Comparison Of Stone Molds

When you’re looking at starting a home gym, atlas stones are one piece of equipment you may need. There are different stone molds available, and here we will make a comparison of stone molds to see which may be better to use. Atlas stones are a great piece of equipment to use if you’re looking at training for functional type of movement patterns. The strength gained using these type of lifts will transfer to everyday use unlike lifting weights with a barbell or dumbbell. Here are the two top selling brands of stone molds and how they compare to one another.

Brand: Hybrid

Product: Stone Mold

The Best place to buy: Rogue Fitness

Brand: Slater 

Product: Stone Mold 

The Best place to buy: Slater Hardware

There are different factors about using an atlas stone that you should know prior to making a decision on purchasing one. The main thing to be looked at is the weight of the stone. If you are just beginning this type of training, you should start out at the lighter weight stones that you think you will be able to lift. In order to gradually progress in strength, you’ll need different size molds in order to increase the weight. The type of mold chosen may also affect the number of molds that you will need. Here is a description of the two types of molds previously mentioned. This includes the pros and cons of each when it comes to making the stone.

Slater Stone Molds                              Hybrid Stone Molds

Size

Weight

Price

Size

Weight

Price

8 inch diameter

23 Lbs

$ 50

10 inch diameter

35 Lbs

$ 75

10 inch diameter

42 Lbs

$ 65

10.75 inch diameter

50 Lbs

$ 75

12 inch diameter

72 Lbs

$ 79

12 inch diameter

65 Lbs

$ 80

14 inch diameter

76-157 Lbs w inserts

$ 85

13 inch diameter

95 Lbs

$ 90

16 inch diameter

135-215 Lbs w inserts

$ 109

14 inch diameter

115 Lbs

$ 95

18 inch diameter

200-280 Lbs w inserts

$ 119

14.5 inch diameter

130 Lbs

$ 100

20 inch diameter

295-375 Lbs w inserts

$ 145

15 inch diameter

145 Lbs

$ 105

21 inch diameter

315-395 Lbs w inserts

$ 178

15.5 inch diameter

160 Lbs

$ 110

22 inch diameter

360-440 Lbs w inserts

$ 188

16 inch diameter

173 Lbs

$ 110

24 inch diameter

586 Lbs

$ 220

17 inch diameter

215 Lbs

$ 120

18 inch diameter

250 Lbs

$ 125

18.5 inch diameter

275 Lbs

$ 130

19 inch diameter

300 Lbs

$ 140

Is it easy to assemble ? 

No

Yes

Can the same size vary in weight ? 

Yes

No

Are extra tools required for assembly ? 

Yes

No

Can inserts be used ? 

Yes

No

Usage

These stone molds can be used to make multiple size stones. Depending on ones current level of strength, this will determine the size stone needed. There are multiple uses for an atlas stone concerning exercises that can be performed as well. Most think that lifting a stone is all there is, but there are other movements that can be performed as well. Here are some of these additional exercises that can be performed with an atlas stone.

Durability

Concerning durability, each of these stone molds are very durable in strength and are made out of a very hard plastic material.

Conclusion

 When it comes to the quality of the product you will get out of each stone you make, this is similar for both brands of molds. Concerning the use of the mold in making the stone, the hybrid brand mold is much easier to use and does not require additional tools or work. Here are some short videos showing how to use these different molds. The main difference in these molds is that while the Slater brand requires more work, it has the option of using inserts which allows for a lighter or heavier weight using the same size mold. The hybrid brand of mold does not offer this, meaning you have to buy multiple molds. It is because of this option that I consider a Slater stone mold as being the better choice.

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