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#1 OFFLINE   climber511

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:48 PM

The Gripmas Carol will be held again this year.  The date is Saturday, December 7th, 2013.  Details are still being worked out and I'll post as I finalize things.  Just info for those who want to make plans to attend. 


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:17 PM

Awesome :)

 

 

Count me in, Chris.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:56 PM

Going to try and make this one.. I need to quit delaying hooking up with gripsters up north. Lol!
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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:18 PM

The Gripmas Carol will be held again this year.  The date is December 8th, 2013.  Details are still being worked out and I'll post as I finalize things.  Just info for those who want to make plans to attend. 

Sorry - it is Saturday Dec 7th


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:46 AM

I’m looking at having reverse bending at Gripmas – in order to do that I have to get calibrated stock.  In order to do that I have to order it well in advance.  All stock will be 6” long.  So if you expect to be coming, please post your best expected bend reverse.  Example is Blue nail, ¼” x 6” Grade 5 – 6” cut Red nail  - whatever.  If you have done this in the past and know your poundage number for 6” stick that is even better.  Leather Pads with be used – max diameter will be around 1.25” or so – normal double wraps seem to fall around this size I think.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 04:39 PM

I have a whole bunch of stray calibrated stock from GGC 2007 or 2008 when Paul Knight attended.  I would be glad to donate ALL of it to the contest, provided steel maintains its rating (I am not sure).  All of this stuff was rated by Eric Milfeld.

 

Also I changed the date in the first post for you brother.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 04:51 PM

Where is Gripmas held?



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 05:07 PM

I have a whole bunch of stray calibrated stock from GGC 2007 or 2008 when Paul Knight attended.  I would be glad to donate ALL of it to the contest, provided steel maintains its rating (I am not sure).  All of this stuff was rated by Eric Milfeld.

 

Also I changed the date in the first post for you brother.

Wow - Thanks Jedder - for the steel and for the post help.  I can't say for sure but I can't see how steel could change its strength just laying around. 


Where is Gripmas held?

It's at my house in Crooksville, Ohio 43731.  I'll have an entry form posted before long with all the details.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:01 PM

Chris, what other events are you thinking of running besides 1hp and reverse bending? I am gonna start working a game plan to my training.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:40 PM

Chris, what other events are you thinking of running besides 1hp and reverse bending? I am gonna start working a game plan to my training.

I was just typing things up this evening - it will be coming out probably tomorrow.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:06 PM

Ok, thanks Chris

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:37 AM

2013 Gripmas Carol

 

Date: Saturday - December 7th, 2013

 

Location:

The Yol Bosun Gym

230 Burley St

Crooksville, Ohio 43731

 

Weigh Ins will begin at 8 AM

All NAGS weight classes will be held. 

Rules at 9:30

Contest Start Time - 10 AM

 

Events

1.  Ivanko Super Gripper or my Grip Machine using my remote handle.  There will be a light system used to denote the actual closed position (if I get it working of course:)).

2.  One hand pinch on the David Horne Euro Pinch apparatus - Right Hand

3.  One hand pinch on the David Horne Euro Pinch apparatus - Left Hand

            Normal NAGS Pinch rules will apply

4.  One hand Axle Dead Lift (IronMind Axle).  Right hand

5.  One hand Axle Dead Lift (IronMind Axle).  Left hand

            Normal NAGS Rules will apply

 

 

Entry Fee is $40 if paid before November 9th - $50 if paid later.  There will be the normal Liability Release form to be signed. 

 

Mail Entry to

Chris Rice

230 Burley St

Crooksville, Ohio 43731

 

Name:

Address:

Street:

City:

State:

Zip:

Email:

Gripboard name:

 

 

 

 


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:49 AM

no medley.  that's a first.  I wonder what effect that will have on the comp running time.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:00 AM

no medley.  that's a first.  I wonder what effect that will have on the comp running time.

Well it should be a lot quicker I imagine.  I'm typing up a few things that I will post later today.  It all depends on how many people show up.  I would like to have a 6th event and wanted reverse bending but can't find calibrated stock so that's out.  A medley is a possibility but if lots of people sign up - I'll stick with the 5 I have now.  The medley has always been my favorite event at Gripmas - we'll have to see.  I welcome comments on events etc but only from people who plan to attend - not the peanut gallery. 


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 02:41 PM

 

no medley.  that's a first.  I wonder what effect that will have on the comp running time.

Well it should be a lot quicker I imagine.  I'm typing up a few things that I will post later today.  It all depends on how many people show up.  I would like to have a 6th event and wanted reverse bending but can't find calibrated stock so that's out.  A medley is a possibility but if lots of people sign up - I'll stick with the 5 I have now.  The medley has always been my favorite event at Gripmas - we'll have to see.  I welcome comments on events etc but only from people who plan to attend - not the peanut gallery. 

 

Chris, how about a Dinnie-ring style lift for an event?  Best right and left hand rising bar...whadya think?


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:02 PM

I'd be interested in doing this as my first competition, but don't think I can make it since it's the weekend before my finals.  There's always next year!



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:13 PM

 

 

no medley.  that's a first.  I wonder what effect that will have on the comp running time.

Well it should be a lot quicker I imagine.  I'm typing up a few things that I will post later today.  It all depends on how many people show up.  I would like to have a 6th event and wanted reverse bending but can't find calibrated stock so that's out.  A medley is a possibility but if lots of people sign up - I'll stick with the 5 I have now.  The medley has always been my favorite event at Gripmas - we'll have to see.  I welcome comments on events etc but only from people who plan to attend - not the peanut gallery. 

 

Chris, how about a Dinnie-ring style lift for an event?  Best right and left hand rising bar...whadya think?

 

Nope.  I think lifts like that are often limited by overall body strength.  I know absolutely that is the case with me anyway.  I can hold onto much more than I can ever lift with my back the way it is - especially right now.  Fixed or non rotating handle items like that allow such big weights I no longer see them as grip tests. 


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:50 PM

Chris, I like the events. I believe it is better to do single-handed lifts such as Axle 1HDL and 1HP than two-handed lifts. I am ordering David Horne's Adjustable Thick Bar this week and will let you know what I think of it as an event vs. Axle 1HDL (think it might be easier to judge as you just hit a standard like the Euro or Grip Topz Penny/Stub).

 

I'm seriously considering having some contests here; we are getting a good group of grip trainers here and James Retarides has a lot of experience promoting AW, which should help as well.
 
Have you considered using a choked Vulcan for the gripper event? It looks a lot easier than choking a TSG. On Saturday I am going to try this:



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:04 PM

I do not like V Shaped grippers like TSGs - Vulcan etc.  The whole setting thing drives me crazy - and the RGC rating system remains unsatisfactory to me.  I think real life deals more closely with a parallel handled squeeze test so that's what I am trying to use this year.  My work with the ISG has been productive for me and i think with the light system it will work out well.  I realize this makes me the odd man out not liking TSGs but it's the way I feel.   As in years past Gripmas has always kind of gone its own way and this year is no different.  


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:10 PM

very true

 

 

 

 

no medley.  that's a first.  I wonder what effect that will have on the comp running time.

Well it should be a lot quicker I imagine.  I'm typing up a few things that I will post later today.  It all depends on how many people show up.  I would like to have a 6th event and wanted reverse bending but can't find calibrated stock so that's out.  A medley is a possibility but if lots of people sign up - I'll stick with the 5 I have now.  The medley has always been my favorite event at Gripmas - we'll have to see.  I welcome comments on events etc but only from people who plan to attend - not the peanut gallery. 

 

Chris, how about a Dinnie-ring style lift for an event?  Best right and left hand rising bar...whadya think?

 

Nope.  I think lifts like that are often limited by overall body strength.  I know absolutely that is the case with me anyway.  I can hold onto much more than I can ever lift with my back the way it is - especially right now.  Fixed or non rotating handle items like that allow such big weights I no longer see them as grip tests.