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davewalshIconare climbing shoes a must?03-10-2012 @ 08:06 
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in your experience is it possable to do a truck pull event in normal trainers? or would rock climbing shoes be a must?
walkerIcon...03-10-2012 @ 08:10 
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I've used them on 2 events and I'm 100% sure I would've done worse without them.

I just did a Forklift drag event a couple of weeks ago and only us in climbing shoes could move it, for those without it barely budged.
VanillaGorillaIcon...03-10-2012 @ 08:11 
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You could do it without climbing shoes. But don't expect to do well.
BenMacIcon...03-10-2012 @ 08:15 
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I did truck pull in a comp once, as I walked up in my rock climbing shoes the ref said "finally, someone in decent footwear", I picked the rope up, he counted me in and I promptly slipped and fell flat on my face!
VanillaGorillaIcon...03-10-2012 @ 08:18 
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BenMac said:I did truck pull in a comp once, as I walked up in my rock climbing shoes the ref said "finally, someone in decent footwear", I picked the rope up, he counted me in and I promptly slipped and fell flat on my face!




All the gear, no idea Grin
BenMacIcon...03-10-2012 @ 08:39 
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Iiiiiiiiiiiin one!
andysmilesIcon...03-10-2012 @ 09:04 
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Just done a truck pull this weekend and I say 100% better of with them

Like deadlifting with no belt , yeh ya can do it but will do better equipped imho
davewalshIcon...03-10-2012 @ 09:16 
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ok thnaks better get shopping as the comps on Saturday! will those shoes be ok the grounds wet or wont it make a differance? any advice on how to pull the truck?
martinbIcon...03-10-2012 @ 09:43 
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Get low, as low as you feel like you can go, then a bit lower

Apply force horizontally, any pushing up you do is a waste of time and effort

If it's a tough initial pull what tends to happen is your body curves up and before you know it your hips are nowhere near behind your shoulders, and your chest is way up high, don't do that, stay low

Davycummings on here has some videos of him training that illustrate what to do very well
Ben_FIcon...03-10-2012 @ 09:47 
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I did truck pull 3 times without them: last, 2nd to last, last & twice with: 2nd, 2nd.

I say buy the climbing shoes!
andysmilesIcon...03-10-2012 @ 09:51 
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Post Edited: 03.10.2012 @ 09:56 AM by andysmiles
i won with my rock shoes last weekend , on look back at video my technique seemed quite good too ive been told.

andysmilesIcon...03-10-2012 @ 09:51 
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Ben_F said:I did truck pull 3 times without them: last, 2nd to last, last & twice with: 2nd, 2nd.

I say buy the climbing shoes!


good advice mate when i asked also! 1st place

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Post Edited: 03.10.2012 @ 09:55 AM by davycummings
martinb said:Get low, as low as you feel like you can go, then a bit lower

Apply force horizontally, any pushing up you do is a waste of time and effort

If it's a tough initial pull what tends to happen is your body curves up and before you know it your hips are nowhere near behind your shoulders, and your chest is way up high, don't do that, stay low

Davycummings on here has some videos of him training that illustrate what to do very well


I dont know about great, but I will stick up the vid martin means.

It is only 18.5 tonne so not a hard pull.

You can see that at the start i lean forward and do a couple of half squats to get it moving, then it is little short steps as quick as possible, keeping the body as flat as possible. Try not to step too long, you will lose momentum and your body will rock and roll all over the place, slowing you down.

Heavier guys can get away with being less flat imo, but if i rise up my speed drops a lot.

The shoes help a lot, especially in the wet. Hope it is some help

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davewalsh said:ok thnaks better get shopping as the comps on Saturday! will those shoes be ok the grounds wet or wont it make a differance? any advice on how to pull the truck?


If you're doing Watford's strongest and are a size 10, you should lend them to me in exchange for a burger or a block of chalk.....
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...03-10-2012 @ 14:03 
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Ben_F said:
I did truck pull 3 times without them: last, 2nd to last, last & twice with: 2nd, 2nd.

I say buy the climbing shoes!


I'm jealous that you've pulled so many trucks.

I've never pulled one in a comp. It's always been s**ty little vehicles Unhappy

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