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    How come WFAC platforms have rubber mat where you stand? Every other platform I've ever seen has wood down the middle.

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    Because ours are better than the ones you've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strength18 View Post
    How come WFAC platforms have rubber mat where you stand? Every other platform I've ever seen has wood down the middle.
    Its fun to ponder though when people advocating solid heeled shoes for lifting because something about 100% force transfer or something.
    I remember reading a verbose shoe review where Adidas had some special machine that measures the minute forces lost, or deflection, of wood heeled shoes
    vs. thermo-molded-dense-plastic-something.

    I don't think it really matters (rubber floor).

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    This rubber is perhaps 5% more compressible than wood.

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    The cheapness, durability, ease of maintenance, traction/friction, and suitability for use in a gym where people move benches around and might drop drop plates, dumbbells, barbells and other shit on the floor make up for any compress-ability issue. You're being pedantic by pointing this out. Its not a competition platform. Its a place where people in a gym lift and train.

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    That's Fulcrum's job: find anything to point out, to disagree with, and then do so. We pay him a lot of money for this.

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    We should make a platform with a ceramic center. Compress that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    This rubber is perhaps 5% more compressible than wood.
    Is it horse trailer mat or something else?

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    Horse trailer mat. Fulcrum doesn't have horses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Fulcrum doesn't have horses.
    But has he heard of them? Sorta big animals interacting with the ground via hard, tiny little sorta u-shaped surfaces.

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