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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: $269.00

Availability:: Current demand has production time at 2-4 weeks.

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Texas Power Bar

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: 192 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 10/10 worth every penny December 30, 2020
Reviewer: JK from Upstate New York  
Received my original Texas Power Bar well within the posted lead time. Good Communication about order status. Beautiful craftsmanship the bar is flawless right out of the tube. Already put to use in a few work outs and know I am set for life with this barbell. Knurling is top notch. Truly built to last a lifetime. I went with bare steel, would buy again. Looking at their other bars now. 100% Recommend!

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5 of 5 Quality Barbell - worth the wait November 13, 2020
Reviewer: Fred Spence from Pflugerville, TX United States  
Purchased the bare steel Texas Power Bar August 1, 2020. The website estimated 8 weeks, I received the barbell in ~12 weeks. Most definitely worth the wait (weight - lol). I've been working out with a cheap Chinese barbell since COVID started. Night and day difference using the Texas Power Bar. Well balanced and solid feeling. Couldn't  be happier with the barbell - and made in Texas!

I think the knurling is perfect. A lot of internet talk about 28.5 mm vs. 29 mm. The Chinese Bar I had was 29, I prefer the 28.5, the difference is subtle.

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4 of 5 Worth the wait November 10, 2020
Reviewer: Ian from N/A  
At first waiting of the bar got frustrating but with constant communication a few weeks after ordering I felt a little bit of ease. 3 months later the bar came in and worth the wait. Solid build and the knurling is great. Definitely would order again, just expect a long wait time. 4 of 5 Stars due to long wait time.

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5 of 5 Exceeded my expectations October 18, 2020
Reviewer: Fonz from Southern California  
First off I’d like to thank the staff for making it happen and producing awesome bars during these difficult times. I understand that the unforeseen circumstances we’ve dealt with this year delayed production, let me say that the wait is long, but the end product will more than make up for it. I’m really impressed with my power bar, and love the quality. That knurl is aggressive, which I personally like. I feel some soft people out there might be in for a surprise tho.

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5 of 5 Great Bar October 3, 2020
Reviewer: Roman Artemyev from Richmond Hill, ON Canada  
Took three and a half months from order to delivery. Wanted this one or Ohio power bar. Quality is impeccable and bar features are just what I need for the 4 lifts that i do. Ordered mine in June when everything was out of stock. Four months later Ohio bar is still out of stock and I have this one in the garage.

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