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  1. 17 points
    After a year of training, with an 8 month gap in the middle that I took off, I finally closed my light COC #3 MMS. It’s rated at 143 by CPW
  2. 14 points
    Cheers to all steelbenders out there! In this thread I represent you a new steel bending cert. With permission of the Gripboard Admins, a lot of work in the last months and with the support of @camz @Truman and @Tommy J. here is finally a new cert for everyone. From beginner to an elite athlete. It´s a 100% non Profit project. The bolts and the pads you can get for only the self costs. No profit! BUT there is a Prize Money for the two hardest bolts which you can earn after a succesfull cert We have six different bolts where every single one has the same measurements: 8mm x 180mm (~ 5/16" x 7") Listing from easy to hard: 4.8 - A4 - A2 - 8.8 - 10.9 - 12.9 To guarantee the high quality and the comparability every single bolt of each class is from one and the same producer. For more details and everything about the cert and the rules please visit the new Website: https://www.horrido-bending.com/ If you have any questions about this you can contact me here or via the Website. It would be a pleasure to have you been involved in this Project. This thread is for further news, to show you succesfull certs, FAQ and everything else around the project. Love Steel Bending, Jan
  3. 12 points
    This was the first year I did any sort of birthday challenge. I decided to do 38 reps at 380, just dipping my toe in the water to see . I’d planned to go 11-10-9-8 but that didn’t work out as planned. First set is the video linked below. Form was all over the place but especially lazy in this first set. (Probably should have waited to have the celebratory sherry and cigar till after the deadlift party.) Bonus points if you recognize the music. No bonus points for guessing how old I am.
  4. 10 points
    I am very excited that I completed the Devil’s “666” Challenge today! First time this has ever been done. Bending 66 x 6” x 5/16 FBBC Bastards unbraced back to back. These Bastards were tough, especially on the crush, and finished like drill rod. I consider this challenge much harder than bending 100 Red Nails. John Beatty came up with this challenge in I think 2005. It was supposed to be the nest step up from bending 100 reds. I am uploading the video now and will do a more detailed write up later, but here are some pics.
  5. 10 points
    So I decided to test Larry Wheels grip. Boy he is astonishingly amazing. Warmed up a bit and attempted the 40 pounds york blob. He couldn't. Showed him that he needs to chalk. That's it. He destroyed it. Up to 45 pounds blob and same results. He asked for the bad boy and I gave him the fatman blob. He did it. His max was half of the 110 york legacy up to his knee's. Now for thickbars. 100 points fbbc inch. Easy. 125 pounds. Another easy lift. 150. Same results. 172, easy! Millennium trainer, his max. 97 kg inch, nope. Grippers up to almost 150 pounds CoC #3. If he knew the MMS technique he would destroy it. It didn't click with him when I showed him. His best plate pinch was 2 35's. But hey no one else ever did my two 45's besides big Sam. It is so slick, sharp and wide. Larry got like one CM of air below it. That and few more grip fun plus Armwrestling. His base is most people max training in a life time. He is just so strong and a good guy. Videos will be uploaded tomorrow. Edit: Once Larry's videos are uploaded, it will be good promotion for grip sports too!
  6. 9 points
    Kink... Meh Sweep... Whatever Crush... Insane! At least that's how it was for me. The jump from the 5" square to this is crazy. Pro tip just as a side note, never bend the day after you hit bench.
  7. 9 points
    What's up guys! Thank you much to @Jaden Majensky for sending me an old KOAB piece. Unfortunately I wasn't sure how easy this batch was and I could have cut it MUCH shorter. Also thanks to @Horrido for sending out the metric bolts. That 10.9 is GNARLY! I wasn't feeling 100% today so I was excited to have all of this go down. I've been struggling to finish a 7" of the 11/32" Stainless and 5/16" Square stainless so I went after the 8" varieties. Next up it'll be time to cut all of these down a half inch! Although unfortunately not the KOAB as that's my only piece from this batch. Does anyone have more old KOAB stock they'd be willing to sell??
  8. 9 points
    This took a few failures to finally put it all together. If you can't tell by the reaction at the end ... I was pretty pumped. Some BIG steel is gonna go down in 2020. Full video with wrapping on my channel. Iron Grip bar was sent to me by @Donc101. Thank you much Don! Also did the 220k last workout plus the 215k and 200k in singles. Most of those are on my channel besides the 200k because of a copyright claim. Lol. That's fun stuff!! Does anyone have more of this floating around? I'd love more of the big bars. Thanks for watching!
  9. 8 points
    BIG Update! Yesterday there were five new certs and today one new cert. Great days and I am very happy with it. Looking forward to see the packages arrive at our benders in USA and Russia to see more great bends like these the last two days. Also nice to say that most of them are Gripboard Users. Here we go: First Cert yesterday came from @MarcoBuhl who bend the A2 bolt in double underhand style with IMP´s. Great and strong bend. Then Florian Faisstnauer from Austria with also the A2 bolt and single suede wraps in a very short time. Florian is a long time ago more than ready for the red nail cert, but Ironmind don´t cert at the moment because of the corona case. The next was Brian McShane @Briso who bend as a comeback the A2 bolt and let it look very easy. Steffen Knaak, known as he is a competitor in nearly every Steel Shredder event bend the A4 bolt. Anton Siden @Slippery Pete bend the A4 bolt lighting fast. Don´t blink when you watch the Video. Today Emil @Fist of Fury certed the A2 bolt and let it also look very easy. Great job of all of the benders above. You can see the updated list and every video as always here: https://www.horrido-bending.com/cert-list
  10. 8 points
    I started training for a DO endurance feat. Today, I did 22 x 6” Bastards back to back. Here is a pic.
  11. 7 points
    Congrats to Charles! Great video (angle, view, etc.) as well!
  12. 7 points
    Manage to bend A2 bolt first 7 inches, and then 6.5 inches today. Sadly both attempts the video got messed up. On the 7 inch video the bar left the frame and on the 6.5 inch I got a phone call that ended the recording. But I'm still happy about the session. The uncut bolt was such an easy bend for me. Today my grandfather past away at the age of 95 years old, he was in incredible shape until just a year ago. Worked as a farmer and in the woods his hole life. He could outrun most young men at the age of 85. Its been an emotional day today.
  13. 7 points
    Big event of the day was my first Steel Shredder attempt (around 3:40 to snap the grade 5 lying and the 10mmx15 rebar standing) but I also finished with a 1/2x15 HRS braced in Horne wraps. The thin wraps are so good for toughening up my hands so I can handle harder bends.
  14. 7 points
    Did a 6" RedNail Replica on Saturday, pretty pleased with my progress so far.
  15. 7 points
    Great day! We have the first elite cert! Alexandr Denisovsky was able to bend the 10.9 bolt. Very great to see I am more than happy about this submission. Prize money was already paid and the list is updated. He is now one of the very few benders at this level! Also Gil Goodman certed the A2 bolt in single leather pads. So the first packages arrived in the USA. The list: https://www.horrido-bending.com/cert-list And here are the two videos from today...
  16. 7 points
    Okay, after some (low-level) calculations, there are four more Red Nails to be bent over the next six weeks, including tomorrow. That will be ten years of non-stop Red Nail bends, averaged-out, every ten days throughout. (When this started, it was a Red Nail every week; throughout the past few years, it has been every two weeks.) All of them done under official certification conditions, including wraps, bands and time. From this point on, starting tomorrow, I am going to start posting up videos of the final bends, for the purpose of giving me an extra mental edge to get through these last few. I'm hoping that if I treat these as a cert-type bend, then I'll blow through them fairly easy. After all is said-and-done, I am going to continue bending until the end of August (one more attempt) to account for any calendar anomalies. 😁 And this will not be the end of my bending days, just the non-stop Red Nail bending, every 1-2 weeks.
  17. 7 points
    Bent 5 x 8mm x 7 inch CRS (about the same as a bastard bar) in single ironmind wraps. These all felt very good today, bends were all done in 4 hits. (about 10-12 secs for each complete bend) Then did 2 cert bends for horrido bending straight after these in ironmind wraps and suedes. A2 bolt with half inch cut off A2 bolt with full inch cut off. @Horrido Jan, I've sent you over the videos 🙂 Really pleased with these today, considering its my 3rd proper session back! 😁
  18. 7 points
    Today after work I forced a young man from our family to bend. This was his second bend ever and he could bend easily the lightest bolt. Of course we have to work a lot on his technique, but it's a start and this young man is fixed to some more bends. He is on the list and here is the Video:
  19. 7 points
    Today I closed my hg300 for the first time mms. It’s one of my early grippers that’s not rated, but it’s harder than my RB240 rated at 132 and it’s lighter than my light Coc#3 rated at 143. I’m hoping to ccs close my heavy #3 by the new year
  20. 7 points
    Very happy to anounce that our german grip legend Gabriel Sum is part of the game! Yesterday he bent the A4 bolt in reverse style under the guidiance of @camz. This is one of his very first bends, so perhaps there is more to come. Very excited about it! Also we have the first shorter cert. Steffen Knaak bend the A4 bolt with a length of 6,5". List is updated: https://www.horrido-bending.com/cert-list And here are the two videos from yesterday...
  21. 7 points
    Hi friends! I want to share several episodes of Natalia Kravchenko training with grippers. I feel that she has talent. She trains the grip for less than six months (with grippers - 3-4 months), and weighs 51kg. On the video - attempt to DS close CoC-1.5 , the first attempt to hold bullet with CoC-2 (2 seconds) and attempt of seting CoC-2.5 in parallel.
  22. 7 points
    New short braced bend I am happy with. DHWOG 10mm gold nail replica cut to 7” and taped to a 7” piece of 6mm CRS. Here is the video.
  23. 7 points
    We have the first cert... I am happy to announce that it´s my good friend Kalli @camz who bend the hard 8.8 Bolt. Congrats and welcome on the cert list as the first! Here is the bend: Looking forward to see more guys join in.
  24. 7 points
    I bent heavy almost every time I bent. I bent almost every day. I would usually only do 1 - 2 bends a session and my goal was always to get a PR (harder, shorter, faster, smaller wraps than last time, etc.). I bent 5 - 7 days a week like that for about 3 years. Never got too badly injured, but my body took a beating. Everyone is different though. I made progress every week for those three years and got to or near the top of all the bending lists at the time. Some people, bending like that, wouldn't last a month. Others might be able to bend even more. I don't think I would have made anywhere near the progress I made if I was only going hard 1 day a week, but I might have done better at 3-4 hard sessions a week. But bending for me was always 90% mental and I seemed to lose my mental edge over the steel if I didn't battle with it as often as possible.
  25. 7 points
    @bencrush thank you very much for your kind words. The easiest bolt is the 4.8. This bolt is an easy one and perfect for guys who just started steel bending. It's like a CRS 7mm bar or like the 1/4" Bolts. There is no plan to get a barehand cert or something other in the line, BUT if enough bolts are in the world (and it seems that this will not last long) there will be some challenges over the year like one IMP bends or barehand bends. I will update this here in the thread. As I got a lot questions about the equivalents of the bolts. This list is maybe a little helpfull: 4.8 - like a CRS 7mm bar or a 1/4" Bolt A4 - like a red nail A2 - like a Shiny Bastard 8.8 - like a hard G5 10.9 - similar to a G8 12.9 - out of this planet So there is a cert bolt for every level in the bending section to honour every bend and keep the guys motivated.
  26. 7 points
    So the first packages are on their way to steel benders worldwide. Today a lot of packages were shipped. Germany 6x USA 3x Russia 2x Sweden 2x Looking forward to see the first bends.
  27. 7 points
    Just a training bend, nothing too special. I haven't done any big 8" bends in a while and damn does it show. This was also for whatever reason a bad luck of the draw as far as stock. Anybody who has been been bending long enough knows that especially things like spikes/nails vary all over the board. This time I got an exceptionally tough one. The arc has way more wide and springy than other 80d's I've bent in the past almost like a hard piece of HRS.
  28. 6 points
    Hey everyone! A newer bender named Cody Christensen started a bending podcast and I was lucky enough to be his first guest! This is all about my experience in bending and a few bonus mentions of my feud with Randall Strossen and Ironmind. If you give it a listen please tell me what you think! I believe he has Clay Edgin, @Donc101, and @Horrido on his upcoming guest list. @Tommy J. he said you have a message in your inbox! https://open.spotify.com/episode/5QF2fYeXNJUwxgCGwWEttf?si=UkRv22zpQv2E3sX_QEXD8Q&fbclid=IwAR0XEXRMxzjpQDYpwwIwWx8JhP-BvdyrGllLHzu17qz2m29GK5I5w9H9CJY
  29. 6 points
    I braced bent 2 x 6” red nails taped together today. This salvaged what otherwise was a difficult and poor bending day. I woke up early and trained this morning because it has been so hot in the afternoon. My garage gets to over 100 degrees. I think my body is still not fully recovered from the 66 x 6” Bastards Devil’s Challenge done last week. Also, my hands still have some tears that are not fully healed. I started off bending like shit and failed my first bend I wanted to do today. I just did not feel great. I really wanted to do this braced bend of the 2 x 6” reds today. I had the nails pre-cut and taped and ready to go. I was able to get myself in a good spot mentally to push through this bend. Took longer than most of my braced bends and took a beating on me. I did some damage to my right hand. I think this is the hardest short braced bend I have done to date. Very happy with this. Here is the video:
  30. 6 points
    Got my package from J.T. Straussner with the Challenge Bars today. Very nice steel and great rules. Only bending in brandnew stiff pads is an absolute nightmare, but they will be very fine soon. Here is the video of both bars including unpacking...
  31. 6 points
    Steel arrived from @Horrido today. Steel, wraps and stickers all look great.
  32. 6 points
    Three new Certs today... Alexandr Denisovsky from russia was able to bend the 8.8 bolt very fast to get the high ranking together with Kalli. Brian McShane @Briso bend the A2 bolt with a 6" length, which is a good bend and spot 3 on the list. And Steffen Knaak has done his third cert bend and smashed the A2 bolt. The list is updated and here are the new videos:
  33. 6 points
    Injury Report: None Weight: 168lbs Did my first bending in ages at The Ambassador's house yesterday. I was very sad to see Nate get rid of 92% of his Grip Gear over the past few years, but now that he is focused on that Gold Nail, I can understand how all that cool grip stuff just became "clutter" in his basement. He has a clear Double Overhand [DO] goal. And we are talking a Single Rep Max. While I visited Nate with the intent to bend again, I have decided my goal must be completely opposite to Nate's. I plan on bending both DO as well as Double Underhand and Reverse. I also plan on doing the 3 different styles ALL as part of my weekly training. I still have to dial this all in, but the plan is for two bending days a week. Thursday will be "group bending" with me visiting Nate or just hitting him up on Zoom. That day will have Single Rep Maxes, but I will also be using the David Horne WD2 as well as an ancient York Iron Shoe. If I ever get my hernia taken care of, I will be adding horseshoe bending to my Big Steel Thursday. On Session One I did these bends. * Double Overhand in IMPs: Drill Rod "F" - went easy enough; slightly off center; 1 1/4" wide Drill Rod 17/64 - after many hits only got 15deg; did some more hits getting 21deg * Iron Shoe * DHWD [setting 1:1] *DO Hex 1/4" - only got a slight wobble * Double Underhand in IMPs CRS 1/4 apx 10deg *DO Drill Rod F - to apx 1 1/2" Drill rod 17/64" - only a wobble *WD for 5 reps each [setting 1:1] 5 reps each [1:2] * Iron Shoe * Double Underhand in IMPS two (2) Square 1/8" Galvanized 60d nail - to 25deg square 1/8 * Reverse Style one galvanized 60d nail * Big Rest * Double Overhand in 1 and 1/2 Imps Drill Rod 17/64 - to axp 3inch spread.
  34. 6 points
    30 minutes with a sewing machine and my temporary replacement for Grab Ball is ready
  35. 6 points
    Just a little different today. I hadn’t done any long braced bends in a while, but 1) I just did unbraced on Friday. Even so, I had planned to DO a bolt for a practice snap today. Nevertheless, b) I tore some skin that has been fragile and even kinking the bolt in DHWOG wraps was making it significantly worse. I need that skin for my official Steel Shredder attempts, since I can’t tape for them. In addition, π) a member of our community, who shall remain nameless because he doesn’t post in this thread, posted on another forum that he’s purchased not only 3/4 HRS but 7/8 HRS. I was therefore required to challenge him to a race to 7/8. So it’s time to get back to heavy braced bends if I’m going to win this race (or even finish it). 15” 3/8 rebar snapped in Horne wraps, followed by 5/8x25” and 1/2x15” in thick suedes I bought from Chris Ryder. It took a few tries to remember what positions worked for me but overall I was happy.
  36. 6 points
    Last weekend there were two more certs! My good friend Daniel @Truman was able to bend the A2 bolt easily. He is training for the 8.8 and it´s only a matter of time. Also our new bending talent from germany Richard Siebels bend the A2 bolt with style and he want to get shorter on this bolt in the next sessions. The Cert List is updated with a new style. Keep a look at it: https://www.horrido-bending.com/cert-list Also more packages are on the way to the benders. USA, Austria, Northern Ireland and Germany. Here are the two new Videos from Daniel and Richard:
  37. 6 points
    I actually started reduced padding progression 8 years ago on my way to cert red. I had variations working from doubles to singles. It really helps demystify a bend and let's you know just how much of a bend is strength/leverage and how much is simply fighting discomfort. I'm glad you like them. Enjoy! Edit: no clue if someone ever did this with cordura before. Just seemed logical to me.
  38. 6 points
    Received the package from Nate! These pads are awesome! Never seen anyone else do this. Was this your idea @anwnate? 1/3 of a IMP is 12” x 4” = 48. He did that down to 2” x 2” = 4. Brutal! Genius way to build up hand toughness and progress to a minimal or barehand bend. Also, some great, big bolts for braced bending. Thanks so much my friend!
  39. 6 points
    My club recently started a youtube channel where we post our super matches for our internal ranking system along with other content. SIF Armsport channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaRLicTjThIApd07Eb1SxtA My latest match. recap. We slipped in the first round and went to the strap. I got a shit strap and decided to let go as soon as I realized I wasn’t going to get the top roll. Viktor is bigger and stronger than me and has an absurd wrist rotation strength in the hook. I always get sore in my wrists for weeks whenever I commit hard in a hook match with him. Second round, we slip again. This time however I get a better setup in the strap and I’m able to top roll in the strap. Round 3-5 I top roll him outside the strap. Round 6, at this point I’ve already won the match and decided to meet him in the hook just to se if I could stop him... I couldn’t lol. Will be posting my matches in this thread.
  40. 6 points
    Wednesday! My heavy long bar day. Warmed up with a 60d in 24s and a Red in Imps. Wrapped up a "P" 8 3/8" in Imps and went at it. Took it down in about 90 seconds. While it's true it took a lot out of me...I was super pleased. Two weeks ago I could barely kink it. Wrapped up a "Q" and kinked it to 18deg. Freaking progress yo! Followed with OHP and biceps, BW squats, planks and glute bridges. And of course hand slaps, knuckle mallets. Good freaking day. Thanks for the support packmates.
  41. 6 points
    Monday...good workout, good hand conditioning, bent a red ...was way harder than I felt it should have been. I.M. package arrived. Randall asked me to return the Golds I bought...saying they were not right. I measured them at .366. They should be .375. So...I'll ship them back. Today...hand conditioning. Hand slaps and mallet knuckles. Bent a 60d in minwraps(12s) then broke out one of the new Reds. The kink seemed normal...but then it freaking MELTED. Abnormally. Like...I'm badass and all that...but this was weird. I bent it to 1 1/4" in like 6 seconds. So maybe this is the time to cert Red...cause these are questionable. I followed that with a 60d DU minwrap(4s). Felt good to move steel nearly barehanded. More slaps. Finished up with a bunch of bwsquats and planks. Good day.
  42. 6 points
    Heimdall bar cert bend Loki bar cert bend Badass bars from JT! Loving the wraps also. I think once they are broke in they will be my new favorite.
  43. 5 points
    A couple more out of the way. Time to keep moving forward. Should have done the hex in singles today but whatever.
  44. 5 points
    I've been going through this vast repository of info looking to learn more about DU. While I dont expect to reach the rarified air you did Ben...I think bending a Red (single IMPs) in all three styles is a reasonable goal. You really set the bar high man.
  45. 5 points
  46. 5 points
    Very pleased with today. I was able to correct issues directly after bad hits. Bending every day is allowing me to dial in better. Red in IMPs. 4 hits. "Q" 0-1 DR @ 8 3/8" in 1.5/1 IMPs. I know this looks identical, but what I'm not detailing is how many hits I'm using the 1.5s and how many singles. At this point I still need the 1.5s to get over the hump with the kink. That said...I used to use them for much more than that. I'm setting micro PRs daily. It really helps keep me motivated. I think a lot of us gloss over micro PRs because they aren't necessarily newsworthy...but they definitely add up.
  47. 5 points
    Today I got a package from @Jaden Majensky with lots of hard and great bars. Huge thanks buddy! I will try one or two of them in the next session, because today was volume day and I train after a strict plan. After the volume work it was time again for an one IMP bend and here it is:
  48. 5 points
    DEAR IVAN, CONGRATULATIONS ON REACHING JASON BERGMANN'S LEVEL!! WELL-DESERVED #1 SPOT IN TOP-20 HORSESHOE BENDERS LIST AND WELL-DESERVED TITLE OF THE STRONGEST CONTEMPORARY HORSESHOE BENDER!! Also Ivan, specially for you - new model added in the cert list: 23. Kerckhaert DF 10x25 #2 (NEW!! - for Ivan Yastrebov)
  49. 5 points
    Today I did some practice snaps for Steel Shredder 7 and then some DO stock. 15” rebar and a 60D (lying on my back) snapped, then a Bastard and a Huge Bastard (took about 5:20). The lying snaps feel like I’m missing some major piece of the technique. I can’t figure out how to apply force with a thigh crush so I just end up chest crushing the nail or bolt instead. It works but it’s slow and inefficient.
  50. 5 points
    https://cannonpowerworks.com/pages/grip-strength-ratings-data Big update to the ratings data! Check it out if you're interested. Grip Genie and the CPW Hybrids are added. We did some research and made some corrections this round. For example there were a couple instances of a filed gripper sneaking in as the max. Whoops! Also, it's not meant to be annoying, but we tried to watermark our URL better. We have frequently seen our information shared with our name cropped off the bottom -- which we found odd. 🤠 Enjoy!
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