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Jedd and I discussed predictions last week.

 

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In Ukraine, the stages in Kiev and Romny were successful! I sincerely thanks to Artem Ushenko, Stanislav Matvienko and Evgeniy Vakula for their work, personal finances and great love to this sport! Qu

I think there’s still a bit of uncertainty about what is and isn’t permitted with the Grab Ball, so I shot this little video. I hope it helps. If anyone still has questions, please let me know.

Now St. Petersburg (Russia) is ready for King Kong! Got the Crusher 2.25" and Grab ball!

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LAINE SNOOK

Hello All,

 

The KK in the UK has been cancelled - due to COVID.

 

Whilst I'm not one of the people predicted to win, I wanted to compete...and who knows I might just do something decent.  I tried the 2.5" Crusher last night and got just under 280lbs, and my other lifts have also been worthy of note.

 

How can I compete????? - It may well be my last chance to compete, so what can be done to make it happen? - I am sure that anyone in with a chance of winning would want to know that they competed against everyone who stood a chance.

 

So Eric...How can I compete in the UK?????

 

Laine

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Mike Rinderle
4 minutes ago, LAINE SNOOK said:

Hello All,

 

The KK in the UK has been cancelled - due to COVID.

 

Whilst I'm not one of the people predicted to win, I wanted to compete...and who knows I might just do something decent.  I tried the 2.5" Crusher last night and got just under 280lbs, and my other lifts have also been worthy of note.

 

How can I compete????? - It may well be my last chance to compete, so what can be done to make it happen? - I am sure that anyone in with a chance of winning would want to know that they competed against everyone who stood a chance.

 

So Eric...How can I compete in the UK?????

 

Laine

Host it yourself or find someone else willing to do it.  

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1 hour ago, LAINE SNOOK said:

Hello All,

 

The KK in the UK has been cancelled - due to COVID.

 

 

Laine

Laine, was cancelled because the promoter was being cautious, or was it some sort of regional or national order for such event? 

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1 hour ago, Hubgeezer said:

Laine, was cancelled because the promoter was being cautious, or was it some sort of regional or national order for such event? 

The promoter was being cautious due to the COVID situation here...and the threat of more restrictions..which to be fair are probably on their way!

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8 hours ago, LAINE SNOOK said:

Hello All,

 

The KK in the UK has been cancelled - due to COVID.

 

Whilst I'm not one of the people predicted to win, I wanted to compete...and who knows I might just do something decent.  I tried the 2.5" Crusher last night and got just under 280lbs, and my other lifts have also been worthy of note.

 

How can I compete????? - It may well be my last chance to compete, so what can be done to make it happen? - I am sure that anyone in with a chance of winning would want to know that they competed against everyone who stood a chance.

 

So Eric...How can I compete in the UK?????

 

Laine

Hi Laine,

As Mike has indicated, it would be a matter of running the event yourself, or finding someone else who would be willing.

If you might be interested in hosting a venue and you have all of the necessary equipment, please let me know and I will send you the full information package.

2020 has been a challenging year to say the least. Hopefully things will be back to normal next year.

Eric

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On 10/3/2020 at 7:08 PM, Eric Roussin said:

Hi Laine,

As Mike has indicated, it would be a matter of running the event yourself, or finding someone else who would be willing.

If you might be interested in hosting a venue and you have all of the necessary equipment, please let me know and I will send you the full information package.

2020 has been a challenging year to say the least. Hopefully things will be back to normal next year.

Eric

There has to be SOMEONE int the UK willing to make this happen.

If it were about money, costs, etc.,it would not surprise me if there are people on this Board willing to contribute to the cause. Laine has too much talent and in a zone right now that it shouldn’t be missed.

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Hi - I said that I would make the effort to put it on - but I needed to borrow kit as I was unable to get the items from the USA due to the lockdown etc.  However, the persons who had the kit and were going to run the UK event did not want to lend the kit out...their choice.  Also, it was mentioned that to put an event on would make you look like 'a selfish bellend' in the grip community.  Maybe I am a selfish bellend for wanting to do the competition...probably my last to be honest - however, I have admitted defeat and now know it's not going to happen...board members in other countries have offered for me to lift at their contests, but the curreent restrictions don't really make that an option, as well as the issue of travelling in my current state of health.

 

I have moved on - I will see what I can do on the grabball when it lands...I might do something worthy of note.  It's a shame as I have been training for KK for many months, it just didn't work out.

 

Laine

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On 10/5/2020 at 11:32 AM, LAINE SNOOK said:

Hi - I said that I would make the effort to put it on - but I needed to borrow kit as I was unable to get the items from the USA due to the lockdown etc.  However, the persons who had the kit and were going to run the UK event did not want to lend the kit out...their choice.  Also, it was mentioned that to put an event on would make you look like 'a selfish bellend' in the grip community.  Maybe I am a selfish bellend for wanting to do the competition...probably my last to be honest - however, I have admitted defeat and now know it's not going to happen...board members in other countries have offered for me to lift at their contests, but the curreent restrictions don't really make that an option, as well as the issue of travelling in my current state of health.

 

I have moved on - I will see what I can do on the grabball when it lands...I might do something worthy of note.  It's a shame as I have been training for KK for many months, it just didn't work out.

 

Laine

Seriously? May I ask who wouldn't let you borrow their implements.  Only because I'd like to tell them what cun+$ they are.  I've been doing this for 15 years now.  I've never heard of anyone, ever, not lending equipment. 

The first contest I ever ran had all borrowed equipment.  Thanks @Jedd Johnson.  I currently have a borrowed Inch dumbbell and a borrowed Fatman in my shed.  ( Gracias @Paul Knight @Tank Andrade  )

I've lent things out.  Everyone has.  It's what this tiny little community is known for.

So, in conclusion... if you're the person that won't loan your kit out for a day... you sir/madam are a dick and have no business calling yourself a griptard like the rest of us.

Or in the immortal words of Tony Montana... #uck you you #uckin #uck.

Sorry.

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I don't have a problem with someone not lending me the kit to host a contest, that is their choice - it just made things impossible for me to continue to try to host an event - I have concluded that it just isn't meant to be...there's a lot more things in life and the world to worry about - I just wanted the opportunity to be able to put up my best numbers, and I'm sure that the person who wins the event would want to know they won it by lifting the most across all events.  I wasn't even in the running for the win...but I'm sure my numbers would have been interesting...

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7 minutes ago, Mike Rinderle said:

Seriously? May I ask who wouldn't let you borrow their implements.  Only because I'd like to tell them what cun+$ they are.  I've been doing this for 15 years now.  I've never heard of anyone, ever, not lending equipment. 

The first contest I ever ran had all borrowed equipment.  Thanks @Jedd Johnson.  I currently have a borrowed Inch dumbbell and a borrowed Fatman in my shed.  ( Gracias @Paul Knight @Tank Andrade  )

I've lent things out.  Everyone has.  It's what this tiny little community is known for.

So, in conclusion... if you're the person that won't loan your kit out for a day... you sir/madam are a dick and have no business calling yourself a griptard like the rest of us.

Or in the immortal words of Tony Montana... #uck you you #uckin #uck.

Best non-grip post ever!! 

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1 minute ago, Kluv#0 said:

Best non-grip post ever!! 

I Meant Best Non- Grip video post ever!! Excellent and spoken the truth.

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5 minutes ago, LAINE SNOOK said:

I don't have a problem with someone not lending me the kit to host a contest, that is their choice - it just made things impossible for me to continue to try to host an event - I have concluded that it just isn't meant to be...there's a lot more things in life and the world to worry about - I just wanted the opportunity to be able to put up my best numbers, and I'm sure that the person who wins the event would want to know they won it by lifting the most across all events.  I wasn't even in the running for the win...but I'm sure my numbers would have been interesting...

Which of the competition items do you need, Laine? I have a Flask and LBH that I am not currently using that I could lend out for an extended period. 

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Mike Rinderle
4 minutes ago, Kluv#0 said:

Best non-grip post ever!! 

Thank you kind sir.

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1 minute ago, Billy Jack said:

Which of the competition items do you need, Laine? I have a Flask and LBH that I am not currently using that I could lend out for an extended period. 

Now dat's what I'm talkin' bout

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Laine has a LBH and a Grab ball is on the way. Jerome Bloom might be willing to lend his Flask. Maybe the two women that were going to host would be willing to sell the 2 1/4" Crusher.

C'mon Laine, we all want to see what you can lift and in no way in my way of thinking does that qualify you as a selfish bell end.

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I have LBH, have a grabball coming from Austria...need a flask and the 2.25 crusher.  Initially the contest was going to be run at Commando Temple in London, but it had been double booked so a new venue was found.  As I hadn't ever put my hand on a grabball or 2.25 crusher, I asked if I could go down to London to try them to see where I was poundagewise - unfortunately the person owning the items said no as they were concerned about covid as they had someone in the household who was vulnerable - which is understandable - I have been unwell this year and have been on treatment etc so I understand that, I also had to 'shield' for many months at the direction of my Doctor.  As I said, I have moved onfrom this - I tried very hard to get the contest run in some form or another but to be honest I was met by a brick wall at every turn, no matter what I tried to do.

 

Laine

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3 minutes ago, LAINE SNOOK said:

I have LBH, have a grabball coming from Austria...need a flask and the 2.25 crusher.  Initially the contest was going to be run at Commando Temple in London, but it had been double booked so a new venue was found.  As I hadn't ever put my hand on a grabball or 2.25 crusher, I asked if I could go down to London to try them to see where I was poundagewise - unfortunately the person owning the items said no as they were concerned about covid as they had someone in the household who was vulnerable - which is understandable - I have been unwell this year and have been on treatment etc so I understand that, I also had to 'shield' for many months at the direction of my Doctor.  As I said, I have moved onfrom this - I tried very hard to get the contest run in some form or another but to be honest I was met by a brick wall at every turn, no matter what I tried to do.

 

Laine

Ok... well that's a whole different story.  I'm out.  Seriously. WTF

Mask up peeps. 🥸

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@LAINE SNOOK sorry to hear about the health issues you are grappling with. Best of luck with your recovery.

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Laine, I speak for more than just me when I say that there are people on this forum who would have helped out. Shipping costs, loaning implements, etc. That goes to show the level of respect that many on the board have for you, and you should know that. Best to your health recovery. MC

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LAINE SNOOK
5 minutes ago, Hubgeezer said:

Laine, I speak for more than just me when I say that there are people on this forum who would have helped out. Shipping costs, loaning implements, etc. That goes to show the level of respect that many on the board have for you, and you should know that. Best to your health recovery. MC

Thank you Mike.  I'm sure things would be different if there was more time to organise something...however, it is what it is and I can live with that.   For my own piece of mind I will see where I am on the grabball when it arrives...and I will hopefully get the chance to try a 2.25" Crusher before I stop.  Thank you for your kind words...they mean a lot.

 

Take care.

 

Laine

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On 10/5/2020 at 12:57 PM, LAINE SNOOK said:

I have LBH, have a grabball coming from Austria...need a flask and the 2.25 crusher.  Initially the contest was going to be run at Commando Temple in London, but it had been double booked so a new venue was found.  As I hadn't ever put my hand on a grabball or 2.25 crusher, I asked if I could go down to London to try them to see where I was poundagewise - unfortunately the person owning the items said no as they were concerned about covid as they had someone in the household who was vulnerable - which is understandable - I have been unwell this year and have been on treatment etc so I understand that, I also had to 'shield' for many months at the direction of my Doctor.  As I said, I have moved onfrom this - I tried very hard to get the contest run in some form or another but to be honest I was met by a brick wall at every turn, no matter what I tried to do.

 

Laine

Sorry

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LAINE SNOOK
2 minutes ago, Mike Rinderle said:

I'm going to say this.  Probably won't be popular. 

You should have put that out there from the beginning Layne.  I can make myself look like an asshole without anyone's help buddy.

Dead to me.

I don't quite understand what you mean?

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Deleted.  Sry

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