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Reverse Style Bending

Rules for Reverse Bending Challenge by David Horne

1. For reverse bending your hands are in the reverse bending position. The bend is finished when you attain a 40 degree plus angle of bend.
2. No part of competitor’s hands or forearms may touch the body. Upper arm down to the elbow is allowed contact with chest/stomach. The elbow is not allowed to to wedge against the torso for leverage. If the elbow touches the torso this is fine as long as it has not been wedged to gain an advantage.
3. The object being bent should be kept between an imaginary line from the groin to the head and not go above or below this. You will be warned by the referee.
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.
7. The Jedd Johnson thumb grab to finish the bend is allowed as long as the hands stay in the reverse position.

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 Reverse Bending

Same rules as Reverse 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.

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 12.58mm x 6.04mm Flat HRS bar - 17 Jan 2012 - Austria Video
David Horne - 8" x 12.18mm x 5.96mm Flat HRS bar - 15 Jan 2012 - Stafford, England Video

5mm
David Horne - 7" x 14.16mm x 5.01mm Flat HRS bar - 23 Dec 2011 - Stafford, England Video
Alexander Horne - 8" x 14.16mm x 5.01mm Flat HRS bar - 23 Dec 2011 - Stafford, England

3/16" [4.76mm]
Mike Rinderle - 9" x 19.5mm x 4.62mm Flat HRS bar - 27 June 2011 - USA Video

4mm
Hannes Kainz - 7" x 20.17mm x 4.1mm Flat HRS bar - 14 Sept 2011 - Austria Video
Vankovich Kirill - 6.85" x 13mm x 3.9mm Flat HRS bar - 12 May 2016 - Belarus Video

3mm
David Horne - 7" x 25.29mm x 3.3mm Flat HRS bar - 30 April 2011 - Stafford, England
Mike Rinderle - 7" x 25mm x 3.3mm Flat HRS bar - 4 May 2011 - USA Video

Cold Rolled steel bars and drill rod
Hannes Kainz - 7" x 6.98mm CRS round bar - 9 Dec 2011 - Austria Video
Ivan Beritashvili - 7" x 6.33mm Square CRS round bar - 14 July 2013 - Moscow, Russia Video

Hot Rolled steel bars
Hannes Kainz - 6.5" x 8.18mm HRS round bar - 14 Sept 2011 - Austria Video
Ivan Beritashvili - 6.5" x 8.02mm HRS round bar - 1 Apr 2013 - Moscow, Russia Video
David Horne - 7" x 8.17mm HRS round bar - 28 August 2010 - Stafford, England Video
Junie Davis - 7" x 7.94mm HRS round bar - 4 April 2011 - USA Video
Mike Rinderle - 8" x 8.05mm HRS round bar - 4 April 2011 - USA Video
Nick McKinless - 8" x 8.10mm HRS round bar - 16 April 2011 - Stafford, England
Richard Scott - 9" x 8.22mm HRS round bar - 31 August 2010 - Stafford, England


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

Same rules as Reverse 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
David Horne - G5 x 6" bolt - 11 April 2011 - Stafford, England Video


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

Same rules as Reverse 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
David Horne - 5.75" x 8mm CRS bar - 25 December 2011 - Stafford, England Video
Adam Glass - 7" x 5/16" CRS bar - 7 November 2010 - USA Video

Grade 8 bolts
Justin Straussner - G8 x 6" bolt - 31 Jan 2012 - USA Video

Grade 5 bolts
Mike MacKenzie - G5 x 5" bolt - 26 August 2010 - England Video
Hugo Sa e Castro - G5 x 5" bolt - 20 Sept 2010 - Portugal Video
Chad "Judoman" Rickicki - G5 x 6" bolt - 28 June 2011 - USA Video


Rules for Reverse Bending (using one IronMind cordora wrap only)

Same rules as Reverse 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
Hannes Kainz - 7" IronMind Red bar - 27 Jan 2012 - Austria Video

8mm Cold Rolled steel bars
David Horne - 6.5" x 8mm CRS bar - 25 December 2011 - Stafford, England Video

Grade 8 bolts

Grade 5 bolts


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

Same rules as Reverse 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 - 4.5" x 5/16" FBBC Insane Bastard bar - 11 Nov 2007- USA
2nd) Jedd Johnson - 5.5"x 5/16" FBBC Grand Bastard bar - 8 Dec 2007- Gripmas, USA Video
3rd) Mike Krahling - 6" IronMind Red - 3 Dec 2009 - USA Video
3rd) Chad "Judoman" Rickicki - 6" x 5/16" IronMind Red - 6 Jan 2010 - USA Video
5) David Horne - 6.5" x 5/16" FBBC Big Bastard bar - 26 February 2007- Stafford, England Video
5) Brendan Dwyer - 6.5" x 5/16" FBBC Big Bastard bar - 23 Dec 2007 - Manomet, USA
7) Eric Milfeld - 7" x 5/16" FBBC Bastard bar - 7 April 2007- Show of Hands Champs, USA
7) Ben Edwards - 7" x 5/16" FBBC Bastard bar - 8 November 2007 – USA
7) Chris Rice - 7"x 5/16" FBBC Bastard bar - 8 Dec 2007- Gripmas Carol, USA
7) Paul Knight - 7" IronMind Red (450lb) – 22 June 2008 – USA Video
7) Rex Hubbard - 7" IronMind Red – 30 June 2008 – USA Video
7) Adam Glass - 7" x 5/16" FBBC Bastard bar - 8 May 2009 – USA

Jerimiah Fox - 6" x 1/4" FBBC square - 9 June 2008- USA
Nick Rosendaul - 6" x 1/4" FBBC square (480lb) - 30 Aug 2008 US Champs – Towanda, Pa, USA
John Eaton - 6.5" x 1/4" FBBC square - 25 August 2007 - Global Grip Champs - Sayre, USA
Josh Dale - 6.5" x 1/4" FBBC square - 8 Dec 2007- Gripmas Carol, USA
John Beatty - 7" x 1/4" FBBC square - 22 February 2007 - USA
Florian Kellersmann - 7" x 1/4" FBBC square - 10 April 2007 - Germany
Chad Woodall - 7" x 1/4" FBBC square - 25 August 2007 - Global Grip Champs - Sayre, USA
Andrew Durniat - 7" x 1/4" FBBC square - 20 July 2008 - Last Chance Q - USA
Dave Thornton - 7" x 1/4" FBBC square - 20 July 2008 - Last Chance Q - USA
Perry Glover - 7" x 1/4" FBBC square - 16 Aug 2009 - Philippines
Jim Wylie - G8 x 6" bolt - 24 February 2007 - Gloucester, England
Stew Rosendaul - G8 x 6" bolt - 29 March 2007 – USA
Brad Ardrey - G5 x 5" bolt - 8 Dec 2007- Gripmas Carol, USA
Bob Lipinski - G5 x 5" bolt - 24 January 2008 – USA
Kevin McFadden - G5 x 5" bolt - 5 February 2008 - USA
Mike Mackenzie - G5 x 5" bolt - 17 August 2010 – Blandford, England
Frank Henritzi - G5 x 5.5" bolt – Germany
Sean Sparandero - G5 x 5.5" bolt
Aaron Corcorran - G5 x 5.5" bolt - 3 December 2006 - U.S.A
Takahashi Yoshiyuki - G5 x 5.5 " bolt - 6 February 2007 - Japan
Theo Burggraaff - G5 x 5.5" bolt - 10 February 2007 - Franeker, Holland
William McCaslin - G5 x 5.5" bolt - 27 February 2007 - USA
Kim Naalsund - G5 x 5.5" bolt - 12 May 2007 - Norway
Mats Erik - 267.5 k Challenge Bar - 27 July 2007 – Norway
Anson Castelvecchi - G5 x 5.5" bolt - 8 Dec 2007- Gripmas Carol, USA
Jeremy Strong - G5 x 5.5" bolt - 8 Dec 2007- Gripmas Carol, USA
Scott Harris Jr. - G5 x 5.5" bolt - 15 Dec 2007 - USA
Dan Sweeney - G5 x 5.5" bolt - 29 Mar 2009 - US Qualifier - Kansas City, USA
Brad Manion - G5 x 5.5" bolt - 29 Mar 2009 - US Qualifier - Kansas City, USA
Aaron Corcorran - G5 x 6" bolt - USA
Wes Peart - G5 x 6" bolt – USA
Martin Kotte - G5 x 6" bolt – Germany
Max Grutzmann - G5 x 6" bolt - 20 February 2007 - Berlin, Germany
Maxwell Thompson - G5 x 6" bolt - 7 April 2007 - British Bar Bending – Stafford, England
Russell Hadland - G5 x 6" bolt - 7 April 2007 - Show of Hands Champs – USA
Jon McMillan - G5 x 6" bolt - 25 August 2007 - Global Grip Champs - Sayre, USA
Brent Barbe - G5 x 6" bolt - 25 August 2007 - Global Grip Champs - Sayre, USA
Scott George - G5 x 6" bolt - 25 August 2007 - Global Grip Champs - Sayre, USA
Mark Vogels - G5 x 6" bolt - 8 Sept 2007 - Champion of Steel – Gt. Haywood, England
Dave Johnson - G5 x 6" bolt - 8 Sept 2007 - Champion of Steel – Gt. Haywood, England
Jason Payne - G5 x 6" bolt - 29 Mar 2009 - US Qualifier - Kansas City, USA


 

Bending Protractor

This is a bending protractor - it is set to 40 degrees so that you can easily slide your bent bar in to see if it is at the required angle. It is an A4 sized printed protractor affixed to a board, with two batons tacked at the appropriate angle.

Copyright David Horne 2006