Busan, Korea - If you want to get a pair of the new Uesaka collars and a full set of the new small plates that fit on them, you'd better start saving now or have a rich uncle.
Left to right, the new small Uesaka plates: 2.0, 1.5, 1.0 and 0.5 kg. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. photo.
A pair of the collars and a pair of each of small new plates (2.0, 1.5, 1.0 and 0.5 kg) are on sale here for US$460. If that gives you sticker shock, that's the introductory price, only good at the Junior Worlds, and after the meet, the full retail price is US$800.
So, let's say you're a hardworking coach at a local recreation center or weightlifting club where you're lucky to have enough bars, 20-kg bumpers and squat racks to go around: A few sets of these plates cost the same as a full 182.5-kg Eleiko set or a Uesaka set without these new plates!