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2015 International King Kong Grip Challenge - October 24Th

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Eric Roussin

The third annual International King Kong Grip Challenge will be held again this fall on October 24th.

We’re switching up some of the events this year. All are one-handed lifts to set heights. This should go a long way in simplifying the judging.

Here are the general contest details:

Events:

· One Hand Pinch Deadlift (Euro Device)

· 2.5” Crusher (FBBC)

· Shallow Hub (World of Grip)

· 2” V-Bar (FBBC)


Weight Classes:

· Men: 59kg / 66kg / 74kg / 83kg / 93kg / 105kg / 120kg / 120+kg

· Women: Open


Prizes:

· Medals for the top three finishers in each class

· Medals for the top lift in each event

· Award for the overall champion plus the title of "The King Kong of Grip"


Confirmed venues and promoters so far:

· Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Eric Roussin

· Detroit, MI - Andrew Pantke

· NY - Cesare Ricchezza

· Marthasville, MO - Luke Wicks

· Finland - Juha Harju

· Ukraine – Igor Kupinckiy


A few other promoters are tentative. Anyone else interested in hosting a venue, please send me a PM or contact me by email at eroussin@rogers.com
for more information.

Stay tuned for more details...

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Jared Goguen

Awesome! I'm going to start training for this now.

What's the hight going to be set at?

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Eric Roussin

One-Hand Pinch -- whatever the standard height is (I'm not exactly sure)

Crusher - 8" lift (to be confirmed)

Shallow Hub - 13" lift

V-Bar - 2" lift

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Chez

Awesome really looking forward to this comp.

One-Hand Pinch -- whatever the standard height is (I'm not exactly sure)

The standard height for the Euro is 16.5 inches

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Eric Roussin

^The bar is indeed set at 16.5 inches, but the lift is less because the pipe that holds the plates (and that needs to reach the bar) runs through the middle of the discs. So I think it works out to close to a 9" lift or so.

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Anthony C.

Question....how deep and wide is the shallow hub??

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Ceya!

Question....how deep and wide is the shallow hub??

I remember the one at the NYG3 event , the hole was the same but half of what you grab.

I think it was around 1/8th

If you go to David's site you can see it.

S/F,

CEYA!

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Anthony C.

Question....how deep and wide is the shallow hub??

I remember the one at the NYG3 event , the hole was the same but half of what you grab.

I think it was around 1/8th

If you go to David's site you can see it.

S/F,

CEYA!

Awesome, thanks Ceya.

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John McCarter

Well, I think you might have brought me out for this contest again. Now I have to get the items listed.

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Jose Cabrera

Question....how deep and wide is the shallow hub??

Sand your IM hub and add cardboard rings to make your hub more shallow, works nice

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Eric Roussin

The Shallow Hub is 3" wide (like the IronMind Hub), but only 0.75" deep, as opposed to 1.25".

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Ceya!

well was off by 5/8th

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Anthony C.

Thank you for the responses, guys.

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ironman46

Sorry for the dumb question. Is the 2.5 Crusher a gripper like COC 2.5 and if so what does FBBC ?

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Chez

Sorry for the dumb question. Is the 2.5 Crusher a gripper like COC 2.5 and if so what does FBBC ?

its like a rolling thunder handle but made by Fat Bastard Barbell Company (FBBC). its a one handed thick bar deadlift.

http://www.fatbastardbarbellco.com/CRUSHERS.html

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ironman46

I just realized the 2.5 crusher is a 2.5 inch diameter handle and you lift it 8 inches high for the complete lift, right. The gym in Mahopac,NY near Chez last meet was is one of the locations will be if Chez still wants it there.


Cool, thanks for the lesson, but this handle doesn't roll right like rolling thunder.

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Chez
Cool, thanks for the lesson, but this handle doesn't roll right like rolling thunder.

It does roll. In fact I hear it rolls even more than the rolling thunder. The handle is solid steel so it weighs a lot.


The gym in Mahopac,NY near Chez last meet was is one of the locations will be if Chez still wants it there.

definitely wont it there buddy. I really appreciate you getting that location for us.

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ironman46

No problem Chez, my pleasure and would feel honored to help you out. The current owner is pumped too, this will be a heck of a meet. Thanks for the link just looked up the Crusher made by FBBC, awesum.

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bencrush

What is the base weight of the Euro at 48mm? I am off that day. It will be a 4-hour drive to the Missouri location. But the chance to catch up with Josh and Luke and meet some new people is too good to pass up.

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Eric Roussin

^Best to follow up with Luke directly for this, as they many of the Euros vary depending on the materials used to construct them. Mine weighs 50 lbs at 48mm, but I can swap out the metal pipe for a PVC pipe to lower the weight if necessary.

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bencrush

Okay, thanks Eric. My pinch is so weak that I'll be around the Euro base weight.

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Ceya!

The Crusher is going to be fun.

I hope I do well.

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Evan Raftopoulos

How does it work with the weight categories? If I’m 75 kg do I compete with the 74 or 83 kg category? Thanks in advance.

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bencrush

How does it work with the weight categories? If I’m 75 kg do I compete with the 74 or 83 kg category? Thanks in advance.

83kg. If you are above the 74kg.

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Anthony C.

How does it work with the weight categories? If I’m 75 kg do I compete with the 74 or 83 kg category? Thanks in advance.

I usually teeter totter right on the edge of those two classes myself, and cut down a few pounds to make the 74.

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