What you need to know
Powerlifters put equipment to the test. It's not enough to just make a strong barbell. It must offer an outstanding grip and minimize flex and unwanted plate spin. The Again Faster Power Bar was built for strong athletes making heavy lifts.
Each 17" sleeve is machined from a single piece of alloy steel, not welded like other olympic barbells, and is secured with dual-snap rings. The 29mm shaft is made 200,000 psi tensile strength alloy steel and finished with hard chrome for excellent durability. And every bar is backed by a lifetime warranty.
Being the owner of a CrossFit gym, we have an arsenal of A/F 2.0 team bars which is an all around amazing bar for most of the lifts we do; specifically the olympic lifts. Over the past few of months, several of our lifters (including myself) have be using the Power Barbell for Squats and Deadlifts. The bar has been a great addition. It provides greater sleeve real estate. The aggressive knurling helps with maintaining a better grip; specifically on the deadlifts. And, the stiffness has noticeably benefited our heavier lifters (i.e. a 500lb back squatter). We look forward to expanding our barbell arsenal with additional A/F Power Barbells. Another quality product Again Faster!