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Old 02-22-2011, 09:19 AM   #21
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Re: Looking for bar for Olympic lifts

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I frankly hate eleiko bars. The knurling is too harsh and they spin so freely it changes the feel of the lift to me. Left to my own preferences I'll grab the Pendlay bar, which I prefer.
Bingo on the knurling of the Eleiko. I agree 100%, honestly not much of a fan based on that alone. The spin doesn't bother me though but I can see where you're coming from.

My gym also has some regular Rogue Bars and the knurling is perfect for me. Whip isn't the greatest but it spins some still also. Very "clanky" when dropped but it's also not a $1,000 competition bar.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:29 AM   #22
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Re: Looking for bar for Olympic lifts

We have changed the guts of the Rogue Bar to make them even more durable. They sound more like a Bearing bar now when dropped.

We have made about 10 upgrades to the bar in the past two years, all subtle but we are always looking to improve The Rogue Bar!

FYI - The New Black Eleiko bar is going to hit our docks in 20 minutes

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Old 02-22-2011, 11:15 AM   #23
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Re: Looking for bar for Olympic lifts

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We have changed the guts of the Rogue Bar to make them even more durable. They sound more like a Bearing bar now when dropped.


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That is really great to hear!

EDIT: Scared to even look up the pricing on the Eleiko bars!
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:20 PM   #24
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Re: Looking for bar for Olympic lifts

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FYI - The New Black Eleiko bar is going to hit our docks in 20 minutes

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Got the camera sitting there by the dock Bill? lol
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:38 PM   #25
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Re: Looking for bar for Olympic lifts

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I frankly hate eleiko bars. The knurling is too harsh
I don't understand this statement. Eleikos are not known for aggressive knurling, especially compared to some other high end bars such as the Uesaka. They are one of the only bars that has a much lighter knurling on the center than on the rest of the bar. Other brands either have throat-ripping knurling in the center or skip the knurling in the center altogether. I've used quite a few different brands and never thought the Eleikos had an overly harsh knurling.

I've had my Eleiko training bar for about 12 years now. I think it's a fantastic bar.

The OP should definitely consider getting the women's 15kg bar.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:57 PM   #26
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Eleikos are not known for aggressive knurling, especially compared to some other high end bars such as the Uesaka. They are one of the only bars that has a much lighter knurling on the center than on the rest of the bar.

I've used quite a few different brands and never thought the Eleikos had an overly harsh knurling.

The OP should definitely consider getting the women's 15kg bar.
I've never seen or used a Uesaka, but everytime I pick up an eleiko, it's like picking up a metal rasp. Agree that the center knurling is much lighter, but I've never had a problem with center-knurled bars.

Going back to see that the OP appears to be female, I second the recommendation on the 15kg bar.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:40 PM   #27
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Re: Looking for bar for Olympic lifts

Nalin---- whats the height of the obstacle you are jumping?
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:37 PM   #28
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Re: Looking for bar for Olympic lifts

I have never lifted with an Eleiko bar.

I regularly lift with a Pendlay bearing class bar at one gym, and Pendlay bushing class bar at another gym, and (rarely) with a Rogue Bella bar at a third gym. I've lifted with York bars at a few other gyms.

I own a men's Pendlay bushing class bar and a men's Wright HD bar. I'm about to buy my own women's Pendlay bearing class bar with the Elite plates.

If you have any way of lifting with a few different bars before you decide, I would recommend that. Because I am very partial to the Pendlay bars for a lot of reasons, and it makes me grumpy when I have to lift with a different bar.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:45 PM   #29
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I'm not sure I understand what it is that you disagree with.
Sorry I wasn't clear, but I mostly disagreed with your assertion that bearing bars will wear out faster than bushing bars. I have seen many bushing style bars get torn up being dropped consistently versus the bearing bars I have lifted on. You might have different experiences though.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:58 PM   #30
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Re: Looking for bar for Olympic lifts

Is there a big difference between the pendlay bushing and bearing? Also which bars have the most whip?
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