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    Looking for a new barbell... i have been using a 6.6 foot 15kg 25mm womans barbell.

    Need something that is good for the 3 lifts, squats, bench press and deadlift. Has to be durable and low maintenance. Im not sure what knurling i want.... the knurl on my current bar is really passive and doesnt have a centre knurl for squats.

    I have looked at texas power bar, rogue ohio power bar, eleiko power bar, valhalla power bar and abc power bar.

    Abc seems like best bang for buck. Only concerns are maintenance and rust etc. And whether the knurl will be grippy but wont cut up my hands.

    Any feedback appreciated.





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    I own Valhalla

    Our bars have zero maintenance, and stainless sleeves with a black nitrate shaft, so no rust issues there.

    Our bars are are on the grippier side though, so they can be a little rough on soft hands.
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    I have had an ABC power bar and they are great. Stiffness the same as an Eleiko. I bought mine with the "aggressive" knurl (you have an option between two knurls) and I never regretted it. You don't want to be stuffing around with a bar with a crappy "soft" knurl. It will drive you nuts. Your hands will toughen up quickly.

    Great value. No rust. Certainly not an Eleiko but perfect second best choice.

    Plus its made in Oz, or at least designed and sold in Oz. Prolly made in "Jina" like ALL the cheaper bars (including Rogue),
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyAllen View Post
    I have had an ABC power bar and they are great. Stiffness the same as an Eleiko. I bought mine with the "aggressive" knurl (you have an option between two knurls) and I never regretted it. You don't want to be stuffing around with a bar with a crappy "soft" knurl. It will drive you nuts. Your hands will toughen up quickly.

    Great value. No rust. Certainly not an Eleiko but perfect second best choice.

    Plus its made in Oz, or at least designed and sold in Oz. Prolly made in "Jina" like ALL the cheaper bars (including Rogue),
    Our bars, and the ABC bars, are made right here in Australia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
    Our bars, and the ABC bars, are made right here in Australia
    Where are the valhalla bars made? Melbourne?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dustman007 View Post
    Where are the valhalla bars made? Melbourne?
    As far as I know, all bars that are made in Australia are made in the same factory in Victoria.
    Ours, ABC, when ironedge was aus made etc.
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    I've used all the bars you've mentioned and they are all fine. You can either buy the Valhalla bar to support powerlifting in Australia or just get the cheapest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
    As far as I know, all bars that are made in Australia are made in the same factory in Victoria.
    Ours, ABC, when ironedge was aus made etc.
    Whats the difference between abc and valhalla? The knurl?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dustman007 View Post
    Whats the difference between abc and valhalla? The knurl?
    Ours have stainless steel sleeves and much grippier knurl.

    We also make 2 variations of deadlift bars also.

    We have in everything in stock and you generally receive the bar the next day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
    Ours have stainless steel sleeves and much grippier knurl.

    We also make 2 variations of deadlift bars also.

    We have in everything in stock and you generally receive the bar the next day

    Www.valhallastrengthshop.com.au
    Ok. Ill have to check out the knurl next time im there.

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