Texas Squat Bar by Buddy Capps Welding
Note: These are now in
stock at our warehouse in Dunkirk, NY. We buy them by the
pallet load and ship from Dunkirk to get this to you quickly.
Since 1980, Buddy Capps of Irving, TX, has been manufacturing the Texas Power Bar which has become the most popular all-purpose powerlifting bar in the USA for both training and competition. The Texas Power Bar was followed several years later with the 7-1/2' Texas Deadlift Bar and shortly thereafter the 8' Texas Squat Bar was introduced.
Buddy Capps is a former Texas State Powerlifting Champion. His design of the Texas Power Bar was influenced by such notable Texas powerlifters as Doug and Clay Patterson.
The 7-1/2' Texas Deadlift Bar was the result of an idea brought to Buddy by the legendary Chip McCain. The Texas Deadlift Bar is used by the majority of powerlifting organizations in the USA and is regarded as the bar to deadlift with worldwide. The 8' Texas Squat Bar is favored by powerlifters who are tall or powerlifters who have shoulder problems.
Don't accept a substitute. Look for the State of Texas outline on the end of each Texas Power Bar, Texas Deadlift Bar, and Texas Squat Bar.
Capps Welding uses
Black Zinc Plated bars.
This is not
the cheaper black oxide that only darks the steel but give no corrosion resistance.
Plating is a 2 step process.
First step involves applying a thin coating of
zinc to surface of the bar to guard against corrosion. Zinc offers excellent
corrosion resistance because it is more easily oxidized by the atmosphere.
Oxidation occurs when metal is exposed to air or water, and electrons from the
metal transfer to the oxygen. When zinc is tightly bonded to steel, the zinc
frees up its electrons more readily than the steel, leaving the stronger metal
beneath intact. The application of the zinc coating is accomplished by dipping
the steel into molten zinc or by electrolytic plating of the steel with zinc,
much like chrome plating. The
electrolytic process gives the metal parts an aesthetically pleasing
appearance, as well as corrosion resistance.
step is a smooth black
chromate conversion that give the bar that black look.
Capps Welding bars sleeves
can not fall off
welded to sleeves and the assembly is roll pinned onto the bar so they can never
loosen or fall of.
Capps Welding bars have
Oil Impregnated bearings need no lubrication
on the collar/sleeve assembly are oil impregnated and never need lubrication. Built for a lifetime of hard use.