Originally Posted by 5kgLifter
The weird thing is the Fitness Centre here has those plastic/vinyl coated plates, not even open metal...not sure how they fare when dropped, I assume they could crack but I dunno.
We have similar weights in my current school gym. Never dropped them from a height, but they do pretty well when set down sloppily after heavy deadlift singles. Some of the students here deadlift over 400 lbs, and I see them set down the weight heavily (though not exactly drop them), and so far none of the vinyl encased plates have cracked.
Yeah, I agree - with a gym you should have more options. I guess the average gym goer's idea of options is drastically different from those who train seriously. That's why these fitness centers are able to get away with murder