Excellent quality; beautiful equipment
August 20, 2016
I recently purchased the VTX Rubber Encased Olympic weight set as I had saved up some money and wanted a nice weight set to go with my new Powertec Lever Gym.
It has been said that your body doesn't know the difference between expensive weights and inexpensive weights; while this is absolutely a fair statement, I have to disagree in one regard: aesthetics. My hands and my eyes are part of my body, and I love how these weights look and feel. The rubber coating is beautifully applied; thick and even. In the entire set I didn't find a single flaw. The center ring is metal and just adds to the overall look of the set.
I like having nice equipment when I can afford it and I feel this weight set is absolutely worth the price (and looks kick-ass in my gym).
Easy to grab handles with the offset opening on 25 lb and larger plates
Rubber coating is easy to hang on to for 'off the bar' exercises such as Russian Twists and Shoulder Plate Rotations.
The Olympic bar is just as high quality as the weight plates
Set comes with two, solid spring collars (handy if you don't already have any collars)
Cons:Plates are almost too thick. Even with six weight horns, between my home gym and weight stand, I actually ran out of room for all the plates.