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EricMilfeld

Freestyle Rules

1) All bends must be completed within 3 minutes. Except for the rules regarding the wraps, all other Gripboard bending rules apply.

2) Only one wrap will be allowed per each side of the bar. With the wrap rolled up in the direction it will be applied to the bar, it must pass through a hole measuring no greater than 1.25" in diameter. The hole must be cut in material measuring at least .75" thick. For this test it is not required that the wrap be rolled around any stock. Wraps that are obviously thinner than 1.25" don't necessarily need to be measured on the video. A single standard size rubber band may be applied to each side of the bar to hold the wraps in place. Thigh padding is allowed, provided it is a supple material.

3) A video which shows the length of the bar, the wrap requirements, and the 2" maximum distance requirement is sufficient proof. Video is not required for contest bends, provided all of the other rules have been followed.

4) All bars must be calibrated by Eric Milfeld or by someone using a similar calibration device approved by him.

5) For a bend to rank higher than another bender's existing bend it must calibrate at least 15 pounds heavier, however, a bender may improve upon his own bend in 5 pound increments. So, for example, it is possible that a bend of 500 would tie one of 490 if the 490 was performed first by another bender. The calibration rating attained at the list's namesake length or longer is the only rating allowed for ranking, regardless of actual bar length. For example, if you bend a 6.5" section of steel from a batch that calibrates at 500 pounds at 7" you will be given credit for only 500 pounds. If, however,a 7.25" bar calibrates at 500 pounds credit will be given for 500 pounds on the 7" length list.

7"

 
1)Paul Knight      645lb. 5/16" square crs                    2009
2)Eric Milfeld     615lb. 7" 80D section                      2009
3)Mike Hadland     565lb. 3/8" crs                            2010
4)Mike Krahling    525lb. 5/16 x 7" Hexabastard               2009
5)Greg Griffin     510lb. Bastard                             2009
5)Alex Graves      510lb. Bastard                             2009
5)Jim Ricchezza    510lb. Bastard                             2009
8)Chris Hunt       490lb. 5/16" crs                           2009
9)Darin Heltemes   480lb. 21/64" drill rod                    2010
9)Mike Rinderle    480lb. 21/64" drill rod                    2010
11)Brad Manion     440lb. 5/16" crs                           2009
12)Tim Tolbert     425lb. 8mm crs                             2009
13)Ian Pritchard   395lb. 5/16" crs                           2009
14)Casey Emery     365lb. 5/16" hrs                           2009
14)Mark DeSouza    365lb. 5/16" hrs                           2009
16)Perry Glover    340lb. 5/16 x 7" hrs                       2009

6"

 
1)Paul Knight      735lb. Huge Brutal Hexabastard                2010
2)Mike Hadland     685lb. 5/16 x approx. 6" "JH FNL" grade 5     2009
3)Eric Milfeld     670lb. 6" 70D section                         2009
4)Tim Struse       665lb. Huge Hexabastard                       2010
4)Aaron Corcorran  665lb. Huge Hexabastard                       2010
6)Mike Krahling    630lb. 6" Bastard                             2009
6)Darin Heltemes   630lb. 5/16" crs                              2009
8)Mike Rinderle    565lb. 6" Red Nail                            2010
9)Jim Ricchezza    540lb. 6" Red Nail                            2009
10)Jaime Britton   525lb. 1/4 x 6" grade 8                       2010
10)Brandon Azevedo 525lb. 1/4 x 6" grade 8                       2010
12)Ian Pritchard   515lb. 1/4 x 6 1/8" grade 8                   2009
13)Perry Glover    480lb. 5/16 x 6" grade 2                      2009
13)Ian Gilespy     480lb. 1/4" square                            2010    
13)Tim Tolbert     490lb. 1/4 x 6" grade 8                       2009
16)Carl Donati Jr. 465lb. 1/4 x 6" grade 8                       2010
17)Steve Callahan  435lb. 1/4 x 6" grade 5                       2010
18)Josh Parvin     375lb. 60D                                    2009

Reverse Rules

1) Using a reverse grip (knuckles facing in opposing directions), the bar must be bent to at least 40 degrees within 30 seconds. An upper arm and elbow may contact the torso, but no arm contact is allowed below the top of the hip bone. Incidental contact of the forearm with the torso is permissible.

2) The angle of bend must be measured with a swing arm type protractor.

3) All other applicable Steel Slayer rules apply.

7"

 
1)Eric Milfeld   435lb. 5/16" crs           2009
2)Carl Ansara    420lb. Red Nail            2009
3)Darin Heltemes 410lb. 5/16" W1 drill rod  2010
4)Mike Rinderle  270lb. 7mm crs             2009

6"

 
1)Paul Knight    550lb. 5/16" crs                         2009
2)Mike Krahling  540lb. 6" Red Nail                       2009
3)Eric Milfeld   525lb. 5/16" crs                         2009
4)Brad Manion    500lb. 1/4" x 6 1/8" grd 8               2009
5)Darin Heltemes 495lb. 1/4" x 6" grd 8                   2009
6)Greg Griffin   1/4"x5 1/2" grd 5 (410lb. @ 6")          2009
6)Alex Graves    1/4"x5 1/2" grd 5 (410lb. @ 6")          2009
6)Casey Emery    1/4"x5 1/2" grd 5 (410lb. @ 6")          2009
6)Jim Ricchezza  1/4"x5 1/2" grd 5 (410lb. @ 6")          2009
10)Ian Pritchard 375lb. 60D cut to 5 1/2"                 2009
10)Mark DeSouza  375lb. 60D cut to 5 1/2"                 2009
12)Ryan Johnson  375lb. 60D                               2009
13)Mike Rinderle 305lb. 60D                               2009

Braced Rules

1) Any braced style of bending is allowed, provided the bar does not contact the feet or floor.

2) Supple material may be used as protection for the legs.

3) All other applicable Steel Slayer freestyle rules apply.

12"

10"

8"

 
1)Paul Knight    585lb. 80D                2009
1)Carl Ansara    585lb. 80D                2009
3)Greg Griffin   500lb. 80D                2009
3)Mike Krahling  500lb. 80D                2009
3)Eric Milfeld   500lb. 80D                2009
6)Alex Graves    455lb. 80D                2009
6)Jim Ricchezza  455lb. 80D                2009
6)Brad Manion    455lb. 80D                2009
9)Ian Pritchard  420lb. 3/8" hrs           2009
10)Casey Emery   365lb. 5/16" crs          2009
11)Mark DeSouza  265lb. 5/16" grd 2        2009
12)Ryan Johnson  265lb. 5/16" grd 2        2009

Additional Calibration Rules

It is preferred that bars bent for the lists are attained from one solid length of calibrated rod. If, however, nails or bolts are used at least three samples from the same box or bin must be calibrated, with the lowest figure attained being used for list ranking.

 

Junior Steel Slayers

Rules

1)All boys and girls no older than 12 years old are eligible.

2)All other Steel Slayer rules apply, but it isn't necessary for the bar to measured or wrapped on videotape prior to the bend. It's the parent's responsibility to measure the bar, have it calibrated, and insure the wraps are within specs. Showing the 2" or less distance between the legs is required on the video.

7"

1)Chris Tolbert   215lb. 1/4 x 7" crs   2009

 

6"

1)Chris Tolbert      335lb. 60D             2009
2)Timmy Milfeld      215lb. spiral 60D      2009
3)Paige Krahling     160lb. 3/16 x 6" crs   2009 
4)Eric Tolbert       25lb. 5/32 x 6" crs    2009
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EricMilfeld

Congratulations, David Wigren! You are the first to earn a spot on the list and did so with a very stout bend!

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David_wigren

Thank you. It's good to be number 1, even if it'll only be for a short while when Gazzas bend gets cal'd and other start posting

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jpmmkrahling

Great Job David, that is a great way to start off the new list. I am glad to see the newer stainless steel calc'd that high.

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David_wigren
Great Job David, that is a great way to start off the new list. I am glad to see the newer stainless steel calc'd that high.

Thanks Mike. The numbers are pretty normal for stainless. Eric got 3 peices and they all cal'd exactly the same. Not the hardest stainless but not the weakest either wich was what I thought at first. Should've treated it with more respect I guess, concerning some statements I've made about this stainless earlier. :help

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David, i believe the "animal power" spirit its in your "heart" Now! your next bend will be 800 pounds+!)

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EricMilfeld
Eric

Just wondering is your calibration method still the same to 30 degrees.

Yes, it is. Are you thinking about calibrating your own steel?

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Eric

Just wondering is your calibration method still the same to 30 degrees.

Yes, it is. Are you thinking about calibrating your own steel?

Eric

I was just wondering the 30 degrees still wont account for the harder crush on the stainless and g8 bolts etc we could do with something that holds a bolt say bend to 3inches between the legs sideways then apply weight to the top leg so its crushed down to the 2inch mark then we can measure the last inch of crush.

Something like a pipe bending press with a hydraulich gauge on it or something on the floor holding the bent item sideways and then weight is applied to the top leg pushing it down onto the other leg.

I used to calibrate my own stock a long while back useing a 1 1/8" bar with a nut with a half inch hole through the middle welded on the top of it and used the deadlift method trouble was after 6oolbs my fingers were fine but i was having to hitch up the weight which was causing inaccuracies i then switched to a pulley system but this was very dodgy and actually cracked the main reinforced concrete beam in my old garage so i abandoned that.

The calibration has its purposes and its nice to see the numbers that bent steel calibrate at but sometimes its better to not worry about these things and just bend the steel or not depending on how hard it is.

Sometimes numbers are a barrier and can syke you out.

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EricMilfeld

I witnessed Paul take down a particularly difficult Edgin in well under a minute last night. Congrats, buddy! The 7" list is finally up and running with the mark to beat.

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naturalstrength
I witnessed Paul take down a particularly difficult Edgin in well under a minute last night. Congrats, buddy! The 7" list is finally up and running with the mark to beat.

Congratulations Paul!! :rock

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David_wigren

Totally awsome Paul! :rock:rock:rock

Don't get to comfortable though. I'm working on some hard 7" bends. Better reinforce that position if you wish to keep it

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Paul Knight
Totally awsome Paul! :rock:rock:rock

Don't get to comfortable though. I'm working on some hard 7" bends. Better reinforce that position if you wish to keep it

I have plans to smash that at the comp (I hope) ... I really was just interested in feeling how hard these tough Edgins felt and used Eric's wraps which got me on the list.

I have no doubt you are going to get some crazy hard bends David! It will be fun if we can get a back and forth going ... seems the trick right now is finding out how much the steel cal's at.

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David_wigren
Totally awsome Paul! :rock:rock:rock

Don't get to comfortable though. I'm working on some hard 7" bends. Better reinforce that position if you wish to keep it

I have plans to smash that at the comp (I hope) ... I really was just interested in feeling how hard these tough Edgins felt and used Eric's wraps which got me on the list.

I have no doubt you are going to get some crazy hard bends David! It will be fun if we can get a back and forth going ... seems the trick right now is finding out how much the steel cal's at.

I think you'll end up on top in the end. That KOAB is yours, good luck Paul

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EricMilfeld

I bent a piece of leftover stock from The Show of Hands Grip Cup 2007: a 6" section of 70D nail that calibrates at 670. Since dropping weight from over 200 pounds down to sub 185 I've noticed a significant drop in crushing strength, but I've maintained most of my kinking ability. Now I need to locate something between this bar and a big 6" grade 5, as this one took only about a 95% effort on the crush. You'll notice in the video that after getting one half of the bar wrapped Sandy has to inform me that I failed to measure the length of the bar. :laugh And she insisted I bend without my shirt on since I'm so sexy since losing most of my flab.

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I bent a piece of leftover stock from The Show of Hands Grip Cup 2007: a 6" section of 70D nail that calibrates at 670. Since dropping weight from over 200 pounds down to sub 185 I've noticed a significant drop in crushing strength, but I've maintained most of my kinking ability. Now I need to locate something between this bar and a big 6" grade 5, as this one took only about a 95% effort on the crush. You'll notice in the video that after getting one half of the bar wrapped Sandy has to inform me that I failed to measure the length of the bar. :laugh And she insisted I bend without my shirt on since I'm so sexy since losing most of my flab.

At least you did it in the house so you wouldn't distract the neighbors! ;) Both you and Paul have really changed a lot in the last month.

Great bend, Eric! Congrats to you, Paul, and David.

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climber511

Looking pretty lean Eric! It's nice to see you kept the strength though with the significant weight loss - good work!

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