Void-free birch provides greater durability than comparable wood blocks that use lesser-quality materials and wood plugs that can crack and cause weak spots. The 1-1/2" thick top is subjected to rigorous testing to withstand heavy loads and high-volume use, then we add reinforced bracing and supports to ensure rock-solid stability. Finished edges and quality materials produce a smooth finish, free of safety hazards and potential splintering.
Smoothly routed handles make the blocks easy to grip and move into place. A large surface area gives beginners confidence to safely drop their weights without fear of missing the blocks. An extra-thick top creates a deader bounce than similar wood blocks, in which the plates may careen off when dropped.
Sturdy, 2"W ledge keeps bars from rolling off of the blocks and potentially causing injury.