New interview with a very young and strong man from russia, who was not on my radar to be honest, until he sent my his first cert of a 8.8 bolt.
This cert is a good and hard bend of course, but he did it in IMP´s only which was very impressive.
So watch out for very hard bends in the future from this young man.
Thanks Andrey for the interview:
Year of birth:
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What does steel bending mean to you?
Bending steel for me is an opportunity to relax my soul and properly load my muscles.
When and why did you start steel bending and what does or did your active time look like?
In 2019, I saw a video with Alexander Kirillov and Oleg Kuskov and it became interesting for me to try myself in bending. So began my journey in the bend.
What do you love about steel bending?
I like the victories over metal, the feeling that you are stronger than steel.
What do you hate about steel bending?
Injuries as in any other sport. And the fact that very few people know about bending and even fewer know how difficult and interesting it is makes me very sad.
How does your training for steel bending look like?
I bend once a week, I often train quite voluminously 7-10 bars with small breaks.
How does your other training look like (strength or other)?
In addition to bending, I train with heavy kettlebell.
What goals have you set for yourself?
Bolt 10.9 in single cordura im, bolt 12.9 in double pads.
What was the most impressive bend you ever saw (live or on video)?
Bend of Alexander Klimovich (10.9 bolt in single cordura) and Batraz Tibilov (red nail with bare hands).
Rapid stuff – choose one
Bolts or steel?
Unbraced or braced?
Singles or doubles?
Chalk or not?
Beer or water?
Cordura or leather or both?
Single cordura, double cordura + leather
Short bars or long bars?
Horseshoes or flat bars? Bars
Chips or chocolate?
The last words belong to you. What do you want the reader take away? Let us know your poems of steel!
I would really like more people to know about our sport, and I want to wish good luck to all the bending guys!