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The PR Deadlift Bar

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The Kabuki PR Deadlift Bar is the product of the same precision engineering that lies at the foundation of all of our bars, and we consider this bar the crowning piece to our competition-standard straight bar trifecta. The PR Deadlift Bar joins the 250k Squat Bar and the 250k Power Bar to complete a trio of bars each with knurling that has set industry standards, design that supports the heaviest of loads for the greatest feats of strength, and craftsmanship that makes every single bar we produce a true work of art. There’s a reason we call it the “PR” Deadlift Bar - this unique take on a popular specialty straight bar currently holds the all-time powerlifting deadlift world record, executed flawlessly by Kabuki friend and Oregon native Danny Grigsby.

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The PR Deadlift Bar

A BAR FIT FOR THE KING OF THE LIFTS

The Kabuki PR Deadlift Bar is the product of the same precision engineering that lies at the foundation of all of our bars, and we consider this bar the crowning piece to our competition-standard straight bar trifecta. The PR Deadlift Bar joins the 250k Squat Bar and the 250k Power Bar to complete a trio of bars each with knurling that has set industry standards, design that supports the heaviest of loads for the greatest feats of strength, and craftsmanship that makes every single bar we produce a true work of art.

SUPERIOR KNURLING 

The PR Deadlift Bar boasts an aggressive knurl specifically designed to provide the lifter with maximum grip staying power. This bar’s knurling is sharp enough to support grip endurance but precision-spaced to minimize tears to the athlete’s hands.

THE PERFECT BEND

 Our deadlift bar has been painstakingly crafted so that it produces just the right amount of PR-busting bend. With a diameter of 27 millimeters, the PR Deadlift Bar will bend to the optimum degree before leaving the floor to put the lifter in a more mechanically-advantaged starting position. This bar was designed for serious lifts, and we're excited to see it in the hands of the best lifters in the world. 

The current RAW All-Time World Record deadlift in any category or federation was pulled on a PR Deadlift Bar by Oregon-native and US Marine Danny Grigsby. He deadlifted 1074 pounds.

EASIER POSITIONING

Even without significant weights to bend the bar off the floor, the PR Deadlift Bar leads bars in this category in the more subtle bends experienced with sub-400lb loads, allowing for beginner lifters with some deadlift experience the ability to better work towards that optimal starting position and learn how to create tension and a strong setup off in the pull off the floor which ultimately determines their form throughout the entire range of the movement.

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  • Helps You Lift More Through Better Positioning
  • Knurling Design Engineered to Be Sticky and Enhance Neurological Output 
  • Safer Deadlifts Through a Ramping of Load vs. Instant Pulse as Well as Improved Hip Position
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  • Brand:Kabuki Strength
  • Bar Type:Deadlift Bar
  • Manufactured:Oregon, USA
  • Tensile Strength:190k PSI
  • Weight:20kg
  • Diameter:27mm
  • Bar Length:95.25"
  • Sleeve Length:15.5" Loadable Area
  • Finish Options:Bare Steel, Black Oxide, Nickel
  • Proprietary Knurl:Extra Aggressive Knurl
  • USPA-IPL Spec:Yes
  • Hardware:Oil-Impregnated Bronze Bushings

HEAR FROM THE EXPERTS

Trainers, Clinicians, Scientists All Agree

DANNY GRIGSBY, ATWR HOLDER

It’s hard to “innovate” a straight barbell - but I love that Kabuki put careful thought and consideration into the design engineering of this bar to enhance it’s performance and feel. This is what they’re all about, after all. The PR Deadlift Bar is THE ultimate competition deadlift bar for pulling maximal weight, and I’m happy to be seeing it more and more on the platform. For intermediate to advanced deadlifters who understand leverage and tension, this bar is an incredible piece of kit. The knurl is as sharp as it gets and the bar’s unique bend/whip characteristics really help you lock in your form and pull PR weights.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Only deadlift bar knurling developed off of leading research on the impacts depth of dermal penetration to increase neurological responses affecting neural firing while minimizing the damage to skin.  Research was done by academics and used to refine OSHA standards as it relates.The Kabuki Bar design started with the competition specifications and worked backwards, with material selection and geometry to maximize the amount of flex in the bar before it leaves the ground, while balancing the whip or oscillation of the bar. The Kabuki PR Deadlift Bar should enhance anyones pulling power immediately, but there is a learning period to maximize the results just like going from a power bar to a regular deadlift bar.  This is a process for ANY speciality piece of equipment or any other deadlift bar.

Yes, the bar meets competition specs in any federation that allows the use of a dedicated deadlift bar.

  1. This is the only bar knurling based on published in-depth research, and is the perfect blend of both grip and neurological enhancement. 

The knurling feels like it has a ‘bite’ to it as you grab it and feels very secure and confident in your hands.  While on the more aggressive side for knurling it doesn’t feel overtly sharp and does not cut your hands just for the sake of cutting it.  It does micro pentate to a specific dermal layer with its depth wich is just enough to enhance neural firing based on extensive research commissioned by OSHA.  To much penetration depth that some people like because they think the sharper the better the grip, actually has inhibitory effect through protective mechanism with neurological expression.  Not to mention the constant physical damage to  your hands.  The only time the deadlift bar should cause damage by cutting or tearing your hands is if it becomes loose and slides in your hands.   The is the only bar knurling based on research and is the perfect blend of both grip and neurological enhancement.

The PR deadlift bar will teach you how maximize tension on your setup which will translate to improvements on any barbell.  However it will allow you to lift more in the process so if using a different bar for the meet you will have to anticipate lifting less than at the meet.

Our often elusive nickel finish (due to supply chain issues we were unable to offer it for almost 2 years) is the most corrosion resistant metal finish on the market, not to mention the best looking! It provides a surface hardening effect that improves the longevity of the bar, and the nickel bar’s smooth surface provides a minimal friction glide over the legs on heavy deadlifts even without the use of baby powder.

This bar has been used in competition for numerous 1000+ pulls including the current all-time world record raw deadlift of 1074lbs by Danny Grigsby. The bar is rated for 1200lbs.

Deadlift bars are 27mm in diameter, compared to 29mm for competition power bars. Additionally, deadlift bars are longer to allow for more space between the weight plates, creating additional “bend” in the bar with heavier loads. This also functions to allow lifters to pre-tension the weight on the ground ensuring optimal positioning and maximum force output. A power bar is much stiffer and used for all 3 power lifts in certain federations. The knurl on a deadlift bar is also sharper and grippier than on a traditional power bar.

The Bar Sauce-treated beauty of bare steel offers a knurl-showcasing, tactile quality that many lifters love. Kabuki's proprietary RAW finish stands for Repairable Anti-Corrosion Weatherguard, a finishing process that uses our Bar Sauce product to provide superior corrosion resistance while maintaining a pure knurl feel. RAW finished bars are treated from the factory and outperform bare steel bars treated with other oil-based products in corrosion resistance, look, and feel.

Customer Reviews

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Matt

Best knurling hands down. Phenomenal whip and feel. 

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Tuan

Much better than the cerakote version

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Patrick

the bar came like 5 weeks earlier than expected and i love it so much. Thanks kabuki ♥️

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Michael
Awesome bar

My wife bought me this bar for Christmas and it’s awesome. I’ve had the Okie deadlift bar and the Texas deadlift bar and this is by far my favorite. The build quality is much better. The knurling is sharper. The whip feels great. Very fun to lift with!

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N.V.

Great bar, super agressive knurling, good whip.

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