For individual competitions keep it simple and have one class only. I usually end up near the bottom in the LGC competition but it keeps me happy knowing that my numbers are difficult to duplicate for competitors in the 74k class (competitive as I am). This keeps the big and stronger guys happy as well as the little ones.
Changing the number of weight classes for records within NAGS would most likely result in a drop in the number of competitors much like it would if you cut down the number of weight classes in OL and PL to two. I know I would certainly loose interest if I had to get fat in order to be more competitive. We would also loose some credibility if we change the number of weight classes everytime someone has a few beers and post his or hers latest ideas (I know that's not what you suggested in terms of records but others have). We have a fair number of weight classes in line with major strength sports and have never had more competitors. Don't break something that is working. It simply makes it more interesting for more people if you can compare yourself to others of your size. I have little interest in knowing how far behind I am in hand strength of people twice my weight.
Tuesday Close Grip Bench Press
to 107.5-kilos x 3 x 2 reps
to stack+5p x 8 reps
to 175-kilos x 3 x 2 reps
80-kilos x 6 reps @ TL, 100-kilos x 3 @, 120-kilos x 3 reps @
Thursday pm Two Hand Pinch
to 97.7-kilos x 1, then 3 x 2 reps
Well now im curious? Who is the hand size faker?
not sure why anyone would claim smaller hands for added props on any lift accept a thickbar or blob lift. So it must be someone who had a decent thickbar or blob or something.
i know when i lifted the inch initially, i went way out of my way to measure my hand on camera multiple ways for all to freely interpret whatever length satisfied them to prove i did it with a sub 8" hand. No way i measured my hand was it even remotely 8".
At the time, i remember a handful of sub 8" hand guys claiming an inch lift couldnt happen for them due to hand size. So i was glad to troll about it afterward. Hence why i did all that measuring on camera.