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Double Underhand Grip Bending

Rules for Double Underhand Grip Bending

1. For double underhand, your hands are in the double underhand position. The bend is finished when you attain a 40 degree plus angle of bend.
2. No part of the competitor’s arms/hands may touch their body below waist level. Upper arm down to elbow is allowed contact with chest and stomach. Any part of the arm may contact from the pectorals and above. Hands may only contact body from pectorals and above, this is primarily to prevent injuries caused by unsupported rotation of wrist under extreme load during a bend.
3. The object being bent may not dip below waist level at any time during the bend.
4. Wraps for protection will be the required material allowed for each section. Importantly the two wraps will touch each other in the middle of the bar. This is to make sure that no extra leverage is gained. Do not pack the wraps with chalk.
5. No gloves are allowed. No wrapping or taping of any part of elbows, wrist, forearm, and hands is allowed.
6. Only chalk is allowed.

All bending claims should be accompanied with a video (Youtube, sent to me, etc) unless it was done in a ratified contest, under these rules, or in front of me. This video should show the length and width of the bar using a ruler, and a calliper (digital), prior to the start of the bend.

For the Barehand section, there are three categories (Flat HRS bars, CRS and HRS bars). For the other sections we will recognise: Grade 5 bolts, Grade 8 bolts and IronMind Red/FBBC Bastard bars. This keeps it simple.


 

Rules for Barehand Double Underhand Bending

Same rules as Double Underhand bending rules apply except the bend has to be performed with just your bare hands.
For this I am going to make the cert bends Flat HRS bars, Hot or Cold Rolled Steel bars, from 7" - 10".
Please measure the width with a digital caliper on the video.
Time limit = 1 min

For the Flat Hot Rolled steel bars, clip and file the corners if you wish. We will rank the thickness, followed by the width and then the length. This gives plenty of increments.
Time limit = 1 min

Flat Hot Rolled steel bars
6mm
Hannes Kainz
- 7" x 12.25mm x 5.94mm Flat HRS bar - 17 Jan 2012 -
Austria Video

3/16" [4.76mm]
Hannes Kainz - 6" x 20.35mm x 4.63mm Flat HRS bar - 9 Dec 2011 - Austria Video
Cameron Bailey - 7" x 19.28mm x 4.66mm Flat HRS bar - 17 May 2011 - USA Video
Mike Rinderle - 7.75" x 19.47mm x 4.77mm Flat HRS bar - 7 May 2011 - USA Video
Andy Thomas - 8" x 19.27mm x 4.74mm Flat HRS bar - 6 May 2011 - USA Video
Chuck Carns - 10" x 19.43mm x 4.71mm Flat HRS bar - 7 May 2011 - USA Video
Vankovich Kirill - 6" x 12.7mm x 4mm Flat HRS bar - 20 January 2016 - Belarus Video

Cold Rolled steel bars and drill rod
Vankovich Kirill - 9" x 7.6mm CRS round bar - 25 January 2016 - Belarus Video
David Wigren - 7" x 0.277" [7.04mm] (315lb) 0-1 drillrod bar - 12 Jan 2011 - Sweden
Mike Rinderle - 7" x 6.44mm (225lb) 0-1 drillrod bar - 23 May 2011 - USA Video
Cameron Bailey - 7" x 0.255" [6.47mm] CRS bar - 22 July 2011 - USA Video

Hot Rolled steel bars
David Wigren - 7" x 8.07mm HRS round bar - 17 Jan 2011 - Sweden
Junie Davis - 7" x 7.94mm HRS round bar - 4 April 2011 - USA Video
Mike Rinderle - 7" x 8.06mm HRS round bar - 24 Apr 2011 - USA Video
Vankovich Kirill - 8" x 8.4mm HRS round bar - 22 January 2016 - Belarus Video
Chad "Judoman" Rickicki - 7" x 6.27mm HRS round bar - 24 Oct 2010 - USA
Edward Livesey - 8" x 6.5mm HRS round bar - 4 Oct 2010 - USA


Rules for Double Underhand Bending (using max size 2" x 2" x 1/4" leather pad on each end of the bar)

Same rules as Double Underhand bending rules apply except the bend has to be performed with only one 2" x 2" x 1/4" leather pad on each side of the bar.
Time limit = 1 min

IronMind Red/FBBC Bastard bars

8mm Cold Rolled steel bars

Grade 8 bolts

Grade 5 bolts


Rules for Double Underhand Bending (using IronMind cordora wraps on each end of the bar)

Same rules as Double Underhand bending rules apply except the bend has to be performed with only one IronMind wrap on each side of the bar, touching in the middle. Do not pack the wraps with chalk.
Time limit = 30 sec

IronMind Red/FBBC Bastard bars

8mm Cold Rolled steel bars

Grade 8 bolts
Alexis Maroupas - G8 x 5" bolt - 18 Oct 2011 - Canada Video
Justin Straussner - G8 x 5.5" bolt - 29 Jan 2012 - USA Video
David Wigren - G8 x 6" bolt - 14 Jan 2011 - Sweden
Chad "Judoman" Rickicki - G8 x 6" bolt - 11 Oct 2011 - USA Video

Grade 5 bolts
Mike Rinderle - G5 x 5" (JH Olive/black) bolt - 5 May 2011 - USA Video
Chad "Judoman" Rickicki - G5 x 5" bolt - 5 June 2011 - USA Video


Rules for Double Underhand Bending (using one IronMind cordora wrap only)

Same rules as Double Underhand bending rules apply except the bend has to be performed with only one IronMind cordora wrap around the bar.
Time limit = 30 secs

IronMind Red/FBBC Bastard bars

8mm Cold Rolled steel bars

Grade 8 bolts

Grade 5 bolts
Chad "Judoman" Rickicki - G5 x 6" bolt - 30 June 2011 - USA Video


Rules for Double Underhand Bending (using 10" x 4" leather wraps on each end of the bar)

Same rules as Double Underhand bending rules apply except the bend has to be performed with only one 10" x 4" wrap on each side of the bar, touching in the middle. Do not pack the wraps with chalk.
Time limit = 30 sec

IronMind Red/FBBC Bastard bars

8mm Cold Rolled steel bars

Grade 8 bolts

Grade 5 bolts


 

OLD DISCONTINUED TOP 50 RANKINGS

1st) Michael Hadland - 6" x 3/8" CRS bar (Eric Milfeld stock) - 29 November 2009 - USA Video
2nd) Paul Knight - 3.5" x 5/16" FBBC Psycho Bastard bar (Hadland stock) - 11 July 2008 - USA Video
3rd) Jeremiah Fox - 3.5" x 5/16" FBBC Psycho Bastard bar - 21 Sept 2008 - USA Video
4) Chad "Judoman" Rickicki - 4" x 5/16" IronMind Red - 4 Jan 2010 - USA Video
5) Martin Kotte - 6" x 5/16" FBBC Huge Bastard bar - 17 March 2007 - Germany
5) Ben Edwards - 6" IronMind Red (from F. Henritzi) – 12 October 2007 – USA
7) Kevin McFadden - 6" x 1/4" FBBC square - 2 December 2008 - USA
8) Adam Glass - G8 x 6" bolt - 2008 - USA
8) Takahashi Yoshiyuki - G8 x 6" bolt - 15 February 2008 - Japan

Max Grutzmann - G5 x 5" bolt - 24 February 2007 - Berlin, Germany
Frank Henritzi - 280k Challenge Bar - 5 March 2007 - Germany
Pete Kerr - G5 x 5" bolt  - April 2007 - England
Stewart Killick - G5 x 5" bolt - 8 Sept 2007 - Champion of Steel – Gt. Haywood, England
Mark Vogels - G5 x 5.5" bolt - 8 Sept 2007 - Champion of Steel - Gt. Haywood, England
Perry Glover - G5 x 5.5" bolt - 16 Aug 2009 - Philippines
Bader Samir Tayeb Alawadhi - G5 x 6" bolt - 18 March 2007 - Dubai
David Horne - G5 x 6" bolt - 7 April 2007 - British Bar Bending - Stafford, England
Dave Johnson - G5 x 6" bolt - 8 Sept 2007 - Champion of Steel – Gt. Haywood, England
Mike Mackenzie - G5 x 6" bolt - 23 Mar 2008 - Tarrant Launceston, England
Tim Tolbert - G5 x 6" bolt - 30 June 2008 - USA

 

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