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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 at 1-3 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

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: 36 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Outstanding Bar February 15, 2021
Reviewer: Ed from Texas  
I ordered this bar in early November and got it in three weeks.  The quality of the bar and coating exceeding my expectations (which were high for this legendary bar).  I got it in bazooka green and it’s beautiful.

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5 of 5 It is the Legendary Texas Power Bar - None Better January 13, 2021
Reviewer: The Fire 🔥 from New York  
This is a Power Bar that you earn the right to use.. These weights aren't going to lift themselves; with a Texas Power Bar you absolutely command those weight to move  and they have no choice but to obey. I personally order a red and blue power bar. They came within a week to ordering it with absolutely no delays. What's meant to be is meant to be.

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5 of 5 Shocked at how nice this bar is October 21, 2020
Reviewer: Dave Schiff from Boulder, CO United States  
I have a Kabuki squat bar and a Rogue Ohio deadlift bar in red cerakote.  Ordered a Texas Power Bar in cerakote blue/chrome sleeves for bench and strict press.  There's not as much hype about this bar as the others I have, so I figured it might be a little underwhelming.  Maybe that's the price of longevity--if you're not the next new thing, people don't pay as much attention.  Anyway, I was SHOCKED when I pulled it out of the tube.  Finish is incredible.  Knurling is killer.  And the sleeves were so perfectly machined they looked like jewelry.  Just the beveling on the outside of sleeves is enough to make you sit there staring.  It just made me want to lift, which I did, and hit a new PR on strict press (if I'm honest, it's just because I was stoked on the bar--as good as ammonia).  Was not expecting this to be my favorite bar, but it is.  A great surprise and well worth the wait.

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5 of 5 Get This Bar - TPB October 2, 2020
Reviewer: Chris from MN  
I purchased my Texas Power Bar in March and got it in May. Shipping delays aside, which imo are understandable given demand and covid challenges. One of the caps was broken off of the cardboard sleeve and the bar could slide out - this left a slight love mark in shipping on one of the sleeves. Understand, this is not a negative review - I opened up the package and the bar was a true gem - I got bare steel - it’s perfect. Just the right amount of whip, and a comfortable bar diameter. If you are waffling about this bar, don’t. Get this bar, sure there are other good bars, I also have the OPB, but the TPB and OPB complement each other very well. It may take a while to get, but it is well worth the wait. Thank you Texas Power Bars - it’s a great bar!

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1 of 5 Terrible experience September 16, 2020
Reviewer: Keaton from Los Angeles  
Worst customer service and product.  I purchased a bar for $350 and would receive it in 4-6 weeks.  Fast forward at 8 weeks I was still waiting on my bar with no communication from Texas Power Bar.  I had to contact them to find out where the bar was.  I received my bar and first time lifting the bar bent.  I emailed Texas Power Bar requesting a replacement.  They responded to that email but haven't responded to subsequent emails. I want a new bar that isn't going to bend or my money back including shipping. I would not recommend this product or company.

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