[quote=“Kea”]How do you balance out the different weights to make it fair? Perhaps set a standard 95kg for all open men (so those under that must use a weight belt)?
I could do 15 full hang at that weight I think.
BTW, these are pull ups, right, not the easier cheating chin ups?[/quote]
There’s an equation that your scores on the three events gets plugged into that also accounts for your body weight to give a final score. In the event of a tie (that happened to us last year in the lighter division), the lighter body weight wins. So if a powerlifter comes in and does a crazy deadlift at say 300+kg, that one event may seem destined to put him in 1st, but his body weight, pullup number, and number of kettlebell snatches are all also part of it. So it evens out very well. In fact, the relative strength of smaller, more broadly fit guys tends to have an advantage, meaning this isn’t just like an open powerlifting competition.
No, the pullups have to be straight elbows at the bottom and chin above bar at the top. If you watch the whole video above, you’ll see me going into detail about it. The pullups last year were really solid. One guy did 20+ perfect even after the deadlift.
You should come if you get the chance. It would be perfect for you. Work on your deadlift and snatch over the next 3+ months and you’ll be good to go.