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#101 OFFLINE   anwnate

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:56 AM

 

Like we needed a few more....but finished out the top row anvil storage area in the visitor grip area. Now the Anvil Chorus extends the full length of the rack! Moved another 800 lbs. of York globe dumbbells into the area as well. We moved additionaloverflow to some new storage area at production facility so plenty of good solid used barbell and grip equipment available for anyone swinging through the area. Thinking again about grip I wonder as I did with the first Blob ! just how heavy of a York globe dumbbell can be turned on end palmed pinch gripped and lifted? I think the lightest York Globe bell is a 50 so that will be a starting point. Ok......the big question ,can anyone find and successfully lift the 50 to get the ball rolling? Or is that even possible? Straight down grip no hooking fingers under bell or trying the 1000 ways to bypass gravity ......lets see what can be done!

 

Dave stopped by last night to lift the York 50# dumbbell; I am not sure if this was what Mr. Sorin was describing but Dave is willing to make changes and do it again.

 

 

Nice!  Unfortunately few people have access to them.  These Globes seem to go for a premium due to there scarcity.  I'd like to see this lift (and additionally the half globe pinch lift) be added to the Gripboard Stat list.  



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:24 PM

Met this guy today and he is a grip mutant!  With no grip training he almost locked 455 DO on the axle, lifted the FATMAN blob, lifted 6 dimes and 7 dimes with a PVC the middle, lifted the inch, lifted 2 45's and 3 25's.  With training this guy will be unstoppable, oh yeah and he certed the ghp7 after learning how to set a gripper properly, will be unloading videos shortly.  His hands are 9 1/4'' long and 10.5'' spread


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#103 OFFLINE   Tom Scibelli

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 02:44 PM

Forgot to mention he also choke deadlifted a 12lb sledge at 25''



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 02:56 PM

Tom, I can't thank you enough for having us out to train, and passing all the grip knowledge to Dave. We had a great time training with you and we're looking forward to our next trip out to your grip kingdom. 


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:59 PM

Looks like the Mutant is coming for a visit on Dec. 16. There will be some "real deal" equipment there along with some boss hoss grip folks too! Always men and ladies of this stature and honest interest are always welcome!
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:30 PM

Nice!  Are you going to run him through the "Ultimate Blob Challenge" to see if he can make it through all the blobs without a miss?



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 03:51 PM

This Gold's gym guy is STRONG. Maybe he would like to come over to work in Dubai!



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:22 AM

We will see the mettle of the man!

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:31 AM

Chad, Tex and Dave the Mutant went at it last night full go! Truly an amazing night with talent at a high point. I am pretty sure a few all time grip marks were exceeded. Have 250 pictures and 2 full pages of event entries notes to review! Amazing!

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:34 AM

Any Video?

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:42 PM

Chad, Tex and Dave the Mutant went at it last night full go! Truly an amazing night with talent at a high point. I am pretty sure a few all time grip marks were exceeded. Have 250 pictures and 2 full pages of event entries notes to review! Amazing!

 

Chad Woodall?



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 04:22 AM

What's the surname Dave? The size of his wrist?



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:33 AM

I find this phenomenon of the undiscovered raw talent to be very interesting, particularly that it persists in the digital age, where everyone has a high def camera in their pocket. Is it unique to strength sports? 

 

My inclination when being confronted with any extraordinary claim is to hold out belief until evidence is provided, and the same goes for grip feats. The more extraordinary the claim, the more extraordinary the evidence needs to be. At this stage in the game, I could just post a video of my hand closing a #3 and that's good enough. But once you get to #3.5 level, you're gonna need to show your face, measure the gripper, etc. A micrometer, a scale, and a cell phone camera are all the tools you need to sufficiently prove the legitimacy of virtually any grip feat. 

 

So why the mythologizing? I think the evidence makes it all the more interesting. Chez is a prime example--he has logged some truly monumental grip feats, and they've been so thoroughly and honestly documented over the years that it leaves absolutely no room for doubt. I find that far more interesting than some anecdotal third hand story or jerk in a gorilla suit.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 07:51 PM

I find this phenomenon of the undiscovered raw talent to be very interesting, particularly that it persists in the digital age, where everyone has a high def camera in their pocket. Is it unique to strength sports? 

 

My inclination when being confronted with any extraordinary claim is to hold out belief until evidence is provided, and the same goes for grip feats. The more extraordinary the claim, the more extraordinary the evidence needs to be. At this stage in the game, I could just post a video of my hand closing a #3 and that's good enough. But once you get to #3.5 level, you're gonna need to show your face, measure the gripper, etc. A micrometer, a scale, and a cell phone camera are all the tools you need to sufficiently prove the legitimacy of virtually any grip feat. 

 

So why the mythologizing? I think the evidence makes it all the more interesting. Chez is a prime example--he has logged some truly monumental grip feats, and they've been so thoroughly and honestly documented over the years that it leaves absolutely no room for doubt. I find that far more interesting than some anecdotal third hand story or jerk in a gorilla suit.

I really appreciate that dude. I'm far from the strongest guy on this board, but I train hard and your words mean a lot to me. 



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:08 AM

 

The guys hand is easily 10" in length but not necessarily that thick for this kind
of length.


I guess we will see Joe. I remain skeptical. The bottom of the hand is not at the bottom of the page, and there is more than an inch at the top of the page above his hand. His hand itself is average, but those fingers are truly Gibbon-like. It is like an 8 inch hand guy with an extra inch plus on all of the fingers. The forearms look way too slender to pull an Inch. We all know the kind of power that it takes (lots of it). I suspect someone is expanding a bit on the truth. But you will get to bottom of it, no doubt about it. It's fun to anticipate. For whatever reason, we don't know much what NBA guys can do with Thick Bar, but if Mark Felix can't do certain things (his hands are NBA-plus size), then I suspect that it would literally take a "one in a million" kind of guy to do what is claimed. This could be that guy, but one in a million is pretty slim...

 

Going back to this thread, apparently the fellow that Joe first discovered last year is one of the 8 Mighty Mitts competitors, David Labbe. Nice find. To quote myself, "It's fun to anticipate".