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#61 OFFLINE   Mighty Joe

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:08 PM

UPDATE!

 

Total Number of Rated Grippers: 161


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:32 AM

Is/was there any real changes to what grippers read or have results been predictable and in a close range.? Overall range of #3.....#4s?

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:55 AM

Is/was there any real changes to what grippers read or have results been predictable and in a close range.? Overall range of #3.....#4s?

Thanks for the great question Richard!

 

I will have to take some notes and get some averages. Please note that I can only compare numbers with spring size

at the moment due to other variables that I can't control such as handle spread, spring quality, etc. I will get some

averages posted this week and we can see.

 

I will get averages on spring sizes for #2, 3, and 4 type grippers. By spring diameter that is. I will further break it down 

by brand as well. For example, COC #3's, GHP's 7 and Tetting Grand Masters and so on.


Edited by Mighty Joe, 21 August 2013 - 04:58 AM.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 05:07 PM

You mentioned handle spread. Is shutting a gripper over a longer sweep create more work done in the feat or less? Would shutting a gripper of the same ultimate closing strength be harder if that resistance sweep was more or even twice as far? Say 1 inch as opposed to two inch sweep or is it all the same?

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:51 AM

You mentioned handle spread. Is shutting a gripper over a longer sweep create more work done in the feat or less? Would shutting a gripper of the same ultimate closing strength be harder if that resistance sweep was more or even twice as far? Say 1 inch as opposed to two inch sweep or is it all the same?

More! Yes!

 

Even though the total closing force is the same you are moving that force over a longer distance (ROM) which

is equal to more work.

 

The reason a wider spread gripper seems harder than a narrow spread or even a normal spread gripper of

the same total closing force is because you are starting the close from a wider hand position which is a weaker

position than a more narrow hand position.

 

Make sense? If not, I'll try a better explanation.

 

Thanks for such a good question Richard!



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:29 AM

Wish there was a device that registered the amount of work to close a gripper through its full range. A example question would be if a 1.5 gripper was closed with a full 2" sweep would more or less actual work be done than say a # 2 closed from an inch out set? Since the hand and gripper position changes through a full range close and a deep set is a hand set in a more favorable end set position the short close is almost like an isometric exercise. In study partials or isometrics only really build strength at the range and angle they are used at .Perhaps partials might not help you get over that hump and certified as quick as hoped. This stuff is just simple food for grip thought. Logical answers are welcomed.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:14 PM

UPDATED Listings as of February 1, 2014:

 

 
Total Grippers = 320  (previous number was 311)
 
Grippers by Type: 11
 
Torsion Spring Grippers = 276
Vulcan Type Grippers = 9
Ivanko Super Grippers = 2
Frame Type Grippers = 2
Compression Spring Type = 3
Grip Spring DB’s = 6
Others = 4
 
Grippers by Brand:  36  (latest brand in bold)
 
Alex
AtomGripz
BCG
Beef Builders - made by Warren Tetting
Bone Crusher
Emenee
Everlast
FBBC - Fat Bastard Barbell Company
Generation II
GHP - Gillingham High Performance
GNC - General Nutrition Center
Gold’s Gym
Grip Master - Pro Hands
Harbinger
Heavy Grips
Horne, David - Vulcan
Hubert Brown
Iron Mind - Captains of Crush
Iron Grip
Ivanko
Jubinville - Super Gripper
Kool
Manus Grip - Silvis Grip
Python Grip
Robert Baraban - RB Grippers
Samson
Sandow
Sears
Socha - Iron Hand
Spri
Tetting - Thor
Valeo
Voit - AMF
Weider
Whitely
York
 
Hand Grippers by Countries:  17, (with latest country in bold)
 
Austria
Canada
China
England
Europe
France
Germany
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Poland
Russia
S. Korea
Taiwan
Ukraine
United States

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:16 PM

UPDATE!

 

Total Number of Rated Grippers: 161

 

UPDATE: Total Number of rated grippers is now 167 as of February 1, 2014!



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:19 PM

The latest donation for the Grip Museum can be read about here: http://musselwhitepapers.blogspot.com/

 

HUGE Thanks to Alawahdi for his donation and generosity!!!


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#70 OFFLINE   Sam Scott

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:50 PM

 

 
Alex
AtomGripz
BCG
Beef Builders - made by Warren Tetting
Bone Crusher
Emenee
Everlast
FBBC - Fat Bastard Barbell Company
Generation II
GHP - Gillingham High Performance
GNC - General Nutrition Center
Gold’s Gym
Grip Master - Pro Hands
Harbinger
Heavy Grips
Horne, David - Vulcan
Hubert Brown
Iron Mind - Captains of Crush
Iron Grip
Ivanko
Jubinville - Super Gripper
Kool
Manus Grip - Silvis Grip
Python Grip
Robert Baraban - RB Grippers
Samson
Sandow
Sears
Socha - Iron Hand
Spri
Tetting - Thor
Valeo
Voit - AMF
Weider
Whitely
York
 
 


Great to see you back after a long hiatus from GB.com

Quick question, what happened to the PDA Grippers? They haven't been included on the list.



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 02:21 PM

Thanks Sam! They are included in the total # of grippers and rated grippers and your name is listed as a contributor. I also posted pics in this thread along with the ratings.


Edited by Mighty Joe, 02 February 2014 - 02:22 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 02:26 PM

My mistake Sam! PDA is not listed under brands. I sincerely apologize for this oversight!

Correcting it now by adding it to the list!



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 02:28 PM

UPDATE: 

 

 
Grippers by Brand:  37  (latest brand in bold)
 
Alex
AtomGripz
BCG
Beef Builders - made by Warren Tetting
Bone Crusher
Emenee
Everlast
FBBC - Fat Bastard Barbell Company
Generation II
GHP - Gillingham High Performance
GNC - General Nutrition Center
Gold’s Gym
Grip Master - Pro Hands
Harbinger
Heavy Grips
Horne, David - Vulcan
Hubert Brown
Iron Mind - Captains of Crush
Iron Grip
Ivanko
Jubinville - Super Gripper
Kool
Manus Grip - Silvis Grip
PDA, (Piedmont Design Associates)
Python Grip
Robert Baraban - RB Grippers
Samson
Sandow
Sears
Socha - Iron Hand
Spri
Tetting - Thor
Valeo
Voit - AMF
Weider
Whitely
York


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 09:39 AM

Nice to see you posting again, Joe !

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:29 PM

Joe

 

I noticed you don't have John Brookfield grippers. If you don't mind me asking, is there a reason?



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:00 PM

For those interested I have been absent for some time now and being this sub-forum was set up at my request I feel very obligated to participate and share things as I have time. I was absent for numerous reasons of which I wont go into detail but one of the main reasons was lack of time and other priorities in my life.

 

I have now freed up some of my time so that I may once again continue to try and help others in this area by sharing information, pics, articles etc. concerning Grip History and also to keep an ongoing inventory of the Grip Museum of which has grown significantly over the last year not just in grippers but in old school literature in the form of some very old books related to physical culture.

 

Attached is a pic of one of the most awesome donations ever to the Grip Museum and it is a small bottle of The Mighty Atom's hair that came from Dennis Rogers as a donation for the Grip Museum. It came from Slim "Hammer Man" Farman and this piece is priceless to me and is an honor to display.

 

My apologies to Bill and the mods for an abrupt absence without an explanation! I simply had to do what I had to do at the time but I also feel it wasn't right or fair in leaving like I did. I am not perfect and I have issues in life just like everyone else and after much thought and reflection I feel I should have took another route. I hope that my apology can be accepted and I will move forward.

 

Thanks for your time in reading my post!

 

Hope you ENJOY the pic!!!

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:37 PM

Good to see you back.

Hopefully you stay around.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:20 PM

Great to see you back Joe!!!


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:53 AM

Here's a pic in my gallery of a Stovall Gripper donated by Todd Coenen (GB member) on August 14, 2014:

 

http://www.gripboard...ery&image=11483

 

ENJOY!!!



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 04:00 AM

Here's a pic in my gallery of JT Straussner's #610 DO Bend donated to the Grip Museum:

 

http://www.gripboard...ery&image=11482

 

ENJOY!!!