I bought the clearance power bar in all zinc and it was a favorite right out of the gate. The knurl is aggressive, yet not sharp. If you like that, "sand paper" gritty kind of knurl, you'll love it! I'm a big fan of their competitors' bars, and yet, I'd absolutely buy this bar again. If I could only use one barbell for the rest of my life, I think I'd have to pick this one. It simply sticks to your hands, it's stiff, sturdy, and can take a beating. Can't say anything negative about it!
Would love to write a review on how this bar performs, but kabuki has not delivered it. Email messages have been sent, voicemails have been left. The customer service of this place is a complete joke. They sure took my money in a hurry, for an in stock power bar that was going to ship in 1-3 days. And it has been crickets since then. I guess since we are only a small power lifting gym, and not a meet director, kabuki could care less. Shame on you.