International ELITE™ Horizontal Bar

Industry leading stainless steel Horizontal Bar is virtually indestructible, allowing the athlete to perform the most rigorous routines.


  • FIG Approved
  • Meets USAG, NCAA® and NFHS competition specifications
  • This heat treated shot-peened stainless steel bar has passed over SIX MILLION CYCLES in a controlled destruct test and is magnafluxed to assure no surface cracks are present
  • Four 1/4″ (6mm) steel coated cables attach to three turnbuckles and one load binder turnbuckle
  • Spring-loaded snap pin provides maximum accuracy of height and security
  • Height adjusts from 88 5/8″ to 116 1/8″ (225cm to 295cm)
  • AAI’s extremely high strength durable stainless steel bar is shot-peened to eliminate residual stresses on the surface of the bar increasing durability while providing the ultimate texture for a perfect grip
  • Footprint measured from anchor points is 18′ x 13′ (5.5m x 4.9m)
  • Multi-directional collar provides maximum flex and performance
  • AAI features Double Copper Compression Sleeves on our high bar apparatus cables, which improves apparatus performance
  • Can be used with the Freestanding Horizontal Bar Adapter and/or SRS System
  • Requires four floor anchors (not included)

Item Numbers

  • 407-489 – International ELITE™ Horizontal Bar – wt. 175 lbs. (79kg)
  • 416-368 – Horizontal Bar Protective Pads – wt. 8 lbs. (3.6kg)

**US Patent #6,475,118

Recommendation: Based on data supplied by the FIG Safety Symposium, American Athletic, Inc. STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that horizontal bars and collars be replaced every three years to reduce the possibility of bar breakage. The newer moves being performed are applying greater impact loads and vibrations to the bar and its support structure.