This bar is pretty much exactly modelled after the Texas deadlift bar in terms of its measurements (inside shaft length, sleeve length etc.) which means it flexes and whips like one. I didn't think it would differ much from the 2028 Olympic bar I have in terms of flex and whip, but it really does- you can even feel a difference with 60kg, mainly because of how far out the weights are due to the inside shaft length and collar width. The 27mm shaft feels noticeable thinner than 28mm and makes gripping the bar easy. The knurling is sharp, and with chalk it's super grippy. The overall quality is very good and the hardened chrome isn't too shiny, it looks more like aluminium. The description says the rings are 810mm apart but they're actually 910mm apart. Highly recommended.