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2019 International King Kong Grip Challenge

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Eric Roussin

7th Annual International King Kong Grip Challenge

"The Biggest Grip Sport Contest on the Planet" 


Main Contest Date: Saturday, October 26th, 2019


Multi-City Mega Contest


Events:

Flask One Hand Pinch Deadlift (Barrel Strength)
2.5” Crusher (FBBC)
DubHub Shallow Hub (Barrel Strength)
Little Big Horn (IronMind)

 

All events will be done to a crossbar.

 

Confirmed venues and promoters - Note that some will be hosting the contest on an earlier date -  Please confirm with individual promoters for exact details

North America:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Eric Roussin
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Jason Steeves
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - Brad Provick
Detroit, Michigan, USA - Andrew Pantke
Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - Allen Heineck and Joel Dircks
Nashville, Tennessee, USA - Gil Goodman
Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - Jedd Johnson
Newbury Park, California, USA - Riccardo Magni and Odd Haugen
Millersville, Missouri, USA - John McCarter
Tallahassee, Florida, USA - Nigel Blackburn
Colorado, USA - Rachel Crass Wood and Jason Wood
Maui, Hawaii, USA - John Oka
Fort Worth, Texas, USA - Adam Glass

Europe:

London, England - Jerome Bloom
Norway - Thomas Larsen
Iisalmi, Finland - Jouni Mähönen
Vantaa, Finland - Harri Tolonen
Austria - Patsy and Sirko Petermann
St. Petersburg, Russia - Alexander Andreev
Germany - Christoph Koch
Ukraine - Ivan Pupchenko
Italy - Aldo Alberico

Asia:

Dubai, UAE - Bader Alawadhi

Oceania:

Melbourne, Australia - Andrew Lea

 

Please contact me if you are trying to get in touch with any of the promoters and you are experiencing difficulties.

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corefire

very nice to avoid the blurry ironmind rules with the crossbar. good decision 😍😍😍

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Adam Juncker

I like this lineup of events.  Very exciting.   

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devinhoo

This is so exciting. I found out about this last year too late to train for the events/get the equipment. :D

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KapMan

Nerf Tanner

I kid of course.

Very excited. I will do my damnest to enter.

 

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Vinnie

Oh I'm in for sure!

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Kashtan

I hope Laine Snook take part to King Kong this year. 

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KapMan
57 minutes ago, Kashtan said:

I hope Laine Snook take part to King Kong this year. 

I dont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*sarcasm*

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Eric Roussin

With 20+ venues, lifts to lockout would be much more likely to lead to judging variances. Just trying to make things as simple as possible.

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Mateus
On 2/2/2019 at 10:21 PM, corefire said:

very nice to avoid the blurry ironmind rules with the crossbar. good decision 😍😍😍

so there will no new WR on the LBH. Because ironmind rules say to lockout.

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WestSlope
11 minutes ago, Mateus said:

so there will no new WR on the LBH. Because ironmind rules say to lockout.

There WILL be a LBH to crossbar new WR. In my opinion, the results should be entered into GSI as I suspect the lift to a crossbar will be more often contested going forward.

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NealB

This sounds great!!!! 

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Eric Roussin
3 hours ago, WestSlope said:

There WILL be a LBH to crossbar new WR. In my opinion, the results should be entered into GSI as I suspect the lift to a crossbar will be more often contested going forward.

This is what I foresee happening.

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Mike Rinderle

All I know is that I'm coming for Jedd's flask world record.  Oooooooooooo yeeeeeeeeeeah!

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LAINE SNOOK
On 2/9/2019 at 9:21 PM, Kashtan said:

I hope Laine Snook take part to King Kong this year. 

I think I will come out to play - I have it in my head to get a decent Crusher number, and as it's only a 6" lift, I should be able to do more weight than a full lift. 

It should be fun?!

 

Laine

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Mike Rinderle
35 minutes ago, LAINE SNOOK said:

I think I will come out to play - I have it in my head to get a decent Crusher number, and as it's only a 6" lift, I should be able to do more weight than a full lift. 

It should be fun?!

 

Laine

Awesome 

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2sweetdadstrength

If we’re lifting to a specific height, where should the crossbar be on the loading pin?  At the very bottom?

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wobbler

Is there a problem with counting a crossbar lift for the comp, and also going for lockout to count for an ironmind record (with a video review maybe, or lockout judge also if requested?)

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Eric Roussin
39 minutes ago, 2sweetdadstrength said:

If we’re lifting to a specific height, where should the crossbar be on the loading pin?  At the very bottom?

This will be decided by individual promoters. The crossbar and crossguard heights will be adjusted so that the lift range is the same across all venues.

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Eric Roussin
12 minutes ago, wobbler said:

Is there a problem with counting a crossbar lift for the comp, and also going for lockout to count for an ironmind record (with a video review maybe, or lockout judge also if requested?)

For King Kong, we won’t be tracking this, but if someone wants to arrange this with IronMind I don’t see a problem. But competitors going to lockout would be at a disadvantage for King Kong scoring (i.e. greater chance of dropping the weight).

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NealB
37 minutes ago, Tommy J. said:

I could see it being a definite issue for judging purposes if the lifts weren’t done separately.

might be a better idea to make the WR attempts for Ironmind after the comp lifts to crossbar are already completed and scored. Otherwise i could see this thing getting very convoluted.

Second this 

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Joseph Sullivan
2 hours ago, Tommy J. said:

I could see it being a definite issue for judging purposes if the lifts weren’t done separately.

might be a better idea to make the WR attempts for Ironmind after the comp lifts to crossbar are already completed and scored. Otherwise i could see this thing getting very convoluted.

100% agreed

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Leonard_Washington

What are the rules for lifting the shallow hub?  I'm still new to gripsport.

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Eric Roussin
42 minutes ago, Leonard_Washington said:

What are the rules for lifting the shallow hub?  I'm still new to gripsport.

We’ll be using the standard Barrel Strength Systems rules, which can be found on this page (you’ll need to scroll down):

 

https://www.barrelstrengthsystems.com/lift-guidelines

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Tom Flesher

Wow, that’s a lot looser than the ironmind hub rules...

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