On time, awesome
July 15, 2016
I ordered this on a Saturday, it shipped late Monday/early Tuesday and I got it Thursday. They sent shipping tracking links, and had UPS coordinate the delivery so I'd be there to sign for it and bring it inside. So the mechanics and logistics of delivery were excellent. The product itself: York weights... just. plain. awesome.
Pros:The plates are even, and balanced to better than 1/4 pound accuracy (I weighed them). The bar is has a good knurled grip. While I'm only moving 250 pounds, there has not been any bar flex that I or my spotter could see. This set is very bit as good as what I was going to an outside gym for, but it's in my basement! Plates all arrived uncracked and un chipped, with a good cast-iron dark finish. I am just thrilled with the set.
Cons:Two minor zingers: I live on a side-street, so had my first workout moving the weights about 90 yards to my garage, which was challenging, but it's free shipping. My second workout was getting the bar out of the bar box. The flange kept getting hung up on the box edges. Word to the wise: cut the box lengthwise and roll the bar out... it would have been much easier than what I did (I took an end, and kept widening the cut as each part of the box caught the flange.