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    Eh. If you're lucky enough to get nice ones. I...

    Eh. If you're lucky enough to get nice ones. I ordered about 5 pairs and 2 pair were phenomenal (nice matte finish with fine texture and no quality issues). These was awesome and what I expected...
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    Not trying to pile on Rogue here, as probably 80%...

    Not trying to pile on Rogue here, as probably 80% of gym is Rogue, but I recently ordered 4 pairs of their urethane dumbbells and all but one set had issues. I ended up selling them all and moving...
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    Sweet! I recently got picked in the lottery.....

    Sweet! I recently got picked in the lottery.. just have the 45 lb set coming my way, but I plan to add to it. I think the heavy handle kti will be my first addition. I always thought the handles...
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    I also sold a Rogue Castro bar a while back and...

    I also sold a Rogue Castro bar a while back and still regret it to this day. Knurl was a perfect moderate grippy feel, and just like you mentioned, the spin was insane for a bushing bar. Super...
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    Yeah, I dig it! Thanks No problem! Yeah it...

    Yeah, I dig it! Thanks


    No problem! Yeah it was just something I noticed on my first couple reps of using it.. I may end up preferring the moderate knurl pattern of this one.. we'll see once I...
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    Super early SS Curl Bar impressions/photos: ...

    Super early SS Curl Bar impressions/photos:

    Quick thoughts..
    Pros:
    -30mm feels perfect for a curl bar
    -Bends feel great
    -Knurling is very clean; great starts/stops
    -Rotation seems smooth &...
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    Finally gave up on adjustable dumbbells.. started...

    Finally gave up on adjustable dumbbells.. started my new collection:

    http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50833623641_c50ddbb18e_z.jpg
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    Good to hear! Yeah I've owned a lot of power...

    Good to hear! Yeah I've owned a lot of power bars, and for the things I value.. smooth sleeves, 29mm diameter, stainless shaft, clean knurl starts/stops, aggressive (but not insanely sharp) knurl......
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    I hear ya. I've never ordered a bar from Rep...

    I hear ya. I've never ordered a bar from Rep (shocking, I know), so we'll see how the packing holds up. I'll post a few pics of the bar when it comes in. I'd like to add the Rep deep knurl power...
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    Ordered a Rep SS Curl Bar yesterday! I'll post...

    Ordered a Rep SS Curl Bar yesterday! I'll post some impressions once it arrives Friday.
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    Hey I have that same AB Elite SS power bar! It's...

    Hey I have that same AB Elite SS power bar! It's just phenomenal, right? I use it every session, and while I do want another power bar with a deeper knurl for something different, I just really...
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    Man, that's one bar I've never owned for whatever...

    Man, that's one bar I've never owned for whatever reason. I really need to pick one up one day. I was always a little jealous of your 3 Texas bar setup (DL, squat, and power, i think). :)
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    28mm for Oly lifting or Deadlifting.. 28.5mm...

    28mm for Oly lifting or Deadlifting..
    28.5mm (Rogue makes plenty) for a nice all-purpose, do everything bar..
    29mm for powerlifting (Rogue Ohio Power bar, B&R 2.0 bar, AB Mammoth, etc.).. Squat,...
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    AGREED! The Super Bench Pro (with upgraded pad)...

    AGREED! The Super Bench Pro (with upgraded pad) was probably my best purchase in 2020. For a smaller home gym, it really has it all. Perfect weight, size, functionality, add-ons are reasonably...
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    Holy crap. That's insane. Does she have a...

    Holy crap. That's insane. Does she have a sister??
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    intrigued, but they SEEM like they would be...

    intrigued, but they SEEM like they would be fragile with the plastic long term..
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    I'm not sure why even, but I feel the same way. ...

    I'm not sure why even, but I feel the same way. The symbol just looks dumb on there..
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    Aight.. Powerblock, after about 2 months of...

    Aight.. Powerblock, after about 2 months of emails (pretty sure the lady didn't have a clue about their own products), is sending me everything I need (5 new weight "rails") to fix my set. They only...
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    I will say the U90 style models have a thicker...

    I will say the U90 style models have a thicker urethane plate which would definitely be stronger. I believe all the urethane models have a pretty solid warranty IF you buy them new. The U50s have a...
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    Yeah, it looks like they may only charge me...

    Yeah, it looks like they may only charge me shipping for the 5 broken plate sets (~$50 total).. I will seriously consider selling these if I can get them back to something decent. Hate to do that,...
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