Since this bend I've also bent a shoe that had
about 20% more steel and it thus was proportionally
harder. The harder shoe was about the same strength as the
Crescent Wrench below, but it took more endurance to bend, requiring three big bends to
actually get it spun around in the position shown.
(bent July 7, 2003).
wrench was admittedly a cheap one, but it is labeled “Drop
Here is another
great picture from Saturday,
June 22, 2002
and the Association of Oldetime Barbell
& Strongmen annual reunion Dinner. This is Slim
the Hammer Man Farman, many times referred to as the greatest
living strongman. He certainly put on a show, and at
around 70 years of age! These are two 17-pound hammers
which were first lifted to the rear "Weaver stick"
style. Slim then swung them and reversed the grip in his
hand. Once overhead he brought them all the way down to
his nose. For those of you out there who have tried this,
note the height of Slim's hands and the angle of the handle to
the floor. Slim actually brought the hammers farther down
so that they were parallel to the floor, and the full torque of
the weight pulling against his hand and wrist. 7/10/02.
June 22, 2002 I attended the Association of Oldetime Barbell
& Strongmen annual reunion Dinner. History was
made this night as Mark Henry cleaned and pressed an Inch
Photos of the event are here.
I saved this picture of Stanless Steele for my web site because
I haven't seen any pictures of Stan on the web He is plunging a 30-penny nail through 2 license
plates and a board. The picture was caught at the moment
of impact. Dennis Rogers and Slim the Hammer Man Farman
also wowed the crowd with spectacular feats of strength.
Check back for future descriptions and pictures of the
great feats of strength performed at the event. (6/24/02).
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