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FORTHCOMING GRIP CONTESTS
 

 

Lockdown League #3
Contest from June 1 until and including June 30.

Event: HorneTop - Hold

Please include the lift/hold, then scaling of the apparatus on a calibrated scale on the same video.
Then post it on facebook, and tag me.

Rules: HorneTop - Hold (one hand)
The usual HorneTop rules apply; except you do not have to lift the apparatus to a certain height. Timing is started from the moment the weight is lifted off the floor, and stopped when it either drops out of the hands, or it is put down. The apparatus is not allowed to touch the legs or any other bodyparts apart from the hands holding it. The hands or forearms are not allowed to be locked against the thighs.
The minimum time accepted in the contest is 5 seconds. All times are rounded down to the full second ie. 17.77secs, becomes 17secs.
Weights to be used are: 65k, 55k, 45k, 35k, 25k, 15k or 5k if needed.
The best way to operate this event in a contest is to go from heavy (65k) to light, and this means that someone can have an attempt at the heavier weight, and if they fail they can fall back to a lighter weight.

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Steel Shredder #7 – Lockdown Break-out!
From 1 June up to and including 31 Aug, 2020

Classes:
Pro ‘Top 10’ [Top Ten ranked athletes in Steel Shredder rankings]

A Grade 5 bolt & 6” nail taped together standing; a 12mm x 20” Rebar standing; and a Grade 5 bolt whilst lying on your back on the floor. Time limit 25 min.
All single wrap on each side only.

Open League 2 Class [Outside the Top Ten ranked athletes in Steel Shredder rankings]
a) A 10mm x 15” Rebar standing; and a Grade 5 bolt whilst lying on your back on the floor. Time limit 25 min.
OR
b) A 10mm x 20” Rebar standing; and a 6” nail whilst lying on your back on the floor. Time limit 25 min.
2 snaps will beat 1 snap. Any snap from the A bracket will beat any snap or combination of snaps from the B bracket.
OR
c) A 8mm x 15” S275 bar standing; and a 6” nail standing. Time limit 25 min.
2 snaps will beat 1 snap. Any snap from the A or B bracket will beat any snap or combination of snaps from the C bracket.
All single wrap on each side only.

Women's Class
a) A 10mm x 15” Rebar standing; and a Grade 5 bolt whilst lying on your back on the floor. Time limit 25 min.
OR
b) A 10mm x 20” Rebar standing; and a 6” nail whilst lying on your back on the floor. Time limit 25 min.
2 snaps will beat 1 snap. Any snap from the A bracket will beat any snap or combination of snaps from the B bracket.
OR
c) A 8mm x 15” S275 bar standing; and a 6” nail standing. Time limit 25 min.
2 snaps will beat 1 snap. Any snap from the A or B bracket will beat any snap or combination of snaps from the C bracket.
All single wrap on each side only.

Grapplers Class
[BJJ, wrestlers, judo, MMA, etc athletes]
A 10mm x 15” S275 bar standing; and a 6” nail whilst lying on your back on the floor. Time limit 25 min.
Please tell me the club you fight for when entering.
2 snaps will beat 1 snap.
All single wrap on each side only.

Cost:
Entrance fees: £10, steel is purchased on top of this fee.
Pro set = £10
Open Lg set A and B = £7
Open Lg set C = £6
Grapplers set = £7
Shipping extra
To compete, please ask me for a total cost including your steel and shipping.

Juniors are welcome to compete, with parental permission.
Venue: Multiple venues all around the world.
Promoter: David Horne and World of Grip
Trophies: There will be special ‘Zass’ medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each class

rules video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mnuJg-ewOc

How to do the snapping video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAOSnwAYU9c&t=228s

Event Rules
Snapping (Standing)
Rules:

1. The bar/bolt/nail is usually bent back and forth using the hands and legs, but cannot be bent by the feet or on the floor.
2. Wraps for protection will be the World of Grip 10" x 4" suede wrap on each side of the bar.
3. No gloves are allowed. No wrapping or taping of any part of elbows, wrist, forearm, and hands is allowed, as is the case with all grip contest events.
4. Use a towel for leg protection. You can strap the towel to your leg with a knee wrap or gaffa tape so that the towel stays in place.
5. Max time limit = 25 minutes
6. It is advised to have everything wrapped prior to starting as this saves time when rewrapping for the next snap. But it is up to you.
7. Time starts as soon as you start, and finishes when the final item is snapped, or the 25 minutes is used up.
8. Someone who only snaps one item in the time will get the time for that item. For the Pro’s; the G5 & nail is the toughest of the three events and outweighs the other two.
9. Please show on the video all of the centre of the bolt close up, by rotating it.

Snapping a Grade 5 bolt or nail (Lying on your back)
Use a World of Grip Grade 5 bolt or 6” nail (6” x ¼”)

1. The bolt is usually bent back and forth using the hands and legs, but cannot be bent by the feet or on the floor.
2. Wraps for protection will be the World of Grip 10" x 4" suede wrap on each side of the bar.
3. No gloves are allowed. No wrapping or taping of any part of elbows, wrist, forearm, and hands is allowed, as is the case with all grip contest events.
4. Use a towel for leg protection. You can strap the towel to your leg with a knee wrap or gaffa tape so that the towel stays in place.
5. Bend the bolt, back and forth till it snaps. Max time limit = 20 minutes
6. Time starts as soon as you start, and finishes when the bolt is snapped. It is useful to have a 3-2-1 countdown to start.
7. For online submissions, please show on the video all of the centre of the bolt close up, by rotating it.
8. For the duration of the bend you will lie on your back. You will probably need to raise your legs up in the air (like you are about to do crunches), so that you can bend the bolt against your leg and crush it between your legs.

Purchasing
You can purchase multiple ‘sets’ as you wish, and can have as many attempts throughout the time period till the last day. In these times I may have to limit the amount of ‘sets’ each person buys so that everyone gets a chance.
PLEASE NOTE - shipping within the UK and to most other countries is reliable but we are experiencing delays due to the pandemic. Some international packages in particular are taking an unusually long time to arrive. With this in mind, we will be offering shipping by a faster service than usual. WE RECOMMEND THAT INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS ORDER STEEL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IN CASE OF SHIPPING DELAYS.

Please sign up as soon as possible, so that we can get your steel to you in time.
For the video attempt, please follow these usual instructions.
1. Show the bar/bolts/nails, and the snapped pieces at the end.
2. If going for a bodyweight record; please video yourself being weighed in on calibrated scales. If you only have normal scales, weigh yourself and I will allow you the B/W class above. This will allow room for any scales inaccuracy.
3. Weight class structure for records/contests
Men: 59k, 66k, 74k, 83k, 93k, 105k, 120k, 120k+
Women: 47k, 52k, 57k, 63k, 72k, 84k, 84k+
Masters and Juniors too.
4. Please post the video on facebook/YouTube, and tag me.

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Steel Shredder – Alexander Zass Day
Saturday 26 Sept, 2020

To honour the great Russian strong man Alexander Zass the community of steel benders around the world will get together and bend, break and sculpt steel!
26th September is the anniversary of Zass’ death.

Record Breaker/Feat events day!
Choose from 1 to 3 events from either the ‘World of Grip’ world record or Grip Feat lists or in fact any other certificate bend or signature feat to celebrate Zass Day!
Everyone is invited!

Please organise any certifications and equipment well in advance with the companies.
Tell me in advance what events you wish to try, and I will supply all rules for any World of Grip event.

Please video your performances and send me the link and also put them on facebook.

Juniors are welcome to participate, with parental permission.
Venue: Multiple venues all around the world.
Promoter: David Horne

If using World of Grip steel please ask me for a total cost including your shipping.
There is no winner; it’s about showing off your bending skills and having fun in honour of a great forebear of our sport.

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8th European Grip Championships - CANCELLED TILL LATER

Saturday 25 Apr, 2020

Events:
Event 1 – 20mm Finnish Pocket Knife Lift (one hand)
Event 2 – Two Hands Pinch – Hold
Event 3 – Fencepost – Hold (one hand)
Event 4 – PickAxe Lever to Rear Lift to Rear (one hand)
Event 5 – Snapping up to 3 x Grade 5 bolts, or 3 x 6” nails, etc in max 20 mins

Usual 4 attempts allowed if you wish, except for the snap which is 2 only

Classes: Open class. Men’s 83k, 93k, 105k and 105k+ and women’s class.
Venue: "Grip Factory", 71 Common Rd, Stafford, ST16 3EQ, England
Weigh in: Stafford 9-10am
Start: Contest at 10am
Promoter: David Horne

Entrance fees (Levels of payment):
A meal is available to all the competitors as part of their entry.
Early bird: £35 GBP before Mar 14, 2020
£45 GBP after Mar 14, 2020
Juniors £10
Entry fees are non-refundable.
To compete please send the payment through paypal to world_of_grip@ntlworld.com

Trophies:
The 'Open' champion will get the ‘Terminator’ hand trophy.
There will be medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each class.

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Record Breaker #7 - CANCELLED TILL LATER

Sunday 26 Apr, 2020

Events:
Choose 3 events from the world record list, also other companies records can be attempted as long as we have the equipment and it is organised well in advance with the companies.
Tell me in advance what events you wish to try.
http://www.davidhorne-gripmaster.com/worldrecords.html

Venue: "Grip Factory", Stafford
Weigh in: 9-10am
Start: Contest at 10am.
Promoter: David Horne
Entrance fees: For those competing at the previous day's comp free, otherwise £20.
4 attempts allowed on each event

 

 



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