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Quality Counts with Athletics Equipment
Not just sports but all walks of life are flooded with products ranging in quality. Sometimes, you can get a bargain and a cheaper product will last as long as it's more expensive counterpart, but then on other occasions, you'll end up spending more in the long run buying the better quality product shortly after its cheaper alternative has broken. The latter is more often than not when buying sportshall athletics equipment and care should be taken when selecting a product that will meet your expectations.
For example, there are many versions of hurdles available from different athletics equipment suppliers throughout the UK and it's difficult to tell which hurdle stands out as better quality. So what should you look for in a hurdle? It's the small parts of the hurdle that make a difference. The fixing of the leg to the top board needs to have a flat fixing therefore a round leg needs a plastic bush to stop the leg from twisting and eventually breaking the top board. Also, the top board on a hurdle is hollow and the addition of a small bush inside the space will eliminate the top board cracking when tightening the fixings. These may be minor additions but both extend the life of the hurdle and should be requested from your supplier.
Major manufacturers also make a difference. Brands such as Nordic Sport, ARH and UCS Spirit pride themselves on offering some of the best indoor athletics equipment available worldwide, which is all available to purchase from distributors in the UK.
Budget for equipment, including athletics training equipment and school athletics equipment isn't always easy to obtain but by purchasing quality equipment you'll get more for your money in the long run.