I did a ton of research before purchasing this barbell. I was worried that the knurling would be too aggressive since many people seem to feel that way. Simply put, this barbell is gorgeous and feels anazing in your hands or on your back. This knurling makes all other barbells feel like they’re worn out.
Worth the wait. Good all around bar.
Have only used it twice and haven't loaded it with any significant weight yet, but so far it's awesome. Well made. Great knurling. Perfect thickness. This is for my home gym, so it probably won't see heavy weights often as I don't go over 400 without a spotter and only do "light/speed" work at home, but it's perfect as far as flex for a bench bar. I had a good bar, this replaces that.
Order: I placed an order for The Original Texas Power Bar and a tshirt. I received an estimated ship date and tracking number for the tshirt only. Tshirt was received in a matter of days. I contacted customer service TWICE to request updated shipping information with no response. 4 weeks after I placed my order I received a tracking number for the power bar. I give 4 starts because of the lack of communication and slow shipping. 5 stars for the bar; it was worth the wait.
The knurling is great. It looks great. Feels great in my hands. All time great bar