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Title: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: FLEX on December 16, 2017, 11:01:37 AM
Posted on Facebook and Instagram making a big deal about it.

I go there yesterday and don't see it.  Where is it?  LOCKED UP SO NO ONE CAN USE IT.

:wtf:
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: Bando on December 16, 2017, 11:06:04 AM
Perhaps it's a display peice
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: tooth on December 18, 2017, 08:29:44 AM
They said they had on.  Never said you could use it.   8) 
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: reduni on December 20, 2017, 12:09:38 PM
Have you used the bar yet? I'd be interestedin your opnion on it.
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: FLEX on December 20, 2017, 12:17:48 PM
Have you used the bar yet? I'd be interestedin your opnion on it.

Nope.  It's not out on the floor they keep it locked up.

Next time I do squats or deads there I will ask.  I joined another gym closer to home that I have been going to 50% of the time.
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: Get-n-fit on December 20, 2017, 03:50:19 PM
They want to keep it pretty, none of that messy chalk and blood on it.
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: Greg on December 20, 2017, 06:10:25 PM
My gym got a couple of them last year, aggressive knurling and well balanced. A yr+ later and the knurling is worn down a bit but still damn nice bars with zero bend in them.
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: Get-n-fit on December 21, 2017, 03:18:48 PM
My gym got a couple of them last year, aggressive knurling and well balanced. A yr+ later and the knurling is worn down a bit but still damn nice bars with zero bend in them.

How does knurling wear down?  serious question..I wouldn't think metal would wear from hands.......maybe bc it's in the fact that it is soft enough to be knurled? 
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: Greg on December 21, 2017, 05:35:04 PM
My gym got a couple of them last year, aggressive knurling and well balanced. A yr+ later and the knurling is worn down a bit but still damn nice bars with zero bend in them.

How does knurling wear down?  serious question..I wouldn't think metal would wear from hands.......maybe bc it's in the fact that it is soft enough to be knurled?

Over time all knurling will wear down.
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: Bando on December 21, 2017, 06:28:18 PM
Little fitness center where I'm training over the Holidays has a Texas power bar, just used it for shoulder presses, nice bar
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: FLEX on December 21, 2017, 06:42:30 PM
Rolling a bar around on a metal rack will kill the knurling right quick.

My Rogue Monster rack that I have at home has these replaceable composite pads that wear down so they do less damage to the knurling on the bar than bare steel.

Oxidation and wear and tear from human hands/oils/chalk etc would take a helluva long time to wear down decent knurling.
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: Bando on December 21, 2017, 08:20:39 PM

Oxidation and wear and tear from human hands/oils/chalk etc would take a helluva long time to wear down decent knurling.

In your garage maybe, but bars in gyms are in use like 12 hours a day. I was thinking of this today and was reminded of the guy who escaped from jail by using dental floss to cut the steel bars. Of course dental floss is softer than steel, but when you've got countless hours on your hands, you can spend it just sawing at the bar all day and half of the night and eventually get a groove, then some microscopic shavings and eventually cut through.
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: tooth on December 27, 2017, 05:56:21 PM
I have one. It's a decent bar.  I use it for everything but deadlifts, or anything that I'd rather use a beater bar for.  For deadlifts I have an okie deadlift bar.  The Texas power bar is a nice stiff bar with knurling appropriate for bench an squats.  The okie deadlift bar has some nasty knurling, it's a little thinner, longer, and has a ton of whip.  I've had both for a little over three years. 

Santa just added a couple goodies to my specialty bar collection.  8)
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: FLEX on December 27, 2017, 06:24:19 PM
Santa just added a couple goodies to my specialty bar collection.  8)

Deets?
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: tooth on December 27, 2017, 06:46:45 PM
Santa just added a couple goodies to my specialty bar collection.  8)

Deets?

Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: FLEX on December 27, 2017, 06:49:37 PM
Nice
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: reduni on July 20, 2018, 09:59:28 AM
Did you ever get to lift with the bar or is it just for show?
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: FLEX on July 20, 2018, 10:15:07 AM
Did you ever get to lift with the bar or is it just for show?

I've never seen it out on the gym floor to this day despite the big show they made on Facebook and Instagram about getting it. 

They got some shitty little foam "deadlift platform" a few weeks ago and posted about it on Instagram.  I posted and asked if they were going to get a proper deadlift bar to go with it and they deleted my post.  LMAO.

My other gym got two new power bars recently with good knurling (but no whip) so I deadlift there now.  I get there early enough that I can always get one of the two.  So far anyway.
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: reduni on July 20, 2018, 02:13:46 PM
Wow. Seems sort of redundant to brag about something then not have it out for use. Too bad. I was looking forward to your opinion of it.
Title: Re: So my gym got a Texas Power Bar
Post by: FLEX on July 21, 2018, 10:49:22 AM
Wow. Seems sort of redundant to brag about something then not have it out for use. Too bad. I was looking forward to your opinion of it.

I have a Texas Deadlift bar at home and I love it.  I would highly recommend one.  But only for deadlifts.  It's got a lot of whip and small diameter so would not be good at all for bench or squats.  If you're looking for one bar that does it all I'd get the Texas Power bar or maybe look into something from Rogue.  They have a massive selection of bars and they have ratings for knurling and whip on all of them to help you choose.

I have 3 bars already or I'd buy one from them myself.  :D