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brynevansIcon...02-02-2015 @ 19:51 
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I bought 2 BOAR bars about 8 yrs ago for little money and they're still going strong, they've survived 400kg deadlifts 380kg squats and other than one of the ends being a bit stiffer to rotate they're fine. They were just made in an small engineering shop in the midlands in the 70s/80s, I can't see why it's so difficult to make a bar that meets the requirement. It's not going to be so much more money for the better steel although it might be more difficult to form good knurling on harder material.
BoarIcon...02-02-2015 @ 19:54 
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I'm not surprised Bryn ! It's my dream to own a few boar plates

Was it a guy on here or MT that made his own bar and did a damn fine job of it too
OwenLIcon...02-02-2015 @ 20:53 
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toying with the idea of making my own bar if i can employ some equipment and expertise from work! Cool Happy
BigMaccaIcon...02-02-2015 @ 21:54 
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Boar said:I'm not surprised Bryn ! It's my dream to own a few boar plates

Was it a guy on here or MT that made his own bar and did a damn fine job of it too

It was Simon T, he made the Dragon Bar Cool

He used very high PSI steel and found it very difficult to cut the knurling in, he had to take it to a firm with specialist equipment as far as I can remember
glen_danburyIcon...03-02-2015 @ 06:14 
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there seems to be a huge amount of new bars coming on the market.

are these all being made in same place with just different end caps?

www.thegymrevolution.co.uk/index.php/atx-ram-bar.html
aaron_lohanIcon...03-02-2015 @ 08:49 
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brynevans said:I bought 2 BOAR bars about 8 yrs ago for little money and they're still going strong, they've survived 400kg deadlifts 380kg squats and other than one of the ends being a bit stiffer to rotate they're fine. They were just made in an small engineering shop in the midlands in the 70s/80s, I can't see why it's so difficult to make a bar that meets the requirement. It's not going to be so much more money for the better steel although it might be more difficult to form good knurling on harder material.


They are some of the finest bars i've ever used and the knurling is excellent and doesn't shred your hands like some bars.
PhillippeHalterIcon...03-02-2015 @ 10:36 
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aaron_lohan said:
They are some of the finest bars i've ever used and the knurling is excellent and doesn't shred your hands like some bars.


For bench pressing...?
General_illIcon...03-02-2015 @ 12:52 
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Post Edited: 03.02.2015 @ 13:29 PM by General_ill
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brynevansIcon...03-02-2015 @ 19:47 
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That ATX bar seems to tick all the boxes, would probably last most people a long time provided its not dropped on safety bars too often.
BoarIcon...03-02-2015 @ 20:13 
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Would you be confident buying from a site you have never heard of ? That atx bar looks nice , anyone used that site befor ?
General_illIcon...03-02-2015 @ 20:35 
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Again faster has a bar called the klokov bar.

I can't link on my phone for some reason.
General_illIcon...03-02-2015 @ 20:37 
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I said:Again faster has a bar called the klokov bar.

I can't link on my phone for some reason.


They got some cheap bumpers as well.
Rob1980Icon...03-02-2015 @ 20:44 
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Watsons power bar 510, excellent knurling but quite stiff so not much feedback when deadlifting. I would like a TPB to complete my collection though.
milsyIcon...03-02-2015 @ 21:03 
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Boar said:I'm not surprised Bryn ! It's my dream to own a few boar plates

Was it a guy on here or MT that made his own bar and did a damn fine job of it too


We have just short of 400kg of the boar plates in our ldungeon the 50's get rolled out on special occasions
glen_danburyIcon...03-02-2015 @ 21:33 
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Boar said:Would you be confident buying from a site you have never heard of ? That atx bar looks nice , anyone used that site befor ?


I know the guy who owns that site. obviously he is selling the bars but has rated them as equal to TBP without as sharp knurling. its psi is high too. I'm very tempted by one

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