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Old 09-01-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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Tire Flips (What size tire??)

Just wanted to hear some opinions on what size tires are used for tire flips and what approx weight they are.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:15 PM   #2
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Re: Tire Flips (What size tire??)

I primarily use bus tires and for their weight I would say under a 100#'s. However I do have a couple 200-300#ers, but they are rarely used.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:11 PM   #3
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Re: Tire Flips (What size tire??)

Mine is 49" tall, 19" wide & weighs 215#. I am 175ish# and find it a bit easy, although when you work 21 reps of it in rounds, it does kick your butt.

Speaking of tire flips...it's on after work!
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:12 PM   #4
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Re: Tire Flips (What size tire??)

Regarding the size, I think a good rule of thumb is to get the largest tire you can possibly manage to get in the back of the pickup by yourself.
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:56 PM   #5
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Re: Tire Flips (What size tire??)

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Regarding the size, I think a good rule of thumb is to get the largest tire you can possibly manage to get in the back of the pickup by yourself.
I like that.

Ideally for me its the biggest tire i can get my hands on that i can flip only once the day i acquire it.
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:24 AM   #6
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Re: Tire Flips (What size tire??)

Get one that is thick enough. About your knee height or slightly higher. Too low, and you have to "deadlift" the thing up - not good for your back nor performance. The one I flip with is 23.5" thick, and weighs ~550lbs. It's a good size, but if you want real metcon work, a lighter one might be better.
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:01 AM   #7
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Re: Tire Flips (What size tire??)

I have 5 different sizes and use them all. If I could only have one it would be tall enough (when lying on the ground) to substitute box jumps on.
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Re: Tire Flips (What size tire??)

All good answers. I guess it comes down to common sense. I had a tire company put one in my pick up truck and couldnt close the tail gate. When I got back to my shop I couldnt get the tire out by myself and I realized it was 600 pounds. I brought it back for 2 smaller ones but they are not heavy enough. Guess I will just go get more until I find the right fit.
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:33 AM   #9
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Re: Tire Flips (What size tire??)

Steven,
I have heard the most common tire sizes used in strongman competitions are
20.5R25, 23.5R25, and 26.5R25
The weight will vary depending on tread wear and if it is bias ply. I have no idea what the tires weigh, but have heard the 20.5 is a good starting point for most people, and the 26.5 is a monster to flip.

http://www.otr-offroadtire.com/otrti...ortBy=&show=30 (wfs)

This lists some weights as a starting point. Tread type, wear if used, and manufacturer will cause great variation

20.5 400 lbs
23.5 580 lbs
26.5 850 lbs
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:53 AM   #10
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Re: Tire Flips (What size tire??)

Our biggest is a 29.5 and weighs about 1000 pounds.

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