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#41 OFFLINE   austinslater

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:32 PM

Good to see you around six gun.
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Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:05 AM

One of his sisters told me John had passed because of complications from diabetes. I met John in Atlanta years ago at one of the Show of Strength strongman shows. Nice guy.

 

Lost touch with him until he joined my forum, but I did not know he had married. May he rest in peace, sad news.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:12 AM

I am pretty sure that it was John who recorded Mark Henry's Inch Clean and Jerk at the 2002 AOBS Dinner. With over 122,000 views right now, probably the most watched "grip" feat on Youtube.



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 11:02 PM

RIP John

We chatted few times and he was a good guy

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 11:35 AM

Rest in Peace John.   John was truly one of the good guys.   One of the most passionate about Grip.  I remember Bob Lipinski and I bought our Blob weights from John for a fair price.  John didn't believe in making money off what I think he considered his friends.  One thing about John some people may not know.  He followed Joe Kinney's program with the grip machine negative's in order to close the #3.   John pretty much had to, not a natural in the strength department, but his internal strength was off the charts.  My prayers go out to John and his family.   


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#46 OFFLINE   Wade Gillingham

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 12:44 PM

Sorry to hear this.  RIP John.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:03 PM

Very sorry to hear this.  I always enjoyed his posts and his enthusiasm for Grip was unmatched.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:41 PM

Wow, very sad to hear this. I sat next to John at the 2003 or 2004 AOBS dinner and he was really fun to talk to.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 02:33 PM

John was an internet good guy for sure, if there is an opposite to a troll it should be called a sybersnott


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 09:01 PM

I was very surprised and saddened to hear about John passing. He was one of the original members here who had no interest in creating, marketing and selling products, yet would help anyone and talk grip stuff with the best of them. John had a genuine appreciation or anyone who helped him, such as Joe Kinney, and worked his butt off with the grip equipment that he purchased. Unlike many people, he got really strong in his grip before getting strong in the legs, back and chest, and fully admitted it if asked.

 

John's life was much too short, though I hope that he is resting comfortably and surrounded by #3 grippers...



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:06 PM

Sorry to here this, boo!

Someone please make sure a copy of this gets to his family!
Parris
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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:53 AM

Very sad news. He was always really supportive of members and his contributions taught me a lot. RIP.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:50 AM

John's thread "New Members Introduce Yourself Here" will live on in his memory as the biggest thread on the board now and into the future.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:58 AM

I didn't see this thread. Posted in the other one also. John was such a funny guy, always willing to give advice if asked , and sometimes even if he wasn't. And that's what I liked about him. Just a decent guy, kind of miss those early days on here.


As I said in the other thread I hadn't been on here in years , and something made me log in the other day. It's kind of nice seeing a lot of these posters from the early days. Mike

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:11 PM

That's too bad. I like to pick on him a little, but he was an extremely nice guy. Very sad.
He really went out of his way to help others. Bummer.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:38 PM

I'm really sorry to hear about this. I only met him once at Woodall's competition in Atlanta a few years ago. He was an interesting fellow to talk to, and his absence in this community will be felt :(



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:05 PM

Rest in peace John.  I will always remember him as a real unique individual with above average crushing grip strength.  I remember way back when that he once posted that his goal was to do "500, 500, 500"....a 500 in the bench, deadlift, and squat : )




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