I've owned Troy VTX plates before (stupidly sold them when I moved) and specifically purchased the 255lb set because of my prior excellent experience with them. This newer version is even better now that they added a metal ring around the inner hole. Makes sliding them on / off super smooth. As for Dumbells Direct, this was my first purchase and they went above and beyond in providing stellar customer service. I would recommend them highly and already have made a second purchase with them.