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Old 07-28-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Individual Events 2 & 5 Released

Really going skill/task heavy with what has been released so far, I like it.

Event 2
Max L-Sit Hold
Max Distance Softball Throw (2 Attempts)
Max Handstand Walk (1 Mulligan if 1st attempt is less than 5 yards)

Event 5 (I really like this one, only wish would be that it be a little longer)
2:00 for Max Weighted CTB Pull Up
2:00 for Max Snatch
1:00 Weighted Water Jug Carry for Distance
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Re: Individual Events 2 & 5 Released

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Really going skill/task heavy with what has been released so far, I like it.

Event 2
Max L-Sit Hold
Max Distance Softball Throw (2 Attempts)
Max Handstand Walk (1 Mulligan if 1st attempt is less than 5 yards)

Event 5 (I really like this one, only wish would be that it be a little longer)
2:00 for Max Weighted CTB Pull Up
2:00 for Max Snatch
1:00 Weighted Water Jug Carry for Distance
Weighted pull ups is something that a lot of people don't do, so it is good to see that. This does look like something that Blair Morrison would excel at.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:01 PM   #3
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Re: Individual Events 2 & 5 Released

Not a big fan of Event 2. Especially the softball throw.

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Old 07-28-2011, 01:03 PM   #4
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Re: Individual Events 2 & 5 Released

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Really going skill/task heavy with what has been released so far, I like it.

Event 2
Max L-Sit Hold
Max Distance Softball Throw (2 Attempts)
Max Handstand Walk (1 Mulligan if 1st attempt is less than 5 yards)

Event 5 (I really like this one, only wish would be that it be a little longer)
2:00 for Max Weighted CTB Pull Up
2:00 for Max Snatch
1:00 Weighted Water Jug Carry for Distance
Is this serious? 2 minutes for a max snatch? seriously? especially after coming off weighted pull ups? wow.....
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:09 PM   #5
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Re: Individual Events 2 & 5 Released

Any details on how they will be scoring these?
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:14 PM   #6
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Is this serious? 2 minutes for a max snatch? seriously? especially after coming off weighted pull ups? wow.....
Not too different from last year, where they had to do max overhead after pyramid double Helen.

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Old 07-28-2011, 01:17 PM   #7
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Any details on how they will be scoring these?
According to the Games Facebook page, individuals will be ranked on each element of the event with the sum of their three performances determining their final score.

So three elements, but still one event.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:18 PM   #8
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Re: Individual Events 2 & 5 Released

Yeah, max distance softball throw is pretty lame, same with the max L-sit hold. Those aren't very spectator friendly events, especially in the year that we finally break through to ESPN coverage. I also agree that 2:00 is way to short for the to max effort movements, with weight changes that gives you time for two or three attempts tops.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:20 PM   #9
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Is this serious? 2 minutes for a max snatch? seriously? especially after coming off weighted pull ups? wow.....
while I agree it will greatly reduce the ability to each athelete to set a PR or maybe even get 90% of their PR, the effect should be the same for everyone, so in that regard it's fair.

And to others who are outraged... let's all remember that when somebody signs up for the games, they sign up for a competition that specifically states that it can be whatever the people running the games feel like. This means it's very likely that one or more events are going to suck for somebody, maybe a lot of people. If you want a predictable event that you're guaranteed to like, go somewhere else.

I'm not a big fan of event 2, but that's mostly because I would suck at it. 5 is cool, and I really like the first event even though I'm a poor swimmer.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:28 PM   #10
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Re: Individual Events 2 & 5 Released

My $$$ is on Aja Barto for the softball throw. I'm calling it now.
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