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Cupid's Nightmare - Feb 16, 2019

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Jedd Johnson

We will be running a Grip Contest on Saturday, 2/16/19.  Cupid's Nightmare

We just couldn't make US Nationals happen this year due to multiple factors.

Events:

 

Silver Bullet

2 3/8" One Hand Nightmare (6")

Blockbuster Pinch (lockout)

2" Napalm's Nightmare (6")

Little Big Horn (lockout)

 

More details to come. 

I will pursue official sanctioning soon.

 

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Climber028

Are all grippers going to be available for silver bullet?

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BigRedDoc

I have never done a grip contest before. Are there things like novice divisions or is everyone just thrown together? I haven't used any of the implements and just wouldn't want to slow down the flow of the contest by not knowing anything.

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Climber028
5 minutes ago, BigRedDoc said:

I have never done a grip contest before. Are there things like novice divisions or is everyone just thrown together? I haven't used any of the implements and just wouldn't want to slow down the flow of the contest by not knowing anything.

There's typically time initially for warm ups and practice with implements,  and plenty of people will offer up advice and tips for newcomers. Nobody is too new to start, all you need is hands.

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BigRedDoc
4 minutes ago, Climber028 said:

There's typically time initially for warm ups and practice with implements,  and plenty of people will offer up advice and tips for newcomers. Nobody is too new to start, all you need is hands.

Thanks for the reply. I may have to sign up when the details are revealed.

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Tom Flesher
51 minutes ago, BigRedDoc said:

Thanks for the reply. I may have to sign up when the details are revealed.

Besides what @Climber028 said, the veteran competitors are also all super helpful with figuring out the lifts. At the first contest I went to, the guy who set the world record on the Ironmind Hub tried to show me the optimal technique on it.

Where are you located, if you want to share? We can probably find someone near you who has some implements, or at least point you toward some technique videos.

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BigRedDoc
10 minutes ago, Tom Flesher said:

Besides what @Climber028 said, the veteran competitors are also all super helpful with figuring out the lifts. At the first contest I went to, the guy who set the world record on the Ironmind Hub tried to show me the optimal technique on it.

Where are you located, if you want to share? We can probably find someone near you who has some implements, or at least point you toward some technique videos.

Thanks for the reply. I'm in Central NY. I have an axle, plates for pinching, and some grippers to train on but just none of the real specific grip implements.

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Climber028
29 minutes ago, BigRedDoc said:

Thanks for the reply. I'm in Central NY. I have an axle, plates for pinching, and some grippers to train on but just none of the real specific grip implements.

I believe @Joseph Sullivan is east of Syracuse, and I'm over in the other direction closer to Buffalo. Not many that I know of in western NY at least. I mostly train alone or with my brother.

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Vinnie

Jedd, I will almost surely be able to attend and compete.  Sounds fun!

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Joseph Sullivan
9 hours ago, BigRedDoc said:

I have never done a grip contest before. Are there things like novice divisions or is everyone just thrown together? I haven't used any of the implements and just wouldn't want to slow down the flow of the contest by not knowing anything.

Where do you live in central NY. That’s where I live. I have every implement known to man.

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BigRedDoc
47 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

Where do you live in central NY. That’s where I live. I have every implement known to man.

I’m in Spencer, about 20 miles south of Ithaca. 

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Joseph Sullivan
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, BigRedDoc said:

I’m in Spencer, about 20 miles south of Ithaca. 

I’m far from you... east of Syracuse. 

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Magnus

I'm in for this one

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BigRedDoc
15 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

I’m far from you... east of Syracuse. 

Thanks for checking anyway. 

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Lucasraymond
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1 hour ago, BigRedDoc said:

I’m in Spencer, about 20 miles south of Ithaca. 

We are 45 minutes away in Wyalusing...im in Athens all the time. Did you realize Jedd and I were tha close to you?

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BigRedDoc
24 minutes ago, Lucasraymond said:

We are 45 minutes away in Wyalusing...im in Athens all the time. Did you realize Jedd and I were tha close to you?

I knew you guys weren’t too far away from me. I just didn’t know how to go about asking two of the most elite grip guys in the world if I could come train with them. 

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Lucasraymond
8 hours ago, BigRedDoc said:

I knew you guys weren’t too far away from me. I just didn’t know how to go about asking two of the most elite grip guys in the world if I could come train with them. 

We aren't anyone special and we train saturdays for a few hours and we invite anyone that wants to come down and hit it with us. We do our thing and if you want to hit the exercises we are training that fine or if you want to do other stuff that's fine too. Come one down...9-12 next saturday. 

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23 minutes ago, Lucasraymond said:

We aren't anyone special and we train saturdays for a few hours and we invite anyone that wants to come down and hit it with us. We do our thing and if you want to hit the exercises we are training that fine or if you want to do other stuff that's fine too. Come one down...9-12 next saturday. 

Wow man, thank you so much. I will definitely take you up on that offer. Is there an address for me to put in the GPS?

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Tom Flesher

I’m going to try to make this, possibly with @Vinnie rolled up in a carpet in the trunk of my Civic. 

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Jedd Johnson
On 1/5/2019 at 12:04 PM, BigRedDoc said:

I have never done a grip contest before. Are there things like novice divisions or is everyone just thrown together? I haven't used any of the implements and just wouldn't want to slow down the flow of the contest by not knowing anything.

Heck with that.  We'll get you going brother!  Don't worry about slowing things down.  that's how you get started.

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Jedd Johnson
On 1/5/2019 at 11:01 AM, Climber028 said:

Are all grippers going to be available for silver bullet?

Yes and scoring will be based on which gripper you do.  Easiest way will be strongman scoring.

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Jedd Johnson
On 1/5/2019 at 12:11 PM, Climber028 said:

There's typically time initially for warm ups and practice with implements,  and plenty of people will offer up advice and tips for newcomers. Nobody is too new to start, all you need is hands.

Yes, this is correct.  You can come early and run through all the implements to get a feel for them.

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Jedd Johnson
On 1/5/2019 at 4:20 PM, Vinnie said:

Jedd, I will almost surely be able to attend and compete.  Sounds fun!

Awesome!!

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Jedd Johnson
8 hours ago, BigRedDoc said:

Wow man, thank you so much. I will definitely take you up on that offer. Is there an address for me to put in the GPS?

36 Main Street Wyalusing PA 18853

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6 minutes ago, Jedd Johnson said:

36 Main Street Wyalusing PA 18853

Great, thank you. 

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