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Old 09-25-2012, 11:26 PM   #4
Blair Lowe
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the gym I work out at uses beaters for squats and deads and only brings out the Oly bars for the lifts, swapping them out when going for the slow lifts.

I tried to do a Pendlay HD vs Pendlay NG vs DHS today. the DHS won out by a smidgin. The needle bearing felt stiffer in the hand compared to the bushing bar but seemed to turn over better during the clean.

Bare in mind, I only was testing them against each other bar only, not even 5's on the side. And I'm a super noob.

We have an Eleiko, but I think one of the sleeves is stuck so it doesn't seem to spin in one direction. I opt not to use it.
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