Not just the original--it debuted in 1994--but it's the best and the strongest thick bar, the one that has more world records set on it than all the others combined. While the Apollon's Axle excels in strongman, it's also perfect for grip guys and anyone interested in functional strength.
In 2011, IronMind made a stretched Apollon's Axle for the World's Strongest Man contest, to be used in the squat event--where it's served admirably ever since.
Apollon's Axle Double Overhand Deadlift records:
Mike Burke - 234 kg/516 lb. - 1/20/13
Amy Wattles - 130 kg/286 lb. - 6/30/13
Non-revolving, polished steel with natural finish; weighs about 33 lb. (15 kg). Two-inch diameter bar between the inside collars; takes Olympic plates and is the same length (7 ft.) as an official weightlifting or powerlifting bar. To guide your hand placement, the Apollon's Axle has three knurled bands about 1/4" wide: one at the center of the bar and one about 18" on each side of the center mark.
No. 1271 $249.95