Solid steel construction with a decent chrome finish, overall a balanced build. The knurling on the bar is medium-to-light (in my experience) but provides sufficient grip for all exercises I've done so far. The end caps are a little rough in some spots, but nothing sharp that would cause a problem. The welds are all solid and cleanly done. The attachment point will accept BIG carabiners, up to 3/8" in my case, maybe as much as 1/2". The bar probably weighs about 4 pounds.<br /><br />The angle, at least for me, is perfect for keeping the wrists in a neutral position for focused tricep work, something I'd have to fight for when using a tricep rope which would limit the amount of working weight. Not that one is better than the other; I use a tricep rope for all of my overhead extension work and some pushdown work. The bar allows for easy fat grip use, something you can't do with rubber grip bars.<br /><br />If I had to find one thing to change on the bar it would be for the knurling to go just a bit higher on the bar towards the attachment point, maybe an extra 3/4". If I really choke up on the bar with a close grip my first finger is on the smooth chrome. That said, I've never seen any other V-pressdown bar that has knurling all the way up.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]