Rods have plastic nuts which are of poor quality. It hot damaged after 2 months of usage. So now I have to tie it with ropes so that the weights won't fall off. The most irritating part is these nuts are not locally available since the threading on the rods are different. The rods i received had a lot of scratches in the plastic part. Seemed like it was a used piece. Weights have nice rubber covering throughout. But it's not suitable for rough use. If kept on hard surfaces always, rubber pad of weights will be damaged easily. But the poor quality of plastic parts is not acceptable.