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I started doing a birthday challenge last year when I did 40 red nails on my 40th birthday. I like the idea of a tough challenge to push your boundaries. This year I did 41 3/8” spikes and snapped 41 nails unbraced. Also, bend a 10” crescent wrench. Hands are torn up! I am beat.

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Donc101

Big short snapping PR for me yesterday. I snapped 3 red nails in a row back to back to back. These snaps are definitely improving my conditioning. It was very hot and humid in the garage and I was sweating like crazy. My wife just gave me the functional hand strength T-shirt, I wore during the snap for my birthday. I have always liked that shirt.

 

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Anton.Torrella

Absolutely awesome as always Don!

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Donc101
1 hour ago, Anton.Torrella said:

Absolutely awesome as always Don!

Thanks Anton!

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Buccos1

Nice work Don!  One is pretty tough.  Three is pretty crazy!

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Donc101
Posted (edited)
11 hours ago, Buccos1 said:

Nice work Don!  One is pretty tough.  Three is pretty crazy!

Thanks Carl! I was sweating like mad with the humidity in the garage.

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Donc101

Here is my first Steel Shredder 5 attempt, snapping 3 grade 5 bolts.

 

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David_wigren
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Damn! Sneaked ahead of me, you bastard! 😅

Great effort! SS5 is shaping up to be a real exciting event! Us in the top 4 are all pretty much within a minute.

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Donc101
2 hours ago, David_wigren said:

Damn! Sneaked ahead of me, you bastard! 😅

Great effort! SS5 is shaping up to be a real exciting event! Us in the top 4 are all pretty much within a minute.

Thanks David! The times are going to get pretty fast. Will be fun to see how everything turns out.

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Donc101

Awesome day yesterday! I met Slim the Hammerman and many other strength legends, caught up with old friends, made new friends, learned a lot about strongman history, bent steel and just had a great time. I will post some pics of this very memorable day.

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Donc101

I am training for a volume bending challenge. As part of the training, I bent 40 red nails in 45 minutes today. Hands held up fairly well. Here are the reds:

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Donc101

Here are 2 scrolls I did yesterday to give to a couple family members we are visiting. I like how these ones turned out.

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Donc101

I did a new Steel Shredder #5 snap today. Improved my time. Here is the video.

 

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Buccos1
On 7/1/2019 at 5:42 AM, Donc101 said:

Awesome day yesterday! I met Slim the Hammerman and many other strength legends, caught up with old friends, made new friends, learned a lot about strongman history, bent steel and just had a great time. I will post some pics of this very memorable day.

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Don, awesome pictures!  Looks like a blast.

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Donc101
11 minutes ago, Buccos1 said:

Don, awesome pictures!  Looks like a blast.

Thanks Carl! Great day, I will remember forever. You need to get in on SS5. Did you see the world rankings? You can move up. Have a good one.

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Donc101

Big PR today of bending 50 red nails in 44 minutes. Very excited about this!

 

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Donc101
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Vinnie

I am not a bender at all, but every now and then I check out your superhuman feats and say wow, then go back to not bending.  I really like the scrolls.  The 50 red nails is sick and all, there may be no one else who could ever do that, but the scrolls are beautiful.  Keep it up!  Wow.  OK, back to not bending!

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Donc101

Thanks Vinnie! Scrolls are fun and a great workout. I was drained after those 2. They hit you from every angle. Cool to have nice art when you are done too. Have a great day!

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Donc101

Lots of steel bending talk on This Week in Grip.

 

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Donc101

Fun day of bending. Hands have healed great and are feeling good. I did this scroll at the end today. I did one of those Golds made of the wrong steel fairly easy in single pads.

 

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Donc101

I bent a 7” FBBC Bastard in 1 IMP and then snapped it today. I have always been impressed with the 1 IMP bends. My first time bending a Bastard like this. Last time I tried, it hurt like hell and didn’t move. That was maybe 6 months or so ago. I think this is only the 2nd time 5/16 has been bent and snapped like this. I am real happy with this Bend.

 

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Danny Young
1 hour ago, Donc101 said:

I bent a 7” FBBC Bastard in 1 IMP and then snapped it today. I have always been impressed with the 1 IMP bends. My first time bending a Bastard like this. Last time I tried, it hurt like hell and didn’t move. That was maybe 6 months or so ago. I think this is only the 2nd time 5/16 has been bent and snapped like this. I am real happy with this Bend.

 

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Nice job. I'm looking to get a bastard & red in 1 IMP DU.

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Donc101
43 minutes ago, Danny Young said:

Nice job. I'm looking to get a bastard & red in 1 IMP DU.

Thanks. Those are good bends.

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