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OSO Barbell Collars
« on: January 29, 2017, 06:56:40 PM »
My Lock-Jaw collars have loosened up to the point of not holding plates tight from set to set on deadlift.  I have two sets of Lock-Jaws; one the basic type without the lock that I used for squats and bench, and the other elite with locks that I used for deadlifting.  I was going to order a pair of pro-locs and came across OSO barbell collars.  These things are tight to the point of having to be mindful of how fast the lever pops open when releasing so you don't get smacked in the knuckles.  So far I've only used them for DB Rows (also picked up a pair of Oly DBs lat week) but will give the collars a test for a deadlift session on Wednesday.  I'll update soon.



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Re: OSO Barbell Collars
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2017, 07:22:02 PM »
Thanks for posting.  I'm almost ready for a new set.

I have the Rogue HG collars which I think are identical to the Lockjaws and one is already too loose for heavy squats/deads.

I'll grab a pair of these to replace mine.

Can you please post a link?
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Re: OSO Barbell Collars
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2017, 08:12:31 PM »
Being serious here....
Why, if those wear out, you don't get the old school spin lockers? I understand that the lockers ITT are quick release but it doesn't take that long to loosen the old fashioned spin lockers. They are $34 bucks for the spin and it looks like the quick release runs anywhere from $28-42. If the quick release wears out.....
I thought about some quick release but the old spin ones we have at the work gym don't take me all that long to pull off (although I think they might need some new leather, they are about 30 years old at this point).
I'm just curious is all.
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Re: OSO Barbell Collars
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2017, 08:30:01 PM »
Being serious here....
Why, if those wear out, you don't get the old school spin lockers? I understand that the lockers ITT are quick release but it doesn't take that long to loosen the old fashioned spin lockers. They are $34 bucks for the spin and it looks like the quick release runs anywhere from $28-42. If the quick release wears out.....
I thought about some quick release but the old spin ones we have at the work gym don't take me all that long to pull off (although I think they might need some new leather, they are about 30 years old at this point).
I'm just curious is all.
Funny you say that about the leather.  I have a set of old Yorks that I was looking for replacement leather for.    I think if these don't hold up I will go back to old school though.

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Re: OSO Barbell Collars
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 07:06:18 PM »
Deadlift day came early due to an outbreak of lice at my kids school so my kids didn't go to karate class.  I used the collars for all my sets and even the top set of 10.  The things didn't budge a bit.   Granted my top set isn't all that heavy, but I would have gotten kicked out of Planet Fitless.

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Re: OSO Barbell Collars
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 07:06:01 AM »
Forgive me if I'm missing something, but is there a big advantage to these over say the regular squeeze spring clamps? I never deadlifted anywhere near a lot of you guys but I did manage 375 and I did it with those cheap spring clamps with no issues. Just wondering.

Those are bad ass looking though. :thumbsup:
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Re: OSO Barbell Collars
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2017, 07:25:06 AM »
Forgive me if I'm missing something, but is there a big advantage to these over say the regular squeeze spring clamps? I never deadlifted anywhere near a lot of you guys but I did manage 375 and I did it with those cheap spring clamps with no issues. Just wondering.

Those are bad ass looking though. :thumbsup:

Rep after rep the plates would creep loose on me.  Even the lock-jaws would move about an inch each set.  Spring clamps were even worse.  These held tight without budging for an entire 300 lb 10-rep set of letting them slam down.

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Re: OSO Barbell Collars
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 08:28:14 AM »
Ah ok I see. That must be the difference. In my gym the frown on you slamming the weights down so I wasn't doing that. ;)
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Re: OSO Barbell Collars
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2017, 08:29:45 AM »
Where did you buy them from?
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Re: OSO Barbell Collars
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2017, 08:32:14 AM »
Yes, the benefits of lifting at home.  I can make noise, get chalk all over the place, and not have to kick curlers out of my squat rack  ;D

Where did you buy them from?

I got them on Amazon.  A few other places sell them too (Rogue.com for one), but I wanted free shipping :D

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Re: OSO Barbell Collars
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2017, 08:37:26 AM »
OK, thanks pookie.  :D
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Re: OSO Barbell Collars
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2017, 08:55:27 AM »
I've bought the cheapo ebay quick release $8 collars probably 4 years ago and they've never loosened up on me and still work perfectly.
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Re: OSO Barbell Collars
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2017, 11:31:39 AM »
I have lockjaws just because some of my bars are different sizes and they work well but i never cared if the weights got a little loose with the spring claps - the spring clamps just wouldn't work at all on some of my bars
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Re: OSO Barbell Collars
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2017, 06:52:52 PM »
Had to send back my OSO Clamps. One lever stripped out and needed fixed. The Return was quick and they work like new again.
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