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Louis H. Poulin II 06-05-2009 08:09 PM

Pendlay NEXGEN Bearing class vs. Bushing class
 
I've been looking at the site and doing a *little* research on the internets and I'm just not sure what the real pros and cons between these bars are. Any insight?

William Valdez 06-05-2009 08:52 PM

Re: Pendlay NEXGEN Bearing class vs. Bushing class
 
Wow! Pendlay improved their bars big time. In my opinion The Bushing class favors powerlifting, and The Bearing class favors the Oly-lifts. Not just cause of the bearing and bushing, but also cause the construction of their steel. Read their specs.
I like the fact that they're zinc plating their bars that's the problem I had with my Pendlay bar - the chrome chipped and flaked, but its mechanically sound.
I think the B & R (Burgener & Rippetoe) made by York distributed by Rogue is the best for crossfit. The other one is the York North American Weightlifting Training Bar also top notch.
Goodluck!

Jason Jamora 06-06-2009 09:12 AM

Re: Pendlay NEXGEN Bearing class vs. Bushing class
 
Daaammmmnnn it. Seems like every time I buy something a new model comes right out :mad: Those new bars sound awesome.

Glenn Pendlay 06-06-2009 10:39 AM

Re: Pendlay NEXGEN Bearing class vs. Bushing class
 
Louis,

Id like to answer your questions, but can you be a little more specific about what you want to know?

Glenn

Louis H. Poulin II 06-06-2009 12:11 PM

Re: Pendlay NEXGEN Bearing class vs. Bushing class
 
Glenn,

Wow! Thanks for the reply. Basically I'm going to be replacing an el cheapo Dick's Sporting Goods bar. I will be focusing on Starting Strength lifts, never much into Olympic lifts except for a change of pace perhaps. I will be power cleaning regularly, however. I'm also not rediculously strong, I'm 160 lbs. and while I can squat 315 and dead 350, I'm not going to be aiming for powerlifting, either. Thanks in advance for your reply.

Louis

Glenn Pendlay 06-06-2009 02:32 PM

Re: Pendlay NEXGEN Bearing class vs. Bushing class
 
Louis,

For general lifting plus regular powercleans, the HD bar is probably your best bet. If you had said the the full Olympic lifts were a major part of your training, or that you planned on competing in OL at some point, I would probably have answered differently.

glenn

Tim Crawford 06-06-2009 06:54 PM

Re: Pendlay NEXGEN Bearing class vs. Bushing class
 
:weight_l: Now get out there and lift some heavy weights crazily!! :D

Glenn Pendlay 06-06-2009 09:50 PM

Re: Pendlay NEXGEN Bearing class vs. Bushing class
 
Good call. Within the past week, I have watched a 19 year old male clean 440lbs, jerk 440lbs, and front squat 507lbs on a Pendlay bushing bar. I have also watched an 11 year old girl snatch 48kg and clean and jerk 60kg on a Pendlay needle bearing bar. And, a 10 year old beginner push his max from 28kg to a heroic 32kg attempt on a Pendlay bushing Junior or 10kg bar. My 7 year old son William also cleaned 26kg and failed in the jerk on the Pendlay "william" bar, the 5kg aluminum bar a couple of days ago.

And, a 61 year old woman lift 41kg for a double on the snatch, on a Zhangkong bar, because her granddaughter was using the Pendlay womens bar.

No matter what bar you are using, get some weight overhead!

walk up to something that you have never lifted before, and put it over your head. no greater feeling in the whole world, IMO. doesnt matter if you are real good or a beginner, doesnt matter if you are 10 years old or 60 years old. lift it up, hold it up there, and look around and be proud. greatest feeling in the world, try it and you will see.

glenn

David Gray 06-07-2009 02:46 AM

Re: Pendlay NEXGEN Bearing class vs. Bushing class
 
Glenn, not to hijack the thread, and I''m not trying to put you on the spot, but I've heard comments about the harshness of your knurling on the older bars (nothing on the new line yet). Not cheesegrater, but rougher. Would you take a crack at why some might say that? My experience is all with York knurlings. And is this something that's changed on the new bars?

Louis H. Poulin II 06-07-2009 07:32 AM

Re: Pendlay NEXGEN Bearing class vs. Bushing class
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Glenn Pendlay (Post 603421)
Good call. Within the past week, I have watched a 19 year old male clean 440lbs, jerk 440lbs, and front squat 507lbs on a Pendlay bushing bar. I have also watched an 11 year old girl snatch 48kg and clean and jerk 60kg on a Pendlay needle bearing bar. And, a 10 year old beginner push his max from 28kg to a heroic 32kg attempt on a Pendlay bushing Junior or 10kg bar. My 7 year old son William also cleaned 26kg and failed in the jerk on the Pendlay "william" bar, the 5kg aluminum bar a couple of days ago.

And, a 61 year old woman lift 41kg for a double on the snatch, on a Zhangkong bar, because her granddaughter was using the Pendlay womens bar.

No matter what bar you are using, get some weight overhead!

walk up to something that you have never lifted before, and put it over your head. no greater feeling in the whole world, IMO. doesnt matter if you are real good or a beginner, doesnt matter if you are 10 years old or 60 years old. lift it up, hold it up there, and look around and be proud. greatest feeling in the world, try it and you will see.

glenn

Glenn,

I'll be placing my order on the 17th once your new bars are available. Thanks for the help!


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