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TORQUE

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TORQUE! is all about truly testing our wrists and hands. There are many different mountains, but how you attempt the mountain is the challenge. The view at the top is the same, but the feeling inside is different.

Rules for TORQUE! Double Underhand 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. But for TORQUE, measure your partial bends for the list.
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 World of Grip 10" x 4" suede wrap on each side of the bar, touching in the middle. 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 wrist, and hands is allowed.
6. Only chalk is allowed.
7. For the Double Underhand style all bends have to be with 7" long stock. This is so it is more of a test of wrist strength.
8. Time limit = 30 sec
9. Measuring the angle bent.

Measuring methods for bent steel video

 

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 bar tag, and the length and width of the bar using a ruler, and a calliper (digital), prior to the start of the bend.

EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL STEEL BENDING!

LEVEL 17 - RHEASILVIA MONS on VESTA (23,000m)

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LEVEL 16 - OLYMPUS MONS on MARS (22,000m)

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LEVEL 15 - EQUATORIAL RIDGE on IAPETUS (20,000m)

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LEVEL 14 - BOOSAULE MONTES on LO (17,500m)

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LEVEL 13 - ASCRAEUS MONS on MARS (15,000m)

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LEVEL 12 - ELYSIUM MONS on MARS (13,900m)

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TERRESTRIAL STEEL BENDING!

LEVEL 11 - EVEREST, NEPAL/TIBET (8,848m)

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LEVEL 10 - ANNAPURNA, NEPAL (8,091m)

Hannes Kainz (AUT) - 239.3k @ 6" - 8mm x 7" EN8 CRS bar, to 9.5deg - 13 July 2012 Video
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LEVEL 9 - ACONCAGUA, ARGENTINA (6,962m)

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LEVEL 8 - McKINLEY, USA (6,194m)

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LEVEL 7 - KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA (5,895m)

Hannes Kainz (AUT) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 7" EN8 Square CRS bar, full bend - 4 July 2012 Video
Karl Skjelvik (NOR) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 7" EN8 Square CRS bar, to 7.5deg - 25 July 2012 Video
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LEVEL 6 - ELBRUS, RUSSIA (5,642m)

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LEVEL 5 - MONT BLANC, ITALY/FRANCE (4,810m)

Aleksey Vydrin (RUS) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 25 July 2015 Video
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LEVEL 4 - MATTERHORN, ITALY/SWITZ (4,478m)

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LEVEL 3 - EIGER, SWITZERLAND (3,970m)

Mike Sharkey (USA) - 128.75k @ 6" - 8mm x 7" EN1 CRS bar, full bend - 26 June 2013 Video
TomScibelli (USA) - 128.6k @ 6" - 6mm x 7" EN8 CRS bar, full bend - 4 July 2013 Video
Karl Skjelvik (NOR) - 128.75k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" EN1 CRS bar, to 17.2deg - 12 Feb 2012 Video
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LEVEL 2 - BEN NEVIS, SCOTLAND (1,344m)

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LEVEL 1 - SNOWDON, WALES (1,085m)

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TORQUE! - Steel bars/bolts calibrating
(All steel calibrated at 6” length, and bent to 30 degrees)

Current stock for Double Underhand (all 7" lengths) – as of 29 Aug 2015

95.7k (211lb) = Cold Rolled Steel – 6mm x 6” – batch 4 on 22 Feb 2012. SOLD OUT
122.55k (270.1lb) = EN8 Cold Rolled Steel – 6mm x 6” – batch 12 on 28 Aug 2015.
128.6k (283.5lb) = EN8 Cold Rolled Steel – 6mm x 6” – batch 3 on 30 Jan 2012. SOLD OUT
128.75k (283.8lb) = EN1 Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 1 on 22 Jan 2012. SOLD OUT
183.25k (404lb) = EN3B Cold Rolled Steel – 5/16" x 6” – batch 5 on 30 Mar 2012.
185.4k (408.7lb) = Square Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 6 on 4 Apr 2012.
187k (412.2lb) = Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 11 on 27 Jan 2015.
188.8k (416.2lb) = EN8 Square Cold Rolled Steel – 6mm x 6” – batch 3 on 30 Jan 2012. SOLD OUT
215.85k (475.9lb) = Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 4 on 22 Feb 2012. SOLD OUT
239.3k (527.6lb) = EN8 Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 1 on 22 Jan 2012. SOLD OUT
244.85k (539.8lb) = Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 4 on 22 Feb 2012.
249.4k (549.8lb) = EN1 Cold Rolled Steel – 10mm x 6” – batch 1 on 22 Jan 2012.
267.8k (590.4lb) = EN8 Cold Rolled Steel – 5/16" x 6” – batch 3 on 30 Jan 2012.
305.8k (674.2lb) = Grade 5 bolt ‘OF’ mark [chrome colour] – 8mm x 7” – batch 7 on 2 May 2012.
400.05k to only 6.7 degrees! (882lb) = EN1 Cold Rolled Steel – 12mm x 6” – batch 4 on 22 Feb 2012.
[Estimate 460-500k]

Other calibrated steel for comparison
224.15k (494.2lb) = IronMind ‘Red’ @ 6”, Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 2 on 27 Jan 2012.
234.25k (516.4lb) = IronMind ‘Red’ @ 6”, Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 1 on 22 Jan 2012.

LEVELS FOR TORQUE!
Extra-Terrestrial
Level 17 = 350k - Rheasilvia Mons on Vesta
Level 16 = 335k - Olympus Mons on Mars
Level 15 = 320k - Equatorial Ridge on Iapetus
Level 14 = 305k - Boosaule Montes on Lo
Level 13 = 290k - Ascraeus Mons on Mars
Level 12 = 275k – Elysium Mons on Mars

Terrestrial
Level 11 = 260k - Everest
Level 10 = 245k - Annapurna
Level 9 = 230k - Aconcagua
Level 8 = 215k - McKinley
Level 7 = 200k - Kilimanjaro
Level 6 = 185k - Elbrus
Level 5 = 170k – Mont Blanc
Level 4 = 155k - Matterhorn
Level 3 = 140k - Eiger
Level 2 = 120k – Ben Nevis
Level 1 = 90k - Snowdon

Recognised lengths: 7”
40 degrees is a full bend
All other bends under 40 degrees are measured to find out how far bent.


Cost
1 – 9 bars = £2 GBP each
10 – 19 bars = £1.70 GBP each
20+ bars = £1.40 GBP each

All prices exclude shipping.

HOW TO ORDER:
Choose your steel.
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.

email
world_of_grip@ntlworld.com

 

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