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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
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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

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5 of 5 Fantastic Bar February 11, 2020
Reviewer: Hilary Nguyen from BELLEVUE, WA United States  
I've used/loved Texas Power Bars in various powerlifting gyms, but never knew there was going to be a cerakote option in the future. The cerakote does take a little of the classic TPB knurling bite off, but it's definitely still there and deeper than any other bars I've tried. The plus side is that because of the cerakote filling in the deepest part of the knurl, you don't really need to brush chalk out like you would on the raw TPB.

I haven't had this bar for very long yet, so we'll see if the cerakote application holds up over time, but it's been fine on UHMW cups for the past few weeks of heavy lifts.
I was born and raised in TX myself, so having the option of getting my bar in bluebonnet blue is a dream come true. Thanks Buddy. :)

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5 of 5 January 11, 2020
Reviewer: Eun Shin from Fredericksburg, VA United States  

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5 of 5 Great barbell January 9, 2020
Reviewer: Michael B from my garage  
Fantastic barbell.  After exhaustive research (it's easy to get lost in the minutia of message board opinions on knurl, diameter, etc..) led me to one conclusion:  stick with the guy that's been making these things for decades.  I don't regret that decision.  I opted to get the cerakote bar because my garage is located in the mid atlantic region.  Lots of humidty and moisture.  Didn't want to spend a lot of time keeping the rust at bay.  I'm happy with that decision - this thing is a work of art.  Very happy with my purchase!

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5 of 5 Incredible service and bar January 2, 2020
Reviewer: Kyle Kepler from Escalon , CA United States  
I saw they had the cerakote bars available but didn’t have pictures of the colors I was considering, I reached out on Facebook and got a reply within 10 minutes, He sent multiple pictures of the bars in both colors. This was just after thanksgiving. I was blown away. I have never had service like that from any company ever. Let alone a company I had not spent money with yet. The bar took arrived in a week. The knurl is great, it is sharp and grippy but doesn’t tear your hands up. Even the knurl is carved evenly and is uniform across the entire shaft. The cerakote is applied perfectly with no blemishes at all. I’m very picky and usually notice and are botherby things no one else cares about. This bar is better than I hoped for. This is my favorite bar I’ve ever owned and the collars are just iconic. Can spot a TPB from across the gym. I am extremely happy I went with TPB, no regrets there at all.

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5 of 5 Perfection December 28, 2019
Reviewer: Abigia Jones from Indianapolis  
American manufacturing’s attention to detail, the best knurling in the business, military specification corrosion resistance, and the customer service of Christians.

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