I enjoy these events but these are not necessarily “my” favorites - but they are ones I have received positive comments on from my Gripmas Carol contests.
Parallel Choked Grippers – people either love them or hate them – only a few are neutral with them. No hand size issues to argue about – no blocks to fumble around with – doesn’t matter how skilled you are setting or how strong you are with your off hand. It’s as pure a test of your one hand crushing power as I can find. I have never liked grippers but since the advent of the IM forum and seeing how bats… crazy grippers make people – I may never have them in a contest again.
Two Hand Pinch – normal rules – probably the most popular event in grip sport – it still takes far too long as an event though in a contest setting. I want to try an adjustable one hand pinch event some time also – testing both hands of course.
Supported Two Hand Adjustable Sledge Lever in the “rack” I built – from a dead stop, no bounce possible. Brutally painful and hard but some sort of wrist test is necessary for a complete grip strength test in my mind – a slight modification is needed to the rack but that’s easy to do. The Weaver Stick was popular but hard to judge – the sledge lever done this way wasn’t too bad to judge. I personally like the reverse bending but find it somewhat dangerous as it has injured me a couple times now. I would really like to find a rotational wrist strength test that was easy to judge and hard to cheat – I’m working on this one.
Medleys – by far the most popular events ever held at Gripmas – diverse – hard – heavy – weird lifts – strange objects – you name it – it’s probably been included. I try to make it a mini contest in itself. A truly massive Medley set up properly would make for a really fun (and quick) contest.
Edited by climber511, 04 January 2013 - 07:03 PM.