Original Texas Power Bar By Buddy Capps - Now with Chrome Coated Sleeves
Update 11/4/20 - Now with chrome coated sleeves!
Previously these bars were sold with bare steel sleeves. Bars sold from 11th April 2020 now feature chrome coated sleeves to help prevent rust
There are power bars and then there are Texas Power Bars.
Many companies sell power bars these days, but few can withstand the test of time and heavy use like the Texas Power Bar by Buddy Capps.
The first Texas Power Bars were made in 1980 by Buddy Capps - Texas powerlifter, expert machinist and innovator.
Buddy forever changed powerlifting with his special steel formula and revolutionary sleeve design, and his bars have been used ever since by thousands of powerlifters and powerlifting competitions worldwide. Texas bar owners can be proud to be a part of the long lineage of this classic backbone of the sport.
The Texas Power Bar was the first, and arguably still is the best power bar.
Shaft Coating: Rust resistant and non-slip zinc oxide.
• Weight - 20kg
• Length - 218.5cm
• Shaft - Sprung Tempered Steel
• Shaft Diameter - 28.5mm
• Distance Between Rings - 810mm
• Loadable Sleeve Length - 370mm
• Centre Knurling? - Yes
• Knurling Type - Coarse
• Sleeve Type - Brass Bushings
• Recommended Max Load/Rating - 1500lbs Static rating, 190K PSI Tensile strength. No maximum load for Powerlifts - any weight.
• Warranty - Manufacturers 10 years workmanship and materials warranty under normal use.
Sleeves are made up of one piece construction with no bolts to lose, and have brass bushings that never require maintenance.
This bar is well suited to any powerlifting application. It is one of the strongest, most robust bars on the market, and is virtually maintenance free.
The Texas Power Bar is the official competition bar of the Global Powerlifting Alliance (GPA) and the International Powerlifting Organization (IPO) and used in many other federations.
Manufactured by Capps Welding, and shaft is coated with zinc oxide which means they're not slippy and weakened (which it is believed the process of chroming does), and shaft is not prone to rust like the standard 'unfinished' Texas Power Bars.
Testimonial - "Received the Texas Power Bar yesterday and performed my first workout with it, now I have to admit that I was a bit dubious about spending £300 on a Barbell as I thought that a Barbell is a Barbell right? surely there couldn't be that much difference between the basic Barbell that came with the Olympic Weight Set that I'd always used before could there? but the more I looked into it the more I thought that I needed to take a chance and try out a high quality bar! just to see if there was any real difference, well let's just say that I was stunned at the difference between my old (cheap) Olympic Barbell and the Texas Power Bar, it is ultimately superior in every aspect, it's given me the greatest workout I've ever experienced, to say I'm pleased with the Barbell would be the greatest understatement I've ever made! the Texas Power Bar is superb and more than worth the price you charge for it, (which is the cheapest in the U.K.) thanks for supplying yet another world class piece of kit."
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