One of the guys in the gym tore his bicept recently deadlifting. Instead of missing squat days as of such, he bought himself and shared with all of us a new bar. I’ve seen most testing the new bar out on either squats or good mornings.
It definitely has a different feel. It’s heavier and I think it put a little more strain on my spine when I went heavier on squats. It’s cool though and nice to try new equipment. I’ll likely stick to the old skool Olympic though.