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I’ll go ahead and turn the heat up, even more.. Gerome is good at the tiny fingertip stuff, but what else is he good at in this sport? When compared to bigger guys anyways? Not even a comparison imo. Can’t mention a guy like Gerome in the same breath as guys like Tanner or ATG. My words also shouldn’t need to be classified as hate for Gerome by stating this either. It being understood to not compare them sort of goes without saying if you ask me. Btw, I’m betting Robert would mop Gerome’s ass up in a 5 event Armlifting comp, if we’re talking pound for pound!

obviously my words on the matter here aren’t really necessary. And may even be overkill. But are you not entertained?!

 

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Btw, sorry I couldn’t make this one fellas.. 😔

I look forward to the next one!

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Came down to Texas this weekend to hangout and just try to PR on some of my current lifts. The comp was well ran like always. We did silver bullet first event. Of course in @Boulderbrew Tanner Me

Good time Saturday. Several contestants had to drop out but we had 2 join in on the spot to try it out.  Extremely impressive silverbullet from Steven this weekend. This puts him #4 on all time l

@Vinnie that is happening. Riccardo is getting his travel date set. As soon as finalized I’ll post all info   as to the rest of this thread - get used to what you see here. Things only grow

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12 hours ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

Talent is born? And if someone is born with talent it doesn’t impress? Why not? There are many people with talent and don’t even know it, and others with no talent  that bust their humps to be on par with those that do. Some have athleticism, some have intelligence Etc etc.... but to say it’s not impressive because you perceive it as talent they were born with kind of cheapens the achievements, no? The ones that say that the person was born with talent and they aren’t that impressed by it are usually ones born with no talent and not much to show in regards to what’s being spoken of that isn’t perceived by them as being impressive . IM NOT SAYING THIS IS YOU.... BUT, just my general observation of the type of clientele that makes that kind of a comment. I’m impressed with strength and the exhibition thereof no matter if it’s someone perceived to be born with it or one who is seen to be a genetic mess..... 

Please forgive me, all, for the bad taste that has been building up in my mouth for the CONSTANT downplay or underhanded “compliments” that usually end with a “it was good.....BUT” twist on it of feats by those that have the stones to display them on the threads here to keep this place interesting.....

To be fair, after awhile seeing the same folk doing the same thing awesomely it gets boring. I think impressive is thrown around here too much especially with just a small pool of people. You get numb to it.

 

oh boy jedd won another thing..

oh boy tanner and adam did another thing better than most everyone...

Same shit different patch of grass, its boring. Like when the  patriots were winning all the time. We get it, your gifted...
 

Even the best food in the world would get boring if you had it every day. Thats where we are. It doesnt mean its less impressive, because it is. Dominate strength is dominate strength. But you grow to expect it and therefore its not surprising anymore. 

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4 hours ago, Tommy J. said:

I’ll go ahead and turn the heat up, even more.. Gerome is good at the tiny fingertip stuff, but what else is he good at in this sport? When compared to bigger guys anyways? Not even a comparison imo. Can’t mention a guy like Gerome in the same breath as guys like Tanner or ATG. My words also shouldn’t need to be classified as hate for Gerome by stating this either. It being understood to not compare them sort of goes without saying if you ask me. Btw, I’m betting Robert would mop Gerome’s ass up in a 5 event Armlifting comp, if we’re talking pound for pound!

obviously my words on the matter here aren’t really necessary. And may even be overkill. But are you not entertained?!

 

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Btw, sorry I couldn’t make this one fellas.. 😔

I look forward to the next one!

Mouth of the south tommy hart ringside ladies and gentlemen, the best hype man in Texas.

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6 hours ago, Hopefully said:

It wasn't about talent, just Jerome. Got a little pissed, wanted to defend him in some way. Should have thought it through more clearly. I should have quoted, but it was a response to @Kluv#0 comment. What I also should have done was not commenting at all. I suspected it would come down to this. 

I’ve has those moments as well... where you wish you had a Mulligan and not pressed send.... but I don’t think anyone was putting Jerome down, especially it Mike, who is actually pretty good friends with Jerome.

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22 minutes ago, KapMan said:

Mouth of the south tommy hart ringside ladies and gentlemen, the best hype man in Texas.

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How dare you!....

his stache isn't half as good as mine!

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I think I opened a real can o worms here!  Sorry Adam, Tanner, Jerome!  I figured that Adam and Tanner are elite enough that noting someone else might beat them in one event they don't train much (Finnish Ball) while calling attention to the small guy who does that event quite well (because I have been seeing his progress on Facebook lately) might be pretty safe.  Because I figured that Adam and Tanner are secure in how good they are and would not take offense or become nervous that someone mentioned Jerome, and I was not comparing overall grip stardom here as Joe fears and as Tommy says would be silly because A and T would win.  I honestly just have been seeing a lot of this FB lately and am intrigued because I have never tried one and that makes all these posts about it draw me to want to try one, and wonder how hard this thing is.

And of course, it isn't the same Finnish Ball.  One might be seasoned differently, or made in a different batch, etc. 

My apologies for inadvertently hijacking Stephen's thread!  I respect every single person commenting here, and have been at comps with most of you.  You all beat me at everything pretty much all the time except that I think I once tied Tommy on a Saxon lift lol.  I hope you all keep posting the feats.  I'll watch my words a little more so as not to hijack more threads with off-topic diversions, peace!

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And I hope there is a Texas comp in June again.  Been looking forward to coming to another one there.

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6 minutes ago, Vinnie said:

I think I opened a real can o worms here!  Sorry Adam, Tanner, Jerome!  I figured that Adam and Tanner are elite enough that noting someone else might beat them in one event they don't train much (Finnish Ball) while calling attention to the small guy who does that event quite well (because I have been seeing his progress on Facebook lately) might be pretty safe.  Because I figured that Adam and Tanner are secure in how good they are and would not take offense or become nervous that someone mentioned Jerome, and I was not comparing overall grip stardom here as Joe fears and as Tommy says would be silly because A and T would win.  I honestly just have been seeing a lot of this FB lately and am intrigued because I have never tried one and that makes all these posts about it draw me to want to try one, and wonder how hard this thing is.

And of course, it isn't the same Finnish Ball.  One might be seasoned differently, or made in a different batch, etc. 

My apologies for inadvertently hijacking Stephen's thread!  I respect every single person commenting here, and have been at comps with most of you.  You all beat me at everything pretty much all the time except that I think I once tied Tommy on a Saxon lift lol.  I hope you all keep posting the feats.  I'll watch my words a little more so as not to hijack more threads with off-topic diversions, peace!

I dont think you did anything wrong.

For the most part its the Napalm, Lobster and Wonder Boy show. You cant talk on this board or grip in general with out those guys getting shoved up your butt. Its as if they are the only guys in grip. Its high decibel worship, because Its not that the talent pool is lacking either. As you eluded to, theres folk that are doing great things in other areas of grip and they get overshadowed by the same guys. Jerome and GG are key pinch elite and respect is due. Even if you dont like keypinch. 

 

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19 hours ago, Kluv#0 said:

Hate to slobber but perspective time- Adam & Tanner both achieved world class levels on the Finnish Ball! So much talent it is crazy- much respect 🦁

I am in a good position(former overall WR) to point out to others who might not know a Finnish ball from a beach ball that Adam and Tanner performed World Class Keypinch. The beauty of Gripsport is there are many different shapes, sizes of implements and to see only a handful of gripsters excel at EVERYTHING is fascinating to me. Jerome Bloom is a good friend and IMO, best Keypincher ever. Once again, great results and much respect in every lift!

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1 hour ago, Vinnie said:

I think I opened a real can o worms here!  Sorry Adam, Tanner, Jerome!  I figured that Adam and Tanner are elite enough that noting someone else might beat them in one event they don't train much (Finnish Ball) while calling attention to the small guy who does that event quite well (because I have been seeing his progress on Facebook lately) might be pretty safe.  Because I figured that Adam and Tanner are secure in how good they are and would not take offense or become nervous that someone mentioned Jerome, and I was not comparing overall grip stardom here as Joe fears and as Tommy says would be silly because A and T would win.  I honestly just have been seeing a lot of this FB lately and am intrigued because I have never tried one and that makes all these posts about it draw me to want to try one, and wonder how hard this thing is.

And of course, it isn't the same Finnish Ball.  One might be seasoned differently, or made in a different batch, etc. 

My apologies for inadvertently hijacking Stephen's thread!  I respect every single person commenting here, and have been at comps with most of you.  You all beat me at everything pretty much all the time except that I think I once tied Tommy on a Saxon lift lol.  I hope you all keep posting the feats.  I'll watch my words a little more so as not to hijack more threads with off-topic diversions, peace!

Keep the conversation flowing this world needs some good healthy debate

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Sounds like a good time! I was out of town for work the previous week (and travelling both of those weekends) or I'd probably have made it down.

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2 hours ago, Stephen Anderson said:

Keep the conversation flowing this world needs some good healthy debate

 

4 hours ago, Vinnie said:

I think I opened a real can o worms here!  Sorry Adam, Tanner, Jerome!  I figured that Adam and Tanner are elite enough that noting someone else might beat them in one event they don't train much (Finnish Ball) while calling attention to the small guy who does that event quite well (because I have been seeing his progress on Facebook lately) might be pretty safe.  Because I figured that Adam and Tanner are secure in how good they are and would not take offense or become nervous that someone mentioned Jerome, and I was not comparing overall grip stardom here as Joe fears and as Tommy says would be silly because A and T would win.  I honestly just have been seeing a lot of this FB lately and am intrigued because I have never tried one and that makes all these posts about it draw me to want to try one, and wonder how hard this thing is.

And of course, it isn't the same Finnish Ball.  One might be seasoned differently, or made in a different batch, etc. 

My apologies for inadvertently hijacking Stephen's thread!  I respect every single person commenting here, and have been at comps with most of you.  You all beat me at everything pretty much all the time except that I think I once tied Tommy on a Saxon lift lol.  I hope you all keep posting the feats.  I'll watch my words a little more so as not to hijack more threads with off-topic diversions, peace!

Definitely do not care about people comparing grip stardom. What gets me shaking my head all the time is when folks can’t enjoy a feat or a lift for what it is and not downplay, or give the compliment with a shade of under handed tones. That is all. I just don’t get that. I’m sure others don’t care for it as well but just refrain from commenting on it.

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7 hours ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

I’ve has those moments as well... where you wish you had a Mulligan and not pressed send.... but I don’t think anyone was putting Jerome down, especially it Mike, who is actually pretty good friends with Jerome.

I could explain in detail why I interpreted it in the way I did, but from what I have seen it is too sensitive a subject to touch on so whatever. I have no interest in a complete shitstorm, nor do I have an interest in debating it either. Therefore I shouldnt have said anything. And I also should have worded it differently so people wouldn't get so immensely pissed off. It is what it is. 

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1 hour ago, Hopefully said:

I could explain in detail why I interpreted it in the way I did, but from what I have seen it is too sensitive a subject to touch on so whatever. I have no interest in a complete shitstorm, nor do I have an interest in debating it either. Therefore I shouldnt have said anything. And I also should have worded it differently so people wouldn't get so immensely pissed off. It is what it is. 

No matter what you said or what you did, or who it pissed off.... you handled it like a man, so no worries.

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I think it was all handled well with great discussion and opinion!!

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I usually just get motivated by seeing big numbers, if it's a lighter guy that's even better. I need constant reminders that while it probably helps, you don't need to be big to be strong, especially in some of the more niche grip lifts. 

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15 hours ago, Vinnie said:

I think I opened a real can o worms here!  Sorry Adam, Tanner, Jerome!  I figured that Adam and Tanner are elite enough that noting someone else might beat them in one event they don't train much (Finnish Ball) while calling attention to the small guy who does that event quite well (because I have been seeing his progress on Facebook lately) might be pretty safe.  Because I figured that Adam and Tanner are secure in how good they are and would not take offense or become nervous that someone mentioned Jerome, and I was not comparing overall grip stardom here as Joe fears and as Tommy says would be silly because A and T would win.  I honestly just have been seeing a lot of this FB lately and am intrigued because I have never tried one and that makes all these posts about it draw me to want to try one, and wonder how hard this thing is.

And of course, it isn't the same Finnish Ball.  One might be seasoned differently, or made in a different batch, etc. 

My apologies for inadvertently hijacking Stephen's thread!  I respect every single person commenting here, and have been at comps with most of you.  You all beat me at everything pretty much all the time except that I think I once tied Tommy on a Saxon lift lol.  I hope you all keep posting the feats.  I'll watch my words a little more so as not to hijack more threads with off-topic diversions, peace!

I don’t believe you had any malice intent Vinnie. I think more at play here is my sensitive side! 😝

that aside, a am very much so a guy that sees things black and white. To me there are few topics that seem to genuinely have a grey area. I feel strength is not one of them. You either are, or are not stronger than someone else.

I like to believe there are no “yeah, but ☝...” moments when determining who’s stronger. Call it naive?.. I dunno. If so, I’ll wear it well! Just how i like to see it. Also not a big fan of focusing on the BW factor, unless it’s to be used as a flat out tie breaker. BW and strength are not linear. I don’t care what anyone says. To me it’s the same as if we give extra points to a guy in an IQ test because his head is smaller (and thus has less brain matter) than the guy who scored a point or two higher on the same test. If there were any topic around here that qualifies as such, BW debates are 100% peanut gallery material as it relates to who can lift more.

While I’m on another one, hand size? As it relates to grip? Is very relevant imo, tho. Example- you’re hands either are, or are not larger. Giving you either more or less material on the implement.

forgive me if I’m rambling.. do I even make sense to you guys?

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17 hours ago, KapMan said:

To be fair, after awhile seeing the same folk doing the same thing awesomely it gets boring. I think impressive is thrown around here too much especially with just a small pool of people. You get numb to it.

 

oh boy jedd won another thing..

oh boy tanner and adam did another thing better than most everyone...

Same shit different patch of grass, its boring. Like when the  patriots were winning all the time. We get it, your gifted...
 

Even the best food in the world would get boring if you had it every day. Thats where we are. It doesnt mean its less impressive, because it is. Dominate strength is dominate strength. But you grow to expect it and therefore its not surprising anymore. 

This is easy to remedy. Don’t watch. Whenever I get tired of seeing NE, I remember that no one forced me to watch them play. No one forced me to change the channel to the game, or even turn the TV on on Sunday.

Interesting adder to this phenomenon. NE keeps doing what they do regardless of if I’m watching or not.

...get what I’m saying?

 

its odd no one has suggested this to you yet. Maybe because it’s online? Don’t know. To me the same rules apply weather your watching online complaining, or sitting there in person watching Tanner and Adam lift and complaining how bored you are at seeing it. In person, most would just remind you that you were free to leave. But I’m not surprised that once again I’m having to point out the elephant in the room here on the board. 🤷🏼‍♂️

 

At times you are pretty quick.. and I find it to be hilarious! other times you portray yourself as sort of a self hating, and envious person. And the only one who thinks that way about you is you. Nobody thinks you are lesser or have no worth because you’re not doing inch farmers.

So stop it. These guys rep the USA. Be proud.

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I agree with Kapman, seem to refer to the underdog phenomenon. 

What would be the most exciting, Jon Jones destroying his next opponent easily while seemingly never be in any real danger the whole fight like his last 100 fights, or his opponent catching him off guard out of nowhere with a spinning back kick to the jaw and knocking him out cold with 1 second left in round 5.

Yeah.. That's a great comparison that makes perfect sense :D

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4 hours ago, Tommy J. said:

This is easy to remedy. Don’t watch. Whenever I get tired of seeing NE, I remember that no one forced me to watch them play. No one forced me to change the channel to the game, or even turn the TV on on Sunday.

Interesting adder to this phenomenon. NE keeps doing what they do regardless of if I’m watching or not.

...get what I’m saying?

 

its odd no one has suggested this to you yet. Maybe because it’s online? Don’t know. To me the same rules apply weather your watching online complaining, or sitting there in person watching Tanner and Adam lift and complaining how bored you are at seeing it. In person, most would just remind you that you were free to leave. But I’m not surprised that once again I’m having to point out the elephant in the room here on the board. 🤷🏼‍♂️

 

At times you are pretty quick.. and I find it to be hilarious! other times you portray yourself as sort of a self hating, and envious person. And the only one who thinks that way about you is you. Nobody thinks you are lesser or have no worth because you’re not doing inch farmers.

So stop it. These guys rep the USA. Be proud.

K.

Thats not the point.  but ok. 

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22 hours ago, Vinnie said:

And I hope there is a Texas comp in June again.  Been looking forward to coming to another one there.

@Vinnie that is happening. Riccardo is getting his travel date set. As soon as finalized I’ll post all info

 

as to the rest of this thread - get used to what you see here. Things only grow from this point. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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8 hours ago, Tommy J. said:

I don’t believe you had any malice intent Vinnie. I think more at play here is my sensitive side! 😝

that aside, a am very much so a guy that sees things black and white. To me there are few topics that seem to genuinely have a grey area. I feel strength is not one of them. You either are, or are not stronger than someone else.

I like to believe there are no “yeah, but ☝...” moments when determining who’s stronger. Call it naive?.. I dunno. If so, I’ll wear it well! Just how i like to see it. Also not a big fan of focusing on the BW factor, unless it’s to be used as a flat out tie breaker. BW and strength are not linear. I don’t care what anyone says. To me it’s the same as if we give extra points to a guy in an IQ test because his head is smaller (and thus has less brain matter) than the guy who scored a point or two higher on the same test. If there were any topic around here that qualifies as such, BW debates are 100% peanut gallery material as it relates to who can lift more.

While I’m on another one, hand size? As it relates to grip? Is very relevant imo, tho. Example- you’re hands either are, or are not larger. Giving you either more or less material on the implement.

forgive me if I’m rambling.. do I even make sense to you guys?

Talking specifically about hand size in grip. I think hand thickness plays the biggest role. I know it limits me to an extent

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5 minutes ago, Stephen Anderson said:

Talking specifically about hand size in grip. I think hand thickness plays the biggest role. I know it limits me to an extent

Yep, I agree there. Thick handed dudes are gonna struggle with thickbar lifts especially. Hand length for hand length, the thicker handed guy gets less wrap. I.E., less material on the implement. But as stated before, those thick hands are suited excellent for grippers. And I could make a strong case for you having excellent steel bending hands as well. 😬

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1 minute ago, Tommy J. said:

Yep, I agree there. Thick handed dudes are gonna struggle with thickbar lifts especially. Hand length for hand length, the thicker handed guy gets less wrap. I.E., less material on the implement. But as stated before, those thick hands are suited excellent for grippers. And I could make a strong case for you having excellent steel bending hands as well. 😬

100% agree! I think at the end of the day. It comes down to what you wanna do. Find that and shut up and chase to be good at it! 

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1 hour ago, KapMan said:

K.

Thats not the point.  but ok. 

Hey I’m jussayin’... you never need to put yourself down around here! Or anywhere! You’re a lot better off than you give yourself credit for at times!

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