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#1 OFFLINE   Eric Roussin

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:40 PM

Me and Andrew Pantke, along with several other promoters, are teaming up to run the "International King Kong Grip Challenge" on October 19th, 2013. This will be a grip contest held in several different locations on the same day.

 

The full details have not yet been determined, but here is the basic info:

 

Date: October 19th, 2013

 

Weight classes: Open class, however all lifts will be tracked by the official NAGS weight classes

 

Prizes:

 

Awards for the top five overall finishers, plus awards for the top individual performance in each event. The overall first place finisher will earn the title of "The King Kong of Grip".

 

Events:

 

  • One Hand Pinch Deadlift (Euro Device)
  • One Hand Axle Deadlift (Ironmind Apollon's Axle)
  • Ironmind Hub
  • Ironmind Little Big Horn

 

Confirmed Venues:

 

  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Eric Roussin
  • Detroit, MI - Andrew Pantke
  • Westchester, NY - Cesare Ricchezza
  • Wooster, OH - Brandon Gerber/Andrew Durniat
  • Minneapolis, MN - Adam Glass
  • Moscow, Russia - Ivan Beritashvili

 

Any other promoters interested in taking part in this event, please send me a PM.

 

Stay tuned for more details...


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:16 AM

This looks like it is going to be a fun event guys. I am liking the one hand pinch and Little Big Horn.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:33 AM

Keep in mind the importance of having scales point calibrated at each weight class for complete accuracy.

 

Great job Eric - contest sounds AWESOME.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:05 AM

it will be cool to see little big horn contested.  will it be a good lift as far as IM is concerned?  I don't know what they require.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:17 AM

Sounds like fun. I like the fact that the events are "light" lifts meaning that hand strength will be the only issue. Sometimes beginners get scared off by heavy lifts. Good contest for beginners to try grip out for the first time. 


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:55 AM

The Ironmind rules for the Little Big Horn aren't very clear:

 

http://www.thefitexp.../TFESJ_grip.asp

 

I'm hoping that the lifts from the King Kong contest will be tracked on the gripsport.org top 50 lists, so we should arrive at a consensus. What do people think? Should full lock-out be required, or should it be similar to a v-bar lift (2 inches)? I'd like to have the IGC's endorsement of the method that is chosen.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:05 PM

I would much rather see a full lockout. 

 

you should pm jedd in case he doesn't see this.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:18 PM

A lot of that tracking stuff is up to Aaron.  He does the brunt of the work.  Asking promoters to enter the data has not always worked out.

 

As for the lockout vs. 2-inch.  We have been moving way from 2-inch lifts and going to lockout and other more clear-cut markers, such as the 16.5-inch gauge for the Pinch.  My perspective would be to stick with lockout here.

 

I tried to view that age and it wouldn't load for me - not sure why - so I have no idea what it says...



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:25 PM

Sounds like fun. I like the fact that the events are "light" lifts meaning that hand strength will be the only issue. Sometimes beginners get scared off by heavy lifts. Good contest for beginners to try grip out for the first time. 

 

I'm hoping to have a few new athletes out at my place. I already talked with one guy today and sold him on the idea of competing after I told him almost all the events will be under 100lbs lifts.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:35 PM

Here's what the page says:

 

Little Big Horn Anvil Lift
"The athletes will each attempt to dead lift the IronMind Little Big Horn device and loading pin increasing with each attempt till there is ONE MAN STANDING. Time starts when pin is loaded and athlete’s name called, and athlete has 30 seconds to commence the lift. No grip aids other than chalk allowed. Athletes must grip the Little Big Horn as you would grip the horn of an anvil. Athletes must await referee’s down signal before returning the device back to the platform all the while maintaining the grip/contact with horn. The anticipated schedule of weights will be (subject to Referee’s judgment): TBD Each athlete must select an opening weight prior to the commencement of the competition, and may “pass” on subsequent weights as long as he does so prior to his turn. World and American Record is 220lb set by Adam Glass on 7/15/2012 in San Jose, California."

 

I added some of the results from the GripTopz Championship to the gripsport site, so I'll be able to do the same for this event. Aaron has done an awesome job developing the database!

 

By the way, is there a central spot where people can ask the IGC questions? If not, a sticky thread on the gripboard may help. Or, is there a listing of the contact information for all of the IGC members?


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:48 PM

That to me sounds like Lockout, if there is a down call being used.

 

There is not really a directory for the IGC members.  I guess I have generally been fielding questions.  Unless others are getting them and not saying naything - LOL!



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:11 PM

OK, we'll use lockout for the hub, LBH, and axle. We'll go with the standard 16.5" guage for the one-hand pinch.

 

Just to confirm, the latest versions of the hub and LBH will be used.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:11 PM

 

Sounds like fun. I like the fact that the events are "light" lifts meaning that hand strength will be the only issue. Sometimes beginners get scared off by heavy lifts. Good contest for beginners to try grip out for the first time. 

 

I'm hoping to have a few new athletes out at my place. I already talked with one guy today and sold him on the idea of competing after I told him almost all the events will be under 100lbs lifts.

 

Yep, I have 3 new guys that I lift with and I have been trying to get them to train grip so this event will be great for them. I already have 2 firm commitments and one maybe from those 3. 

 

Great Idea Eric


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:42 AM

Juha Harju has confirmed that he will be hosting this contest in Finland. The competition just got tougher!


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 05:40 AM

Daniel Reinard has confirmed he will be hosting this event in Concord, California. Eight locations so far in four different countries!


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:02 PM

Daniel Reinard has confirmed he will be hosting this event in Concord, California. Eight locations so far in four different countries!

Cool can women compete also will their be a separate class for them? My sister isn't doing any grip right now but I could convince her to do this contest and train a little for it once it gets closer. Looks like a fun contest I"m in if daniel is still able to host around that time. Never touched any of these implements I will try to figure something out on how to train for it as the event gets closer. I'm really weak with one handed lift stuff so will be fun to bring up weaknesses.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:47 PM

Yes, there will be an open women's class.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:52 AM

Eric, some questions someone asked me for the comp:

 

 

"Is there a starting weight for the 1 arm axle dead? Can you straddle it?"



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:26 AM

Together, we the promoters of this event need to iron out some of the event details. Regarding your questions, my opinion is that we should do what has been done in the past, so that the lifts can be included in the GripSport Top 50 lists. One of Adam's comps from 2012 featured the one hand axle event. I'll ask him about the rules he used. For starting weight, I don't think there is a need to set one. What do you think? Although I do understand the pick heights would likely be lower at low weights.

 

Another question is what should be done if someone can't lift an unloaded Euro Device will one hand? Does anyone have any suggestions?



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:42 AM

Together, we the promoters of this event need to iron out some of the event details. Regarding your questions, my opinion is that we should do what has been done in the past, so that the lifts can be included in the GripSport Top 50 lists. One of Adam's comps from 2012 featured the one hand axle event. I'll ask him about the rules he used. For starting weight, I don't think there is a need to set one. What do you think? Although I do understand the pick heights would likely be lower at low weights.

 

Another question is what should be done if someone can't lift an unloaded Euro Device will one hand? Does anyone have any suggestions?

I don't think we should have a starting weight. And yeah, if Adam knows what worked at his comp we should follow that.

 

I'm worried about the women lifting the Euro one handed. I'll have my GF attempt it this week. She has done 88 lbs in comp on the 2HP so a one handed lift will be at the least a max effort on an empty device. If it doesn't pan out for the women maybe they can just do that lift two handed.