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Joe Sullivan
1 hour ago, SeNoLD said:

 

Contest is over... @SeNoLD wins..... 
Forearm development bonus points on top of the win....

 

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I can definitely do better but I just wanted to contribute to the topic. First attempt, one take.  

I got this idea from the other Kinney thread running right now. THE CHALLENGE Post a video of your best effort to emulate Kinney's famous #4 close. Any gripper can be used. The major elements t

Yes.  Shamey's 3.5 vid actually serves to illustrate that Kinney's was either not a true 4 or was fraudulent (either by him or someone deceiving him, no need to get into it about that).  Shamey is one

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slazbob
2 hours ago, SeNoLD said:

 

This was great! Not low in the palm, but had great timing.

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Florian Kellersmann
On 5/22/2021 at 3:57 PM, slazbob said:

That’s a normal close. 

I think that the handle position is closer to the palm than what others do. 

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Lennix
15 hours ago, SeNoLD said:

 

This is ofc beyond nuts and very strong. But that handle placement is not as far back as kinney in my opinion and thats really what makes the kinney close hard af

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David_wigren
17 hours ago, SeNoLD said:

 

Very strong! But unfortunately your gripper looks real so it’s not a Kinney close.

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I agree. Handle further back is a huge part of the challenge.

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slazbob
4 hours ago, Lennix said:

This is ofc beyond nuts and very strong. But that handle placement is not as far back as kinney in my opinion and thats really what makes the kinney close hard af

Agreed...but he has the strength to close that with the handle back. It’s just not gonna be like Kinney’s no.4 close ...which shows how ridiculous it was- on both ends-believer-non believer!

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Vinnie
1 hour ago, slazbob said:

Agreed...but he has the strength to close that with the handle back. It’s just not gonna be like Kinney’s no.4 close ...which shows how ridiculous it was- on both ends-believer-non believer!

Yes.  Shamey's 3.5 vid actually serves to illustrate that Kinney's was either not a true 4 or was fraudulent (either by him or someone deceiving him, no need to get into it about that).  Shamey is one of the best gripper closers, period -- might be the number one, but we cannot argue that he isn't at least one of the top three or four.  And you can see how hard it looked for him to grind a 3.5 after a wide close, as compared to the 3 (Meanwhile, Kinney made the supposed 4 look the way Shamey made the 3 look -- like a rag doll).  Shamey could not quite do to the 3.5 what Kinney did to the supposed 4.  So, I'm sold (or, s[EN]old lol).  Kinney's storied close can't be real, because he could not be that order of magnitude above Shamey.  Just not physically possible.  The fact that no one is going to get a good Kinney close even on a 3.5 should really be enough to debunk the Kinney myth.  And if he is THAT head and shoulders better than the few best in the world, he should get out and show us, or else accept that no one is going to believe it.  Enough already.

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2 hours ago, Vinnie said:

Yes.  Shamey's 3.5 vid actually serves to illustrate that Kinney's was either not a true 4 or was fraudulent (either by him or someone deceiving him, no need to get into it about that).  Shamey is one of the best gripper closers, period -- might be the number one, but we cannot argue that he isn't at least one of the top three or four.  And you can see how hard it looked for him to grind a 3.5 after a wide close, as compared to the 3 (Meanwhile, Kinney made the supposed 4 look the way Shamey made the 3 look -- like a rag doll).  Shamey could not quite do to the 3.5 what Kinney did to the supposed 4.  So, I'm sold (or, s[EN]old lol).  Kinney's storied close can't be real, because he could not be that order of magnitude above Shamey.  Just not physically possible.  The fact that no one is going to get a good Kinney close even on a 3.5 should really be enough to debunk the Kinney myth.  And if he is THAT head and shoulders better than the few best in the world, he should get out and show us, or else accept that no one is going to believe it.  Enough already.

totally agree.  

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2 hours ago, Vinnie said:

Yes.  Shamey's 3.5 vid actually serves to illustrate that Kinney's was either not a true 4 or was fraudulent (either by him or someone deceiving him, no need to get into it about that).  Shamey is one of the best gripper closers, period -- might be the number one, but we cannot argue that he isn't at least one of the top three or four.  And you can see how hard it looked for him to grind a 3.5 after a wide close, as compared to the 3 (Meanwhile, Kinney made the supposed 4 look the way Shamey made the 3 look -- like a rag doll).  Shamey could not quite do to the 3.5 what Kinney did to the supposed 4.  So, I'm sold (or, s[EN]old lol).  Kinney's storied close can't be real, because he could not be that order of magnitude above Shamey.  Just not physically possible.  The fact that no one is going to get a good Kinney close even on a 3.5 should really be enough to debunk the Kinney myth.  And if he is THAT head and shoulders better than the few best in the world, he should get out and show us, or else accept that no one is going to believe it.  Enough already.

It really is funny Vinnie that people still believe that close....I had to go through a lot of my own thoughts before I came to the conclusion that maybe he wasn’t as strong as the video shows. The gimmicky way it closes shows there is something up with it. Even when you see someone using an easy gripper and speed up at the bottom, it doesn’t look like Joe’s- his almost looks like it is going good then hits a little snag, then powers through to an easier part...the little burst at the bottom. Like gears on a bike chain....at least, that’s the way it looks to me.

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John McCarter

If everyone wants to argue about Kinney's close and his publicly stated claims, please move it over to a different thread.

This is a contest to see who can duplicate Kinney's close under @Cannon request.

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jchapman
22 hours ago, Hopefully said:

I agree. Handle further back is a huge part of the challenge.

Also, Kinney did not use chalk.  Think about that.  Wow.

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20 hours ago, Vinnie said:

Yes.  Shamey's 3.5 vid actually serves to illustrate that Kinney's was either not a true 4 or was fraudulent (either by him or someone deceiving him, no need to get into it about that).  Shamey is one of the best gripper closers, period -- might be the number one, but we cannot argue that he isn't at least one of the top three or four.  And you can see how hard it looked for him to grind a 3.5 after a wide close, as compared to the 3 (Meanwhile, Kinney made the supposed 4 look the way Shamey made the 3 look -- like a rag doll).  Shamey could not quite do to the 3.5 what Kinney did to the supposed 4.  So, I'm sold (or, s[EN]old lol).  Kinney's storied close can't be real, because he could not be that order of magnitude above Shamey.  Just not physically possible.  The fact that no one is going to get a good Kinney close even on a 3.5 should really be enough to debunk the Kinney myth.  And if he is THAT head and shoulders better than the few best in the world, he should get out and show us, or else accept that no one is going to believe it.  Enough already.

I agree on everything. As for the bold, to be honest I stillsee Kinney's "#4" close still more impressive than SeNold's ultra human hard to replicate feat. Kinney never set it then went wide, he started wide at first, handle way back in the palm, skin doesn't give in, it get's easier at the close, did not see the opening, dark video, grind it like what I can do to a #1, saying "can you hear it" like he didn't do anything, all that plus his other BS claims. JK is head and shoulder above everyone else which shows the BS.

13 hours ago, JDC James said:

Ok, I'm sorry, I just had to bite here.

First off, David Shamey is more impressive and merits more respect than Kinney simply because he has all his feats well documented and proven. I don't want to disrespect anyone here.

If I interpreted your comment correctly, what you're basically saying is that Kinney can't be real because the best gripsters today can't even come close to him. I don't think this line of thinking really holds any water. Firstly, If I'm correct, David's max close is around 250 RGC from a choker. Kinney claimed to have closed his monster gripper which was most likely between 270-320 RGC. To me, this actually adds up, comparing David's #3 close to Kinney's #4 close. Secondly, look at people like Florence Griffith Joyner. Set the 100m dash world record in 1988 and hasn't been even close to being beaten even 33 years later. Jasper Benincasa. Marvin Eder. The list of prodigies who were far ahead of their time goes on and on. Also keep in mind that the probability of an extreme outlier appearing is smaller in a small sport vs a massive one like running. My point is that the strength of modern athletes doesn't give any kind of definitive proof about what is "possible" and what is not. I'm not definitively saying that Kinney was real, I'm just saying that in a small sport like grip, the limits of what is possible are almost certainly very, very far away from what we have currently seen.

I see you are new, what grippers have you closed? Do you know the magnitude of closing even a #3?

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Cannon

7 more days. Let's go!

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Anemptybox

I can definitely do better but I just wanted to contribute to the topic. First attempt, one take.

 

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Lennix
1 hour ago, Anemptybox said:

I can definitely do better but I just wanted to contribute to the topic. First attempt, one take.

 

Give the man his money! 😂😂😂

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David_wigren
3 hours ago, Anemptybox said:

I can definitely do better but I just wanted to contribute to the topic. First attempt, one take.

 

SPOT ON!!!

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bruce1337
15 hours ago, Anemptybox said:

I can definitely do better but I just wanted to contribute to the topic. First attempt, one take.

 

This is so uncanny 😁🤣 perfect replication

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Alawadhi
22 hours ago, Anemptybox said:

I can definitely do better but I just wanted to contribute to the topic. First attempt, one take.

 

Wins by far!

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Anemptybox

Glad you guys enjoyed my video! 😀

The original video is a classic, though I definitely lean a lot on the side of scepticism. No disrespect meant either way of course.

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