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1 minute ago, Anthony C. said:

Fair enough, my mistake.

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The hammers are pinned in two locations...one right below the head and the other just above the leather wraps in the handles. Can be seen clear as day in the photo below.   

Mike - I cannot remember where we were - darn old man memory.  Just as information I am 6' 2" tall (or was where I was younger) - I'm guessing in that picture I'm around 190# or so?

Joe, that was a legendary lever, especially with the weights so precariously attached! Easily one of the top feats of strength I've seen here. Most all "critics" are going to have zero notable fe

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17 minutes ago, climber511 said:

I grew up on The Mighty Atom and Slim - they were my heros.  But by no means do I think their records are unbeatable - honestly I didn't expect to see Slim's  lift from the floor and then levered to the head beaten in my lifetime but I can see Joe doing the Lever to the head part before long.  I have no idea if he is even training for the first half of Slims floor to vertical part.  Joe's is the first person I have seen that I think has a chance at it lately.  At Gripmas (maybe 2011) - I had a supported double lever with a couple guys going very big but as far as I know never pursued Slim's records. Good Luck to you Big Joe!

 

Hey Chris, was the WR in 1975 of the 56 pounds done with the floor component? Or was it done as a max lever for the record books to the face. 

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19 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

Hey Chris, was the WR in 1975 of the 56 pounds done with the floor component? Or was it done as a max lever for the record books to the face. 

As far as I know (and I don't know positively) all of Slim's lifts were with both parts.

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1 minute ago, climber511 said:

As far as I know (and I don't know positively) all of Slim's lifts were with both parts.

I ran out of reactions for the day to like your post. I would like to know for certain. There is not much on it out there.

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1 hour ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

I ran out of reactions for the day to like your post. I would like to know for certain. There is not much on it out there.

Joe - I don't know who to ask?  Dennis Rodgers would know I bet.

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59 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

I ran out of reactions for the day to like your post. I would like to know for certain. There is not much on it out there.

As soon as you contact D Rogers, ( the sooner the better) the question will be answered.  I was not being divisive about your hammer feat. I am only interested in the difference in performing the  feat using pinned hammers and hammers that are free form as in the Farman posted video.  The picture of  Slim's  Hammers with the bolt; I can not tell if there is an extension of the bolt going through the hammer in his right hand to make it pinned to the hammer in his left hand.  Anyway, my question for me `to ponder, is whether 2 free hammers doing this feat are comparable as doing it with pinned hammers...... or vice versa

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19 hours ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

Jedd Johnson lent me these hammers to try. Wanted to see if I could meet or exceed the 56 pound double hammers with 31 inch handles  world record (in Guinness) by Slim “HAMMER MAN” Farman. The weight attempted is 61.4 pounds with 32 inch handles. Attempted weight 2x and got it both times after 47 pounds x6. Did not use any body movement or tap my head. 

Have to get bigger bolts to fit the weight on to secure it. Weight was teetering and not secure. Had I treat it carefully so they didn’t fall off.

Here is the weight 

 

here is 47 pounds x6

37 x 10

Finished the workout with double 12 pound farmers walks

Another video of the Weight of the hammers 

 

Joe, that's a CRAZY strong lift!

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Rick Browne

I just viewed his picture. I see now the mechanism of which you pointed out. Could that be a spacer type device clamped on to allow for plate separation but does not pin the hammers as one solid unit? Any engineers? in the crowd

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16 minutes ago, Rick Browne said:

As soon as you contact D Rogers, ( the sooner the better) the question will be answered.  I was not being divisive about your hammer feat. I am only interested in the difference in performing the  feat using pinned hammers and hammers that are free form as in the Farman posted video.  The picture of  Slim's  Hammers with the bolt; I can not tell if there is an extension of the bolt going through the hammer in his right hand to make it pinned to the hammer in his left hand.  Anyway, my question for me `to ponder, is whether 2 free hammers doing this feat are comparable as doing it with pinned hammers...... or vice versa

You can clearly see as other posters mentioned that their is a bolt as well as a circular thin wire wrapped around the handles of the hammer. He did the WR with the hammers pinned. It would be vastly harder, in my experience of leveling heavy hammers, to lever that much weight independently. The timing and control needed to have it be precise would be insane. I usually do crucifix style and have done double 21.5 pounders. No way anyone is doing 56 or 61 pounds in either style without the pinned handles.

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3 minutes ago, Rick Browne said:

 

I just viewed this picture and I see the device you pointed out

ICould that be a spacer type device clamped on to allow for plate separation but does not pin the hammers as one solid unit? Any engineers? in the crowd

slim.jpg

 

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10 minutes ago, Rick Browne said:

I just viewed his picture. I see now the mechanism of which you pointed out. Could that be a spacer type device clamped on to allow for plate separation but does not pin the hammers as one solid unit? Any engineers? in the crowd

slim.jpg

It’s a device to hold it together. See how perfectly even they are when they are lowered? Perfectly symmetrical side by side. That’s a device to pin it, as evidenced by his actual videos of having pinned hammers. Too bad there is no video to review. It’s obvious they are pinned. Anyway you wanna slice it, I did that  after a full COC 3 workout for no set reps and all those other sets of levering. And doing 2 separate reps with the 61.4 . I’d say the volume I did before it alone would make me do an even better one more fresh.

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19 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

It’s a device to hold it together. See how perfectly even they are when they are lowered? Perfectly symmetrical side by side. That’s a device to pin it, as evidenced by his actual videos of having pinned hammers. Too bad there is no video to review. It’s obvious they are pinned.

And I see that the space between the handles of his hands is narrower in relation to the  space where the device is located under the hammer heads. Therefore, it leads me to believe it is a type of spacer device that he laid on there to allow room for the plates to clear of each other.  I now digress

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Just now, Rick Browne said:

And I see that the space between the handles of his hands is narrower in relation to the  space where the device is location under the hammer heads. Therefore, it leads me to believe it is a type of spacer device that he laid on there to allow room for the plates to clear of each other.  I now digress

Text has been sent to Dennis Rogers. Hope to find out soon. 

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4 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

Text has been sent to Dennis Rogers. Hope to find out soon. 

I as well, have sent a message to John Wood and asked him for any info that he may have on the topic.  He is the owner of the site www.oldtimestrongman.com

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9 minutes ago, Rick Browne said:

I as well, have sent a message to John Wood and asked him for any info that he may have on the topic.  He is the owner of the site www.oldtimestrongman.com

Glad to see you’re as interested in finding out, truth as I am, rather than opinion. I see the pic on old time strongman is a painting and not much else more. Dennis would have the answer for sure! Thanks... whoever you are!

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12 minutes ago, Rick Browne said:

I as well, have sent a message to John Wood and asked him for any info that he may have on the topic.  He is the owner of the site www.oldtimestrongman.com

This is all I’ve found on the site.

 

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1 minute ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

This is all I’ve found on the site.

 

Yes, not much to go on from the site itself. Maybe John (who was once a member here) can help out along with D Rogers input. I only have one 12 lb hammer so I can't answer my own damn question 😑

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What's the story on this slim guy? Looks like an old auto mechanic or something in that pic. Good triceps too lol

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24 minutes ago, king crusher said:

What's the story on this slim guy? Looks like an old auto mechanic or something in that pic. Good triceps too lol

He was an old time stone  quarry man. Swung a hammer all day every day for his job and got into hammer feats. The original!

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18 minutes ago, Rick Browne said:

Yes, not much to go on from the site itself. Maybe John (who was once a member here) can help out along with D Rogers input. I only have one 12 lb hammer so I can't answer my own damn question 😑

Dennis Rogers confirms they were definitely pinned . The official  record is  56 pounds at MSG. 

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