Had a few quality control issues with my bar, but they swiftly resolved to a satisfactory outcome. The bar is v heavy, be prepared for that! Very solid, good finish and feels like a quality piece of kit at what i would say is a competitive price (a cheap and poor quality SSB can be £150 easily) Ref the functionality, i personally think this bar is a revelation for squatting and wish i had access to one years ago. Being v tall, i have some mobility issues which mean when i get heavier on front and back squats i do not always feel stable through my back angle and knees. This bar has made it significantly easier to keep my form solid, i feel safer and more able to squat heavy. No regrets.