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Old 07-28-2014, 04:53 PM   #31
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Re: again faster bar

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Good morning guys,

I'm stoked you're talking through the Team Bar.

A few points of clarification:

The current generation of Team Bars is made in the USA, and we stand behind them 100%. There's literally nothing in the sleeve assembly that can break under normal use; solid bushings and snap rings don't have moving parts, so there is very little susceptibility to failure.

The spin actually improves with use. I wouldn't lube quite yet; give it a few sessions. If there is truly an issue use 3-in-1 oil, not WD-40, as the latter can attract particulates (and I'll speak to my staff on that recommendation).

The Team Bar is inexpensive because general use barbells SHOULD be inexpensive. The CrossFit Community has funneled millions of dollars of buying power into Again Faster; the least we can do is pass on the savings we gain by leveraging volume. It's an easy thank you, as is our 100% guarantee.

Regarding Klokov and the forthcoming competition barbells, they're sick. Genuinely awesome. I know I'm a biased source, but you won't believe the level of steel, bearing, whip, tensile etc. these barbells possess, nor the price they're going to hit the market at this September. It will shock you, in a very good way.

We just debuted the kit at the Games this weekend (along with the Klokov competition plates), and the reaction is outstanding.

Dimitry is snatching 397 on it, push pressing 418, and he's fired up about the equipment (finally). That's no small thing with D.; he's been rejecting prototypes for months. Note that the Klokov equipment isn't something we just put his name on. He has been completely involved in the development process since day one.

Here's the video: http://youtu.be/6d0Tjwilsxo (WFS)

If you'd like to get a notification when the Klokov equipment goes up on the site, sign up here: https://www.againfaster.com/klokov-barbell-and-bumpers/ (WFS)

Hit me up if you've got questions; I'm always happy to help.

Best,

Jon
When will these be available in Canada?
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:11 AM   #32
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Re: again faster bar

Steven T, the new Klokov bar will accept all the old plates; we've always machined our collars to IWF spec.

Availability in Australia and Canada will be more or less simultaneous with the American launch in mid-September!

Have an awesome day, guys.

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Old 07-29-2014, 10:05 AM   #33
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Re: again faster bar

We are having issues with our bars bending and not spinning due to the bar being bent. They all start fine but after a month they start to bend. Never seen a bar go so fast. We even had them replace the ones that bent and the new ones are going too!

Don't get me wrong, wonderful customer service and Jon is one of the best and nicest guys I've met but the bars are a concern. I believe they even bend too much when you have 225 on the bar to squat. We will just use them until they go. I hope the new ones are better for everyone.
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