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Yet another person closes the COC #4

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Yet another person closes the COC #4

Just in case any of you grip fanatics missed it, Magnus Samuelsson closed the COC #4 last weekend.
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From IronMind news - Monday, February 02,2004

1998 World's Strongest Man winner Magnus Samuelsson has long been known for his ferociously strong grip, and when he ground the handles on a No. 4 Captains of Crush gripper this weekend, he proved the point again. Although he came into strongman from arm wrestling, Magnus Samuelsson is not a pure grip specialist, but rather a guy who trains his hand strength as part of his overall preparation for strongman contests. Nonetheless, Magnus has some of the strongest hands around, and early last year he was starting to draw a bead on the world-renown No. 4. "I was peaking up to World's Strongest Man (2003)," Magnus said, "but if you do too much, your hands get sore," so he backed off. Starting again after this period of rest, Magnus has really hit his stride, and he said that since Christmas he has been able to close the No. 4 on a good day, and on Saturday, when he was the official witness for Jim Gahnfelt (going for his certification on the No. 3), Magnus said he felt good and just wanted to give it try. Beginning with only a slight set, Magnus proceeded to grind the handles on the No. 4, explaining, "If I have a good day, I can crush it with some speed." Although he has never had a chance to try a Blob, Magnus admits that he has a pretty good pinch grip, and he is a former world-record holder on the Rolling Thunder, so don't think his hand strength is limited to stellar performances on grippers. Magnus was hoping to finish higher than his fourth place in WSM 2003 and is training hard with an eye on this year's contest. Want to see how one of the very top names on the international strongman circuit prepares? Then be sure to catch Magnus Samuelsson's new training DVD, which will be released in about two weeks. Full details on the new DVD will be available shortly.
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    MikeyFive
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/05 18:06:26 (permalink)
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    Yeah, read that on Ironmind a couple of days ago, he hasn't been certified yet though.

    Im guessing seeing as how it was posted on the Ironmind site it has been accepted as a genuine close, and he'll be on the list soon.

    M5
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/05 19:21:20 (permalink)
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    #4 was supposed to be an impossible goal, they will have to make a #5 now!

    AL
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/05 19:45:56 (permalink)
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    He will be the fourth to close I think.....lol..#5, I can't imagine how hard that would be to close.
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/05 20:15:39 (permalink)
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    whats the rating of barabans worlds toughest gripper? thats the daddy
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/05 20:16:11 (permalink)
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    look at the spring on that!!!!!
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/05 20:23:20 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by carn

    He will be the fourth to close I think.....lol..#5, I can't imagine how hard that would be to close.


    yes i believe you are right, Mobster will be next!

    AL
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/05 21:21:35 (permalink)
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    i think it will come soon that they will push for a no.5 gripper. the crushing power in the hands must be amazing. Magnus is a farmer, feel sorry for them cows when he is milking..oooohhh
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/05 21:33:05 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by bigmac

    i think it will come soon that they will push for a no.5 gripper. the crushing power in the hands must be amazing. Magnus is a farmer, feel sorry for them cows when he is milking..oooohhh


    Sorry, or jealous?

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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/06 06:34:34 (permalink)
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    You are one sick puppy M5!

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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/06 14:12:30 (permalink)
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    Lmao! @ M5!
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/07 11:59:52 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by bigmac

    i think it will come soon that they will push for a no.5 gripper. the crushing power in the hands must be amazing. Magnus is a farmer, feel sorry for them cows when he is milking..oooohhh


    It's not an animal farm. He grows stuff (not only muscles)
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/07 12:41:48 (permalink)
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    Ahh you guys. Just for that I'll try and get the damn thing (4) closer than ever before tonight/afternoon when I train grippers.
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/07 13:28:26 (permalink)
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    do you know what the rating of the wt gripper is mobster?
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/07 13:32:47 (permalink)
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    When I was involved with the handgripper site (I still am but not in a business way - we may be doing a video) I had one here for while and guesstimated it, as per the blurb on the site, as needing about 700ip.
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/07 14:51:46 (permalink)
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    cheers mobster i couldnt see the blurb, 700ip is just insane!
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/15 12:13:39 (permalink)
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    do yo reckon, if you could close a #4, you could pick up a granny/skinny youth by thier head like a crane, and just, swing them around?!
    rob
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    RE: Yet another person closes the COC #4 2004/02/15 13:01:41 (permalink)
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    nah that's what the 'blobs' are for :D
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