IronMind CoC Silver Bullet Rules

The CoC Silver Bullet debuted at the recent Visegrip Viking Challenge and now it’s time for grip guys worldwide to take their best shot at the world record established by Mark Felix.

Mike Burke had quite a weekend at the 2012 LA FitExpo: first he won the strongman contest and then he grabbed second place at the grip competition, where the IronMind CoC Silver Bullet Challenge made its debut.  IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.
Mike Burke had quite a weekend at the 2012 LA FitExpo: first he won the strongman contest and then he grabbed second place at the grip competition, where the IronMind CoC Silver Bullet Challenge made its debut.  IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.


IronMind® CoC Silver Bullet Challenge: World Record Attempt Rules
1. A genuine IronMind Captains of Crush® No. 3 gripper must be used.
2. The gripper must be new, in an unbroken package and opened on the spot.
3. A genuine IronMind CoC Silver Bullet must be used, with 2.5 kg of weight hanging from the silver bullet strap and this weight may take the form of either an IWF or IPF certified/recognized (calibrated) plate or some other weight that has been demonstrated to be no less that 2.50 kg on a certified or otherwise demonstrably accurate scale.
4. The CoC Silver Bullet is inserted by the competitor no deeper than up to the top edge of the clear band, so that the script Captains of Crush® is legible, and so that all four fingers are in contact with the CoC gripper handle* (dropping the pinky completely off the end of the gripper handle is expressly prohibited).
5. Using one or two hands, the competitor closes the CoC No. 3 in his own time so that the two handles hold the CoC Silver Bullet in place and once this position has been achieved, and only one hand is holding the gripper shut, the referee gives the signal to start the clock.  If the competitor fails to get a secure hold on the CoC Silver Bullet he is allowed one chance to reset it.
6. The hand must be held with the gripper approximately vertical.
7. Time stops when the Silver Bullet drops from the handles or when the referee observes any opening of the gripper handle for any reason whatsoever.

*This means on the “top” side of the handle, as the fingers are normally positioned.


Here’s a closeup of what a legal position looks like for the CoC Silver Bullet Challenge.  IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.
Here’s a closeup of what a legal position looks like for the CoC Silver Bullet Challenge.  IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen photo.
 

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