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Andrew Dube

I haven't been practicing this style of bending but I decided to give it a go today after a trip to the metal store for some other projects. Definitely the hardest bend I've ever done and deserving of the name! No awards for speed or style but I think there are not many who have bent this bar. I'm very pleased it went my way today!

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KapMan

You are a manimal. I tried a 12” spike and my fat ass couldnt do using my leg. So i tried my knee and kinked it. I suck lol

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KRC

Nice man.  What are the dimensions?

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Andrew Dube
1 hour ago, KapMan said:

You are a manimal. I tried a 12” spike and my fat ass couldnt do using my leg. So i tried my knee and kinked it. I suck lol

Thanks Shawn! You should post your spike bend. I'm sure there are lots who could offer help. Once you figure out the technique you should blow through a 12"!

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Andrew Dube
16 minutes ago, KRC said:

Nice man.  What are the dimensions?

1/2" × 1 1/2" × 49" I believe Eric Vining named it Goliath 

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Anton.Torrella

Brutal - congrats!

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Andrew Dube
On 09/11/2017 at 4:29 PM, Anton.Torrella said:

Brutal - congrats!

Thanks Anton! It was definitely a fight!

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HAMMERHEAD

Tough bar 

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acromegaman

Nice bend! Is it HRS or CRS?

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KapMan
10 minutes ago, acromegaman said:

Nice bend! Is it HRS or CRS?

HRS. 

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KRC

What is the history of this bar, I can't find anything about it? And where did 49" length come from?

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acromegaman

@KRC

Here's the Iron Tamer doing his thing on that bar and he also references Eric Vining. The bar he is bending is only 48" long though.

 

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KapMan
41 minutes ago, KRC said:

What is the history of this bar, I can't find anything about it? And where did 49" length come from?

Ill ask around.

 

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climber511

Impressive - kind of like wrestling a python!

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KapMan
7 hours ago, KRC said:

What is the history of this bar, I can't find anything about it? And where did 49" length come from?

Sources say that the Goliath bar orginated with Eric Vining and is his signature feat.

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Fisher 47

In Dennis Rogers' Dungeon Memories there is a clip of Eric Vining bending goliath and he destroys it, in under 30 seconds, and he takes a pause of a couple of seconds before he finished it off.

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paul valpreda

Fantastic bend, Andrew! Were you sore and bruised the day after?

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Andrew Dube
On 1/6/2018 at 6:06 PM, KRC said:

What is the history of this bar, I can't find anything about it? And where did 49" length come from?

I first saw Eric Vining bend this bar on the dungeon memories video from Dennis Rogers site. Also, Dave Whitley and Nathaniel Days have posted about it on their IG pages. When I went to the metal shop they had this bar already cut at 49 and didn't want to bother them with the extra inch since I wasn't even sure I'd move it. Next time I'll be bending it for time, at the correct length.  

 

1 hour ago, paul valpreda said:

Fantastic bend, Andrew! Were you sore and bruised the day after?

Thank you! Yes, I'm always sore the day after braced bending. Especially around the hamstring insertion with this style of bending.

On 1/6/2018 at 9:04 PM, climber511 said:

Impressive - kind of like wrestling a python!

Thanks Chris!

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Chez

Just watched this last night. Very Impressive. Great bend Andrew. 

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Andrew Dube
23 hours ago, Chez said:

Just watched this last night. Very Impressive. Great bend Andrew. 

Thank you Chez!

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Donc101

Is this the Goliath bar, at 48 inches?  If so, not a cheap bar.

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acromegaman
45 minutes ago, Donc101 said:

Is this the Goliath bar, at 48 inches?  If so, not a cheap bar.

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This is one reason why I stay away from braced bending 💸

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KRC
1 hour ago, Donc101 said:

Is this the Goliath bar, at 48 inches?  If so, not a cheap bar.

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Yep. Plus the cut fee and shipping.  

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KapMan
1 hour ago, Donc101 said:

Is this the Goliath bar, at 48 inches?  If so, not a cheap bar.

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Its been highly recommended to me that these bars are bought local. 

I’m trying to source long bars locally. I like long bending.

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Donc101
27 minutes ago, KRC said:

Yep. Plus the cut fee and shipping.  

Did you buy the Goliath bar you bought from online metals? You bend any yet? What would you think is the difference in difficulty between it and 3/4” round at the same length? Any difference in technique between the round and flat? Thanks.

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