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#1 OFFLINE   wulfgeat

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:23 PM

I don't know which shoe that is for you, but I know you've got one: a shoe that sits on your shelf and laughs at you. Well I say it's time: dust off your wraps, get your butt in gear, and get ready to bend the living (bad word filter) out of that little cuss.

 

My main goal is to work up to, and finish an Kerckhaert SSP 000 18x8. Who's with me?

 

 

I invite you all; anyone regardless of their level can post their shoe bending progress here. Whether you are struggling to get your first SCF Ultra Lite Rim #2, or you are trying to break your way into the top five horseshoe benders on "The Top Twenty List," I want to see how you are doing. 

 

I look forward to bending with you,

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:09 PM

I'm gonna bend a Clydesdale horseshoe lol jk.
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:29 PM

In.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:30 PM

I'm gonna bend a Clydesdale horseshoe lol jk.

lol!

 

All jokes aside, if--after you get your rednail and #3 certifications in the bag, you decide to bend some shoes, you could be extrememly good at it. You are already good at total body lifts and grip training; all you would need to do is some pre-requisite work to get your core ready, and you could be destroying some huge shoes in no time flat. That includes, but is not limited: clydesdale horseshoes ;)



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:47 PM

I bet it's fun but something tells me they are kinda expensive?

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:11 AM

As of now my main goal is to bend any type of Kerchaert. Soon.
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:37 AM

Im in the last week of KTA now then have a comp on the 26th after that im going to really focus on bending.  Im in for this 


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:20 AM

Can't wait to see some attempts in here!


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:20 PM

I bet it's fun but something tells me they are kinda expensive?

Sigh. . .

 

Yeah. . .

 

They will clean you out.

 

I shop around alot just for that reason. Most of the time, I can get the shoes I need for less than 4 dollars a pop (never cheaper than $2 though). Sometimes however, in order to do that, I have to buy a whole box, but obviously, you can't do that with every variety of shoe you buy.

 

Honestly, the best thing to do is buy a couple of the ones you don't plan to spend too much time with, and lots of the ones you do. That way, you get the ones you will use more at a cheaper price, but you won't have too many useless shoes lying around.

 

There is almost as much strategy in buying those blasted things as there is in bending them.

 

What I have done thus far is buy a box of SCF UL rim #2, buy my Diamond Classics and Bronchos from local stores as I need them, buy a box of both SCF lite rim #3 and #1, buy a box of Kerckhaert SSP #3 and a box of #000. I have ordered the other shoes in much less quatities. So I personally have sunk some money into this hobby--but it is worth it to me.

 

Maybe some other benders have some more cost effective strategies for purchasing shoes?



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:23 PM

Hey guys, this is awsome!!!

 

Now we just wait to see who is the first to post a video. My next bend is going to be sometime next week after my upper back stops yelling at me. I will be attempting a Kerckhaert SSP #3 22x8 



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:05 PM

Josh (JHenze646) has started us off nicely with a Polo 1 bend well past 180 degrees:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=p2ObeCUPrd4



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:15 PM

Do these ppl think you're like a ranch owner? And do you guys say no I bend them lol

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:34 PM

Do these ppl think you're like a ranch owner? And do you guys say no I bend them lol

Take how funny that conversation sounds in your head, and multiply it by 10, and then stir in 27 lbs of awkward.

 

Needless to say, I have learned to just let them assume that I own horses.

 

In very rare cases, they can be more helpful, but that's only after they have realized that you don't know a darn thing about horses, and the shoe bending thing suddenly makes your purchase seem legit again.



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:54 AM

Good stuff guys!  I will have to keep my eye on this thread.  At some point down the road may throw my hat in the ring.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 03:33 PM

In very rare cases, they can be more helpful, but that's only after they have realized that you don't know a darn thing about horses, and the shoe bending thing suddenly makes your purchase seem legit again.
That is hilarious.
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Posted 10 July 2014 - 08:48 PM

Okay, so I couldn't wait until next week. I tried my SSP #3, and it smoked me. I felt like I had never bent a shoe in my life. Then I tried two SCF lite rim #1 and bent them okay, bent a Diamond Classic #000, and even managed to wobble a Diamond Broncho.

 

Here is a video of my Lite #1 bend on my left side:

https://www.youtube....h?v=P1tBqWRCZVw


Edited by wulfgeat, 10 July 2014 - 08:49 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:25 PM

Nice work!  Don't feel bad left side has always been my issue too.  I am left side stupid on about everything I do.:)


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:01 AM

Nice work!  It seems like you are really analyzing things with technique, which IMO, is half the battle.  I wouldn't worry too much about the SSP shoes right now.  It takes several SSP-only (dedicated) sessions to get a "feel" of placement on the kink.  I remember it took me a long time before I could get any movement on the SSP#3, along with a lot of pain and frustration!


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 06:56 AM

Beginner

1. St. Croix Forge Ultralite #2
2. St. Croix Forge Ultralite #1
3. St. Croix Forge Polo #2
4. St. Croix Forge Polo #1
5. St. Croix Forge Polo #0
6. St. Croix Forge Polo #00
7. Diamond Classic 1
8. Diamond Classic 0
9. Diamond Classic 2
10. St. Croix Forge Lite Rim 0

Novice

11. Kerckhaert sx7
12. St croix Lite rim 2
13. Nordic Delux 2
14. St croix lite rim 3
15. Nordic Delux 3
16. St croix lite rim 1
17. Werkman 3
18. Kerckhaert SSP 8×22 #3
19. St croix Lite plain #3

Advanced

20. Kerckhaert SN 8×25 #5
21. Kerckhaert SSP 8×22 #2
22. Diamond bronco PL 000
23. 5/16×7/8 healed
24. Wide sliding plate
25. Kerckhaert SSP 8×22 #1
26. st croix forge regular plain 000
27. Kerckhaert SN 8×25 #3
28. Diamond special 5
29. Kerckhaert SSP 10×22 #5
30. St. croix plain regular #3
31. SSP 8×18 #000
32. SN 8×20 #000
33. Kerckhaert SN 10×22 #3
34. Kerckhaert SSP extra 8×22 #0
35. Unmarked healed shoe 3/8×3/4
36. AB #6
37. Kerckhaert WH 10×28 #6

 

I pulled this list from another thread. I was using it as a guide for progression and goal setting. I was wondering where do the horseshoes sizes not on this list fall and do they have any merit for bending, i.e. I found 6 sizes of SCF Lite rims for sale but only 4 sizes on this list.

 

Secondly the leather I have is sub-par. What are some good options?

 

Thank you and looking forward to everyone's progress/videos.

 

Josh


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 03:53 PM

Beginner

1. St. Croix Forge Ultralite #2
2. St. Croix Forge Ultralite #1
3. St. Croix Forge Polo #2
4. St. Croix Forge Polo #1
5. St. Croix Forge Polo #0
6. St. Croix Forge Polo #00
7. Diamond Classic 1
8. Diamond Classic 0
9. Diamond Classic 2
10. St. Croix Forge Lite Rim 0

Novice

11. Kerckhaert sx7
12. St croix Lite rim 2
13. Nordic Delux 2
14. St croix lite rim 3
15. Nordic Delux 3
16. St croix lite rim 1
17. Werkman 3
18. Kerckhaert SSP 8×22 #3
19. St croix Lite plain #3

Advanced

20. Kerckhaert SN 8×25 #5
21. Kerckhaert SSP 8×22 #2
22. Diamond bronco PL 000
23. 5/16×7/8 healed
24. Wide sliding plate
25. Kerckhaert SSP 8×22 #1
26. st croix forge regular plain 000
27. Kerckhaert SN 8×25 #3
28. Diamond special 5
29. Kerckhaert SSP 10×22 #5
30. St. croix plain regular #3
31. SSP 8×18 #000
32. SN 8×20 #000
33. Kerckhaert SN 10×22 #3
34. Kerckhaert SSP extra 8×22 #0
35. Unmarked healed shoe 3/8×3/4
36. AB #6
37. Kerckhaert WH 10×28 #6

 

I pulled this list from another thread. I was using it as a guide for progression and goal setting. I was wondering where do the horseshoes sizes not on this list fall and do they have any merit for bending, i.e. I found 6 sizes of SCF Lite rims for sale but only 4 sizes on this list.

 

Secondly the leather I have is sub-par. What are some good options?

 

Thank you and looking forward to everyone's progress/videos.

 

Josh

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This is a more recent list that Ivan Beritashvili was kind enought to dig up for me. I'm sure he wouldn't mind me posting it here. He is currently in charge of managing the top twenty list, so if you want to make a submission, make sure you let him know and thank him for his trouble.

 

As far as some good options for leather: I have heard Adam T. Glass recommend Moose hide, as it is tough and very pliable. I think that any sueded leather made for clothing will work though.


Edited by wulfgeat, 12 July 2014 - 03:55 PM.

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