I'll update the log and catch up for the week tonight but I just missed my 180 lb RGC #3.5 off hand (left hand) by a freaking hair literally. So pissed. I closed this gripper right hand right before certing the MM3 right hand so I know I'm close to the MM3 Off hand and only Paul Knight has done that. Here is the video and still:
Doesn't get much closer than that. It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine................
I want to preface this question with the statement that I in no way want to offend anyone. This is merely a question from someone relatively new at grip.
Having competed both in the 2016 King Kong and also the 2017 World Armlifting Championships, I have to wonder why we don't use the Excalibur event instead of the 2" VBar.
My best in competition is 243# (VBar) and 209# (Excalibur) respectively. In both cases, I felt like I could have done 10kg more.
It seems to me that the full pull of the Excalibur (or a similar device) is more of an event. The overload on the bicep would be less because the weight is lower. The Excalibur would also be easier to judge. It could also be pulled to a height (like the other events in King Kong). Most people already have carabiners and loading pins. The only thing that they would need would be a relatively inexpensive handle.
I feel like the same type of strength is tested with both events, but the longer range of motion with the Excalibur (or the FBBC jug or something similar) seems to be a far superior test of strength.
All for growth of our hobby, but there is no differentiator in this product. IG is calibrated. IM is thin pads/time limit. FBBC is... FBBC. Nothing new with this list, but nothing inherently bad as far as I can see. The market will decide.
Let's make this an awesome contest! If you know someone who has never compete in a grip contest, inform them about this contest. All levels of strengths are welcomed: Newcomer, intermediate, Advanced.
If you need an extra means of getting them to come out, show them this:
Been stuck on low numbers for the Rolling Thunder for years, so had a fixed 3" handle made, and in a few weeks it's gone from 55KG to 70KG. Not exactly impressive still, but closer to the Crushed To Dust cert.