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    If cost isn't a major factor, linear bearings are...

    If cost isn't a major factor, linear bearings are a much better option than rollers. Bodycraft makes a machine that is the same length, 4" shorter and only 2.4" wider that runs on linear bearings:...
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    +1. I agree with them feeling only slightly off....

    +1. I agree with them feeling only slightly off. I actually never even noticed it until my wife complained and I tried doing curls with only 1-2 plates.
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    Traditionally, Powerblocks had a cage-style...

    Traditionally, Powerblocks had a cage-style handle with 2 supports at the top and 2 at the bottom. They ditched the top ones when they first came out with the Sport model and then carried that...
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    I haven't found that to be an issue with the...

    I haven't found that to be an issue with the Elites, but it is noticeable at lower weights with the Pro EXPs due to the latter only having 2 sides to the "cage" instead of 4. If only going to 50...
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    I've had both also and kept the Powerblocks as...

    I've had both also and kept the Powerblocks as the Ironmaster weight changes were tedious. However, if I come across a set of 120-lb Ironmasters I will grab those and keep both. Powerblocks for the...
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    PowerBlocks or Ironmasters - or both. Every...

    PowerBlocks or Ironmasters - or both. Every other iteration on the market are garbage imho.
  • Pricey for a DIY, but it looks great.

    Pricey for a DIY, but it looks great.
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    One of my local flippers recently listed a rusty,...

    One of my local flippers recently listed a rusty, bent bar as a Buffalo bar for $50. A+ for marketing. :D
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    I love the concept, but I am inclined to think...

    I love the concept, but I am inclined to think the fit/finish and biomechanics suck like just about everything made by Titan. How does it feel in use in all 3 positions?
  • I think he's out of his mind. Several weeks ago...

    I think he's out of his mind. Several weeks ago he may have gotten it, but I think things have cooled too much for that much of a markup.

    This one isn't anywhere nearly the same level, but for...
  • +1 on the silicone w/ PTFE (Teflon). Linear...

    +1 on the silicone w/ PTFE (Teflon). Linear bearings and the associated shafts get Super Lube. Guide rods get silicone w/ PTFE.

    That design is never going to be particularly smooth though, so...
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    Sticky: The idea originated with Parrillo as far as I...

    The idea originated with Parrillo as far as I know, but Body Masters and Life Fitness offered their own iterations as well. Edge currently offers a curved pad option for their Transformer bench. ...
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    I've flipped a few and think they're crap. ...

    I've flipped a few and think they're crap. Wobbly, mushy pads, junk upholstery ... I had an Akonza FID (Rep knockoff) that I got for $130 and it was 10x better than any Xmark I've ever laid hands on.
  • That's why I suggested the UHMW - to protect the...

    That's why I suggested the UHMW - to protect the rack/bar and keep the plates just a hair off the floor for easier loading. Strictly speaking deadlifts are supposed to be done from the floor, but in...
  • Depending on your goals and personal preferences:...

    Depending on your goals and personal preferences:

    - Adjustable bench and adjustable dumbbells.
    - Power rack, barbell, plates and adjustable bench.
    - Functional trainer.

    All of the above if...
  • If it's that close, then let me present a...

    If it's that close, then let me present a different angle altogether ... What about getting some UHMW strips off eBay and attaching them to the crossmembers? Nothing changes with the rack structure...
  • I have an RML-490 w/ a Titan X2 extension at the...

    I have an RML-490 w/ a Titan X2 extension at the front so it's a similar setup to yours. Even with those crossmembers the rack isn't as stable as I'd like, so I definitely wouldn't remove them. I...
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    Nice score. It's been especially hard finding...

    Nice score. It's been especially hard finding deals in this market.
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    I had this problem with my massive Title bag. I...

    I had this problem with my massive Title bag. I measured the length/width of the I-beam on each side and cut strips of 3/4" OSB to size. Then I drilled 1 small hole on each side of the I-beam for a...
  • Titan has taught me not to cheap out as well. :P ...

    Titan has taught me not to cheap out as well. :P I have had issues with every single item I purchased from them. If price is not a concern, I would go with a Body-Solid SLM300G-2 over the Tuff...
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