I had what I thought were perfectly good squat stands made in the USA right here in Houston, Texas by ProMaxima. They served me well even though I left them at my local gym for anyone to use - until recently, that is. I arrived at the gym one evening to find one of the bases of my squat stands bent badly and the other bent slightly. I might be able to get someone to fix the stands, but I'm considering my options in the mean time.
I'm talking squat stands here. That is, two independent stands, adjustable for height, capable of supporting 300kg together, preferably with wheels to make them easy to scoot around.
A cursory glance around Google reveals that the best and most durable squat stands seem to come from Australia and New Zealand while the dozens of stands made in the USA mostly suck due to poor design, excessive complexity, or lightweight materials. WTF?
Here's one of the Australian stands I'd order if I didn't have to have it shipped internationally. It's made by a foreign company called, of all things, Force USA.
Does anyone know of quality squat stands that one can order in the good 'ol USA that will endure the abuse of a commercial gym environment where a blessed few are 2x to 3x stronger than myself?