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cillianmc_namara



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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:30 am    Post subject: Weightlifting Ireland Equipment Reply with quote

Hi,

There has been an explosion in Weightlifters attending competitions and training in clubs across the country. This is fantastic.

With this higher number of clubs and lifters more than ever before the demand for weightlifting bars and equipment off the association is also higher than ever.

The association seems to get top quality weightlifting sets like Eleiko and Werksan. These can cost as much as €1400 euros for the bar and €4000 for a full 190kg set.

Maybe with the higher demand the association should consider getting less expensive bars and plates for distribution to the clubs. I personally bought a Taishan Bar for €600 and have been using this bar for my training. This bar is very popular in China and they seem to get on ok!

https://www.strengthshop.de/bars-hantelstangen/bars-langhantelstangen/taishan-competition-weightlifting-bar.html

I've found it very good. I know Gerry in Milltown Malbay has also purchased Pendlay bars for similar price and is using them to good effect. Not sure where Gerry got his but here they are on strengthshop:
https://www.strengthshop.de/bars-hantelstangen/bars-langhantelstangen/pendlay-nexgen-hd-olympic-bar-20kg-olympia-hantel.html
https://www.strengthshop.de/bars-hantelstangen/bars-langhantelstangen/pendlay-nexgen-bearing-olympic-bar-20kg.html

You can get a full Taishan set with bar, 190kg including fractional plates and collars for £1600 or about €1925.

https://www.strengthshop.co.uk/taishan-full-competition-plate-set.html

I'm sure there is some comparable deal with the Pendlay weights and bar. If the association got these they would be able to get twice as many sets and bars for the same money. The extra weights and bars would be much appreciated in the clubs across the country.

What do people think?
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Kevin Darcy
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Cillian,

I think you have a great point.

This was discussed at the last committee meeting.

I proposed that when clubs run competitions or squads, they should get half the profits towards buying equipment. The other half should go for a performance budget to fund squad trainings.

Would this be useful too?

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Kevin
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cillianmc_namara



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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin Darcy wrote:
Hi Cillian,

I think you have a great point.

This was discussed at the last committee meeting.

I proposed that when clubs run competitions or squads, they should get half the profits towards buying equipment. The other half should go for a performance budget to fund squad trainings.

Would this be useful too?

Regards,
Kevin


Thanks for the reply Kev.

Were the association aware of the cheaper alternatives for bars etc? The Taishan bar is good enough for any lifter I would say. The Pendlay's from what I've heard are pretty decent as well. That IWF stamp of approval is very expensive these days!

That sounds useful. I didn't think there was much profit on squads or competitions. If there is then I would imagine your suggestion is the best use of the profits either that or lowering the entry fees and reducing any profit margin to the benefit of the competitors.
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Kevin Darcy
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Cillian.

Yes it was proposed that club starter packs be purchased consisting of these lower cost sets.

The idea of sending the small but growing profits on competitions towards club equipment and squad trainings is to benefit the athletes more.

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jimmyjennings
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:02 pm    Post subject: weightlifting ireland equipment Reply with quote

This is an issue which we face. There are more and more groups setting up weightlifting clubs around the country. Suddenly weightlifting is becoming "sexy". We have not been here before. The paramount objective now has to be towards getting equipment to those who want it at reasonable prices. We are not a cash-rich association but this opportunity may not last forever.
If we cannot take advantage of the current trend we will regret it. All suggestions are to be welcomed.
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