Back in the 1960’s, Buddy Capps noticed that there was hardly any grip on barbells. The knurling on these bars was so light when the bars were new, after years of use 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.
Proudly Made in the USA Since 1980. The shafts are center less ground, demagnetized and oiled to the max before shipping to Texas. Once at the production facility, they are machine and then knurled 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 chrome plated only in Canada to prevent rusting in the Canadian climate.
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.
•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.
In the beginning:
•1983 Teenage and Collegiate Nationals
•1984 High School Nationals, Women's Nationals, Junior Worlds
•2013 Finland 🇫🇮
•2014 Australia 🇦🇺
•2015 United States 🇺🇸
•2016 Russia 🇷🇺
•2017 Argentina 🇦🇷
American Powerlifting Championships
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Limited Warranty. - Texas Power Bars (Buddy Capps Welding) hereby warrants that:
- Texas Power Barbell products known as Olympic bars for powerlifting shall be free from manufacturer defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of such products when used properly for their intended use. For purposes of this limited warranty, “lifetime” warranty coverage ends when the applicable product becomes unusable for reasons other than defects in workmanship or material or design issues. This limited lifetime warranty applies only to the original customer/end user as long as the original customer/end user owns the product. This limited lifetime warranty is non-transferable. Limited lifetime warranty does NOT cover a bar's finish/coating. Warranty does not cover barbells dropped on safety devices or miss-use of the product. It is recommended that barbells be used on 2.5" Olympic platforms (for deadlifts).