I've got OH and TX power bars ... although the the OH is a great bar, the TX Power bar is still the standard to this day. It's the best power bar on the market, consistent in its construction (I've used them since the 90's), and they last forever with minimal maintenance.
I ordered a black zinc coated shaft and chrome plated sleeve Texas Power Bar. Shipping was fast and the bar arrived as ordered and in perfect condition. I couldn’t be happier with my TPB and can confidently say it’s the best barbell I have ever used. Thank you Buddy Capps and the Texas Power Bar team!
Loving my power bar, especially the knurling, it got here pretty fast,and communication from y'all was great. Will remember to return when I need another one.
If I could go back in time 7 years when I started my garage gym, I would by this bar. I've seen a lot of people online exaggerate the knurling tearing their hands up. To me, it's pretty perfect. I have a certain bar from Ohio that it gets compared to a lot, which is also a good bar. But, I can say that the TPB's knurling is objectively better than the other bar. I can grab both bars and try to turn them in my hand, the TPB sticks better. I also don't bang the weights when unracking squats anymore because of the wider collars. There's also a coolness factor with this bar with it's history and uniqueness. Again, the only buyers remorse here is that I didn't get it 7 years ago.
This bar is the knurliest. I knew the TPB was more aggressive but that is an understatement. Very happy with the build quality as well.