Gym(s) owner and been in the game since 1993. Purchased this bar for our Invictus competition bench. We now have all Texas bars and won’t go back. Best built bars for each specific lift period.
Don’t leave home without it.
There's lots of brands out there, but Texas power bar keep a high quality standard on every single bar they make!
The bar arrived in less than 5 days from when I ordered it which blew me away especially since I've waited for months from Kabuki. The bar had no imperfections, and looks very premium from the paint to the chrome sleeves. 1 of the reasons that I ordered it was for a more aggressive knurling, and it exceeded my expectations. 1 of the reasons that I waited so long to buy this bar was because of it being 28.5 instead of 29. With the knurling the way it is it doesn't feel any different than a 29mm bar. This will be my daily driver for bench, and rotated in frequently for deadlifts. For squatting I prefer a more passive center knurl. I would recommend this bar to anyone who's looking for a premium aggressively knurled power bar that looks great with a pedigree. It has already become 1 of my favorite bars that I own. My only regret is that I didn't order it sooner. I hope Buddy never changes a thing about this barbell.