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Buddy Capps Texas Power Bar

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The most popular powerlifting bar on the market, Manufactured by Buddy Capps. Used in National & World Championship Meets since 1980.

We are still using the same USA steel mill we started with in 1980. The shafts are center less ground, demagnetized and oiled to the max before shipping to Texas. Once at our production facility, we machine and then knurl each shaft to create a grip that is still the best in the industry. Texas Power Bars have different finishes available including black zinc and chrome plating. The sleeves are are available raw or chrome plated.

Big tensile strength numbers sound very impressive and we have them but, the proof is on the platform. Hundreds of state, national, international and world powerlifting records have been and continue to be set and broken on the The Texas Power Bar.

Length - 84"

Weight - 20kg (45 lb w/ basic collars)

Diameter - 28.5 mm

Capacity - 1500 lbs

Finish - Shaft is black zinc; ends are raw

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starstarstarstarstar Knurling is all on your preference and how much you actually lift

September 11, 2019

I know every single video review talks about the aggressive knurling on the Texas Power Bar as being the most ever. I have trained with both this bar and the Rogue Ohio Power Bar. Here's the thing: I really prefer the knurling on the Texas versus Ohio. It just feels good in my hands. (Not that the Ohio bar is crap. It s amazing. In a gym full of crap bars, the first time I grabbed an Ohio Power Bar, I instantly felt the difference and swore I added 50lbs on all of my PRs.) But keep this in mind: uh, I am not the strongest. Right now, I am doing 315 for 5 reps Deadlift. What I mean by that is the Texas knurling is super good for training right now but I wonder if I will feel the same way if I am pulling 600 or so. I say that because of the distinction that Mark Rippetoe made about the Texas Power Bar: great for competition where the aggressive knurling would help with grip but wasn't sure if that would be sustainable for training. All I know is that this was a solid used purchase. So much so, I really want a Texas Deadlift bar.
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The most popular powerlifting bar on the market, Manufactured by Buddy Capps. Used in National & World Championship Meets since 1980.

We are still using the same USA steel mill we started with in 1980. The shafts are center less ground, demagnetized and oiled to the max before shipping to Texas. Once at our production facility, we machine and then knurl each shaft to create a grip that is still the best in the industry. Texas Power Bars have different finishes available including black zinc and chrome plating. The sleeves are are available raw or chrome plated.

Big tensile strength numbers sound very impressive and we have them but, the proof is on the platform. Hundreds of state, national, international and world powerlifting records have been and continue to be set and broken on the The Texas Power Bar.

Length - 84"

Weight - 20kg (45 lb w/ basic collars)

Diameter - 28.5 mm

Capacity - 1500 lbs

Finish - Shaft is black zinc; ends are raw

Specifications

Bar Type

Men's Bars

Bar Use

Powerlifting

Bar Weight

20KG

Diameter

28.5MM

Center Knurl

Yes

Knurl Marks

Powerlifting

Shaft Coating

Black Oxide

Sleeve Coating

Hard Chrome

Bushing/Bearing

Bushing

Tensile Strength

186,000 PSI

Made in USA

Yes

F-Scale Rating

F2

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