I own a newyorkbarbells (TDS) safety squat bar. It’s bare bones, but it definitely gets the job done. Absolutely love it, and has held up for about 6 years of squatting at least once a week with no issue. I wish I got it years sooner.[/quote]
Thanks. This is one of the ones I was wondering about. I didn’t want to call them out by name as they seem to elicit some strong reactions. I’ve never used their stuff, but have always wondered if the strong opinions against them were just coming from fanboys of higher priced equipment.
The bar I used in the past looked identical to this style as well.[/quote]
It’s definitely not top of the line, and some of their stuff can be sketchy, but it’ll do the job. I have used a higher quality one before, and it was definitely nice (the padding was a lot stiffer, handles were longer/thinner, and the sleeves seemed to rotate better), but especially if it’s just being used by one lifter, it should last you a while and provide you good service.