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Snapping Bars/Nails

 

Steel Shredder #1

Up till 24 February, 2017
Venue: Multiple venues all around the world.
Promoter: David Horne and World of Grip

Steel Shredder #1 - Event: Braced steel bar snap [S275 steel - 20 min time limit]
Open Class results (46 competitors, 13 countries)

1 Simon Stewart (Denmark) - 12mm x 18" snapped in 3min 51secs
2 Reuben Hughes (Wales) - 12mm x 18" snapped in 6min 49secs
3 Juha Lehtimaki (Finland) - 12mm x 18" snapped in 11min 27secs
4 Rob Blair (England) - 12mm x 18" snapped in 15min 6secs
5 Kevin Collen (USA) - 10mm x 14" snapped in 4min 8sec

6 Zsolt Hornyak (Hungary) - 10mm x 14" snapped in 7min 16secs
7 Graeme Cunningham (England) - 10mm x 14" snapped in 7min 59secs
8 Lee Cummings (England) - 10mm x 14" snapped in 8min 21secs
9 Dave Whitley (USA) - 10mm x 14" snapped in 9min 49secs
10 James Jackson (England) - 10mm x 14" snapped in 9min 57secs
11 Phil Horwood (England) - 10mm x 14" snapped in 10min 16secs
12 Harri Tolonen (Finland) - 10mm x 14" snapped in 14min 8sec
13 Don Cummings (USA) - 10mm x 14" snapped in 17min 31secs
14 Aldo Alberico (Italy) - 10mm x 14" snapped in 19min 5secs
15 Jess Burchill (USA) - 10mm x 18" snapped in 11min 15secs
16 Nick Redding (England) - 10mm x 18" snapped in 12min 36secs
17 Alex Horne (England) - 10mm x 18" snapped in 13min 15secs
18 Elizabeth Horne (England) - 10mm x 18" snapped in 14min 2secs (Female)
19 Georg Stubler (Austria) - 10mm x 18" snapped in 14min 10secs
20 Ben Hutchings (England) - 10mm x 18" snapped in 14min 29secs
21 Paul Bloom (England) - 10mm x 18" snapped in 16min 6secs
22 Peter Marsden (England) - 10mm x 18" snapped in 16min 48secs
23 Jason Horne (England) - 10mm x 18" snapped in 17min 10secs
24 Steffen Knaak (Germany) - 10mm x 18" snapped in 18min 16secs
25 Sumayyah Shalchi (England) - 8mm x 14" snapped in 1min 57secs (Female)
26 Steph Skeggs (England) - 8mm x 14" snapped in 2min 14secs (Female)
27 Megan Manzi (England) - 8mm x 14" snapped in 4min 41secs (Female)
28 Anna Donovan (England) - 8mm x 14" snapped in 6min 57secs (Female)
29 Andrea Diez (Spain) - 8mm x 14" snapped in 19min 41secs (Female)
30 Jonathan Gordon (USA) - 8mm x 18" snapped in 2min 37secs
31 Adam Cunningham (England) - 8mm x 18" snapped in 6min 36secs (Male/age 13)
32 Millie Cummings (England) - 8mm x 18" snapped in 8min 3secs (Female/age 14)
33 Lucy Horne (England) - 8mm x 18" snapped in 19min 51secs (Female/age 10)
34 Sally Horne (England) - 4mm x 18" snapped in 5min 43secs (Female/age 5)

Women’s Class (11 competitors)
1 Elizabeth Horne (England) - 10mm x 18" snapped in 14min 2secs (Female)
2 Sumayyah Shalchi (England) - 8mm x 14" snapped in 1min 57secs (Female)
3 Steph Skeggs (England) - 8mm x 14" snapped in 2min 14secs (Female)

4 Megan Manzi (England) - 8mm x 14" snapped in 4min 41secs (Female)
5 Anna Donovan (England) - 8mm x 14" snapped in 6min 57secs (Female)
6 Andrea Diez (Spain) - 8mm x 14" snapped in 19min 41secs (Female)
7 Millie Cummings (England) - 8mm x 18" snapped in 8min 3secs (Female/age 14)
8 Lucy Horne (England) - 8mm x 18" snapped in 19min 51secs (Female/age 10)
9 Sally Horne (England) - 4mm x 18" snapped in 5min 43secs (Female/age 5)

Junior Class (5 competitors)
1 Adam Cunningham (England) - 8mm x 18" snapped in 6min 36secs (Male/age 13)
2 Millie Cummings (England) - 8mm x 18" snapped in 8min 3secs (Female/age 14)
3 Lucy Horne (England) - 8mm x 18" snapped in 19min 51secs (Female/age 10)

4 Sally Horne (England) - 4mm x 18" snapped in 5min 43secs (Female/age 5)

Attempts over the 20min time limit
Eryn Cummings (England) - 6mm x 18" snapped in 52min 17secs (Female/age 10)


Unbraced Snapping

We've had this in two British Bending Championships and is a great finisher, and demonstration of endurance strength, and is also a great crowd pleaser. The usual unbraced rules apply, except you obviously have to bend the bar backwards. You keep going back and forth till the bar snaps. You can have some normal insulating tape on your thumbs to stop the heat of the nail/bar burning them. Time limit is 10 minutes.

Video of 6" Nail Snap from the Champion of Steel contest.

FASTEST 6" NAIL SNAP

1st) Barry Anderson - 3.9 secs - 13 May 1973 Whitecote Hill Lib. Club, Bramley, Leeds, England
2nd) Dave Johnson - 14 secs - 8 Sept 2007- UK Champion of Steel contest - Gt Haywood, England Video
3rd) David Horne – 18.3 secs – 15 Oct 2007 Stafford, England
4th) Alex Horne - 27 secs - 8 Sept 2007- UK Champion of Steel contest - Gt Haywood, England
5) Graeme Cunningham - 40 secs - 14 Oct 2007 - England
6) Mark Vogels – 2 min 6 secs - 8 Sept 2007- UK Champion of Steel contest - Gt Haywood, England
7) Maxwell Thompson – 6 min 10 secs - 7 Apr 2007 British Nail/Bar Bending – Stafford, England
8) Dave Warrilow – 7 min 42 secs - 7 Apr 2007 British Nail/Bar Bending – Stafford, England
9) Jim Wylie – 9 min 25 secs - 8 Sept 2007- UK Champion of Steel contest - Gt Haywood, England

 


Braced Snapping

The usual Braced rules apply, except you obviously have to bend the bar backwards. You keep going back and forth till the bar snaps. Time limit is 10 minutes.

The bar used for the contest and challenge levels will be a Hot Rolled Steel round bar.

You can use leather wraps for hand protection, and a towel for leg protection. You can strap the towel to your leg with a knee wrap so that the towel stays in place.

Video of 5/16” [8mm] HRS Bar x 12” Snap from the Champion of Steel contest.

BRACED BAR SNAPPING - (5/16” [8mm] HRS Bar x 12”)

TOP 50 RANKINGS

1st) Dave Johnson - 2 min 30 secs - 8 Sept 2007 - Champion of Steel - England Video
2nd) Jim Wylie - 6 min - 8 Sept 2007 - Champion of Steel - England
3rd) Elizabeth Horne - 7 min 32 secs - 8 Sept 2007 - Champion of Steel - England Video

 

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