Received the bar around three weeks ago. The packaging was battered, the delivery driver and i assumed this didn’t matter as its a metal bar. Its York - International “Multi-Hex” Dead Lift/Shrug Bar. Its rated at 1320lbs/600kg. I’ve used to twice, last and this monday for a grand total of 20 reps.
Doing 5x2 with 110.5 and 113kg. My point is, thats hardly a lot of weight. It hasn’t been dropped and i lower the bar normally. The bends quite hard to notice and i only noticed it the other day when i had it on its special loading stand and was looking straight down at the bar.
It then clicked - i watched a ripper toe video a while ago while he explained about bent bars and dropping them. I’m assuming its been dropped or knocked during transportation and yes i should have refused delivery.
Anyway, i wanted to ask your guys advice, do you think that i should send it back?, there is a 30 day return policy, i have to pay and ship it back to them, if they decide its damaged they will refund the postage and the item. Obviously there likely to say straight away i accepted the delivery and i’ve damaged it myself.
Just wondered if anyones had experience with bent trap bars, etc. Do they bend easily, does this type of bend matter?
The handles themselves feel level and its hard to tell. I’ve never used another trap bar either so i can’t compare usage.
Wanted to get your guys thoughts on this.