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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 around 8 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

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: 172 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Texas Power Bar July 28, 2020
Reviewer: Brett from Minneapolis, MN  
I received my bar last Friday.  Total lead time from order to delivery was a little under 13 weeks.  

The bar is very well crafted and put together, which was evident as soon as I removed it from the packaging. It was definitely worth the wait.   While the wait time is certainly long, it's worth being patient as this is a quality product that will stand the test of time.   This small business is doing the best they can in a time of unprecedented demand by their customers and unforeseen restraints on their production process.  Overall, I rate this purchase as 5 stars and look forward to receiving my deadlift bar and ordering a squat bar in the future.

Thank you

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5 of 5 Is there a community forum? July 27, 2020
Reviewer: Angel from Palm Desert CA  
I gave it a 5 star because I've heard great things about the bar and I'm sure I'll love working out with it. However I'm in my second month of waiting and I've received no update on the status of my order. For those of you that have your bars already, do you mind letting me know how long it too to get it? Looking for an ETA to hang out to.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Amazing Bar! Well worth the wait!! July 21, 2020
Reviewer: David from Kentucky  
Although wait times are a bit long, I can honestly say that it was well worth it for the quality/craftsmanship of what was received.  After one session I can pretty much guarantee that this will be a bar that I will use for years and years to come, potentially never needing another.  The quality is top notch, among the best barbell I've ever used or come across in either a garage gym or commercial gym setting.  Aggressive knurling, great whip, top notch coating and plating.....just an all around amazing piece.  
In their defense, Texas is doing what they can to cope and continue production during this unprecedented time in our history and longer wait times are to be expected.  There are tons of orders being made, likely as a result of local gyms being shut down because of the pandemic, so demand is through the roof!  As someone who waited almost 3 months, I recognize that this may be easier said than done now that I have my bar, but trust me, the wait is well worth it!

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  2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
2 of 5 Did y'all receive my order? July 14, 2020
Reviewer: Andy from MI  
I am just looking for confirmation my order has been received. I've been charged, but I do not see an order when I log in under my order history. I have sent a couple emails but no response. I understand these things are back ordered, so no issue there. I just want to make sure my order was processed correctly as I have absolutely no way to track this at all.

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  7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Amazing bar, company can use more manpower June 26, 2020
Reviewer: Pedro A Perez Jr from NJ United States  
Quality: The bar is amazing. I’ve used other power bars, and the only ones that come close are the Rogue OPB and the Kabuki bar (which is much pricier). The finish is resilient and looks sharp, the knurling is very aggressive without cutting my hands or back, even when squatting shirtless. Some people say the bar whips a lot but I’ve used 555 on a deadlift and noticed no more whip than an OPB.
Shipping: Was rough. Took 2 months, and they did miss a couple shipping dates. I understand the situation but serving and informing the customer a bit more should be a priority, although please don’t be rude and remember they’re a small company and nobody expected this pandemic.

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