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Horseshoe Benders Top-20 List

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Ivan Beritashvili

WORLD'S TOP-20 HORSESHOE BENDERS:

1) Jason Bergmann - Kerckhaert DF front clipped 10x25 Extra #3 (Mar 2013) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQB-FM9EEKU
2) David Wigren - Kerckhaert SSP 10x22 Extra #1 (Mar 2013) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVUrt0M7mTI

3) Ivan Yastrebov - Kerckhaert SSP 10x22 Extra #2 (Jun 2017) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEMq7-turlE

4) Mike Rinderle - Kerckhaert SSP 10x22 Extra #3 (Oct 2012) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sdw7IQBPoI

5) Andy Thomas - St. Croix EZ #2 (Sept 2012) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6ciOUDcG3o&list=UUq-gGP0TPmYMJPHIeUblE7A
5) David Mitti - St. Croix EZ #2 (Dec 2012) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jzIwMUftk0

7) Roman Tozhiev - Kerckhaert DF front-clipped 8x22 #0 (Aug 2017) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fsk5Wl_4bw

8) Henrik Nyström - Kerckhaert SSP 8x22 Extra #0 (No leg pad) (Nov 2011) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EJDcydGtlc

9) Eric Milfeld - St. croix Plain Regular #3 (No leg pad) (2009) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7oL5a787CM
10) Tommy Jennings Jr - St. croix Plain Regular #3 (2013) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScaB_PJ8JNk&feature=youtu.be
10) Cody Guy - St. croix Plain Regular #3 (Jan 2013) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvjh2g6Frf8

12) Nick Rosendaul - Diamond Special #5 (Nov 2010) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLlHEWpeLJA
12) Carl Ansara - Diamond Special #5 (May 2011)

14) Ivan Beritashvili - Kerckhaert DF front-clipped 8x22 #3 (Nov 2014) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E81ifqYzLTA&list=UUh16WWKrZMpGCF_wvcx7L1w

14) Carl-August Mertz - Kerckhaert DF front-clipped 8x22 #3 (Nov 2016) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syz6vgb7ghI

16) Carl Donati Jr - St. croix Regular Plain #000 (Dec 2012) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdBSs_Gyj1M

17) Dmitriy Osipov - Kerckhaert SSP 8x20 #0 (Jun 2015) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhW3p_mnjjg
18) Richard Santos - St. croix Lite Plain #3(No leg pad) (Sept 2011)
19) Martin Gaisser - St. croix Lite Plain #3 (Sept 2010)
19) EJ Livesey - St. croix Lite Plain #3 (Sept 2011)


Rules for horseshoe bending:
1. The horseshoe bend must be completed within 3 minutes
2. The horseshoe must be bent past 180 degrees. To demonstrate this, the horseshoe must be placed on a flat surface and show that at least one of the two legs is free from the surface and pointing upwards. If needed you are allowed to push down on one end of the horseshoe to demonstrate that the horseshoe is past 180. However no tilting of the horseshoe is allowed during this demonstration, therefore the entire horseshoe must be visible during this part of the demonstration.
3. The horseshoe is not allowed to be bent under your feet. During the bend both feet must remain on the floor and you are not allowed to lean on any stationary object. Other than that you are free to use whatever technique suits you best.
4. Only single wraps allowed. Wraps can be no thicker than 1.25" in diameter when rolled up in the same direction as they will be wrapped on the horseshoe. This must be demonstrated by passing the wraps through a 1.25" hole. The hole must be of rigid material so not to expand while the wraps are passing through.
Leg padding is allowed as long as it is of "soft material", and must be demonstrated by folding the padding on camera. The leg padding must be shown and unwrapped to insure that there is nothing hidden in them. It will then be up to the judges to say what constitutes as "soft material". The bender can choose to bend without the use of leg padding, which will give him a higher placing on the list as per rule #6. It is not required by the bender to show in detail that he is not using any leg padding. However the judges will have the right to fail any bend that looks "suspicious".
No sleeves or wrapping of the elbows, wrist or hands is allowed.
5. Before the bend during the documentation of the horseshoe all numbers, markings and brands that might be on the shoe must be shown as clearly as possible. The centre of the shoe must be shown at all angles to prove that no modifications on the shoe have been made. This must be done before and after the bend. Used horseshoes are not allowed.
** These shoes must have both their width and thickness measured with a digital calliper
6. These horseshoes are the ones that will get you on the list. Other horseshoes will eventually be added to this list as soon as their strength has been determined to appropriately fill any of the possible gaps in this list.
The bender who bends the hardest horseshoe will always beat the bender who bent a weaker one. Regarding the same horseshoes a non leg padded bend will always beat a bend where leg padding was used.
7. Video submissions must be made either in this topic or through a PM to me with a link to the video.

Horseshoes acceptable for certification submissions (from easy to hard):

1. St. croix Lite plain #3 / Kerckhaert SSP 8x22 #3**

2. Kerckhaert SSP 8x22 #2**

3. Kerckhaert SSP 8x20 #1**

4. Kerckhaert SSP 8x20 #0**

5. Kerckhaert SSP 8x22 #1**

6. Kerckhaert SX-7 side-clipped #000**

7. St. croix Regular Plain #000

8. Kerckhaert DF 8x22 #3**

9. Diamond Special #5

10. Kerckhaert DF 8x22 #2**

11. St. croix #5 XTRA / Kerckhaert SSP 10x22 #5**

12. St. croix Plain Regular #3

13. Kerckhaert DF 8x22 #1**

14. Kerckhaert SSP 8x18 #000**

15. Kerckhaert SSP 8x22 Extra #0**

16. Kerckhaert DF 8x22 #0**

17. St. Croix EZ #2 **

18. Kerckhaert SSP 10x22 #4**

19. St. Croix EZ #4 **

20. Anvil Brand 1x3/8 Draft Keg #6**

21. Kerckhaert SSP 10x22 Extra #3**

22. St. Croix EZ PLUS #3 **

23. Kerckhaert SSP 10x22 Extra #2**

24. Kerckhaert SSP 10x22 Extra #1**

25. Kerckhaert DF front clipped 10x22 Extra #1**

26. Kerckhaert DF front clipped 10x25 Extra #4**

27. Kerckhaert DF front clipped 10x25 Extra #3**

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Ivan Beritashvili

Since Bender's Battlefield fell down, the horseshoe bending under strict certification and competition rules was about to be forgotten.
With help of David Wigren and Mike Rinderle I am resurrecting this awesome feat of strength.

ATTENTION!!! This list from Bender's Battlefield isn't latest!!
I am asking everybody from this Top-20 list, who did better bends later in timeline than in post above, please write here, I will update it.
Also people from "Texas horseshoe twisters" will be included and put on places respectively matched to the shoes they have bent, according to progression list.

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Tommy J.

awesome to see the list up and running again!

the plain reg 3 was my best shoe bend. list looks accurate.

and DANG Mitti! i had no idea you got up to a EZ #2! awesome!

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Buccos1

NIce!!! Glad to see this back up. Might give me a kick to light up the shoes again! :grin:

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David Mitti

Thanks for keeping this list alive Ivan!!

Like Tommy said the list looks accurate from what I remember..

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wulfgeat

This is awsome!!! All I need is some digital calipers--and to get faster at bending the St. Croix Lite rim #1.

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Tim71

Jason Bergman's shoe that he bent is not listed on the acceptable shoes list. Is there a typo or something here and the #21 shoe is supposed to be what Berman bent?

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Buccos1

I remember shoes were being added to the list just for him because he was destroying everything in his path.

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nickr104

Yup Jason Bent some stupid huge shoes!!

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Ivan Beritashvili

YOUTUBE LINKS ADDED!! who has seen other bends from the list, please be kind to bring it here.

Glad you liked this guys!! When I deal with crush technique, I'll join you to party hard :grin:

and will bring this to my Russian colleagues to try this also.

Tim, no typo, now I've added Jason's shoes in cert list too.


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Mike Sharkey

Seems like this should be pinned.

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Tommy J.

Ivan, the link to my bend shows Erics bend

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Tommy J.

By the way, kudos for doing all the leg work to put the list back together brother!

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Ivan Beritashvili

Mike, already! :-)

Tommy thank you sir! and thanks for pointing on mistake, I fixed it.

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codyguy

I have a couple screen shots of the old list, ill have to get them off my old sd card

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Ivan Beritashvili

LIST OF SHOES UPDATE: 4 MODELS ADDED

6. Kerckhaert SSP 8x20 #0**

8. Kerckhaert SX-7 18x7 side-clipped #000

10. Kerckhaert DF 8x22 #3**

12. Kerckhaert DF 8x22 #2**

For the reason that SSPs models from shoe list are very hard to find here in Russia, couple of months ago I have sent a box of Kerckhaert shoes to Nick Rosendaul. Nick was very kind to bend them and to give an estimate of these models.

Now we also will be able to get into Top-20 list! :flowers:

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Ivan Beritashvili

My big desire to eventually invade Top-20 list resulted in rush and carelessness. Evene the bend is done relatively easy, the shoe goes away from the frame while I am demonstrating the pads. But anyway - pleased with this. Feel confident now!

P.S. Watch my Milfeld crush! :ninja:

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Tommy J.

Lol! Bummer man that it left frame dewd.. Because that was a good bend.

For what its worth, i know you are legit. And the fact that you fail your own bend because the shoe and wraps left frame after measurement gains even more of my respect! (Saluting smiley)

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nickr104

Great bend Ivan!! If I were a judge I wouldn't fail the cert because it is clear it's the same shoe and not moved but I understand you want everything on the up and up.

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Ivan Beritashvili

Tommy, Nick - huge thanks for kind comments!

I knew, that experienced guys will support my decision.

I'd like to add that I also did it cuz i teach guys not only bending but also making proper video-submissions. I published this video in IronGrip as an anti-example how it SHOULD NOT be done.

Anyway, true pain in my ass for a looong time is side-clipped SX-7 #000 (new added model, bent and estimated by Nick), significantly harder than that SSP. So I guess it will be cool, if I come in the list by killing that shoe.

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Ivan Beritashvili

As life teaches me nothing from first time, my second cert attempt is also trashed by not showing the leg padding :trout

Anyway this shoe was HUUGGGEE pain in my ass since December 2012. Multiple attempts, crunching ribs, bruised legs - no way getting it past 180.

Yesterday I killed it in 11 hits / 35 seconds. Very proud of this bend.

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Ivan Beritashvili

So right after SX-7 #000, I redo my cert attempt for Top-20 list, taking a tougher shoe:

Kerckhaert DF front-clipped 8x22 #3.

Mr Livesey, here is my submission. Please judge it with all strictness and objectivity.

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nickr104

Looks like you are getting the shoe bend technique down Ivan. Awesome bend!!

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EJ Livesey

a Huge congrats to Ivan for taking the #12 spot on the HS List.

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Ivan Beritashvili
a Huge congrats to Ivan for taking the #12 spot on the HS List.

This is HUGE honor and joy for me!! EJ, much thanks for your time to judge my cert!

To come into Top-20 was my very desired goal!!

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