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Old 01-10-2014, 10:50 PM   #11
Jesse Gray
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Re: What's the Advantage of an expensive Powerlifting barbell?

Unless you are lifting a decent amount of weight it just doesn't matter that much. Save your money and just get a nice fat cheap bar with end pins. For a slightly nicer bar that will last longer than you will live I would recommed getting a B&R bar from rogue. Strong as s$%t, under $300 and great for power lifting.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:02 PM   #12
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Re: What's the Advantage of an expensive Powerlifting barbell?

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Unless you are lifting a decent amount of weight it just doesn't matter that much. Save your money and just get a nice fat cheap bar with end pins. For a slightly nicer bar that will last longer than you will live I would recommed getting a B&R bar from rogue. Strong as s$%t, under $300 and great for power lifting.
Thanks. This was my thinking at first as well, but now I think I need to take the knurling into account.

I'm leaning towards the Texas Power bar, but the wife says that's out of the budget for the moment.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:38 PM   #13
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Re: What's the Advantage of an expensive Powerlifting barbell?

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Thanks. This was my thinking at first as well, but now I think I need to take the knurling into account.

I'm leaning towards the Texas Power bar, but the wife says that's out of the budget for the moment.
Don't waste money on cheap bars. Save a little longer and buy the best once. Buying a cheap bar is just wasting $100. When it bends, breaks, etc you'll just buy a Texas Power Bar, but have $100 less in the bank. Trust me.....I've been there.

B and R is nice, but I don't like the bare steel. Too much maintenance for my south Carolina garage.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:08 PM   #14
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Re: What's the Advantage of an expensive Powerlifting barbell?

I'm very happy with my Rogue Power Bar and actually you can get one from the closeout page for $255. It says minor paint blemishes but mine has none.
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