The RogueKettlebell does not use plastic caps, plugs, or patches like lower quality products, making them some of the best kettle bells in the industry. The grueling new Act is neutral across all genders and age groups, and includes a strength dead lift, standing power throw, hand-release push-ups, sprint/drag/carry, leg tuck, and a 2-mile run.
Currently, available in 11 weight increments from 13LB / 6KG up to 88LB / 40KG, each of these durable cast iron kettle bells features a Class A Powder Coat finish for superior grip, along with deposed weight indications (in both LB and KG) and Rogue branding. The 40LB / 18KG bell also meets the required specifications for the new Army Combat Fitness Test.
Both are highly robust and corrosion-resistant with vibration & sound dampening properties. FinishClass A Black Powder Coat Superior powder coating delivers a textured feel for a reliable grip + excellent resistance against scratches, chipping, and fading. Gloss2.0 to 2.5 GU RatingCreates a low gloss, traditional matte look. This kettle bell line is the product of a joint effort between Rogue and a group of uniquely qualified independent businesses, including two of the leading metal casting foundries in the Midwest: Oslo Industries (Portsmouth, Ohio) and Cadillac Casting, Inc. (Cadillac, Michigan). The machining and powder coating of each kettle bell is also handled by experienced specialists, resulting in a durable, precision-made, high-performance product.
Serving a wide variety of industrial markets from air conditioning and refrigeration to automotive, power-transmission equipment, and pumps & valves, the team at Oslo were well-equipped, ready and willing to make an American kettle bell of the highest standard, using Class 30 Grey Iron toproduceour 13LB through 44LB increments. This is the same highly durable cast iron often found in industrial strength frying pans, manhole covers, diesel engine blocks, gearboxes, and machine tool parts.
2 ... And Cast In Michigan by Cadillac Casting The town of Cadillac, Michigan has a long and storied manufacturing history, and Cadillac Casting, Inc., has been a big part of it, designing and producing a wide variety of complex and safety-critical components for the automotive industry and other industrial clients since the 1920s. This reputable, privately owned foundry employs 400 highly skilled workers, who seamlessly took on the job of producing the 53LB through 88LB KB's for our powder coat line, as well as our complete E-Coat line.
Cadillac uses Ductile Iron, aka nodular cast iron, which contains strong graphite nodules that give it a superior tensile strength and corrosion resistance well suited to automotive components, wheels, gearboxes, machine frames, and, of course, kettle bells. 3 Precision Machining After casting, each KB is CNC-machined to precisely cut and smooth over the flat bottom and ensure a weight tolerance of +3% / -0% (based on the KG measurement).
This machining is handled by Cadillac Casting (in Michigan) and Make Finished Products (in Ohio). 4 Powder Coat Finish = Enhanced Grip Next, the kettle bells are sent for powder coating, with the work handled by two more Midwest leaders: Greenfield Products (Greenfield, Ohio) and CRM, Inc. (Traverse City, MI).
These companies have nearly 100 years combined experience, specializing inadvancedfinishing work for the appliance, automotive, and marine equipment industries. Theiradvancedpowder coating systems enable the proper conditioning of materials for achieving Class A specifications (with maximum inspection time and minimum allowable defects).
This textured powder coat finish doesn’t just look good; it delivers an enhanced grip, consistent feel, and scratch/chip resistance beyond that of most traditional kettle bells on the market. With all KB sizes, the finish has a matte black, low gloss appearance with Rogue branding + “Made in the USA” on one side and deposed weight indications in both KG & LB on the other.
The grueling new Act is neutral across all genders and age groups, and includes a strength dead lift, standing power throw, hand-release push-ups, sprint/drag/carry, leg tuck, and a 2-mile run. Rated 5 out of 5 by vir_fortis_et_honoris from Very good, solid product, must have for a home Gauthier isnothingbetter than a plain piece of iron.
The powder coated texture gives a secure grip and doesn't get super slippery when sweaty. Date published: 2021-11-23 Rated 5 out of 5 by Artie V from Well made and worth every pennySince I startedworkingout at home, I’ve slowly built up my stock of equipment.
The finish is a matte black powder coat that holds chalk well and also maintains the natural textured grip of the casting. MaterialClass 30 Grey Ironware, robust material manages surface wear better over time and has superior vibration and sound dampening properties. FinishMatte Black Powder Coattail coating to keep natural textured feel of the casting; holds chalk and offers good resistance against scratches, chipping, and fading. GlossApprox.
As a unique feature to this series, the back of the KB is also cast flat in the center, where the deposed weight indications are added. The front face of the bell has a fully rounded surface and features deposed Rogue branding.
We use a thin, semi-gloss black powder coat finish with these KB's (10 GU Rating), which helps maintain more of the original texture, feel, and grip of the casting. The powder coat is also good for holding chalk and for preventing scratches, chips, and fading over regular use.