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SUPPORTING EVENTS
Meat Hooks
One Hand Lift Handle

GRIPPER TOOLS
V2 Vulcan Hand Gripper
Springs
The Thumbscrew
Gripper setting blocks

GRIPTOPZ
GripTopz - Combo offer saving!
GripTopz - Pinch Slab NEW!
GripTopz - Drain Pipe NEW!
GripTopz - BlobTop
GripTopz - Fence Post
Half Penny Training Tool
GripTopz - Handshake
GripTopz - Gold Bar Pinch Lift
GripTopz - LeverTop
GripTopz - HorneTop, MoonTop, GlobTop
GripTopz - Shallow Hub, Stub, Half Penny, Adjustable Thick Bar & loading pin

GRIP ANCHORS
8mm Stub Screw, 12mm Stub Screw, Half Penny Nail


WRIST AND BENDING
NEW - The Mankiller Challenge
Steel Starter Pack
Wrist Developer WD2
Rated Steel for Bending/Snapping
Suede bending wraps

PINCH-LIFTING
Euro Pinch (Adjustable Pinch Plates)

BOOKS
NEW! GRIPOPAEDIA Volumes 1-9 Hardback Book

GRIPOPAEDIA - PDFs Volumes 1-10 *SAVE 10%*

GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 10
GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 9
GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 8 - Pinch
GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 7 - Inch and Millennium Dumbbells
GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 6
A Physical Culture Bibliography - up to and including 1955 (ebook)
GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 5 - Grippers
GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 4
GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 3
GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 2
GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 1
Muscles & Medals; A History of Weights, Barbells and Dumbbells in the UK
Strength Prov'd; Thomas Topham, Strongman of Islington

TROPHIES & CERTIFICATES
World of Grip World Record Certificates

CHALK
Loose Chalk

HAND HEALTH
Hand health balls

THROWING AND HIGHLAND GAMES
Throwing ring


COMBO OFFER! *SAVE 10%* DRAIN PIPE & PINCH SLAB

Buy the new Pinch Slab and Drain Pipe together and save 10%!


Cost: £51.30 sterling (Full price £57)

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NEW! PINCH SLAB

A new and challenging 2 hand pinch block to attach to your GripTopz loading pin. Nice rounded corners so very kind on the skin, which allows for a lot of volume work. Great as an auxiliary pinch training device.


Cost: £35 sterling

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THE DRAIN PIPE

A thick vertical bar attachment for the GripTopz loading pin. Slick and thick!


Cost: £22 sterling

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BLOBTOP

MADE TO ORDER - PLEASE ALLOW 7-10 DAYS FOR DISPATCH

The original York Blob is notoriously hard to source and very expensive to ship, so we have developed a exact replica cast from our own original York 50lb Blob (gen 2) in hardwearing resin which will fit the GripTopz loading pins. The huge advantage of the BlobTop is that it is much lighter than the original whilst feeling identical in size and texture so you can use it to train up to lifting the Blob itself, which obviously only comes in at one (heavy!) poundage, often too much for people to start with.


Cost: £85 sterling

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France/Germany/Austria: £14
USA: £22
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GripTopz - THE FENCE POST

The newest member of the GripTopz family is a square vertical bar type lift that creates great supporting strength without destroying your skin.



Cost: £22 pounds sterling

P&P: UK £4
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THE MANKILLER STEEL SNAPPING CHALLENGE - NEW!

The new World of Grip steel snapping challenge - not for the faint hearted! It's simple - to get your name on our list, snap all 3 pieces of steel inside twenty minutes, using 1 pair of World of Grip wraps. Includes 1 piece each of 8mm x 7" steel (equivalent to the IM Red), Grade 8 bolt and Grade 5 bolt. Grip Feats page



Cost: £6 pounds sterling

P&P: UK £2
EUROPE; £5
USA/rest of world; £6

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GRIP ANCHORS - NEW!

These are fun new 'pocket money' toys! Ready to screw or tap into a log or to be set into a concrete mould, you can create odd-shaped and unique grip feats and challenges for your gym. We are starting the range of Grip Anchors with an 8mm stub screw, a 12mm stub screw and a half penny nail, and will be expanding the range. The screw-in anchors require a pilot hole to be drilled before they are screwed in, and the half penny nail can simply be tapped into wood. Fun and effective!




Cost: £5 pounds sterling each, or pick and mix any 3 for £12

GRIP ANCHOR X 1
GRIP ANCHORS X 3

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GRIPTOPZ - Handshake

Another addition to the GripTopz family - the Handshake is a great supporting event featuring 4 tubes designed to replicate the shape of a man's hand. Compatible with GripTopz loading pins.


Cost: £38 pounds sterling

P&P: UK £5.50
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Steel Bending & Snapping Starter Pack

By popular request we have devised a starter pack for anyone interested in giving steel bending and snapping a go! The pack includes everything you need to give all aspects of steel destruction a go. You will receive:

1 pair of suede bending wraps
2 lengths of Braced Snap steel (exact bars will be etermined by available stock at the time of purchase)
3 calibrated Reverse Bending bars (these will be 3 of the easier bars we have in stock at the time of purchase. The hardest one will be at approximately the level of an IronMind blue nail.) We also recommend that you snap these after bending for a great workout!
2 sets (10 pieces total) of Short Unbraced Snap steel (1 set of 65mm oval nails, 1 set of 3mm wire.)

Total RRP on this pack is £20.40




Cost: £16 pounds sterling

P&P: UK £4
EUROPE: £9
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One Hand Lift Handle

A sturdy triangular base with smooth steel 1” handle. Handle can be attached to a loading pin by a carabiner.

Cost: £26 pounds sterling

P&P: UK £4
EUROPE £9.50 (airmail)
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GripTopz - Gold Bar Pinch Lift Top

After something of a hiatus in the advent of new World of Grip products, we're bringing you a big hitter! Back in 1994 I was watching a rugby union match in Johannesburg, South Africa on television, and during the pre-amble they talked about a challenge given out by one of the city's gold companies. This challenge involved lifting a gold bar, (worth £84,000 then in 1994) by your index finger and thumb only in a pinch grip. If you did achieve this feat then you could keep this incredible prize! I immediately contacted the television company but heard nothing. A few years ago, with the joys of the internet I was able to track this challenge down, and found that it was still being offered. It is now part of a mine tour at the Gold Reef City Theme Park in Johannesburg, where after a guided underground tour, you get a chance to see a gold bar being poured, and then another gold bar (weighing 12.5k) is brought out for anyone to try to lift, and of course touch, whilst the security guard looks on. I did contact this company for more details, as I wanted to know more about the challenge before travelling to South Africa. Once again there was no reply - I guess they don't want to give away the gold to some 'pro' grip athlete travelling from Britain!

This new Gold Bar Top for the GripTopz apparatus was first built as a prototype in 2011 to simulate this feat and is based on dimensions of a standard gold bar. We have elongated the walls of the 'bar' to allow for a full one-handed lift and it is a truly challenging and fun new pinch event. We are initiating full British and World Record lists for this new event.

Loading pin not included - available separately. Compatible with standard GripTopz loading pins.

Cost: £38 pounds sterling

P&P: UK £5.50
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Meat Hooks

Meat Hook handles for use with either a standard or Olympic bar.

Cost: A pair is £25 pounds sterling.

P&P: UK £3
EUROPE; £11 (airmail)
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WORLD OF GRIP 'WORLD RECORD HOLDER' CERTIFICATES

Professionally printed on 345gsm cardstock, these certificates can be completed to mark your official record-breaking performance in any World of Grip event.

Cost: £2 pounds sterling each

P&P for up to 2 certificates - please email us for a delivery quote if you need more than 2:
UK £1.50

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HALF PENNY TRAINING TOOL

A useful stop-gap training tool for those of you anxious to get training on the GripTopz Half a Penny and a fun and affordable addition to any collection. This original old one penny is drilled to allow you a grip on only half of the coin and attached to a sturdy S-hook (pennies are genuine historical articles and so will show signs of tarnish/wear - we don't use any very worn ones though). This can be attached to our standard GripTopz pin or used with your own carabiner to attach to any other pin. In our testing the weights lifted have been similar to those achieved on the GripTopz Half a Penny.

Cost: £3.99 pounds sterling

P&P: UK £1.50
EUROPE; £5 (airmail)
USA and REST OF WORLD; £6 (airmail)

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A Physical Culture Bibliography - up to and including 1955 (ebook)

Revised edition released by popular demand as a PDF document. Now with almost 1500 entries. Invaluable guide for researchers and collectors. 21,719 words, 97 pages.

Cost: £9.99 pounds sterling

PDF document will be delivered to your payment email address within 12 hours of purchase (usually much sooner but please contact us if it has been longer).

© 2013 by David Horne. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.

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Euro Pinch - Adjustable Pinch Plates - OUT OF STOCK

The original EuroPinch was invented this back in 2004 so that an adjustable pinch lift could be used in the European contests, and so that all hand sizes would be catered for. This was achieved by having hard rubber discs as the inside spacer discs to alter the width of the steel outer discs. These steel outer discs gave the same feel and look of a plated Pinch Lift.

We have had a lot of requests for the pinch apparatus since we had to discontinue it due to supplier issues so we can now offer these steel plates so that you can create your own EuroPinch set up at home.

You will receive 2 x 6mm steel plates laser cut to the exact size of the EuroPinch with a central 50mm hole. If you want to use your apparatus for competition you will need to get either hard rubber or plastic spacers cut (we use 6mm and 10mm thicknesses) to make your equipment comply with regulations for records. If you just want to use it for training purposes then you can make your own spacers from wood or any other material you choose. A standard short 2" scaffolding bar is ideal for the central bar and you will need tight collars to fasten the plates in their upright position.

Finally, as these are laser-cut the edge is quite sharp. It is acceptable to use a file to round this off slightly if you prefer.

Cost: £39.99 pounds sterling. YOU WILL RECEIVE 2 X 6MM LASER-CUT STEEL PLATES ONLY.

P&P: UK £10
REST OF WORLD; please enquire for courier quote

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GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volumes 1-10

Buy all 10 pdfs and receive a 10% discount! SAVE £8

Cost: £72 pounds sterling (discount already applied)

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GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 1

At last we are ready to present the first volume of this long-awaited book. It has proved such a mammoth task that in order to make it accessible to as many people as possible we have decided to publish it in pdf format and release it in bite-sized chunks. Volume one covers 'A', and is 21 pages and 7,459 words long, with multiple pictures and illustrations. Eventually we intend to publish a hard copy of all the volumes in one very special book.

Each section is extensively discussed with reference to equipment and its variations, muscles/areas trained, performance techniques and rules, event origins and history and notable performances. There is also an invaluable section for each entry labelled 'David's notes' in which training ideas and discoveries are expounded.

Volume 1 contains: Introduction, Age, All-round grip strength, Anvil, Apollon’s Axle, Apollon’s Wheels, Apollon’s Wheels ‘replicas’, Armwrestling, Axle

Cost: £5 pounds sterling

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Gripopaedia is © 2012 by David Horne. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.

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GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 2

Hot on the heels of Volume 1, Volume 2 is now ready for distribution. This one is particularly exciting, covering some of the most popular grip feats around, and also includes guest contributions from bending greats Carl Ansara, David Wigren and Manthos Georgantzis. Volume two covers 'B', and is a massive 61 pages and 21,650 words long, with multiple pictures and illustrations. Eventually we intend to publish a hard copy of all the volumes in one very special book.

Each section is extensively discussed with reference to equipment and its variations, muscles/areas trained, performance techniques and rules, event origins and history and notable performances. There is also an invaluable section for each entry labelled 'David's notes' in which training ideas and discoveries are expounded.

Volume 2 contains: Bar/Nail breaking, Bar/Nail breaking/Bending contests, Bare-handed bending, Basic beginner’s programme, Bathroom Scales Squeeze, Bearhug Deadlift, Beer cap squeezing, Bending Progression, Bending wraps, Blob, Braced Bending, Brachioradialis

Cost: £10 pounds sterling

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GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 3

Volume three covers 'C' and 'D', and is 54 pages and 17,840 words long, with multiple pictures and illustrations. Eventually we intend to publish a hard copy of all the volumes in one very special book.

Each section is extensively discussed with reference to equipment and its variations, muscles/areas trained, performance techniques and rules, event origins and history and notable performances. There is also an invaluable section for each entry labelled 'David's notes' in which training ideas and discoveries are expounded.

Volume 3 contains: Calluses, Cambered bar, Can you do everything?, Catching weights, Certification, Chain breaking (with fingers and thumbs), Chalk, Circuits, Coin bending, Contest preparation, Crushing strength, Cue Levering, Deadlift with one finger/two fingers of each hand, Deloader, Dinnie Stones, Dumbbells Deadlift, Dynamometer

Cost: £7.50 pounds sterling

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GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 4

Volume four covers 'E' and 'F' and 'G' (excluding grippers), and is 52 pages and 16,866 words long, with multiple pictures and illustrations. Eventually we intend to publish a hard copy of all the volumes in one very special book.

Each section is extensively discussed with reference to equipment and its variations, muscles/areas trained, performance techniques and rules, event origins and history and notable performances. There is also an invaluable section for each entry labelled 'David's notes' in which training ideas and discoveries are expounded.

Volume 4 contains: Endurance Strength, Failure, Farmers Walk, Finger curls, Finger extensor strength, Finger walking, Glob, Gloves, Grip Contests, Grip strength for deadlifts, Grip training in a commercial gym, Gripathon, GripTopz.

Cost: £6 pounds sterling

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GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 5 - GRIPPERS

Volume five covers the huge subject of Grippers, which grew so large in the writing that it commanded an entire book of its own! It is a whopping 84 pages and 27,362 words long, with multiple photographs, pictures and illustrations. Eventually we intend to publish a hard copy of all the volumes in one very special book.

Each section is extensively discussed with reference to equipment and its variations, muscles/areas trained, performance techniques and rules, event origins and history and notable performances. There is also an invaluable section for each entry labelled 'David's notes' in which training ideas and discoveries are expounded.

Volume 5 contains: Grippers. It covers everything you could ever wish to know about the subject; including but not limited to a detailed and in-depth history section with many photographs of rare collectables and a wealth of pioneering training advice. You will not be disappointed!

Cost: £12 pounds sterling

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GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 6

Volume six covers H - N (excluding Inch and Millennium Dumbbells) and is 33 pages and 9,545 words long, with multiple pictures and illustrations. Eventually we intend to publish a hard copy of all the volumes in one very special book.

Each section is extensively discussed with reference to equipment and its variations, muscles/areas trained, performance techniques and rules, event origins and history and notable performances. There is also an invaluable section for each entry labelled 'David's notes' in which training ideas and discoveries are expounded.

Volume 6 contains: Half a Penny, Hanging from things, Hook grip, HorneTop, Hub Lift, Human Link, Indian Stick Pull, LeverTop, Manual workers, Mental toughness.

Cost: £5 pounds sterling

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GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 7 - Inch Dumbbells and Millennium Dumbbell

Volume seven covers Inch Dumbbells and Millennium Dumbbell exclusively and is 60 pages and 19,165 words long, with multiple pictures and illustrations. This volume is the result of extensive research and offers the most complete and comprehensive history of the Thomas Inch dumbbells ever published, along with the usual training advice, photographs and author's observations. Eventually we intend to publish a hard copy of all the volumes in one very special book.

Each section is extensively discussed with reference to equipment and its variations, muscles/areas trained, performance techniques and rules, event origins and history and notable performances. There is also an invaluable section for each entry labelled 'David's notes' in which training ideas and discoveries are expounded.

Volume 7 contains: Inch and Millennium Dumbbells.

Cost: £8.50 pounds sterling

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GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 8

Volume eight covers O - R and is 73 pages and 26,619 words long, with multiple pictures and illustrations. We intend to publish a hard copy of all the volumes in one very special book.

Each section is extensively discussed with reference to equipment and its variations, muscles/areas trained, performance techniques and rules, event origins and history and notable performances. There is also an invaluable section for each entry labelled 'David's notes' in which training ideas and discoveries are expounded.

Volume 8 contains: One Finger Lift, One Hand Deadlift, Orbigrip, Pinch Chins on Rafters, Pinch Lift, Plate Curls & Wrist Curls, Plate Flipping, Programme, Rack Lifts, Reverse Curl, Rim Lift.

Cost: £11 pounds sterling

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GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 9

Volume nine covers S-Z and is 69 pages and 25,158 words long, with multiple pictures and illustrations. We intend to publish a hard copy of all the volumes in one very special book.

Each section is extensively discussed with reference to equipment and its variations, muscles/areas trained, performance techniques and rules, event origins and history and notable performances. There is also an invaluable section for each entry labelled 'David's notes' in which training ideas and discoveries are expounded.

Volume 9 contains: Scrolling, Skin Care, Stub Lift, Supination/Proniation, Supporting Strength, Tearing Playing Cards, Thick Bar, Thumbscrews, Towel Wringing, Training Book, Unbraced Bending (reverse style), Vertical Bar Lift, Warm Hands, Wrist Curls, Wrist Developer, Wrist Leverage Exercises, Wrist Roller.

Cost: £10 pounds sterling

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GRIPOPAEDIA - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 10

Volume ten is an update to the initial book and is 37 pages and 10,584 words long, with multiple pictures and illustrations.

Each section is extensively discussed with reference to equipment and its variations, muscles/areas trained, performance techniques and rules, event origins and history and notable performances. There is also an invaluable section for each entry labelled 'David's notes' in which training ideas and discoveries are expounded.

Volume 10 contains: Thomas Topham pewter dish and mug, Loose Pinching, Axle Deadlift & Hold - Double Overhand Thumbless Grip, Meat Hook Deadlift, Grip Bibliography, Mighty Joe’s Grip Museum, Gripvine: Trip to Alexander Zass’ grave; Bruce Lee Grip Machine; Breton grip events

Cost: £5 pounds sterling

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GripTopz - LeverTop - IN STOCK

The latest addition to the GripTopz arsenal - this tool is invaluable for improving your wrist strength. Test your pronator power in the classic style, or use as a front or rear lever for training ulna and radial flexion. This item is supplied with one pair of suede bending wraps already in place and 2 small balls. Please see the video for full details of the capabilities of this tool. (Loading pin not included; please purchase separately below or contact us for a combined shipping quote). Please note that the latest model does not have the U-bolt underneath.

Video on how to perform, and training
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7jmx2NvEyQ

Cost: £18 pounds sterling.

P&P: UK £3.50
EUROPE; £10 (airmail)
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GripTopz Series 3

3 new Topz are now available to add to your collection. The GlobTop, MoonTop and HorneTop are all great training tools. Please note that the HorneTop is now supplied on a plain square baseplate.

HorneTop
This is our version of the ever-popular anvil lift and is great for training your vertical supporting strength.

MoonTop
A smaller brother of the GlobTop which is more manageable for those of us who don't have giant hands!

GlobTop
The Glob is the end of a York 60lb globe dumbell which was coined as a feat by Chris Mathison and Jedd Johnson, who lift it Blob-style by spanning the top. The GlobTop (name produced with permission of Chris and Jedd) is designed to emulate this feat in a loadable fashion. It's certainly a challenge!

Cost: The GripTopz are now available individually rather than as a set. The costs are as follows - please click here to email me for a shipping quote and invoice
HorneTop 30
MoonTop £30
GlobTop £35

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GripTopz

Interchangeable tops that fasten easily onto the Olympic loading pin by means of a bolt and nut. Please note that the loading pin is painted but the Topz are not; this is to ensure that every set is identical and seasons in the same manner for competition and record purposes. We are also introducing the new Adjustable Thick Bar Top, which includes 3 different diameter bars (42mm, 49mm, 60mm), each welded onto a baseplate with fin (which prevents the fingers wrapping underneath the bar) so that every athlete can choose the most appropriate size, thus taking the 'big hand advantage' out of the thick bar event.

Half a Penny
This is a laser cut coin in the shape of an old English penny that is protruding from a plate, like it is stuck in the slot of a machine. This feat is even harder than the feat which it is derived from, which was performed by the old English strongman, J.C. Tolson. In 1933 he lifted 65lb on a full penny that had been soldered onto a lead block. This was duplicated later by Laurence Chappell and Bruce White.

Stub
This exercise is to lift a small 8mm round stub of steel that is protruding through the plate. It could be harder; Franz Fottinger lifted weights by grasping an ordinary needle protruding from wood back in 1896.

Shallow Hub
Lifting a 45lb disc by the hub has long been a favourite feat of grip strength, and many have taken it to higher levels with extra weight added onto the disc. It has a lot to do with the depth of the hub and the style used to lift. This hub is very shallow, and the style to be used is the orthodox lifting ‘claw-grip’ style.

Adjustable Thick Bar
*New version* Thick bar lifting has been a recognised feat since the early days of strongmen performers. This adjustable version now features 3 different diameter handles on fixed bases, rather than the earlier version in which the handles were changed on 1 single base. This makes it much speedier to change between sizes. The choice of multiple handles eliminates the advantage traditionally gained by having a large hand for this event. The fin is welded at an angle to prevent the fingers from wrapping round the bar and locking under the thumb.

Cost: The GripTopz are now available individually rather than as a set. The costs are as follows - please click here to email me for a shipping quote and invoice

Half a Penny 22

Stub 22
Shallow hub 30
Loading pin 24
Adjustable Thick Bar 55 - OUT OF STOCK

Please click here to email me for a shipping quote and invoice

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Hand Health Balls (in 3 sizes)

Solid steel spheres useful for prehab, rehab and low intensity finger dexterity and hand manipulation work. Particularly effective for grip athletes, musicians, magicians, climbers and so on. Supplied in pairs. Sizes available are 50mm (weight approx 0.55kg each); 40mm (weight approx 0.3kg each) and 30mm (weight approx 0.1kg each). The small size is most suited to juniors/small-handed women.

Cost: 50mm (pair) £9.99 pounds sterling

Cost: 40mm (pair) £7.99 pounds sterling

Cost: 30mm (pair) £4.99 pounds sterling

UK P&P INCLUDED BELOW - PLEASE CONTACT FOR SHIPPING TO ALL OTHER LOCATIONS

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Rated Steel for Bending/Snapping

Longer Steel
(Spike 8" - 14", Mid-length 14.5" - 30" & Long 'Beast' 30.5" - 48")

Long 'Beast' Bars current stocks range from:
20mm 30/3/18

48" @ 211K down to 30.5" @ 340K
16mm 30/3/18
48" @ 119K down to 30.5" @ 192K
14mm, 12mm, 10mm and 8mm also available. Please enquire for full list of ratings and advice.

Mid-length Bars current stocks range from:
16mm 30/3/18

30" @ 195K down to 14.5" @ 436K
14mm 16/2/2018

30" @ 104K down to 14.5" @ 233K
12mm S275 16/2/2018

30" @ 99K down to 14.5" @ 222K

10mm, 8mm and 6mm also available. Please enquire for full list of ratings and advice.

Cost for Mid-length and Long ‘Beast’ bars current stocks range from:
8mm bars = £4 GBP each
10mm bars = £5 GBP each
12mm bars = £5.50 GBP each
14mm bars = £6 GBP each
16mm bars = £7 GBP each
20mm bars = £12 GBP each
Possible price reduction for more bars depending on stock.

'Spike' Bars current stocks range from:
12mm S275 16/2/2018
14" @ 231K down to 8" @ 460K

10mm S275 16/2/2018

14" @ 124K down to 8" @ 248K
8mm and 6mm also available. Please enquire for full list of ratings and advice.

Cost for Spike length bars (8-14”)
1 – 9 bars = £3.70 GBP each
10 – 19 bars = £3.10 GBP each
20+ bars = £2.50 

Rules & Certifications/Rankings
World Records
Grip Feats page
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Short Steel
(All steel calibrated at 6” length, and bent to 30 degrees)

Current in stock – as of 26 July 2021
26k = 6” 'wire' nail – 3.8-3.9mm x 150mm – batch 29 on 1 Oct 2020.
30k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 4mm x 6” – batch 18 on 15 Nov 2019.
42k = 7” 'wire' nail – 4.6-4.7mm x 180mm – batch 29 on 1 Oct 2020.
55k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 5mm x 6” – batch 28 on 16 Sept 2020.
82k = S275 mild steel – 6mm x 6” – batch 23 on 13 Mar 2020.
88k = 6” nail – ¼" x 6”– batch 22, 24 & 29 on 4 Mar 2020, 16 June 2020 & 1 Oct 2020.
90k = 6” nail – ¼" x 6”– 6mm x 6” – batch 27 on 9 Sept 2020.
95k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 6mm x 6” – batch 24 on 16 June 2020.
98k = 6” nail – ¼" x 6”– 6mm x 6” – batch 19 on 20 Nov 2019.
100k = 6” galvanised nail – 6mm x 6”– batch 29 on 1 Oct 2020.
113k = S275 mild steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 18 & 24 on 15 Nov 2019 & 16 June 2020.
121k = 6” spiral nail – 6.5/7mm x 6”– 6mm x 6” – batch 27 on 9 Sept 2020.
124k = 6” drive spiral nail – 6.5mm x 6”– 6mm x 6” – batch 29 on 1 Oct 2020.
137k = Grade 5 bolt Thick ‘Triangle’ mark – ¼” x 6” – batch 33 on 27 Jan 2021.
163k = Grade 5 bolt 'UH' mark – ¼” x 6” – batch 33 on 27 Jan 2021.
183k = S275 square mild steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 18 on 15 Nov 2019.
183k = Grade 12.9 socket cap bolt – 6mm x 6” – batch 32 on 20 Dec 2020.
207k = Grade 8 bolt ‘New JH’ mark – ¼” x 6” – batch 26 on 19 Aug 2020.
213k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 36 on 8 July 2021.
216k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 36 on 8 July 2021.
220k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 34 on 16 Mar 2021.
221k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 36 on 8 July 2021.
224k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 36 on 8 July 2021.
225k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 30 on 15 Nov 2020.
228k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 34 on 16 Mar 2021& batch 35 on 24 June 2021.
230k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 25 on 17 June 2020 & batch 30 on 15 Nov 2020.
231k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 34 on 16 Mar 2021 & batch 36 on 8 July 2021.
232k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 36 on 8 July 2021.
233k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 21 on 31 Dec 2019 & batch 35 on 24 June 2021
233.45k = Grade 8.8 ‘5’ bolt ‘CW’ mark [black colour] – 8mm x 6” – batch 2 on 27 Jan 2012.
305.8k = Grade 5 bolt ‘OF’ & 'JH' & 'HDW' mark [chrome] – 8mm x 7” – batch 7 on 2 May 2012 & batch 32 on 20 Dec 2020 & batch 34 on 16 Mar 2021.
313.2k = Grade 8.8 ‘5’ bolt ‘TVS’ mark – 8mm x 6” – batch 12 on 28 Aug 2015.
325.45k = Grade 5 bolt ‘JH’ mark [black colour] – 5/16” x 6” – batch 2 on 27 Jan 2012.
365k = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 10mm x 6” – batch 16 on 18 June 2019.

Other calibrated steel for comparison
161.6k (356.3lb) = Grade 5 bolt ‘Triangle’ mark – ¼” x 6” – batch 1 on 21 Jan 2012.
196.7k (433.6lb) = Grade 8 bolt ‘FNL’ mark – ¼” x 6” – batch 2 on 27 Jan 2012.
I have rated IronMind ‘Red’ bars @ 6” over time from 209k to 234k.


Cost
Grade 8 bolts = £2.80 each (irrespective of quantity ordered)
All other bars in this category:
1 – 19 bars = £2 GBP each
20+ bars = £1.70 GBP each

Cost for Short Unbraced Snap nails
10 nails = £3.00 GBP
50 nails = £12.00 GBP

HOW TO ORDER:
Choose your steel.
Click here to send us an email stating the following:
Steel required. Include stock + length details. Quantity required of each type of bar/bolt.
Your shipping address and preferred email address for invoicing.
We will reply with a quote for the steel and shipping, then email an invoice when you confirm your order.

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Gripper setting blocks - 20mm/30mm

Hard-wearing aluminium blocks for setting grippers to the correct distance. These measure 20mm along the short side and 30mm along the longer side, making them perfect for competition and training. They are 100mm long and easy to handle.

Cost: £4 pounds sterling.

P&P: UK £1.50
EUROPE; £5 (airmail)
USA and REST OF WORLD; £6 (airmail)

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The Thumbscrew - Pinch Converter for Grippers! OUT OF STOCK

Thumbscrew Training Tips video

 

A new grip product designed by enthusiast Bill Hays. Bill has kindly licensed us to produce his 'V-pinch developer' for the benefit of others. We think it's a great idea and are sure you will too - thanks Bill! The Thumbscrew is an innovative new device that allows you to squeeze yet more benefit from your Vulcan adjustable gripper. The two sleeves fasten easily onto the end of the handles of your Vulcan (or other nutcracker style gripper) and allow you to exercise a greater range of motion for your thumb - hugely beneficial for increasing your pinch lifting power. Can be used with your existing Vulcan spring or simply with a number of elastic bands for lighter micro-loading if this sounds a bit heavy for you. We have also commissioned a new line of lighter springs that will be available to purchase separately and will work with the Thumbscrews for a greater range of resistance.

How to train with the Thumbscrews

Cost: £24.99 pounds sterling (Vulcan not included!)

P&P: UK £4

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Muscles & Medals - A History of Weights, Barbells and Dumbbells in the UK - Ebook
by David Horne



Extensively researched from my own collection, with an article by Reuben Weaver on the restoration of old weights. 60 pages; includes 115 illustration/photos.

First published 2009.

Cost: £9.50 pounds sterling

PDF document will be delivered to your payment email address within 12 hours of purchase (usually much sooner but please contact us if it has been longer).

Muscles & Medals is © 2013 by David Horne. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.

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Strength Prov'd Thomas Topham, Strongman of Islington - Ebook
by David & Elizabeth Horne

Ebook edition of this popular historical book, first published in 2001.

A concise and accurate account of the life of Thomas Topham, derived mostly from contemporary sources. Find out the truth about his family, his many strength exhibitions, feats of strength, and finally his extraordinary demise. Includes a bibliography of 140 titles, which is an essential aid for any would-be researcher. 32 pages.

Cost: £7.50 pounds sterling

PDF document will be delivered to your payment email address within 12 hours of purchase (usually much sooner but please contact us if it has been longer).

Strength Prov'd is © 2013 by David Horne. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.

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Throwing Ring for Strongman and Highland Games

A sturdy ring made from solid steel. Get ready for this year’s Highland Games and Strongman events. Suitable for both weight for height and for distance. Handle can be attached to the weights by either thick rope or chain and by a carabiner (as pictured). The weight pictured here is 28lb (being thrown by Nick McKinless in training) but you can load the weight to your requirements. Please be sure when buying chain/carabiner for the ring that you get one that is strong enough for the weight that you will be throwing (easily found in your local DIY/hardware store). Great tool for strongman and strength fitness training.

Cost: £14 pounds sterling each.

P&P: UK £3

PLEASE CONTACT FOR SHIPPING TO OTHER LOCATIONS

Includes shipping in the UK

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The Vulcan Hand Gripper

BACK IN STOCK - THE NEW SILVER COLOUR

CROM springs are back! These are hard springs - please ask if you need orange instead.

The Vulcan hand gripper is a fantastic training device that is designed to allow your gripper crushing prowess to progress slowly and steadily from strength to strength without having to buy more and more grippers - it will take you from the lightest rehab training right up to the heaviest gripper close all in one package! The lightest setting is easier than the Trainer and the heaviest is harder than the equivalent of a #4. Adjustable nutcracker-style gripper with smooth action (no skew) solid steel handles and numerous settings (11 notches each side - see picture). The new laser-cut model (V2) has now been introduced (July 2011). These are beautifully made with a very smooth action and are powder coated for a durable finish.

The first batch of the grippers are marked with a 1 on the handle end to indicate that they are from the first batch ever produced.

Production history
Designed in 2007.
-Number 1 batch produced February 2008, stamped 1 on the front handle. Sold with red tainted spring.
-Number 2 batch produced April 2008, stamped 2 on the front handle, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with red tainted spring.
-Number 3 batch produced October 2008, stamped 3 on the front handle, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with red/black painted spring (a tougher red spring, about 2 levels - 10% stronger than previous red springs).
-Number 4 batch produced March 2009, stamped 4 on the front handle, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with red/black painted spring (a tougher red spring, about 2 levels - 10% stronger than previous red springs).
-Number 5 batch produced May 2009, stamped 5 on the front handle, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with red painted spring.
-Number 6 batch produced July 2009, stamped 6 on the front handle, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with black painted spring (a tougher spring, about 2 levels - 10% stronger than previous red springs). These springs are now manufactured by a new company.
-Number 7 batch produced February 2010, stamped 7 on the front handle, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with black painted spring (a tougher spring, about 2 levels - 10% stronger than previous red springs). These springs are now manufactured by a new company.
-Number 7 batch produced February 2010 [Gold springs April 2010], stamped 7 on the front handle, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with Gold painted spring (a tougher spring, about 2 levels - 10% stronger than previous red springs). These springs are now manufactured by a new company. [The Gold spring is from a batch of 103 springs run off at the same time. These springs will be used at the 2010 W.O.G. World's Strongest Hands contests].
-Number 8 batch produced July 2010 [Gold springs April 2010], stamped 8 on the front handle, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with Gold painted spring (a tougher spring, about 2 levels - 10% stronger than previous red springs). These springs are now manufactured by a new company. [The Gold spring is from a batch of 103 springs run off at the same time. These springs will be used at the 2010 W.O.G. World's Strongest Hands contests].
-Number 8a batch from August 2010, stamped 8 on the front handle, and with the new black company sticker affixed. Sold with Black painted spring (a tougher spring, about 2 levels - 10% stronger than previous red springs). These springs are now manufactured by a new company.
-Number 9 batch from September 2010, stamped 9 on the front handle, and with the new black company sticker affixed. Sold with Black painted spring (a tougher spring, about 2 levels - 10% stronger than previous red springs). These springs are now manufactured by a new company.
-Number 9a batch from October 2010, stamped 9 on the front handle, and with the new black company sticker affixed. Sold with the Wasp painted spring (a tougher spring, about one level stronger than the Gold, Black or Red/Black). These springs are now manufactured by a new company.
-Number 10 batch from November 2010, stamped 10 on the front handle, and with the new black company sticker affixed. Sold with the Wasp painted spring (a tougher spring, about one level stronger than the Gold, Black or Red/Black). These springs are now manufactured by a new company.
-Number 11 batch from January 2011, stamped 11 on the front handle, and with the new black company sticker affixed. Sold with the Wasp painted spring (a tougher spring, about one level stronger than the Gold, Black or Red/Black). These springs are now manufactured by a new company.
-Number 12 batch from March 2011, stamped 12 on the front handle, and with the new black company sticker affixed. Sold with the Wasp painted spring (a tougher spring, about one level stronger than the Gold, Black or Red/Black). These springs are now manufactured by a new company. From May 2011 batch 12 Vulcans are supplied with a Dipped Black spring (equivalent to the Gold, Black or Red/Black).
-Number 13 batch from May 2011, stamped 13 on the front handle, and with the new black company sticker affixed. Sold with the Dipped Black spring (equivalent to the Gold, Black or Red/Black).

-New-style laser-cut V2 Vulcans (introduced July 2011).
- V2 - Number 1 batch produced July 2011 - These new Vulcans are no longer stamped on the handle. 1st batch of 200 are powder coated in black. Supplied with the black company sticker affixed and the Dipped Black spring (equivalent to the Gold, Black or Red/Black), and then later with the new 'CROM' chrome spring (3 levels harder than the Dipped Black spring).
- V2 - Number 2 batch (RED model) produced January 2012 - Batch of 145 are powder coated in red. Supplied with the black company sticker affixed and the CROM spring (3 levels harder than the Dipped Black spring), and then later with the Black spring.
- V2 - Number 3 batch (BLUE model) produced February 2012 - Batch of 200 are powder coated in blue. Supplied with the black company sticker (then later the new white company sticker) affixed, and the Black spring.
- V2 - Number 4 batch (GREEN model) produced November 2012 - Batch of 200 are powder coated in green. Supplied with the white company sticker affixed, and the Black spring.
- V2 - Number 5 batch (GOLD model) produced November 2013 - Batch of 150 are powder coated in gold. Supplied with the white company sticker affixed, and the Black spring, and then later with the 'CROM' chrome spring (3 levels harder than the Dipped Black spring).
- V2 - Number 6 batch (BLOOD RED model) produced November 2014 - Batch of 50 are powder coated in blood red. Supplied with the white company sticker affixed, and the 'CROM' chrome spring (3 levels harder than the Dipped Black spring).
- V2 - Number 7 batch (BLOOD RED model) produced March 2015 - Batch of 100 are powder coated in blood red. Supplied with the white company sticker affixed, and the 'CROM' chrome spring (3 levels harder than the Dipped Black spring).
- V2 - Number 8 batch (BLOOD RED model) produced June 2016 - Batch of 100 are powder coated in blood red. Supplied with the white company sticker affixed, and the 'CROM' chrome spring (3 levels harder than the Dipped Black spring).
- V2 - Number 9 batch (BLACK model) produced August 2017 - Batch of 192 are powder coated in black. Supplied with the white company sticker affixed, and the 'CROM' chrome spring (3 levels harder than the Dipped Black spring).
- V2 - Number 10 batch (SILVER model) produced June 2020 - Batch of 100 are powder coated in silver. Supplied with the white company sticker affixed, and the 'CROM' chrome spring (3 levels harder than the Dipped Black spring).

-'Neurogripper' batch produced Aug 2009. Aluminium gripper specifically designed for stroke victims and manufactured for the Arni Trust. Arni Trust and company sticker affixed. Sold with 3 bands.

UPDATE 18/12/07 - Today my 18 month old daughter Lucy had a go with the Vulcan Hand Gripper. You ask how? Well very simply really, I took the spring off and replaced it with a rubber band and hey presto a gripper for a baby! So she now can play, as that's what she's doing, with the same gripper I will be using to advance to close a #4.

Also with this rubber band idea, you can micro load even more. Rather than just moving the spring up one notch, which is a small increase anyway, you could just add an elastic band!

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION - We have never had a spring break but please be aware that springs do fatigue over time and may snap. Keep this in mind and check your springs - keep away from your face when using.

Certifications, rules & training tips

 

Cost: (includes one spring) £54.99 pounds sterling

PLEASE NOTE - Now supplied with CROM spring. This is a very hard spring - if you would prefer to have an orange spring supplied with your V2 please contact us at the time of ordering.

P&P: UK £6.50
EUROPE: £13
USA: £27 ( courier)
Worldwide/International (except USA): please enquire

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David Horne's Wrist Developer - WD2

At last - the redeveloped wrist developer is ready! The WD2 boasts the same original features as the first model, but in a smoother package; the steel is now laser cut for greater uniformity and a clean look. Incredibly strong and still a great tool.

IN STOCK - Colour is now BLACK

Now supplied with orange spring as standard. The current batch of heavy springs are CROM springs (3 levels harder than the black) and will be too hard for all but the top rung athletes. If you prefer to receive your WD2 with a CROM please tell us when you order.

This is a revolutionary new piece of equipment that will save you a fortune in bending steel and massively improve your reverse bending technique. Mimics the motion of a reverse bend and provides the opportunity for volume training without the expense of multiple pieces of steel. It is for Reverse bending style only, and not manufactured for the double overhand or underhand styles.

High quality all-steel construction, with two 12mm bar ’ends’ that are tensioned by a selection of springs. The range of motion on the machine will take you from the start position of a straight bar through to a 40 degree bend in a single movement, and then
back to the straight bar again to start on reps! Move the springs along the notches to increase the poundage of the bend - or back again to make it easier. A fully adaptable and practical piece of apparatus suitable for any home or commercial gym.

Use your own bending wraps for the ends of the bars, or contact me if you need them.
Please specify which of the three springs you would like supplied with the Wrist Developer. Original, 10% weaker, or 20% weaker. If you would like advice on which would best suit your needs, please contact me.

Production history
-Number 1 batch produced May 2007, painted blue. Sold with untainted spring.
-Number 2 batch produced March 2008, painted blue, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with red tainted spring.
-Number 3 batch produced Sept 2008, painted black, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with red tainted spring.
-Number 4 batch produced July 2009, painted black, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with black spring, unless a lighter spring is requested.
-Number 5 batch produced October 2009, painted black, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with black spring, unless a lighter spring is requested.
-Number 6 batch produced November 2009, painted black, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with black spring, unless a lighter spring is requested.
-Number 7 batch produced January 2010, painted black, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with black spring, unless a lighter spring is requested.
-Number 8 batch produced April 2010, painted black, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with gold spring, unless a lighter spring is requested.
-Number 9 batch produced June 2010, painted black, and with the company sticker affixed. (These are the World's Strongest Hands Series wrist developers and 10 contest wrist developers are stamped with the initials WSH.) Sold with gold spring, unless a lighter spring is requested.
-Number 10 batch produced August 2010, painted black, and with the company sticker affixed. Sold with black spring, unless a lighter spring is requested.
-Number 11 batch produced August 2010, painted black, and with the new black company sticker affixed. Sold with black spring, unless a lighter spring is requested.
-Number 12 batch produced October 2011, painted black, and with the new black company sticker affixed. Sold with the 'Crom' spring, unless a lighter spring is requested.
-Number 13 batch produced January 2012, painted black, and with the new black company sticker (then later the new white company sticker) affixed. Sold with black spring, unless a lighter spring is requested.

-New-style laser-cut WD2 wrist developers (introduced December 2012).
- WD2 - Number 1 batch produced December 2012. 1st batch of 100 are powder coated in black. Supplied with th
e white company sticker affixed. Sold with a black spring, unless a lighter spring is requested. The stopper is hand-filed post-production to achieve correct start position.
- WD2 - Number 2 batch produced March 2013. Batch of 115 are powder coated in black. Supplied with the white company sticker affixed. Sold with a black spring, unless a lighter spring is requested. Later supplied with the orange spring as standard.
- WD2 - Number 3 batch produced May 2014. Batch of 65 are powder coated in black. Supplied with the white company sticker affixed. Sold with a orange spring, unless a tougher spring is requested.
- WD2 - Number 4 batch produced September 2015. Batch of 100 are powder coated in red. Supplied with the white company sticker affixed. Sold with a orange spring, unless a tougher spring is requested.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR WRIST DEVELOPER/WD2 - This product is only designed for reverse bending style (please see video if unsure). Not suitable for double overhand or underhand bending style. We have never had a spring break but please be aware that springs do fatigue over time and may snap. Keep this in mind and check your springs - keep away from your face when using.

£54.99 + shipping IN STOCK

PLEASE NOTE - Now supplied with orange spring. If you would prefer to have a CROM spring supplied with your wrist developer please contact us at the time of ordering.

P&P: UK £6.00
EUROPE: £13
USA: £27 (freight courier)
Worldwide/International (except USA): PLEASE ENQUIRE

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Springs for the Vulcan Hand Gripper and the Wrist Developer

Heavy Springs

'CROM' - the god of springs! (chrome spring). This is about three levels stronger than the Dipped black, Gold, Black or Red/Black, and is supplied with the new V2 Grippers. Available

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR SPRINGS - We have never had a spring break but please be aware that springs do fatigue over time and may snap. Keep this in mind and check your springs - keep away from your face when using.

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Wasp coloured (Black with a yellow stripe). This is about one level stronger than the Gold, Black or Red/Black, and is supplied with Batch 9 - of the Vulcan Hand Grippers. These springs are specially manufactured for these machines. (Pictured belo) These springs are no longer available.

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Black. This is about a 10% stronger spring than the Red spring, and is supplied with Batch 6, of the Vulcan Hand Grippers, and later the Vulcan V2's. These springs are no longer available.

Black with a lime green and red ends - the Joker spring. These are equivalent to the Gold, Black or Red/Black spring. [These springs are used at the 2013 World's Strongest Hands contests]. These springs are no longer available.

Black/gold end. These are equivalent to the Gold, Black or Red/Black spring. [The Black/gold end spring are the tested black springs available to the nine promoters (plus spare). These springs were used at the 2012 World's Strongest Hands contests]. These springs are no longer available.

Dipped black (silver with one end dipped in black metal paint). These are equivalent to the Gold, Black or Red/Black spring and have been newly coloured to identify them for use in the World's Strongest Hands 2011. These springs are no longer available.

Gold. This is about a 10% stronger spring than the Red spring. [The Gold spring is from a batch of 103 springs run off at the same time. These springs were used at the 2010 World's Strongest Hands contests]. These springs are no longer available.

Red/Black. This is about a 10% stronger spring than the Red spring, and was supplied with Batch 3 and 4 of the Vulcan Hand Grippers. These springs are no longer available.

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Red. These springs were supplied with Batch 1, 2 and 5 of the Vulcan Hand Grippers. These springs are no longer available.

Training springs

Yellow. This is a 10% weaker spring than the red spring. These springs are no longer available.

Blue. This is a 20% weaker spring than the red spring. These springs are no longer available.

Orange. This is a 40% weaker spring than the black spring. Available

White. This is a 60% weaker spring than the black spring. These springs are no longer available.

More spring information.

Cost: £9.99 pounds sterling each PLEASE NOTE: ONLY CROM AND ORANGE SPRINGS AVAILABLE

P&P: UK £3 for one spring.
EUROPE £6 (airmail) for one spring.
USA and REST OF WORLD £10 (airmail) for one spring.

Please specify spring colour required in the text box on checkout.

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Spring colour (orange/ CROM)?

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Suede Bending Wraps

Protective wraps for steel bending and snapping, and for use with the wrist developer.

Cost: £4 pounds sterling a pair, or £7.50 pounds for 2 pairs

P&P: UK - 1 or 2 pairs £2.
EUROPE: 1 or 2 pairs £7 (airmail).
USA and REST OF WORLD: 1 or 2 pairs £10 (airmail)

1pr + shipping

2pr + shipping

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Loose Chalk

Get the edge on your grip training with our high quality loose chalk (magnesium carbonate). It will make all the difference to your pinch and gripper work. Perfect for grip training, weightlifting, strongman events, climbing, armwrestling and more.

500g bag: £13.49 pounds sterling
1kg bag: £24.99 pounds sterling

Please contact for international shipping rates

- 500g chalk with UK postage (£3)

- 1kg chalk with UK postage (£4.50)

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Staffordshire
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