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Old 12-30-2010, 09:29 AM   #1
Karin Jonczak
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Which barbell for me? (AF mens or Wright HD womens)

I am torn... I am trying to decide which barbell to get myself for Christmas :-)

I am looking at the AgainFast 20KG bar vs the Wright HD Women's bar.

I like the price of the AF, but the HD women's is 25mm shaft and oh so nice for my little hands), and not much more expensive... but I am unlikely to find the small diameter at most comps. I don't know if it is better to go with the HD or the AF!!

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Old 12-30-2010, 03:04 PM   #2
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Re: Which barbell for me? (AF mens or Wright HD womens)

Is there a reason you aren't including the Bella bar for consideration?

25mm would sure be nice for your grip. If it were me, and if I were a woman, I'd get a 25mm bar over a 28mm bar even if it wasn't quite as nice/cheaper. I think most CF competitions will have a ladies bar available since most affiliates have women clients.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:19 PM   #3
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Re: Which barbell for me? (AF mens or Wright HD womens)

The ladies at my gym LOVE the Rogue Bella bar. It's about $200 and I can't recommend it enough.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:39 PM   #4
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Re: Which barbell for me? (AF mens or Wright HD womens)

Someone told me that MDUSA also had a bar called the Pendlay bar that was fairly nice...
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:25 PM   #5
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Re: Which barbell for me? (AF mens or Wright HD womens)

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Someone told me that MDUSA also had a bar called the Pendlay bar that was fairly nice...
I researched and researched (literally for 4 months) and ended up with a women's Pendlay Bearing bar and Pendlay bumpers-

oh so nice... much better than my York women's training bar...but it was several hundred dollars more expensive-

The Pendlay bars are amazing....now if only my oly lifts were half as good!
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:12 PM   #6
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Re: Which barbell for me? (AF mens or Wright HD womens)

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I am unlikely to find the small diameter at most comps.
At a weightlifting comp it's highly unlikely they'd let you use the men's bar!

15kg bars are very, very useful. Women, kids, seniors, warmups... very useful.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:27 AM   #7
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Re: Which barbell for me? (AF mens or Wright HD womens)

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Someone told me that MDUSA also had a bar called the Pendlay bar that was fairly nice...
Exactly....When I think barbells I don't even consider Wright or AF. Pendlay HD women's bar (15Kg, 25mm, 6 ft.) is the only way to go, and I don't even have the new (MDUSA) version.

and don't assume because most affiliates have women that they have women bars. Every women (about 10) that's dropped in from another affiliate bee-lined right for the men's bars. Actually, most of them didn't know a women's bar even existed.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:22 AM   #8
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Re: Which barbell for me? (AF mens or Wright HD womens)

+1 for the Bella. Bought one for the wife and she hates when we go out of town and she has to use something else.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:50 AM   #9
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Re: Which barbell for me? (AF mens or Wright HD womens)

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Someone told me that MDUSA also had a bar called the Pendlay bar that was fairly nice...
I heard that somewhere too .

OP, there was just another thread on this.

I own a Wright HD bar. I've lifted with the Bella bar also.

Pendlay women's bar FTW.
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:27 PM   #10
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Re: Which barbell for me? (AF mens or Wright HD womens)

My Pendlay NexGen HD (men's) feels so much better to me than any other bars I've tried.
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