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The Nailman's Top 50 & Top 20 Bending List (merged) 9-28-14

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burner

I definitely forsee a G5 5/16" 7" bolt as the only way into the top 10 in 6-8 months. In 2 years it will probably be a Big G8..........Better stay healthy!!

To all the guys climbing the top 50 like crazy.........keep it going!!

Burner

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Wes

Shame a red won't get me on there anymore :tongue Remember back when Reds were a big deal :laugh

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amaury

Technique has seemingly improved a lot too! I would say that a red nail Old Terminator Style is still something that deserves some credit?

Or does it not? :tongue

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bencrush
Technique has seemingly improved a lot too! I would say that a red nail Old Terminator Style is still something that deserves some credit?

Or does it not? :tongue

I think it deserves plenty of credit! And he has everyone's greatest respect for that kind of strength. But just like if I chose to bench without a shirt in an equipped fed and got 700 while another guy used a two ply denim and got 750, he won the contest. Just because I chose to use the style that was harder and was probably stronger than that guy (raw) it is still a contest in the end. And the bigger the better.

That said, I know that Pat is still on top of the list. In fact, he's so far on top of the rest of us that it's ridiculous.

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burner

wow...........sub 7" reds are the only way to get on the top 50 SICK!!!

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EricMilfeld

Congratulations, John! Your 6.5" Red earned you the 38th spot!

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bencrush

Congrats to BIG John Eaton for a GREAT bend!!! :rock None of our spots are safe anymore. :blink

Congrats to BIG John Eaton for a GREAT bend!!! :rock None of our spots are safe anymore. :blink

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tmmicklabs

Congrats John :rock

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GetAGrip87

Awesome Bend John, Congrats!!! :rock

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John Eaton

Thanks guys! I'm happy to be here.

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EricMilfeld

Congratulations to Acorn for securing the 14th spot with an easy bend of the Grand Bastard!

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EricMilfeld

Congratulations, John Eaton, on your climb up the ladder with a rather easy looking 6" Red bend!

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GetAGrip87

Once again, great bend Big John!!! Congrats! :rock

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bencrush

Great bend John!!! :rock Come on buddy can't you take a little time off for a good friend? :tongue:whistel

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Alawadhi

Eric, if a grand bastard needs 695 pounds to bend and the huge shiny bastard needs 625 pounds then why the grand bastard are rancked below huge bastard? Even the shiny bastard?

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FrankyBoy

When Eric calibrates a bar he measures the pounds necessary to bend that bar to a certain degree.

For the top-50 list the difficulty of the WHOLE bend is taken into account.

The crushdown on stainless steel is significantly harder than on normal CRS.

Hope that helps.

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Alawadhi

So Erics calibration is to a certain degree? That makes sense. I thought of it but wasn't sure. Thanks for making it clear.

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acorn

I believe they are calibrated to 30 degrees.

- Aaron

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EricMilfeld
When Eric calibrates a bar he measures the pounds necessary to bend that bar to a certain degree.

For the top-50 list the difficulty of the WHOLE bend is taken into account.

The crushdown on stainless steel is significantly harder than on normal CRS.

Hope that helps.

That's right. Also, like I made mention of in the original calibration post, comparing the poundage rating of a 5.5" stock to a 6" stock will not yield a meaningful result. The shorter stock will always appear to be harder than it actually is.

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EricMilfeld

With his meteoric rise in the bending world, Aaron Corcorran has garnered the number 4 spot in "magnificent" style!

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bencrush
With his meteoric rise in the bending world, Aaron Corcorran has garnered the number 4 spot in "magnificent" style!

Huge congrats to Acorn!!! :rock

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acorn

Without the huge wealth of knowledge and support found here I never would have progressed past the Blue. A big thank you to the boards benders.

- Aaron

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GetAGrip87

Congrats Aaron! Magnificent Bastard!!! :rock

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David Horne

Eric,

Great info here, thanks

David

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EricMilfeld
Eric,

Great info here, thanks

David

Thanks, David!

Guys, I apologize for not being able to update the list in a timely manner, but work's been kicking my butt these past two weeks. Gasoline prices have dropped significantly, so it's go, go, go for the gasoline transportation company for which I work. But as soon as I get a chance I'll be adding all those terrific bends from Beatty's contest to the list.

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