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martinbIcon...09-05-2012 @ 15:52 
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thosebananas said:At the end of the day can we have more interesting comps.


this

Personally what I would be looking for in an u120 comp would be a heavy OH dead, sure, but the other events to me more speed, mobility, endurance based events

fun stuff, truck pulls, medleys of Yoke in to farmers in to drag, power stairs, connans circle, finals finger, arm over arm, EVENTS
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Post Edited: 09.05.2012 @ 15:55 PM by davycummings
Its interesting,

Mostly the 105s say no? EDIT: It was when i typed it, but has changed during that time

yet you have your catagory where you can compete with guys of similar size, and against the big guys, offering you more comps.

When 105s came in i think you could still be more competetive at 120-130kg than you can now. The top end has moved towards heavier guys, and left those guys in a funny middle ground, both too heavy and too light
StetecIcon...09-05-2012 @ 15:53 
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RyanDodz said:I would say Yes.

Although I'm happy with the U105's right now, A stepping stone up to big heavy opens where people are 150kg+.

If I was down at U80kg i would like the idea of U80, then U90 then U105 as my training progresses and my strength and size increases! A 120KG category seems the next logical step no?!


This.
JCIcon...09-05-2012 @ 15:55 
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Post Edited: 09.05.2012 @ 15:55 PM by JC
martinb said:
this
Personally what I would be looking for in an u120 comp would be a heavy OH dead, sure, but the other events to me more speed, mobility, endurance based events
fun stuff, truck pulls, medleys of Yoke in to farmers in to drag, power stairs, connans circle, finals finger, arm over arm, EVENTS


so stuff you're particularly good at/enjoy...strange that!
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martinb said:
this
Personally what I would be looking for in an u120 comp would be a heavy OH dead, sure, but the other events to me more speed, mobility, endurance based events
fun stuff, truck pulls, medleys of Yoke in to farmers in to drag, power stairs, connans circle, finals finger, arm over arm, EVENTS


Load and drag medlys are the bollacks as well, fingers are brilliant craic etc
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Coming into this late did not read all of the 7 pages so sorry if this has been said before but I want to address more on martins point about events and not weight class,
Tbh I my opinion the worst thing that ever happened to strongman was the Arnolds.
Now I never thought in a million years I would say that but it started the trend for this whole "let's make it hevier" attitude that has become a problem in the last couple of years.
Max deadlift is great, but not every f**king comp, and this whole thing where your now getting more than one pressing event in comps is wrong too, since when has shoulder strength been twice the importance of other disciplines
Sport has lost touch with it's history and events that can't be "maxed" out have been dropped.
Injuries have increased and the crowd I don't think enjoy watching it as much, who wants to see 8 guys fail a log and 1 guy get a rep and one guy win with 2
I am all for testing athletes to the limit but too much emphasis on "max static strength" at the moment and a slight shift in event choices would make the sport a little less boring to watch and safer for athletes
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just look at it as a one off comp just like any other promotor creating a one off comp i.e blackpools strongest man

cant really disagree with it being put on IMO and see 'who' enters and the quality of athlete it brings.

if more comps come of it then so be it if not, atleast it was tried.
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Ben_F said:Lots of people viewing the thread which suggest an interest one way or the other - speak up people even its a yes/no post - you don't have to justify your reasons or get embroiled in a debate, it would just be good to have a general consensus one way or the other. Thanks.


Yes.

Also speaking from more of a casual point of view, it's because of the addition of 80 and 90 classes that I've considered doing a SM comp in the future. If it wasn't for those classes I wouldn't bother cos it just wouldn't be fun for me to do.
JCIcon...09-05-2012 @ 15:57 
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davycummings said:
I am not advocating that at all.
I just personally think that 105kg is pretty light to have the final weighted catagory when top open guys can be 200kg+
Whether it be 120, 130, whatever, I think something in between 105kg and 200kg would be a good thing.


Lets not compare ourseleves to the "elite" as only 1 or 2 on here are anywher near there

In reality, how many doing the open comps in Scotland/England are over 140/50...not many I'd imagine (although I know that still a big gap...but talking about 180-200kg guys is nonsical, as it doesnt apply to us and our comps!)
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JC said:
so stuff you're particularly good at/enjoy...strange that!


The crowd aka the 'supporters' and at the end of the day the revenue stream for the progression of the sport as an entirity, enjoy it more too.
JCIcon...09-05-2012 @ 15:58 
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robocop said:your now getting more than one pressing event in comps is wrong too, since when has shoulder strength been twice the importance of other disciplines


I do strongly agree with this...one of my pet peeves in comps
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thosebananas said:
The crowd aka the 'supporters' and at the end of the day the revenue stream for the progression of the sport as an entirity, enjoy it more too.


Says who?
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JC said:
thosebananas said:
The crowd aka the 'supporters' and at the end of the day the revenue stream for the progression of the sport as an entirity, enjoy it more too.


Says who?


Its my experience of every event I've ever been to
JCIcon...09-05-2012 @ 16:04 
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martinb said:
Its my experience of every event I've ever been to


IME the crowd love any kind of head to head event, be it heavy OH, deadlift, farmers, yoke, medley etc

Basically Martin, you want an 120 cat (as this suits your BW perfectly), with a return to 1990s WSM tye events (as these are the events you love to watch/participate in)...should we just call it the Bunyan Class? Wink
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JC said:
IME the crowd love any kind of head to head event, be it heavy OH, deadlift, farmers, yoke, medley etc
Basically Martin, you want an 120 cat (as this suits your BW perfectly), with a return to 1990s WSM tye events (as these are the events you love to watch/participate in)...should we just call it the Bunyan Class? Wink


Finally we agree on something! Happy

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