this bar deserves more credit!
fantastic! unbeatable! great feel, grippy but smooth. medium-light non-slip knurling, easy on the hands. whip kicks in around 165 pounds. just put it on the floor empty and kick the center hard. watch and hear it vibrate. great whip for a budget bar. better than some high dollar bars. the bearings spin perfectly even R and L, and are exceptionally fast, quiet, and smooth. this bar improved my speed on my clean the first time i tried it. threw me a little for a surprise. didn't expect that. in fact, i've had to concentrate and adjust. my clean and press max has come up as a result. i tried my old bar the other day for the heck of it. i used to love it. now it feels like it's from a junk yard in comparison to my new x-bar. and we're talking about an old york bar here. i use the x-bar for overhead lifting only. i'll never put this bar on a rack. it's too good to be used as a utility bar. to me it's a specialty bar. it's best for heavy off the floor overhead lifting in my opinion. i'm way beyond satisfied! i'm actually motivated and psyched just because of this bar! thanks a million!
Reviewed by: terry cummings from harveys lake, pa.