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Iron Skull Power Bar
The Iron Skull Power Bar is one of the toughest and most reliable bars available. This bar is IPF aligned and is full of top notch quality. USA made steel, with aggressive knurling, including a center knurl, this bar is sure to handle any of your toughest lifts. With more stiffness than a standard bar and 200,000 PSI, you can confidently push the limits of your own strength.
This bar comes in two coating options, Black Zinc or Black Cerakote. Both come with silver sleeves.
Specs and Features
IPF aligned powerlifting bar
Multiple Bar Coating Options:
Black Cerakote / Grooved Zinc Sleeves: Heavy duty, tough, and very resistant to corrosion
Black Zinc / Grooved Zinc Sleeves: (NOTE: light swirl marks may be noticeable from zinc application but does not affect performance)
Bare Steel Bar and Bare Steel Sleeves: Vintage and raw at the most basic of levels. This bar can rust - it has no coating. Returns are only accepted due to a manufacturer defect.
Aggressive diamond knurling
28.5 mm diameter
2,000 lb rated bar
Oil impregnated bronze bushings
MADE IN USA
Barbells are in a rolling inventory and may experience a 3-5 week lead time.
Absolutely LOVE this bar. I ordered the bare steel version and ended up with a black zinc, which is kinda good because the knurling is so sharp the bare steel may be too much. I really enjoy lifting heat with this. For comparison, I own a Rogue OPB and Texas PB, both in bare steel, and a Rep SS Deep Knurl PB. The Iron Skull is the most agressive knurl I’ve got. The build quality is good, the end points of the knurling are sloppy, the sleeve tolerance is tight on my Rogue training plates, but man, for the price and the crazy knurl, you can’t beat this barbell. This isn’t going to be my only purchase from Bare Steel Equipment!
Was looking for a new power bar and wanted something other than the norms when I found the Iron Skull Power Bar. Customer Service was awesome, when contacted they said they could do an all black cerakote bar which I wanted. The solid tube arrived and bar had end caps and no nicks or damage a first for me. Bar looks awesome and knurling plus cerakote makes my hands feel like they are glued to the bar. Been lifting 35+ years one of if not the best feeling bars ever for me. Overall a great experience can’t say that too often these days. Thank you Bare Steel for the personal attention and looking out for us old veterans.
I bought one of these out of the boneyard and it is awesome. This was the first "real" barbell that I have purchased so I don't have anything to really compare it to; but as I am starting to upgrade my gym from the sporting goods store's line of stuff and this was the perfect start. The knurling is great, the coating (I have the black zinc) is great, and it just feels great to lift heavy things with. If you are on the market for a power bar I couldn't recommend this any higher! You won't be disappointed with this bad boy and you will feel confident you made the right choice!
Looked at plenty of different barbell reviews and came across a Youtube video comparing the Bare Steel Stacked Barbell to another well known bar. Thought I would check Bare Steel out to see what they offered (I never heard of them before). I was in the market for a high quality, yet affordable, power bar and came across the Iron Skull Power Bar. Looked at the specs and pricing and even though there weren't any reviews, decided to gamble and give the bar and company a try. I must say, I'm impressed with the barbell. Feels super solid, high quality material/finish and the knurling is perfect (for me). They describe the knurling as 'aggressive', although I would describe it more as a mild knurl. I've had some bars that utterly wrecked my hands, but this bar is the perfect combination of being grippy without being unbearable (have used it for a couple weeks now). Came in relatively quick and the packaging served its purpose. Would have liked to see some bubble wrap or foam on the sleeves as there were some minor scratches, but I'm being overly picky, and honestly, its not a big deal. Oh yea, customer service is excellent here too. Sorry for the long review, being the first I wanted to give you as much info as possible. Honestly, don't be on the fence about this bar, it's high quality and at a ridiculously good price. Plus, made in the USA, military discount, and free shipping? That's unreal.
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