Ever since I became aware of powerblocks 5 years ago, I've wanted to try them. 3 years ago my building gym had them and I got my chance. I loved them; I even wanted to steal them when I moved, but the SO wouldn't let me . They're pricey as all hell, but I found a deal on CL yesterday and pulled the trigger. I don't want to shell out $99 or $129 for their branded metal pedestal. What alternative solutions have other OTFN PB owners found? Thank you!