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Old 05-26-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
William Davis
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Texas Power Bar vs Ivanko OBX-20KG

Hi,

I'm in the market for a good powerlifting bar (already have Pendlay Nexgen HD and Rogue bars for Olympic lifts).

I've narrowed it down to the Texas Power Bar from Capps and the Ivanko OBX-20KG.

They are close to the same price here in Australia, so I'm not worried about one being more expensive than the other. I'm more interested in a bomb proof bar for squats, deads, and presses. It will be used in a rack, so if anyone has any experience with either bar in a rack (bend resistance when dumped on pins) that would be helpful.

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Old 05-26-2011, 06:05 PM   #2
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Re: Texas Power Bar vs Ivanko OBX-20KG

I've got a Texas Power Bar for over 10 years now. It's held up well. Knurling is still great. Collars still rotate.

I've dumped several squats and rack pulls on the pins of my power rack with no ill effects. Heaviest lifts on the bar in the mid 300's.

-Bob
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:12 PM   #3
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Re: Texas Power Bar vs Ivanko OBX-20KG

I've had my Capps TPB for a couple years now and still love it. I'm not sure about dropping it on the pins, but I do know that it only really starts to whip with about 560-585lbs on the bar. It's stiff as hell.
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:59 PM   #4
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Re: Texas Power Bar vs Ivanko OBX-20KG

Thanks,

I think I've decided on the TPB. Now I just have to wait for our local distributor to get his next shipment in.
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