I’m really impressed with the quality of this bar. I was worried it might be a little too aggressive but it really strikes a good balance between being really grippy without chewing up the hands. Zinc coating looks great and I wouldn’t know there was a coating on it from looking at it. I’d recommend this to someone looking for a powerlifting/general use bar.
First off, I’m a former Marine so I had to get the Corps bar. Only thing that would make it better would be if Grant made it taste like crayons. Seriously though, this barbell is awesome. Upon inspection, I found no cross tracking with the knurling. I would say that the knurling sits between the Ohio power bar and Texas power bar. It feels perfect. I like that it’s bright zinc coated. My other barbells that are black oxide are now turning green. I squatted and benched with it and could feel no whip in it. My Strength Co plates fit VERY tight on the sleeves in a good way which leads me to believe that the sleeves are slightly bigger than other brands out there. There was no slop on the sleeve. Another stellar piece of equipment for your gym.
This power bar is absolutely phenomenal. the knurling is aggressive and it grips like ****. you can grip n rip deadlifts all day. this is everything i look for in a good quality, solid power bar. I sold a rogue ohio power bar to switch to this power bar and i am beyond happy that i made that choice. I tested it out tonight on SBD to see how it compared and i would buy this bar 10x over before i bought another power bar. it fits my needs perfectly. the center knurl is smaller than my other power bar and i find this to be a plus of the bar. when doing squats it’s easier to center it having that slightly smaller center knurl mark. i took the bar up to a top set of 405 on squats and it felt good and very high quality. The bar showed up in superior packaging, i like the wood block they add to keep the barbell tube sealed up, it’s the little things you know? the bar also showed up oiled which didn’t happen with the other power bar i had from a competitor. the finish is superb, it’s bright and clean and 0 scratches or knicks. you can tell they pride themselves on quality. this is 100% best bang for your buck on price and quality. Highly recommend this bar.