringe Sport bumpers 10 and 15 lb bumpers are more stable because they have high durability. This makes them more stable than most 10 or 15 lb bumpers which are the most fragile bumper plates due to their thinness.
  • Fringe Sport bumpers are thinner than many of the competing bumpers- so you can load more weight on your bar!
  • Fringe Sport bumpers all have the same standard diameter- you can mix and match to load your bar.
  • Finally, Fringe Sport bumper plates are backed by our no-drama satisfaction guarantee- plus a 1-year warranty from the manufacturer.

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How can I choose the bumper plates that are right for me?

Bumper plates come in a few standard sizes and are sold in pounds with kilogram conversions. Fringe Sport economy bumpers are sold by the pound. Here is a chart with a rough pound and kilogram weights:


Bumper Weight Best Weight For:
10 lbs ~ 5 kg Great for teaching or learning Olympic lifts.
15 lbs ~ 7 kg The same uses as the 10s, but this offers greater durability at only a slightly heavier weight.
25 lbs ~ 11 kg A very popular weight as they are very durable and throwing these on an Oly bar gives you 95 pounds (Fran Rx).
35 lbs ~ 16 kg A great size for adding more weight to the bar.
45 lbs ~ 20 kg The most popular size for gyms - 45's really lets you load up your bar and make some serious strength gains.
55 lbs ~ 25 kg When the 45s just don't cut it, we have 55lb bumpers to add some serious weight to the bar.

What is a bumper plate?

A bumper plate is a weight plate for Olympic bars that is made almost entirely of rubber (with a steel or brass collar in the middle that accepts an Olympic bar).


Why bumper plates?

The "end state" of the Olympic lifts is overhead or at the shoulder. Many lifters drop the weights from overhead. Since bumper plates are almost entirely rubber, being dumped from the shoulder or overhead will not damage the weights, bar, floor, bystanders, the lifter, etc...

Bumper plates are also great for garage gym use- the rubber construction is much quieter than traditional metal construction.


What exercises can I do with bumper plates?
  • Snatch
  • Clean and Jerk
  • Press
  • Thruster
  • Deadlift
  • Squat
  • Bench
  • Overhead lunge
  • And even more!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How wide are these bumpers?
    • 55's are 3.2", 45's are 2.9'', 35's are 2.35'', 25's are 1.87'' 15's are 1.2'', and the 10's are 1.05''
  • What is the durometer reading on these bumpers?
    • The 10 and 15-pound bumper plates are 90; the 25, 35, 45 and 55-pound bumpers are 85
  • What does durometer mean?
    • Durometer is a measure of the hardness of a material. It ranges from 0-100, and the higher the rating the harder the material, and the higher the material's resistance to indentation. Anything above 65 is acceptable for bumper plates. Our plates are considered to be excellent.
  • Why do different weight bumper plates have different durometer readings?
    • In general, the lighter bumper plates have a higher durometer reading because they need to be more rigid to withstand the stress of being dropped. Heavier plates have more surface area to distribute the stress, so they do not need to be as hard.
  • What is the diameter of these bumpers?

    • Most Fringe Sport bumper plates are the IWF standard 450mm (~17.7") width in diameter
    • My bumpers smell. Do you carry bumpers that don't smell?
      • Sometimes the bumpers smell due to the way that they are made. It isn't permanent. The best remedy is to let them air out in the sun for about 5 days.
      • Can I drop the 10-pound bumpers like I see my favorite athletes do?
        • Drop away. We are confident that our 10-pound bumper plates can handle the abuse, and they are backed by our fully comprehensive warranty for 1 year just in case.

      What's the difference between our Bumper Plates and MilSpec Bumper Plates?


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