Ivanko Olympic Power Bars - When your goal is just to sell a product, your Olympic bar design is finished when it's "good enough". When your goal is perfection, you're never finished, never satisfied, even 125 Design cycles later! For example, a tensile strength of 150,000 PSI is "strong enough" for most manufacturers. We heat treat our raw stainless steel bar to 218,000 PSI, because our tests tell us anything weaker will bend. Most think bar stock is "straight enough" if it meets the mill standard of 89/1000 inch over the 7 foot length of the bar. We further straighten our bar to a tolerance of 10/1000 inch, because anything less straight will cause rotational torque during heavy lifting. Most think there is a coating or plating that is "durable enough". We chose raw stainless steel because it needs no coating, so there's nothing to peel off, chip, or rust. Most think a bar is "safe enough" just because it's made of steel. We ultrasonic test and magnetic particle test every bar to detect internal and external cracks that can cause the bar to snap. The International Powerlifting Federation (I.P.F.) counts our competition Olympic bar among the very few that it approves for International Competition.
NOTE: The Ivanko “Raw” Bar is constructed the exact same structurally as the standard Ivanko stainless steel OBXS-20KG29MM, just without the polished finish. The "purple"-like hue comes from heat-treating the stainless bar and then leaving it "raw" rather than polishing it. Ivanko chose raw stainless steel to give this bar an “old school” feel and cosmetic appearance. Also, since there is no polishing to knock off the fine points of the knurling teeth, the knurling is sharper and more aggressive than a standard polished bar, offering the greatest "depth" or full engagement when gripped.
Special LIMITED EDITION production run, while supplies last!
- Extra high strength precision Olympic bar
- Center Knurling
- Rust Resistant
- 218,000 P.S.I. rated steel
- Mag Tested
- Ultra-Sonic Tested
- Straightness Certified (less than .006 per ft. T.I.R.)
- Length: 7 feet, 2 inches
- Bar Diameter: 29mm
- Sleeve Diameter: 50 mm
- Weight: 20KG (44.08 lb)
- International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) approved
- MADE IN USA
Shipping cost included within the lower 48 states only
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Item Number: OBXS-20KG29MM-RAW ProdID_20622
Product Name: Olympic 7’ Raw Stainless Steel Competition Powerlifting Bar -- Ivanko (OBXS-20KG29MM-RAW)
Manufacturer Part No: OBXS-20KG29MM-RAW