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12th British Iron Grip Championships


David Horne
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Bill,

Dunno if you would like to pin this.

Here's some details of the 2004 Grip champs.

12th BRITISH IRON GRIP CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday 1st May, 2004: Professional

Sunday 2nd May, 2004: Amateur

Lifting order:

1. Grippers

2. Two Hands Pinch Lift

3. One Hand Vertical Bar lift

4. One Hand Lift

5. Bending (Un-braced)

Venue: Stafford

Weigh in: 10.00 - 11.00

Entrance fee: £15

PLEASE NOTE:

Entries to be in no later than 17th April

Top four British competitors in the Professional category will qualify for the European Championships to be held in August in Sweden.

ALL EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE FOR 2004 EVENTS

David Horne

irongrip@ntlworld.com

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No money for such a trip this year. :( Maybe next time.

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I am looking forward to see the results from the competition. I wonder if some of the four top guys will be holding back, saving themselves for the Europeans. I probably would. You don't want to give it all away to your (Swedish) competitors. It is going to be a titanic battle between, I would guess, David and Benny in the Europeans with the others in hot pursuit. Benny will have his first go ever at bending (Challenge bars) this week. I think Benny has the upper hand in grippers. They are close in pinching ability (both very strong) and with the v-bar. David is extremely strong in the one hand lift (I don't think people on this board realise just how good David is in this classic lift; he is nearly 50 per cent stronger than me for example). The bending is a big unknown for Benny right now.

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I honestly don't know. He has not yet bought a handle (which he should). I would guess that he is going to be pretty good at it. He does farmers walks with 175 kg implements (385lbs) on a regular basis.

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Benny has been in contact with me and is coming to BFGS 2. My first international competitor!

Thanks David for sending him my way!

Rick Walker :rock

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Rick,

Benny's coming! Great. Yes, he asked about other contests and I pointed him to yours. By the way, he's a great guy. Very strong!

Graeme,

No timed hold. We have many grippers, and they have been rated, ie. 3.2, 2.6, etc, etc. Simply squeeze the toughest gripper with your left, then right, and add the numbers. There ya go. Why you thinking of coming?

David

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4. One Hand Lift

I wondered about the one hand lift, with non rotating handle that I believe that you are using. I have tested it a few times and my back gives out before my grip if I go far down which I guess would make it a back instead of grip test.

So I wonder. At which height do you place the handle?

Or is it optional to suit short as well as long bodies?

Nils

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To all,

We are just over 2 weeks to go till the British Grip Champs.

All entrance fees have to be in by this Saturday 17th.

Good luck to all,

David

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whos competing in the pros and ams this year dave?

the comp scene wont be the same without you in 2005 mate :cry

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David along with Richard are two of the true pioneers of the grip game. It would be shame to see David hang up the hands. :)

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David along with Richard are two of the true pioneers of the grip game. It would be shame to see David hang up the hands. :)

I second that. A sad day indeed.

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Thanks all, for your kind comments, but yes after the Europeans in August (as long as I qualify for it :ohmy ) I will retire from the Grip comps. But of course I will keep my interest on all things grip, and keep the Iron Grip mag going and will of course be here on this site. I will of course compete in the World's grip comp run by Hugo if I do get an invite.

My training from then on will be devoted to Arm Wrestling, with a last shot at the World's, culminating in a podium finish in say 3 years. This will definitely keep my competitive interest high.

As for the contest in 2 weeks time, there are 7 in the Pro section, and 8 in the Amateur. It should be fun, especially as we're off to a Punk concert on the Sunday night to see great bands like The Damned, Buzzcocks, The Undertones and many more! :mosher

David

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