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Texas Power Bar Original Bar by Buddy Capps

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The "Original" Texas Power Bar
Manufactured by Buddy Capps since 1980
Best Price Promise: $334.00

Availability:: Current demand has production time around 8 weeks.

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The Original Texas Power Bar w/ Cerakote shaft and Chrome sleeves

When I started lifting weights with Olympic bars back in the 1960’s, I noticed that there was hardly any grip. The knurling on these bars was so light when the bars were new, that now years later they were almost slick. The sleeves were held on to the bar with a threaded end cap and the inside collars were held in place with a set screw. Each sleeve consisted of three pieces.

The Goal was to create a bar that would have and keep a better knurled grip. A bar, whose sleeves wouldn’t slide in to the center. A maintenance free bar.

The Result - The Texas Power Bar

We are still using the same USA steel mill we started with in 1980. The shafts are center less ground, demagnetized and oiled to the max before shipping to Texas. Once at our production facility, we machine and then knurl each shaft to create a grip that is still the best in the industry. Texas Power Bars have different finishes available including black zinc and chrome plating. The sleeves are are available raw or chrome plated.

Big tensile strength numbers sound very impressive and we have them but, the proof is on the platform. Hundreds of state, national, international and world powerlifting records have been and continue to be set and broken on the The Texas Power Bar.

•1985 Fred Hatfield 1002lb Squat
•2007 Charles Bailey 1102lb Squat
•2016 Tiny Meeker 1102lb Bench Press
•2016 Yuri Belkin 992lb Deadlift at GPA World championship in Moscow
•2017 Joseph Pena 1025lb Squat at Texas High School championships.
•1994 Mark Hanlon and 8X Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman pulled 1200lb deadlift with the Texas Power Bar.

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In the beginning:

1st World Championship for the Texas Power Bar was 1984 in Dallas, TX.
•1981 Senior Nationals
•1982 Nationals
•1983 Teenage and Collegiate Nationals
•1984 High School Nationals, Women's Nationals, Junior Worlds

In the middle:

The Texas Power Bar has been in countless local, state, national and international meets around the globe annually.


World Powerlifting Championships

•2010-2011 United States 🇺🇸
•2012 Argentina 🇦🇷
•2013 Finland 🇫🇮
•2014 Australia 🇦🇺
•2015 United States 🇺🇸
•2016 Russia 🇷🇺
•2017 Argentina 🇦🇷

American Powerlifting Championships

Since 2010

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 29 Write a review »

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Blue Cerakote Power Bar August 1, 2020
Reviewer: Jason from OR United States  
5/5 - rating for the barbell itself. Color isn’t as bright as the photo so maybe 4/5 for the finish. The finish does take the edge off the usual sharp grip so that could be a consideration for some and I was aware of before purchase. If you want that sharp grip go for bare steel. Sharper grip than Rogue’s Ohio bar which I have also used. Loaded it to 495 and minimal flex. Overall great bar for the price and happy with my purchase. Would consider purchasing the TPB deadlift bar in the future given quality of current purchase.

Shipping - 1/5 stars.  12+ week wait time from order to deliver on doorstep with minimal updates. The projected 8 week lead time is quite inaccurate and the website should be more transparent about this.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
1 of 5 Slow customer service July 31, 2020
Reviewer: Kevin Altamira from Murrieta, CA United States  
Tried to contact these people .. very slow response regarding order status. Non existent response regarding refunds, forced to file a chargeback against this business.
Thought they were the best but far from it.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 I Got the bar Finally... and its GREAT ! (AAB) July 28, 2020
Reviewer: Samuel Noriega from San Diego, CA  
This review is for the ALL AMERICAN BAR, but I already wrote one before... You can see that my last review wasn't nice... but this is the way it goes.
I got my bar yesterday and I NEED to say that the quality is F#$%^ amazing ! I know that this guys took almost 4 months to delivery but it was totally worth the wait. The knurl is just perfect! not smooth, not super agresive. Balanced is the word that come to mind. the sleeves are shiny and great looking and the most important, the performance is the best. I apologize if my comment was rude but I was desperate. Thanks for the great quality.  When I move to the next step, I'll but the TPB with pleasure.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
1 of 5 No update on bar after 8 weeks July 16, 2020
Reviewer: Alex from Saint Charles, MO United States  
I ordered my bar in late May, almost 8 weeks ago. I have reached out several times asking for a status update (i.e. issues with a supplier, reduction in manpower, etc. which I would understand) and have gotten no response. I ordered an entire squat rack from Rogue around the same time period and received it in 3 weeks. Don't bother with this company if you are expecting to receive what you paid for in a somewhat timely manner. Customer service deserves 0 stars. Will update my review if I ever receive the bar.

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
1 of 5 Have not received bar after almost 10 weeks July 13, 2020
Reviewer: Victor Rivera from Brentwood, CA United States  
Ordered my bar 9 weeks ago. I waited the 6-8 weeks as projected and heard absolutely no update on my barbell. I’ve been trying to get in contact with the company for the past two weeks and have gotten no response. Truly disappointed and irritated because i was told this company was one of the best. Will be on week 10 soon and still have no heard any update or gotten a response. This is so unprofessional and i honestly wish i would’ve just ordered from rogue because a friend of mine received his Ohio barbell three weeks ago and we ordered around the same time. For those wondering what to do go with rogues Ohio bar they have great customer service and you receive your items at or ever before the projected times. If i am contacted i will update my review.

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