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MalachiMcMullen

Alright, lets get some things out of the way straight out. I really don't care about calibrations very much at all. I like to know what mine rate at and know where the close stands compared to other gripster's grippers. This could be a great way to figure out the averages in poundages down the road. For now, just post what gripper it is, the poundage and who calibrated it. If the gripper has been calibrated more than once, then post both poundages in chronological order and place the names of whoever calibrated the grippers in their respective positions.

ONLY RGC CALIBRATIONS IN POUNDS OR IN KGS!!!

I'll start it off.

2007 #3 - 152.6/148 Chris Rice/Dave Thornton

RB300N - 155.2 Chris Rice

RB240 - 140.1 Chris Rice

RB210 - 139.46 Chris Rice

RB280 - 177.9 Chris Rice

RB400 - 222.66 Chris Rice

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Incindium

#2 = 120.2 lbs Jesse Reimann

#3 = 155.8 lbs Jesse Reimann

PDA 280 = 133.4 lbs Jesse Reimann

HG300 = 138.4 lbs Jesse Reimann

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vikingsrule92

#2.5 124 Eric Milfeld

SM 130 Eric Milfeld

#2.5 132 (Paul's gripper) Eric Milfeld

SM 138 (Aaron's gripper I'm going to buy off of him soon enough) Aaron Corcorran I think?

GM 144 Eric Milfeld

#3 145 Eric Milfeld

Elite set at MM1 specs (acorn adjustable) 156 Eric Milfeld

Narrow GE (2 1/4" spread) 165 Eric Milfeld

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Incindium

I should rechecked my #2 before I posted.

Correction

#2 = 114.2 lbs Jesse Reimann

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Bob Lipinski

I am done with my calibrations for now.

HG300-141

Narrow Elite-150

Beast-151

Single stamp #3-151

Single stamp #3-151

Double stamp #3-151

2006 #3-151

HG350- 153

PDA190- 160

Narrow SE- 165

Medium Elite-167

RB330N-167

RB300-169

Super Heavy Duty-175

Silver Elite-177

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Hubgeezer's grippers:

2.5-136

#3 easier- 149

#3 harder- 159

3.5- 177

All calibrated by me.

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Cannon

Calibrated by me:

RB240n 139

BBSM 143 (double filed)

MM1 160 (adjustable gripper)

2005 #3 165

MM2 165 (adjustable gripper)

BBE 182

MM3 188 (adjustable gripper)

I guess I've sold everything else :blush I didn't realize how few grippers I had left.

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Calibrated by me:

RB240n 139

BBSM 143 (double filed)

MM1 160 (adjustable gripper)

2005 #3 165

MM2 165 (adjustable gripper)

BBE 182

MM3 188 (adjustable gripper)

I guess I've sold everything else :blush I didn't realize how few grippers I had left.

Those numbers all look about 10# or so high. You may want to send one for verification to one of the other calibrators.

- Aaron

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MalachiMcMullen
Calibrated by me:

RB240n 139

BBSM 143 (double filed)

MM1 160 (adjustable gripper)

2005 #3 165

MM2 165 (adjustable gripper)

BBE 182

MM3 188 (adjustable gripper)

I guess I've sold everything else :blush I didn't realize how few grippers I had left.

Those numbers all look about 10# or so high. You may want to send one for verification to one of the other calibrators.

- Aaron

I think Aaron is right man :) A 182 BBE is a SOLID BBE and a 139 240N is STOUT. My RB240 cal'd at 140.1 and your narrow cal'd 1lb less?

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porkchop

I agree... those numbers look a little high.

All below calibrated by Greg Amidon (in lbs):

IM #T....................60

IM #1 (filed)...........90

IM #1.5...............92.5

BBM.....................105

IM #2................107.5

IM #2.5.............122.5

BBSM...................130

BBSM................132.5

RB260N................135

BBSM................137.5

BBGM...................140

IM #3................142.5

MM1 Replica..........145

IM #3................152.5

IM #3................152.5

RB300N................155

RB260..................155

MM2 Replica.......157.5

RB330N................160

RB300................167.5

BBE......................170

BBE...................172.5

MM3 Replica..........175

MM4 Replica..........180

IM #3.5................180

BBSE.................192.5

BBSE....................195

IM #4................197.5

IM #4................207.5

BBGE...................220

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Cannon
Calibrated by me:

RB240n 139

BBSM 143 (double filed)

MM1 160 (adjustable gripper)

2005 #3 165

MM2 165 (adjustable gripper)

BBE 182

MM3 188 (adjustable gripper)

I guess I've sold everything else :blush I didn't realize how few grippers I had left.

Those numbers all look about 10# or so high. You may want to send one for verification to one of the other calibrators.

- Aaron

I did :) You calibrated the 2005 #3 at 163.5. I sometimes get 163.5 but the average of all my calibrations on the gripper is 165.

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Cannon
Calibrated by me:

RB240n 139

BBSM 143 (double filed)

MM1 160 (adjustable gripper)

2005 #3 165

MM2 165 (adjustable gripper)

BBE 182

MM3 188 (adjustable gripper)

I guess I've sold everything else :blush I didn't realize how few grippers I had left.

Those numbers all look about 10# or so high. You may want to send one for verification to one of the other calibrators.

- Aaron

I think Aaron is right man :) A 182 BBE is a SOLID BBE and a 139 240N is STOUT. My RB240 cal'd at 140.1 and your narrow cal'd 1lb less?

I really have taken great pains to fine tune my set-up (made by Climber511) including weighing my weights at the post office and cross-calibrating grippers with Acorn. I don't think the MM1 and MM2 should be going 150 and 155lbs respectively. Remember the handles are adjustable and I get a slightly different calibration every time I move them. Always within 1-2lbs though. These are my averages so far. The BBSM would be much easier if it was not double-filed. I think Lukeamdman can verify the difficulty of the BBE (he is training with it currently). The RB240n was sold to me as such, but it's unmarked. The spread is 2.5". I believe the calibrations are sound.

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MalachiMcMullen
Calibrated by me:

RB240n 139

BBSM 143 (double filed)

MM1 160 (adjustable gripper)

2005 #3 165

MM2 165 (adjustable gripper)

BBE 182

MM3 188 (adjustable gripper)

I guess I've sold everything else :blush I didn't realize how few grippers I had left.

Those numbers all look about 10# or so high. You may want to send one for verification to one of the other calibrators.

- Aaron

I think Aaron is right man :) A 182 BBE is a SOLID BBE and a 139 240N is STOUT. My RB240 cal'd at 140.1 and your narrow cal'd 1lb less?

I really have taken great pains to fine tune my set-up (made by Climber511) including weighing my weights at the post office and cross-calibrating grippers with Acorn. I don't think the MM1 and MM2 should be going 150 and 155lbs respectively. Remember the handles are adjustable and I get a slightly different calibration every time I move them. Always within 1-2lbs though. These are my averages so far. The BBSM would be much easier if it was not double-filed. I think Lukeamdman can verify the difficulty of the BBE (he is training with it currently). The RB240n was sold to me as such, but it's unmarked. The spread is 2.5". I believe the calibrations are sound.

Well alright then, we'll go with them. But I still say a 139 RB240N is pretty crazy. As far as I had heard, they were around 120ish. The only few that really seemed OUT THERE to me were the 240N, 05' #3 and the BBE. That makes all of them CRAZY hard compared to their brethren. I can't say they aren't out there though, so why not yours :)

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Well alright then, we'll go with them. But I still say a 139 RB240N is pretty crazy. As far as I had heard, they were around 120ish. The only few that really seemed OUT THERE to me were the 240N, 05' #3 and the BBE. That makes all of them CRAZY hard compared to their brethren. I can't say they aren't out there though, so why not yours :)

I tend to sell my grippers once I close them and keep the hard ones. I have calibrations for others that I've sold but didn't post those because I don't have them now (133lb BBSM, 149lb #3, 152lb #3, 203lb #4 are some examples). That #4 was also calibrated by Eric Milfeld and Matti (Teemu has it now). I think Eric got 204lb and Matti got 206lbs.

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porkchop
I tend to sell my grippers once I close them and keep the hard ones. I have calibrations for others that I've sold but didn't post those because I don't have them now (133lb BBSM, 149lb #3, 152lb #3, 203lb #4 are some examples). That #4 was also calibrated by Eric Milfeld and Matti (Teemu has it now). I think Eric got 204lb and Matti got 206lbs.

That's a good way to always be closing new grippers. Sounds like you have a pretty tough batch if your numbers have been validated by others. :rock

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Bob Lipinski

Well, I am am general high calibration disbeliever as well, the BBE and #3 seem out there BUT

I have an RB 240 that isn't marked narrow but it has a 2.5" spread (older one, back when they had one ring on the handle), and it hit 140.

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twig

I've got 2 RB240N's and 1 RB240 and they've all got (within 1/8") the same spread

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lukeamdman
Calibrated by me:

RB240n 139

BBSM 143 (double filed)

MM1 160 (adjustable gripper)

2005 #3 165

MM2 165 (adjustable gripper)

BBE 182

MM3 188 (adjustable gripper)

I guess I've sold everything else :blush I didn't realize how few grippers I had left.

Those numbers all look about 10# or so high. You may want to send one for verification to one of the other calibrators.

- Aaron

I think Aaron is right man :) A 182 BBE is a SOLID BBE and a 139 240N is STOUT. My RB240 cal'd at 140.1 and your narrow cal'd 1lb less?

I really have taken great pains to fine tune my set-up (made by Climber511) including weighing my weights at the post office and cross-calibrating grippers with Acorn. I don't think the MM1 and MM2 should be going 150 and 155lbs respectively. Remember the handles are adjustable and I get a slightly different calibration every time I move them. Always within 1-2lbs though. These are my averages so far. The BBSM would be much easier if it was not double-filed. I think Lukeamdman can verify the difficulty of the BBE (he is training with it currently). The RB240n was sold to me as such, but it's unmarked. The spread is 2.5". I believe the calibrations are sound.

The 182lb BBE is legit. I can close 3.3 level grippers, and I can only get that BBE to about 3/16". My BBE calibrated to 189.5lb's, and it was way harder than the 182lb BBE. Earlier this week I oiled the 189.5'b BBE and my guess is that it's around 180lb's now.

Matt's 182lb BBE calibrated that way AFTER being seasoned and oiled.

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Bob Lipinski

I'm still skeptical about the 165+ #3 grippers. And definitely 180+ elites.

Maybe something is up with the newer grippers. I've seen Elite's with buried springs that wouldn't get near 180.

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Bob Lipinski

To give some familiarity with where I am coming from, I would guess the MM1 is maybe 150-155ish, and MM2 165-167ish. I squeezed my easier elite on the same day as my MM2, and the MM2 was a bit easier.

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jad

If I remember right, Gamidon's Elite Plus went 180 or 182?. It was just an Elite with the spring buried.

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Bob Lipinski

Looks like they messed up some of their numbers somewhere. On the original RGC page they have the Elite Plus as 182ish, on their final averages and list, they have their toughest elite as 173.

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Looks like they messed up some of their numbers somewhere. On the original RGC page they have the Elite Plus as 182ish, on their final averages and list, they have their toughest elite as 173.

I wonder if they're counting it as an elite?

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lukeamdman

If you guys saw the detail Matt goes into to calibrate these things, you wouldn't doubt the numbers. And for crying out loud, he cross calibrated the 165 #3 with Acorn, and it was within 1.5lb's...

The #4 that Matt calibrated was calibrated by two other guys later, and BOTH of their numbers were HIGHER than Matt's.

All the facts say the numbers are accurate.

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The Mac

Let's face it, when we have different people using slightly different set ups some numbers are going to be weird, given the variances inherent in TSG. My off-the cuff reaction would be to have some kind of average of each type of gripper, and anything over that by a given amount would have to be cross-calibrated by someone else before being accepted. Otherwise, you're just going to get people saying "Yeah, Bro, but my #3 was a mutant at 190lbs, and everyone going "Yeah, right".... is this too much work? I don't know, and that will have to be seen.

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Bob Lipinski

Yeah, this process is gonna be flawed as hell. There is probably an error margin bordering on 5 pounds between people, and unfortunately that can mean a huge gap in gripper strength.

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