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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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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

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Perfect bar September 12, 2019
Reviewer: E. L. from Henderson, NV United States  
Stainless steel bar has the best knurl hands down of any bar out there. Know you're getting the best out there when you buy a Texas Power Bar!

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My First Serious Barbell September 11, 2019
Reviewer: Isaac from Austin, TX United States  
I bought the bare steel TPB, and really like it. My previous bar was a CAP chrome bar, 30mm in diameter and with nonexistent knurling. The TPB is a huge move up. The 28.5mm diameter is great for deadlift, and the aggressive knurling provides great grip. The barbell is garage kept in Austin, TX, so it needs oiled/brushed at least once a month to prevent rust forming. If you live in a humid environment around the coasts, you may want to buy the chrome finish, but I don't mind the maintenance too much.

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Texas Power Bar August 31, 2019
Reviewer: S. Smith from Stockbridge, MI United States  
Love the bar knurling is perfect for me really grips my hands. I would have given it 5 stars except for the fact that. I emailed the company twice with a question before purchase with no response. Glad I bought the bar anyway but would have liked to have the question answered. Would have made my decision on which bar I wanted easier.

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Exactly what I needed August 30, 2019
Reviewer: Wallace Mateen from New Orleans, LA United States  
Had / have a sporting goods bar and bent it. So I thought the brand used by most world record holders might help. Thanks the bar is awesome.

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Texas power bar August 15, 2019
Reviewer: Francisco Naranjo from Jersey City, NJ United States  
Best power bar ever made, at the best price around, with insanely fast shipping. Always a pleasure to use a Texas capps bar power, squat or deadlift bar!

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