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Ivan Beritashvili

As the steel bending sport develops and new people come in the list, the requirements for the certifications inevitably will rise.
Unfortunately 5 athletes are moved down to 20th spot and excluded from Top-20 list: Adam Moyers, Mike Krahling, Brian Blazer, Stew Rosendaul and Martin Geisser.

From November 18th 2014 the horseshoe model

St. croix Lite Rim #3 is NO longer acceptable for certifications.

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EJ Livesey

As the steel bending sport develops and new people come in the list, the requirements for the certifications inevitably will rise.Unfortunately 5 athletes are moved down to 20th spot and excluded from Top-20 list: Adam Moyers, Mike Krahling, Brian Blazer, Stew Rosendaul and Martin Geisser.

From November 18th 2014 the horseshoe model

St. croix Lite Rim #3 is NO longer acceptable for certifications.

This was a discussion Ivan and I had and we agreed it would be the best thing for the cert list. The SFC lite Rim 3 is a huge accomplishment but is no longer recognized. New shoes are always added since the sport must evolve.

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nickr104

I will make Stew bend a bigger shoe. He has bigger stuff in him for sure.

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Ivan Beritashvili

Awesome Nick!

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Tommy J.

Ivan, big congrats!

Also would like to say, i like the direction the top 20 list is going. In my mind, the harder it is to get on the list, the more revered it will be.

I would love to eventually get bumped off the list with a plain reg #3 bend, and have to bend something bigger to stay on. Just sayin.

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David_wigren

That was a great bend Ivan! No question about that bend, well past 180! Congratulations to the cert Ivan!

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

Nick, I am very grateful to you! Without your help in including new shoe models, the cert will be much more complicated for me and for all guys in Russia. Big respect for all your labour and experience.

This was a discussion Ivan and I had and we agreed it would be the best thing for the cert list. The SFC lite Rim 3 is a huge accomplishment but is no longer recognized. New shoes are always added since the sport must evolve


Thanks for support EJ, and much thanks for taking time to judge my video-submission!
Ivan, big congrats! Also would like to say, i like the direction the top 20 list is going. In my mind, the harder it is to get on the list, the more revered it will be. I would love to eventually get bumped off the list with a plain reg #3 bend, and have to bend something bigger to stay on. Just sayin.

Tommy huge thanks my friend! This was my very desired goal for two years!
Also cool you support the requirements tightening. I am very happy that world-class benders root for sport developing.

That was a great bend Ivan! No question about that bend, well past 180! Congratulations to the cert Ivan!

Thank you very much David. All crush technique I have is taken from your videos.

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Ivan Beritashvili

Andy Thomas cert video for 4th spot found and added:

St. Croix EZ #2 (30th sept 2012)


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Mike Sharkey

Andy is all Zen :D

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Ivan Beritashvili

Huge thanks to EJ Livesey and Tommy Jennings for sending me these wonderful shoes. This is my first touch of St.Croix Forge.
SCF Plain Reg #3 bent asymmetrically and met me with deadly crushdown.
As I am totally in armwrestling training now, kink and sweep felt good, but leg isn't that tight as it should be for successful horseshoe bending. Big thanks to Nick Rosendaul, David Mitti and Carl Ansara for support. I closed this shoe back to 30-35 degrees, and will bend it back and forth till it gives up, either flattens or snaps.

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IvanYastrebov

Hello everyone!

Here is my submission for Top 20 horseshoe benders!

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Ivan Beritashvili

Congratulations to Crimean sailor Ivan Yastrebov for his disintegrating of Kerckhaert DF front-clipped 8x22 #3 shoe in under one minute and taking 12th spot in Horseshoe benders Top-20 list right near me!

Awesome debut my friend!

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IvanYastrebov

My new submission for top 20 list!

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Ivan Beritashvili

Huge congratulations to Ivan Yastrebov with entering Top-10 Strongest horseshoe benders!

Excellent progress, my friend!

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Jedd Johnson

SERIOUS SHOES!!

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Ivan Beritashvili

Big congratulations to my good friend Dmitriy Osipov for his awesome bend of Kerckhaert SSP 8x20 #0 and placing on 15th spot in Top-20 Horseshoe Benders List!

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Ivan Beritashvili

Sport is sport, so appearance of new athletes in our battlfield will inevitably lead to changes in this Elite List.
Unfortunately 3 benders are moved down to 19th spot and excluded from the list: Richard Bean, Chad Rickicki and Zach Kasukonis.

From June 30th 2015 the horseshoe model

St. croix Lite Rim #1 is NO longer acceptable for certifications.

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IvanYastrebov

Hello everyone!

Here is my new subbmission for top 20 list

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anufrio

Hello everyone!

Here is my new subbmission for top 20 list

That was easy!!!! Great bend! Ваще заебись!

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Ivan Beritashvili

Huge congratulations to my Russian colleague Ivan Yastrebov with demolishing of fearsome little chunk Kerkhaert SSP 8x18 #000 and occupying 7th spot in Horseshoe Benders Top 20 List!

The legit world class bend, Ivan! Awesome work!

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Ivan Beritashvili

In Russian Federation Kerckhaert DF horseshoes are much easier to get than SSPs.
This is why some time ago I sent some DF shoes to Nick Rosendaul, which he kindly smoked and told his estimate, where these shoes fit in Cert Models list. This was made for us, Russian benders, to make cert process easier.

Two DF 8x22 models are already included in the list, size #3 and #2.
With priceless consultation of Nick Rosendaul summed up with Ivan Yastrebov's thoughts,

From September 22nd, 2015 we add two new models of shoes acceptable for certs:

1) Kerckhaert DF front-clipped 8x22 #1 - between St. Croix Forge Plain Regular #3 and Kerckhaert SSP 8x18 #000;

2) Kerckhaert DF front-clipped 8x22 #0 - right above Kerckhaert SSP 8x22 Extra #0.

All DF shoes are significantly tougher than SSPs of same dimensions, so Kerckhaert DF front-clipped 8x22 #0 is given a LOWEST estimate.

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nickr104

Great bend!

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IvanYastrebov

My new submission for top20 :)

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anufrio

My new submission for top20 :)

Monster!!!

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Ivan Beritashvili

With easiness not meant for the shoe of this superb level, Ivan Yastrebov confidently smashes Kerckhaert DF 8x22 #0 and takes 6th place in World's Top-20 Horseshoe Benders list.

Huge congratulations my strong friend! On to the 10 mm!

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