I've just received the Klokov barbell and its pretty good. Spins nicely, good grip, but the whip wasn't as I thought it'd be. Considering I'm a not a heavy weight so moving big weights I'm not quite there yet. With that said, you'll begin able to feel the whip when lifting over 200+ lbs. Otherwise, there's not much whip to it with such a high tensile strength. I can see why the barbell was designed for Klokov, but not so much for the mid-lighter weightlifters. But overall I'm pretty satisfied with the purchase which is fairly cheaper than a lot of Olympic bars, but I would eventually purchase another weightlifting barbell that's more suitable for my weight class.
Reviewed by: Wendall C. from Brookline.