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Sensei
09-29-2006, 11:26 PM
Log Wrestling: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Wdd_vlSDU_8

I always enjoyed seeing the one-on-one duels like these in arm wrestling, sumo, etc... I understand why they probably got rid of them (injury), but they are pretty cool anyway.

Maximus96
09-30-2006, 02:27 AM
steel bending, quarter bending, highland game style events were also very cool to watch. there is a lot of events they dont do anymore that you can find videos of kaz or others doing from the 80s

clawhammer_33
09-30-2006, 06:46 AM
Cool.

Is that a garbage bag on the first losing guys head?

Stumprrp
09-30-2006, 07:14 AM
those events are so crazy, how ever i think magnus broke some1's arm arm wrestling so i dont think thats safe either LOL

RedSpikeyThing
09-30-2006, 10:15 AM
That's crazy!!

DokterVet
09-30-2006, 01:18 PM
That's awesome.

bjohnso
09-30-2006, 02:10 PM
steel bending, quarter bending, highland game style events were also very cool to watch. there is a lot of events they dont do anymore that you can find videos of kaz or others doing from the 80s

I'd love to see someone bend a quarter. That would require some insane finger strength.

Sensei
09-30-2006, 07:32 PM
steel bending, quarter bending, highland game style events were also very cool to watch. there is a lot of events they dont do anymore that you can find videos of kaz or others doing from the 80s
"Quarter bending"? I can't imagine that would be much of a spectator event... Bar bending is pretty fun to watch and I actually remember seeing Lou Ferrigno doing it in one of the early WSMs in the 70s.

laxguy1028
10-01-2006, 01:16 PM
I think that they should bring back events like arm wrestling, they are the most entertaining to watch

Beast
10-01-2006, 01:58 PM
Who was the first guy that lost. He's one of the hugest people I've ever seen.

Sensei
10-01-2006, 06:38 PM
Manfred Hoeberl (sp?)

Bohizzle
10-01-2006, 08:19 PM
didn't he at one point have the biggest arms in the world? something like 25 or 26 inches?

Andrew

nhlfan
10-02-2006, 12:33 AM
So, who is this monster? Manfred Hoeberl is the man with the World's Biggest Arms - 25 1/2 inches cold!! To put things into perspective, Arnold had 22 inch arms in his prime. Manfred is truly a giant, measuring 6' 5" and weighing in at 330 lbs. This guy is strong - really strong... He does chin-ups with 200 lbs. strapped to his waist for reps! He can curl 440 lbs. for reps!

You might have seen him compete in the World's Strongest Man Competition, shown regularly on ESPN. Manfred was just starting to climb to the top of the sport (finished 2nd in 1994) when he was in a serious car accident in 1995. He's recovered and he'll be back... so look out!

nhlfan
10-02-2006, 12:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSmwMnPjL7I

Goodwinm
10-02-2006, 02:25 AM
Im with you Sensei. The Log Wrestling was awesome, and did actually show who was the stronger person. Thats what WSM should have more of. one on ones. That truley shows the Worlds Strongest Men!

I do miss some of the older events of WSM.

Maximus96
10-02-2006, 08:26 AM
Im with you Sensei. The Log Wrestling was awesome, and did actually show who was the stronger person. Thats what WSM should have more of. one on ones. That truley shows the Worlds Strongest Men!

I do miss some of the older events of WSM.

the WSM is about tests of strength, those are more tests of skill.

Goodwinm
10-02-2006, 05:02 PM
Im going to have to disagree with you there Maximus.
There is skill in all strength activities. And theres a lot of strength needed in those log battles. I concur that having good footing and staying low has its advantages but that is also displaying strength.

chris mason
10-02-2006, 05:30 PM
That was good stuff!

bill
10-02-2006, 07:25 PM
Yeah Kaz use to own some guys in Sumo Wrestling, I think you can youtube it. Franco broke a leg or something on a refrigerator carry

Guido
10-03-2006, 08:43 AM
Manfred was a FREAK.