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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! Reverse Bending

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. But for TORQUE, measure your partial bends for the list.
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.
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. The Jedd Johnson thumb grab to finish the bend is allowed as long as the hands stay in the reverse position.
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)

Hannes Kainz (AUT) - 267.8k @ 6" - 5/16" x 7" EN8 CRS bar, to 9.1deg - 21 May 2012 Video
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TERRESTRIAL STEEL BENDING!

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

David Horne (GBR) - 249.4k @ 6" - 10mm x 7" EN1 CRS bar, to 0.7deg - 1 Feb 2012 Video
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LEVEL 10 - ANNAPURNA, NEPAL (8,091m)

David Mitti (USA) - 239.3k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" EN8 CRS bar, to 3deg - 22 June 2013 Video
David Wigren (SWE) - 239.3k @ 6" - 8mm x 7" EN8 CRS bar, to 22deg - 22 May 2012 Video
Chris Lowe (GBR) - 239.3k @ 6" - 8mm x 7" EN8 CRS bar, to 17.3deg - 16 June 2013 Gripathon
Hannes Kainz (AUT) - 239.3k @ 6" - 8mm x 7" EN8 CRS bar, to 14deg - 13 Feb 2012 Video
David Horne (GBR) - 239.3k @ 6" - 8mm x 7" EN8 CRS bar, to 6.4deg - 12 May 2012 Brit Grip Champs
Rob Russell (GBR) - 239.3k @ 6" - 8mm x 7" EN8 CRS bar, to 6.3deg - 12 May 2012 Brit Grip Champs
Stew Killick (GBR) - 239.3k @ 6" - 8mm x 7" EN8 CRS bar, to 2.3deg - 12 May 2012 Brit Grip Champs
David Wigren (SWE) - 233.45k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" Grade 8.8 '5' 'CW' bolt, to 35deg - 30 July 2012 Video
David Horne (GBR) - 233.45k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" Grade 8.8 '5' 'CW' bolt, to 2.9deg - 29 Jan 2012 Video

LEVEL 9 - ACONCAGUA, ARGENTINA (6,962m)

Jason Steeves (CAN) - 215.85k @ 6" - 8mm x 7” CRS bar, to 5deg - 12 Apr 2012 Video
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LEVEL 8 - McKINLEY, USA (6,194m)

Reuben Hughes (GBR) - 204.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 8 ‘JH' bolt, to 36.4deg - 1 Apr 2017 British Grip Champs
David Horne (GBR) - 204.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 8 ‘JH' bolt, to 29.9deg - 1 Apr 2017 British Grip Champs
Rob Blair (GBR) - 204.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 8 ‘JH' bolt, to 2.2deg - 1 Apr 2017 British Grip Champ
Mark Haydock (GBR) - 204.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 8 ‘JH' bolt, to 1.6deg - 1 Apr 2017 British Grip Champs

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

David Wigren (SWE) - 196.65k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 8 ‘triangle' bolt, full bend - 22 May 2012 Video
Ivan Beritashvili (RUS) - 196.65k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 8 ‘triangle' bolt, full bend - 13 Oct 2012 Video
David Horne (GBR) - 196.65k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 8 ‘triangle' bolt, full bend - 29 July 2015 Zass' grave
Chris Lowe (GBR) - 196.65k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 8 ‘triangle' bolt, to 39.4deg - 7 July 2012 Gathering
Marco Buhl (DEU) - 196.65k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 8 ‘triangle' bolt, to 37deg - 5 Mar 2016 Video
Rob Russell (GBR) - 196.65k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 8 ‘triangle' bolt, to 35.1deg - 7 July 2012 Gathering
David Mitti (USA) - 196.65k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 8 ‘triangle' bolt, to 31.8deg - 28 June 2013 Video
Stew Killick (GBR) - 196.65k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 8 ‘triangle' bolt, to 27deg - 7 July 2012 Gathering
David Horne (GBR) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 Square CRS bar, full bend - 24 Feb 2012 Video
Jason Steeves (CAN) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 Square CRS bar, full bend - 26 Mar 2012 Video
Chris Lowe (GBR) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 Square CRS bar, full bend - 7 Apr 2012 BSH
Rob Russell (GBR) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 Square CRS bar, full bend - 7 Apr 2012 BSH
Stew Killick (GBR) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 Square CRS bar, full bend - 12 May 2012 Brit Grip Champs
Mark Kinder (GBR) - 185.4k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" Square CRS bar, full bend - 2 June 2012 Video
Jarrod Riordan (AUS) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 Square CRS bar, to 37deg - 23 Mar 2012 Video

Peter Brannstom (SWE) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 Square CRS bar, to 37deg - 14 May 2013 Video
Dave Johnson (GBR) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 Square CRS bar, to 34.9deg - 12 May 2012 Brit Grip Champ
Mark Kinder (GBR) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 Square CRS bar, to 32.3deg - 16 Aug 2012 Video
Bob van Genugten (NLD) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 Square CRS bar, to 25.7deg - 29 Apr 2013 Video
Mark Martin-Dye (GBR) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 Square CRS bar, to 19.2deg - 12 May 2012 Brit Grip Ch
Maxwell Thompson (GBR) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 Square CRS bar, to 19.2deg - 7 Apr 2012 BSH
Nick McKinless (GBR) - 188.8k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 Square CRS bar, to 16.3deg - 20 Feb 2012
Aleksey Vydrin (RUS) - 187k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" CRS bar, full bend - 25 July 2015 Video
Peter Brannstom (SWE) - 185.4k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" Square CRS bar, full bend - 7 May 2013 Video

LEVEL 6 - ELBRUS, RUSSIA (5,642m)

Bob van Genugten (NLD) - 183.25k @ 6" - 5/16" x 6" EN3B CRS bar, full bend - 5 July 2012 Video
Richie Bevan (GBR) - 183.25k @ 6" - 5/16" x 6" EN3B CRS bar, to 0.1deg - 7 July 2012 Gathering
David Mitti (USA) - 183.25k @ 6" - 5/16" x 6" EN3B CRS bar, full bend - 24 May 2013 Video

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

David Mitti (USA) - 168.95k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" CRS bar, full bend - 24 May 2013 Video
Daniel Strauss (GBR) -166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 1 Apr 2017 British Grip Champs
Jason Steeves (CAN) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 31 Jan 2012 Video
Jarrod Riordan (AUS) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 3 Feb 2012 Video
Chris Lowe (GBR) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 11 Feb 2012 - UK strongman training
Mark Kinder (GBR) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 4 Mar 2012 Video
Bob van Genugten (NLD) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 17 Mar 2012 Video
Nuno Couto (PRT) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 19 Mar 2012
Richard Scott (GBR) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 7 Apr 2012 BSH
Dave Johnson (GBR) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 12 May 2012 Brit Grip Champs
Mark Martin-Dye (GBR) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 12 May 2012 Brit Grip Champs
Peter Brannstom (SWE) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 24 July 2012 Video
Vadim Leles (BLR) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 16 Feb 2013 Video
Nick McKinless (GBR) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 16 June 2013 Gripathon
Giorgio Giannico (ITA) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, full bend - 5 Nov 2016
Rob Blair (GBR) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, to 26.7deg - 2 Jan 2013
Richie Bevan (GBR) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, to 24.5deg - 7 Apr 2012 BSH
Jerome Bloom (GBR) -166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, to 21.6deg - 1 Apr 2017 British Grip Champs
James Jackson (GBR) -166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, to 19.8deg - 1 Apr 2017 British Grip Champs
Pete Kerr (GBR) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, to 18.1deg - 7 July 2012 Gathering
Karl Skjelvik (NOR) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, to 10.1deg - 25 Feb 2012 Video
Elizabeth Horne (GBR) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, to 2.9deg - 7 Apr 2012 BSH
Lee Cummings (GBR) -166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, to 1.6deg - 1 Apr 2017 British Grip Champs
Leon Macey (GBR) - 166.3k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” Grade 5 ‘OF' bolt, to 0.7deg - 7 Apr 2012 BSH

LEVEL 4 - MATTERHORN, ITALY/SWITZ (4,478m)

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

Nuno Couto (PRT) - 128.75k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" EN1 CRS bar, full bend - 30 Jan 2012 Video
Bob van Genugten (NLD) - 128.75k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" EN1 CRS bar, full bend - 4 Feb 2012 Video
Elizabeth Horne (GBR) - 128.75k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" EN1 CRS bar, full bend - 11 Feb 2012 - UK strongman training
Mark Kinder (GBR)
- 128.75k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" EN1 CRS bar, full bend - 17 Feb 2012
Peter Brannstom (SWE) - 128.75k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" EN1 CRS bar, full bend - 24 July 2012 Video
Mike Sharkey (USA) - 128.75k @ 6" - 8mm x 6" EN1 CRS bar, full bend - 11 June 2013 Video
Aaron Schainblatt (USA) - 128.6k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 CRS bar, full bend - 14 Mar 2012
Anthony Biggs (GBR) - 128.6k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 CRS bar, full bend - 7 Apr 2012 BSH
Pete Kerr (GBR) - 128.6k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 CRS bar, full bend - 3 May 2012 Video
Tom Scibelli (USA) - 128.6k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 CRS bar, full bend - 29 Aug 2013 Video
Markus Moisio (FIN) - 128.6k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 CRS bar, to 10.3deg - 7 July 2012 Gathering
Kris Wragg (GBR) - 128.6k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 CRS bar, to 5.3deg - 7 July 2012 Gathering
Paul Bloom (GBR) - 128.6k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 CRS bar, to 5deg - 28 Sept 2013 Video
Don Cummings (USA) - 122.55k @ 6" - 6mm x 6" EN8 CRS bar, full bend - 21 Apr 2017 Video

LEVEL 2 - BEN NEVIS, SCOTLAND (1,344m)

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

Mayyah Shalchi (GBR) - 88k @ 6" - ¼” x 6” nail, full bend - 1 Apr 2017 British Grip Champs
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TORQUE! - Steel bars/bolts calibrating
(All steel calibrated at 6” length, and bent to 30 degrees)

Current stock – as of 22 Mar 2017
74.54k (164.33lb) = S275 mild steel – 6mm x 6” – batch 13 on 21 Mar 2017.
75k (165.3lb) = Hot Rolled Steel – 6.5mm x 6” – batch 4 on 22 Feb 2012. SOLD OUT
87.4k (192.7lb) = 6” nail – ¼" x 6”– batch 1 on 22 Jan 2012. SOLD OUT
88k (194lb) = 6” nail – ¼" x 6”– batch 13 on 21 Mar 2017.
95.7k (211lb) = Cold Rolled Steel – 6mm x 6” – batch 4 on 22 Feb 2012. SOLD OUT
106.3k (234.3lb) = Grade 12.9 socket cap bolt – 5mm x 6” – batch 8 on 6 May 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
137.54k (303.22lb) = S275 mild steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 13 on 21 Mar 2017.
161.6k (356.3lb) = Grade 5 bolt ‘Triangle’ mark – ¼” x 6” – batch 4 on 22 Feb 2012. SOLD OUT
166.15k (366.3lb) = Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 4 on 22 Feb 2012. SOLD OUT
166.3k (366.6lb) = Grade 5 bolt ‘OF’ mark [black colour] – ¼” x 6” – batch 1 on 21 Jan 2012.
166.85k (367.8lb) = Grade 4.8 bolt ‘RSB M’ mark [dark colour] – 8mm x 6” – batch 10 on 23 May 2012. SOLD OUT
168.95k (372.5lb) = Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 4 on 22 Feb 2012. SOLD OUT
171.15k (377.3lb) = Grade 4.8 bolt ‘YG’ mark [dark colour] – 8mm x 6” – batch 10 on 23 May 2012. SOLD OUT
181.3k (399.7lb) = Grade 12.9 socket cap bolt – 6mm x 6” – batch 8 on 6 May 2012. SOLD OUT
182.45k (402.2lb) = Grade 4.8 bolt ‘YF’ mark [dark colour] – 8mm x 6” – batch 11 on 27 Jan 2015.
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
196.65k (433.5lb) = Grade 8 bolt ‘Triangle’ mark – ¼” x 6” – batch 9 on 14 May 2012. SOLD OUT
204.3k (450.39lb) = Grade 8 bolt ‘JH’ mark – ¼” x 6” – batch 13 on 21 Mar 2017.
206.15k (454.5lb) = Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 4 on 22 Feb 2012. SOLD OUT
213.35k (470.3lb) = Grade 8.8 ‘5’ bolt ‘XYLX’ mark – 8mm x 6” – batch 12 on 28 Aug 2015. SOLD OUT
215.85k (475.9lb) = Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 4 on 22 Feb 2012. SOLD OUT
233.45k (514.7lb) = Grade 8.8 ‘5’ bolt ‘CW’ mark [black colour] – 8mm x 6” – batch 2 on 27 Jan 2012.
239.25k (527.5lb) = EN8 Cold Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 1 on 22 Jan 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.
295.5k (651.4lb) = Grade 8.8 ‘5’ bolt ‘YH’ mark – 8mm x 6” – batch 12 on 28 Aug 2015.
303.45k (669lb) = Hot Rolled Steel – 8mm x 6” – batch 4 on 22 Feb 2012. SOLD OUT
305.8k (674.2lb) = Grade 5 bolt ‘OF’ mark [chrome colour] – 8mm x 7” – batch 7 on 2 May 2012.
313.2k (690.4lb) = Grade 8.8 ‘5’ bolt ‘TVS’ mark – 8mm x 6” – batch 12 on 28 Aug 2015.
325.45k (717.5lb) = Grade 5 bolt ‘JH’ mark [black colour] – 5/16” x 6” – batch 2 on 27 Jan 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
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.
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: 6”, 6.5” and 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 (6, 6.5 or 7”). 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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