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» WSM prediction thread 2013 (Go to post)17-08-2013 @ 11:51 
From L to R it goes

Hollands, Felix, Shaw, Best and then another big buy. Is that Burke?
» WSM prediction thread 2013 (Go to post)17-08-2013 @ 11:41 
I also think Koklyaev is next to Thor.
» WSM prediction thread 2013 (Go to post)17-08-2013 @ 11:26 
Post Edited: 17.08.2013 @ 11:28 AM by Mikeneto
Actually it will be Jenkins...if you zoom at 250% you can see his utterly enormous forearms.

In the main pic it does look like he has more beard, but hair is similar.
» WSM prediction thread 2013 (Go to post)17-08-2013 @ 11:24 
Oberst is standing further back and the guy between is also a step back making him look bigger. I just think it is camera trickery. I could be wrong though.

Can anyone see Koklyaev in the pic? I am still worried he might not be there.
» WSM prediction thread 2013 (Go to post)17-08-2013 @ 11:03 
I would say it is Pritchett
» WSM prediction thread 2013 (Go to post)13-08-2013 @ 14:20 
JamieG said:Yep.

Is Terry still the number 1 truck puller on whole of Kazakhstan?

Between him and Thor. Both are probably lighter than last year, so others may have caught them. Will be an interesting event. Lalas shocked everyone last year in the truck pull due to a 'smaller' guy doing so well in it.
» WSM prediction thread 2013 (Go to post)13-08-2013 @ 12:19 
Post Edited: 13.08.2013 @ 12:20 PM by Mikeneto
Just glad Koklyaev is in there. He will make it a better final(if he makes it) with there being a max deadlift and OH medley. He seems to be much bigger and stronger than ever, would be great to see where he is at.

With the WSM final only being an hour and they usually just follow the top performances and the lower down guys you rarely see in the final. At least with Koklyaev you will see his deadlift and OH medley because they will be at a very good standard.

I just hope this year they don't rush through the OH medley with there being so many great pressers.

With the yoke I hope they just put all 10 in a line like they did in 2011(I think), so you get to see it all and more time to show other events. I also think it makes it look better as an event.
» WSM prediction thread 2013 (Go to post)08-08-2013 @ 11:33 
The 3 unseeded Brits have been given great events to potentially make it to the final. All the Brits must be happy.
» World's Strongest Man 2013 (Go to post)07-08-2013 @ 21:29 
Post Edited: 07.08.2013 @ 21:29 PM by Mikeneto
VanillaGorilla said:So are you in fact saying all people of the same race look the same?

Actually, don't answer, I'm not interested.

Back on topic.

When they're on a zoomed out camera, all with a shaved head and wearing the same kit and all from the same valley rift in Kenya, then yes I do find it hard to distinguish.
» World's Strongest Man 2013 (Go to post)07-08-2013 @ 21:21 
VanillaGorilla said:
I do.
Especially coming from someone who spouted about the non existent 'anti American' feel on this site.

Well when you edit my post in your quote and miss out certain vital parts it may look like racism. The whole point of my post was to focus on the kit, you chose to edit that out and focus on skin colour.

Most of the top runners are black with short hair, most of the top strongmen are white with short hair. Your regular fan on a zoomed out camera won't know who is who. They can in athletics when it comes to major champs and they have their nations kit on, they can't at diamond league when they're all wearing the same nike kit.
» World's Strongest Man 2013 (Go to post)07-08-2013 @ 21:06 
VanillaGorilla said:
What the f**k?!

I will explain it more. Take the 3k steeple chase. You will get 10 Kenyan runners all with a name beginning with K with s shaved head all wearing the same Nike kit. I have seen sprint event where it is the same..apart from everyone recognises Bolt. Strongman hasn't got a Bolt. Come world champs you can actually tell who is who when they have different kits on. Races and strongman events are mainly seen from a zoomed out camera.

You can see it as racism if you want. It is an issue being discussed in athletics due to people losing interest in meets because everyone looks the same in the races. Plus the example of strongman would be the opposite, all big tall white men with short hair and facial hair.
» World's Strongest Man 2013 (Go to post)07-08-2013 @ 20:55 
Post Edited: 07.08.2013 @ 20:56 PM by Mikeneto
I generally mean quite obviously do it rather than just a little flag.

Thor for example could be more viking! JPS you remember him in a kilt and being viking like.

Hixxy have a union jack bandana.

Derek Boyer could have been more like a traditional islander clothing.

I am not talking Notting Hill carnival here, you could make it still look professional just with little tweaks.

Some nations it does get harder, but just simple red and white kit for the Polish athletes.
» World's Strongest Man 2013 (Go to post)07-08-2013 @ 20:44 
Post Edited: 07.08.2013 @ 20:45 PM by Mikeneto
Anyone else think the athletes should wear clothing that represents their nation. For your only watch strongman at xmas fan they probably find it hard to distinguish between athletes.

I see it like athletics. You get the Diamond league and all the athletes in the running event are black with short hair and wearing the same nike kit. You kind of lose interest. Soon as world champs or Olympic comes along and they're wearing their nations kit you know who is who and get behind your athletes more plus recognise other nations athletes. I think they should do the same with WSM.

Doesn't have to be a nations kit like at the olympics, but just something to distinguish that athlete as being that nation.

The walk out with the flags doesn't really give the viewers enough opportunity to remember who is who.
» World's Strongest Man 2013 (Go to post)07-08-2013 @ 18:40 
I would say loz and Jenkins group is squats...the others are deadlifts. Radz and Z are great at both squatting and deadlift so could be a potential squat group also, but would say it is a deadlift one. Agree about that group though, burke and Felix are going to be a massive pain for Radz with certain events.
» World's Strongest Man 2013 (Go to post)07-08-2013 @ 16:13 
I think oberst is going instead of poundstone...complete guess on my behalf.

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