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NimbleIcon...09-09-2020 @ 01:18 
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I think people have just gotten very strong.

But I do think stone runs could be heavier. Id like to see some ending in the 230kg range.
KevC86Icon...09-09-2020 @ 06:08 
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Nimble said:I think people have just gotten very strong.

But I do think stone runs could be heavier. Id like to see some ending in the 230kg range.


I think the WUS comp in Dubai usually ends around 220kg.

Not too many guys could load heavier than that, especially at the end of a comp.

I do think the usual Giants run of 100 - 180 is a bit too light though. Although to put it in perspective you have guys like Paul Smith and John Pollock who can load a 200kg stone and yet often struggle on that run, so clearly it isn't easy.
SamthepigmanIcon...09-09-2020 @ 09:57 
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Get rid of the ol' tacky and you wouldn't have to make them any heavier
LessThanLukeIcon...09-09-2020 @ 10:11 
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Samthepigman said:Get rid of the ol' tacky and you wouldn't have to make them any heavier


You'd also be changing the event and what it's testing which is the point you always seem to miss.

Tackyless stones is primarily a grip and upper body test of strength imo.

Tackied stones are testing the hips, whole posterior chain, legs, core etc etc
PaulSavageIcon...09-09-2020 @ 12:48 
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hixxy1985 said:
Great to display strength feats
But not.to call it a record
Not when it's in comfort.of your own home that's not what contests are.
We will just end up with records being set too high and never getting replicated in true contest format....which is proven....to be much much harder

I wouldnt class it as an official record either, just wus record if thats there rules but i think the weighing of the appartus is a big step forward. Id like to see this a lot more often in strongman as lets face it, you never really know what the f**k your lifting. Especially for national and international comps all apparatus should be weighed for all athletes, judges to see in my opinion.
SamthepigmanIcon...09-09-2020 @ 13:31 
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Post Edited: 09.09.2020 @ 17:39 PM by Samthepigman
LessThanLuke said:
Samthepigman said:Get rid of the ol' tacky and you wouldn't have to make them any heavier


You'd also be changing the event and what it's testing which is the point you always seem to miss.

Tackyless stones is primarily a grip and upper body test of strength imo.

Tackied stones are testing the hips, whole posterior chain, legs, core etc etc


I suppose. In a way. But if your classing tacky stones as a seperate entity, then, I guess the stones are too light
hixxy1985Icon...09-09-2020 @ 17:52 
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PaulSavage said:
I wouldnt class it as an official record either, just wus record if thats there rules but i think the weighing of the appartus is a big step forward. Id like to see this a lot more often in strongman as lets face it, you never really know what the f**k your lifting. Especially for national and international comps all apparatus should be weighed for all athletes, judges to see in my opinion.


Giants always way any record attempts live on Eddie's fb page
PaulSavageIcon...09-09-2020 @ 21:54 
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hixxy1985 said:
Giants always way any record attempts live on Eddie's fb page

Yeah but there's loads of stuff that doesn't weigh what it's listed as even with giants / official Strongman. I know an axle that's been used at a bunch of super series and wsm qualifiers weighed very light, the giant yoke last year weighed very heavy obviously to the point people got injured. At europes couple years back women's frame was supposed be 220kg but it was 180kg, the deadlift was supposed be 220kg was probably 240kg+ as they puts men's class weight on by mistake. I'm sure it happens all the time, just feel it be way more professional to have all appartus weighed but maybe that's my grip side coming out where everything is always weighed to the gram.
SamthepigmanIcon...10-09-2020 @ 10:30 
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jtIcon...10-09-2020 @ 13:59 
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I have long thought the stones are too light, I would like to see 160 180 200 210 220

or 5x200 to 5 foot
AdamTIcon...10-09-2020 @ 17:26 
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Post Edited: 10.09.2020 @ 17:27 PM by AdamT
jt said:I have long thought the stones are too light, I would like to see 160 180 200 210 220

or 5x200 to 5 foot


I would go even heavier

Edit

Maybe I'm underestimating the current guys, if so, add 10kg to each stone
160 190 210 230 240

It would be similar in a way to big z with the Austrian oak at the Arnold's

Not everyone should complete the event

Maybe lower level guys will struggle with with 2-3, better stone lifters will get at least 3 or 4

Only the very best will get the 5th

It's not like making an event where guys no rep. They will all be capable of loading at least a couple. But the heavy stones will really Seperate the men from the boys and would be an awesome way to complete the final

Stones in the heats can be a little lighter

Maybe 150 170 190 200 210
JCarter123Icon...10-09-2020 @ 18:54 
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I would like 150-170-190-210-230 for the final.

I feel like its been the same weight for about 10 years. Was pleased to see a 210kg once but need it more often.

Also, wouldnt mind if atlas stone wasnt in every single giants live/WSM. There are other events.
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...10-09-2020 @ 19:08 
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AdamT said:
Not everyone should complete the event
Maybe lower level guys will struggle with with 2-3, better stone lifters will get at least 3 or 4
Only the very best will get the 5th


I agree with that, but I reckon it would be hard to separate the elite guys to that degree these days.
SamthepigmanIcon...10-09-2020 @ 21:04 
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I agree. It's hardly a feat of strength anymore like I said, everyone finishes it and everyone finishes it fast. Boooooring.
AdamTIcon...10-09-2020 @ 22:22 
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Wayne_Cowdrey said:
I agree with that, but I reckon it would be hard to separate the elite guys to that degree these days.


Yes you're probably right, unless you make the stones ridiculously heavy

Tom S, Brian and licis would love that

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