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Tim71

Force,

That about sums up the current situation. Warren used to make a .353, .362 and a .375 spring gripper as well so the gap used to not be quite as big. Somebody on here, I believe Acorn, has a .353 world class. The .362 was called a constellation and the .375 was the old galaxy.

Tim

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kilkkinen

Calibration results.

- Grip #1.5 / 39.5 kg / 87.2 lbs / rating = 1.16

- Grip #2_old / 44 kg / 97.13 lbs / rating = 1.52

- Grip #2.5 / 58.5 kg / 129.13 lbs / rating = 2.48

- Grip #3 / 67.5 kg / 149 lbs / rating = 2.97

- Teemu I BBSE / 90kg / 198.67 lbs / rating = 3.82

- Eero #3.5 / 82 kg / 182.1 lbs / rating = 3.54

- Eeero #4 104.5 kg / 230.68 lbs / rating = 4.38 Second hardest #4, what I have calibrated!!

Adjustable BBE Eero

- Adj. BBE 10mm 64.5 kg / 142.3 lbs / rating = 2.81

- Adj. BBE 9mm 65.5 kg / 144.6 lbs / rating = 2.87

- Adj. BBE 8mm 66.5 kg / 146.8 lbs / rating = 2.92

- Adj. BBE 7mm 67.5 kg / 149 lbs / rating = 2.97

- Adj. BBE 6mm 69.5 kg / 153.4 lbs / rating = 3.05

- Adj. BBE 5mm 71.5 kg / 157.83 lbs / rating = 3.13

- Adj. BBE 4mm 72 kg / 158.95 lbs / rating = 3.15

- Adj. BBE 3mm 73 kg / 161.15 lbs / rating = 3.19

- Adj. BBE 2mm 75.5 kg / 166.78 lbs / rating = 3.28

- Adj. BBE 1mm 77 kg / 170 lbs / rating = 3.34

- Adj. BBE 0mm / 78 kg / 172.2 lbs / rating = 3.38

- Adj. BBE -1mm 79.5 kg / 175.5 lbs / rating = 3.43

Total 548

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acorn
Force,

That about sums up the current situation. Warren used to make a .353, .362 and a .375 spring gripper as well so the gap used to not be quite as big. Somebody on here, I believe Acorn, has a .353 world class. The .362 was called a constellation and the .375 was the old galaxy.

Tim

I'll have to check that. All I know is its a monster compared to my Pro. I does have a 3" spread on my BBWC though as well. When I used to do some chest crushes for bending I could easily get a set of 25 on the Pro. Best ever on my BBWC was 3 closes when I was damn strong and only got it for a single around the time I got my first KOAB.

- Aaron

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Magnus

A few more:

My Easy HG350 - 141.something (forgot to write it down)

Filed/remounted HG300 - 162.25

My #3.5 - 169.85

My BBE - 172.5

Luke's #3.5 (pegged leg) - 177.15 easy side / 180.4 hard side = 178.7 average

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Bob Lipinski

I did my FBBC hard recently, got 171. Forgot if that was just plate weight or after calibration.

One thing to add to Chris's long post on calibration-

Strap placement is key. At the end of the gripper or just before the bevel? Every mm makes a big difference when you are trying to be accurate within a pound or two. Smooth grippers are harder because no knurling means the strap slides around more.

I've done most of mine by myself, only had Dave Thorton around once to help. Pain in the ass, I bear-hug deadlift the damn thing.

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climber511

I just did a bunch for Jedd today - v-barred each one as I couldn't get any help. Of course I always do them twice so I have to do it again tomorrow - nice workout :blush

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Magnus
One thing to add to Chris's long post on calibration-

Strap placement is key. At the end of the gripper or just before the bevel?

I was about to bring up that very point. I always go to the end of the handle.

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Grippster
Somebody on here attempted to calibrated the Super Galaxy a few years ago and it turned his power rack over. I think it was Kevin Bussi if I remember right. Search "super galaxy" and you'll see the thread. He estimated it would've took like 800 lbs or so. He did cal the Galaxy and it took 490 lbs I believe.

Galaxy currently has a wire size of .394 or 10mm. Super galaxy has .437 which I believe is 7/16 and universe / celestial / Beast has a .501 wire size. Older Galaxys had .375 or 3/8 inch FYI.

Here's the link to the thread. It's a funny read.

Super galaxy

Tim

I just read the thread and the Galaxy he cal'd seems like it was narrow so a full spread Galaxy would no doubt be more than 490. Also, I was wrong on his estimate, he says probably 900 to 1000 lbs to close the super galaxy.

Makes you wonder what the Universe is.

The handles barely moved on the SG at over 500 lbs. You know that the first few cm on a gripper are easy. It would take well over 1000lbs of force to close that thing, look at the spread on it!!!! The universe could be as much as 1500 pounds or more, it has an even wider spread.

Somebody on here attempted to calibrated the Super Galaxy a few years ago and it turned his power rack over. I think it was Kevin Bussi if I remember right. Search "super galaxy" and you'll see the thread. He estimated it would've took like 800 lbs or so. He did cal the Galaxy and it took 490 lbs I believe.

Galaxy currently has a wire size of .394 or 10mm. Super galaxy has .437 which I believe is 7/16 and universe / celestial / Beast has a .501 wire size. Older Galaxys had .375 or 3/8 inch FYI.

Here's the link to the thread. It's a funny read.

Super galaxy

Tim

I just read the thread and the Galaxy he cal'd seems like it was narrow so a full spread Galaxy would no doubt be more than 490. Also, I was wrong on his estimate, he says probably 900 to 1000 lbs to close the super galaxy.

Makes you wonder what the Universe is.

Here's the Universe:

Galaxy / Beast / Celestial

It's the same as the Beast and Celestial.

I wouldn't say they're the same necessarily. Warren made 2 variants of the Beast/Universe didn't he? The one you can get from nutrition geeks now is rated at 1500lbs and has a smaller coil size than the previous 1800lb version. I guess it doesn't matter, it will never be anything more than a conversation piece. The RB WT looks weak next to the SG/ .501 size grippers and even that will never be budged. What does a galaxy look like anyways? Any pics? Maybe it would be useful for negatives in a narrow form? lol

p.s. just one thing, why is it that we all agree these grippers are stupid, yet if we all had one we'd try it every day? Funny how that works isn't it?

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climber511

I just did a few grippers and had one with uneven handles (I won't even bother saying whose it was - we don't need another thread about that). As usual, I did it with the dogleg in the device and when it closed, it was easy to see - so then just for the heck of it - I reversed it. It came out 12# different.

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Magnus
I just did a few grippers and had one with uneven handles (I won't even bother saying whose it was - we don't need another thread about that). As usual, I did it with the dogleg in the device and when it closed, it was easy to see - so then just for the heck of it - I reversed it. It came out 12# different.

Whoa...how far off were they when closed?

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climber511

I didn't measure it but maybe 1/8 to 3/16".

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Cannon
I didn't measure it but maybe 1/8 to 3/16".

Are you certain it wasn't 2mm :tongue

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Magnus

Just FYI in case anyone wanted to try it, I've been using Gorilla Tape for my calibrations. It's like the stuff was designed for it. Worlds better than duct or electrical tape. A single wrap around the handles keeps the knurling completely protected, calibration after calibration. Heck, I was even reusing the same two pieces of tape for some grippers, and the knurling still didn't cut through.

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Cannon

Got some new 5/8" grippers and I LOVE them. Love, love, love. These are going to be invaluable training tools.

I made a phenolic sleeve so I could calibrate them as usual. The SM number should be pretty good because it's been oiled twice and has a few reps on it. For the GM and E, I oiled them and worked through some reps on the RGC, but the springs were really dry to and I expect those numbers to drop a little over time.

5/8" SM 142

5/8" GM 161

5/8" E 190

That Elite especially just seems high, and I expect that number to drop with some use. But it is a REALLY hard gripper.

:D

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climber511
Got some new 5/8" grippers and I LOVE them. Love, love, love. These are going to be invaluable training tools.

I made a phenolic sleeve so I could calibrate them as usual. The SM number should be pretty good because it's been oiled twice and has a few reps on it. For the GM and E, I oiled them and worked through some reps on the RGC, but the springs were really dry to and I expect those numbers to drop a little over time.

5/8" SM 142

5/8" GM 161

5/8" E 190

That Elite especially just seems high, and I expect that number to drop with some use. But it is a REALLY hard gripper.

:D

With 5/8" handles - the springs would have to move a little more so I would expect them to calibrate a little more than with regular handles.

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Cannon
With 5/8" handles - the springs would have to move a little more so I would expect them to calibrate a little more than with regular handles.

I agree, but 190 just seemed a bit high. I would have expected 180-something. But I think it will land there after more oiling and use.

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Guest Bullitt

Just got a BBE adjustable that Aaron calibrated while set at 3/16" mount. 159.65# I'll get a penny hold on it for ya Matt after the MM1.

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lukeamdman

Matt got me wondering.

5/8" GM: 158.9

5/8" E: 180.5

Didn't have the energy for the 5/8" SE.

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Cannon
Matt got me wondering.

5/8" GM: 158.9

5/8" E: 180.5

Didn't have the energy for the 5/8" SE.

See, that's about what I expected from the Elite.

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Force

Kilkkinen calibrated my grippers. Big thank you for that. Here are the results;

- Force RB_70N / 20 kg / 44.15 lbs /

- Force BBB / 27.5 kg / 60.70 lbs /

- Force BBA / 32 kg / 70.65 lbs / rating = 0.48

- Force IM #1.5 / 38.5 kg / 85 lbs / rating = 1.07

- Force BBSA / 40.5 kg / 89.40 lbs / rating = 1.24

- Force BBM / 51.5 kg / 113.68 lbs / rating = 2.09

- Force BBSM / 61 kg / 134.7 lbs / rating = 2.61

- Force IM #3 / 64 kg / 141.3 lbs / rating = 2.78

- Force RB_300N / 65.5 kg / 144.6 lbs / rating = 2.87

- Force ADJ.BBGM / 0mm 67kg / 147.95 lbs / rating = 2.95

- Force ADJ.BBGM / 4mm 61.5kg / 135.75 lbs / rating = 2.64

- Force ADJ.BBGM / 6mm 58.5 kg / 129.13 lbs / rating = 2.48

- Force ADJ.BBGM / 8mm 57 kg / 125.82 lbs / rating = 2.40

- Force ADJ.BBGM / 10mm 55.5 kg / 122.51 lbs / rating = 2.31

- Force ADJ.BBE / 2.5mm / 78 kg / 172.2 lbs / rating = 3.38

- Force ADJ.BBE / 4mm / 76 kg / 167.77 lbs / rating = 3.30

- Force ADJ.BBE / 6mm / 73 kg / 161.15 lbs / rating = 3.19

- Force ADJ.BBE / 8mm / 70.5 lbs / 155.6 lbs / rating = 3.09

- Force ADJ.BBE / 10mm / 68.5 kg / 151.21 lbs / rating = 3.02

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kilkkinen

Calibrated BBSM ja BBM, FBBC Old Style#4.

- Grip BBM / 52.5 kg / 115.89 lbs / rating = 2.15

- Grip BBSM / 61 kg / 134.7 lbs / rating = 2.61

- kilkkinen FBBC Old Style#4 / 63 kg / 139.07 lbs / rating = 2.73

Total 579.

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bencrush

Those 5/8" grippers sound really interesting! Might have to trade a T7 for one of the GMs. If anyone's interested, let me know.

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kilkkinen

Finnish Grip championship 2009 , Fitness Expo Lahti Finland Certification, #3 calibrated. Also 7 other grippers.

- Certification IM#3 / 66.5 kg / 146.8 lbs / rating = 2.92

- Karhu RB 180 / 47.5 kg / 104.86 lbs / rating = 1.80

- Karhu IM#2 / 48 kg / 105.96 lbs / rating = 1.85

- Karhu IM#2.5 / 56 kg / 123.62 lbs / rating = 2.34

- Karhu RB 210 / 56.5 kg / 124.72 lbs / rating = 2.37

- Karhu IM#3 / 66.5 kg / 146.8 lbs / rating = 2.92

- Karhu BBMM1 / 71.5 kg / 157.83 lbsb / rating = 3.13

- Karhu BBE / 82.5 kg / 182.1 lbs / rating = 3.54

Total 587

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Magnus

Total 587

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kilkkinen

Calibrate result:

- brujeria RB 180 / 47 kg/ 103.75 lbs / rating = 1.76

- brujeria BBSM / 57.5 kg / 126.96 lbs / rating = 2.42

- brujeria RB240 / 61.5 kg / 135.75 lbs / rating = 2.64

- brujeria BBGM / 67 kg / 147.9 lbs / rating = 2.95

- brujeria IM#3 / 68 kg / 150.1 lbs / rating = 3.00

Total 593

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