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Old 03-08-2008, 08:48 AM   #21
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Never mind. Saw the same question answered on the CrossFit message boards. (1/2 size smaller than normal.)
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:50 PM   #22
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http://www.biggerfasterstronger.com/...&search=&page=

Does any one have any feed back on this bar ?

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Old 03-12-2008, 03:30 PM   #23
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I'm not knocking it; it may be a swell bar. Unfortunately it doesn't say what the diameter is or if it's designed for static or Oly lifts. In that price range I'd play it safe and go with Glenn Pendlay's CrossFit bar.

http://store.wfwclub.com/crossfitbar.html
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:39 AM   #24
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Tha fact that you can only get it rated up to 500 pounds tell me it's crap.
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:40 PM   #25
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Not only that, but 500 static pounds. I've seen 700lb and larger rated bars bent with dropped overhead loads less than 200lbs.
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:59 PM   #26
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truth, i've seen even a texas power bar bent from dropping massive weights from modest distances.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:48 PM   #27
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Just got the Pendlay CrossFit bar today... Wow, that thing is beautiful. The grip is so comfortable too. The biggest thing I noticed doing some light snatches and C&J is that it doesn't "clang" when you drop it... That makes me wonder why my chrome bar "clangs."
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:51 AM   #28
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I'm getting pretty serious with this overhead stuff. I can honestly see myself getting over 150kilos overhead soon. Moreover, I have two young daughters that are expressing interest in weightlifting (one with tons of genetic attributes) and I'm considering getting a USAW coaching certification of some sort.

At this point, I have a york training bar and I like it, but when Randy brought his Werksan bar I noticed that it just felt better. Moreover, the sleeves were longer and there was a shorter distance between the sleeves. In other words, when I snatched with the werksan bar, I had my pinkys up against the sleeves - which felt much more powerful to me - I had a lot more control for some reason. Whereas with my york bar, I'm about an inch or so from the sleeves. I also feel that way on all the crappy bars at our local Y?

Is there a difference between comp bars and traditional bars? I honestly don't know. I know the woman's comp bar is smaller (in circumference) and lighter. But that's about it.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

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Old 03-21-2008, 01:24 PM   #29
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Is there a difference between comp bars and traditional bars? I honestly don't know. I know the woman's comp bar is smaller (in circumference) and lighter. But that's about it.
Women's bars, whether training or comp, are 15 kg and 25 mm thick; men's are 20 kg and 28 mm thick. Comp bars are IWF certified - but good training bars will meet the IWF specs anyway (e.g. Werksan, Eleiko). Comp bars also usually have deeper knurling - more than you want to train on daily - it will shred your hands.

Here is that video - I think it was a Pendlay bar, but I'm not 100% sure. Either way, that's a 150 kg CJ - it bent pretty badly during my warm-ups and for 130, 140 and 150, it was hanging up pretty bad during the turnover, and I could feel it trying to roll away on my shoulders when I was preparing to jerk.

It felt all right when I was snatching - a little tighter of a spin than I would have liked, but not as bad as other bars.
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Old 03-21-2008, 03:05 PM   #30
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Women's bars, whether training or comp, are 15 kg and 25 mm thick; men's are 20 kg and 28 mm thick. Comp bars are IWF certified - but good training bars will meet the IWF specs anyway (e.g. Werksan, Eleiko). Comp bars also usually have deeper knurling - more than you want to train on daily - it will shred your hands.

Here is that video - I think it was a Pendlay bar, but I'm not 100% sure. Either way, that's a 150 kg CJ - it bent pretty badly during my warm-ups and for 130, 140 and 150, it was hanging up pretty bad during the turnover, and I could feel it trying to roll away on my shoulders when I was preparing to jerk.

It felt all right when I was snatching - a little tighter of a spin than I would have liked, but not as bad as other bars.
hey Greg, video wont open!
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