GripperMania Certification Rules

The best certification for grippers in the world

GripperMania Certification Rules

GM Certification (GMC) is a unique certification for closing hand grippers. Today, there are many different certifications, the main ones are COC, GHP, and MashMonster. All these certifications have features that do not suit us. Therefore, we had to spend a lot of time, effort and money to implement our best certification project.

Specifically for GMC, springs made by Warren Tetting were selected and we have kept the corresponding names as a tribute. The handles of the grippers are made by special order. GMC consists of 16 grippers that differ from each other in the diameter of the spring wire. All grippers are regulated in a certain range of strength.

 #Name
SMSuper Master
GMGrand Master
EElite
SESuper Elite
GEGrand Elite
PPro
WCWorld Class
TThor

 

Each athlete will be able to order an gripper with the necessary kilograms for certification. There is no need to pass intermediate levels. The exact strength of the gripper will be adjusted using the GM-500 meter.

There are three independent certifications in GMC. They differ in the type of set:

1. Set with a 20 mm block. Certification starts with 50 kg. The minimum step is 0.5 kg.

2. Without second-hand set (No Set). Certification starts with 50 kg. The minimum step is 0.5 kg.

3. Chest Crush. Certification begins with 110 kg. For women it starts at 50 kg. The minimum step is 1 kg.

To participate in the certification you need to shoot the qualification video, the results of which will be determined by the tolerance. To qualify you need to use an gripper according to these tables:

 Desired kg for certification For qualification of 20mm block and no set
50-60COC 2 or GHP 5
60-70COC 2.5 or GHP 6
70-80COC 3 or GHP 7
80-90COC 3.5 or GHP 8
90-100COC 4 or GHP 9

 

 Desired kg for certification For qualification of Chest crush
110-125COC 4 or GHP 9
125-140GHP 10 or BB WC

 

for women

Desired kg for certificationFor qualification of Chest crush
50-60COC 2 or GHP 5
60-70COC 2.5 or GHP 6
70-80COC 3 or GHP 7

 

Certification is carried out using video fixation, so the video quality is subject to strict requirements.  If you are not ready to spend time and effort on preparing a high-quality video , you should pass it by.

Rules for qualification and certification:

Qualification /certification with 20 mm block

- The gripper closes with a 20 mm set between the handles. To measure this distance, you need to use a block in the form of a polypropylene tube with a diameter of 20 mm. The tube can be supplied with a certification gripper. You can use your own phone, if one did not come with the parcel. In this case, you need to show the diameter of the tube using a caliper or ruler. Instead of a tube, you can use a 20 mm rectangular block.

- After set the expander, you need to hold the entire width of the tube between the handles and only then proceed to close the gripper. It must be closed with one hand, and the second hand can only be used for initial set. For set, it is allowed to rest on the body and legs, but the gripper must not leave the visibility of your video camera.

- For certification, the video should be called "Popov Vladimir, attempt to close GMC 75 kg (20 mm), 20.09.2020", for qualification, the video should be called "Popov Vladimir, for qualification of GMC 75 kg (COC 3 with 20 mm), 20.09.2020". In both cases, enter the name and date respectively.

Qualification / certification No Set

- The gripper is closed with only one hand. The use of the second hand or any other part of the body is prohibited. The distance between the handles is 60-70 mm, depending on the instance.

- For certification, the video should be called "Popov Vladimir, attempt to close GMC 75 kg (No Set), 20.09.2020", for qualification, the video should be called "Popov Vladimir, for qualification of GMC 75 kg (COC 3 without installation), 20.09.2020". In both cases, enter the name and date respectively.

Chest Crush qualification / certification

- Chest Crush is a closing of the gripper with two hands in front of the chest. To reduce the risk of injury, pads will be installed on each gripper. If you do not feel comfortable pressing in the pads, you are allowed to remove them.

For certification, the video should be called "Popov Vladimir, attempt to close GMC 110 kg (chestcrush), 20.09.2020", for qualification, the video should be called "Popov Vladimir, for qualification GMC 110 kg (COC 4 chest crush), 20.09.2020". In both cases, enter the name and date respectively.

General rules for all certifications

- You leave a request for qualification/certification to the email address grippermania@gmail.com or a personal message on Vkontakte, telegram, or instagram. If you are applying for a qualification, you can send a link to the video with the attempt in the same email.

- You have 20 minutes to get certified. When certifying, the video starts with printing the mail package. Pre-printed grippers are not allowed for certification. The gripper must not leave the camera's field of view during the entire attempt.

- The certification must be filmed on a video camera and the original video must be uploaded to Yandex. Disk, drive.google.com, cloud.mail.ru, OneDrive with access to the link. Videos from social networks and messengers are not considered. You need to send the link to the video to our email address grippermania@gmail.com or in a personal message on Vkontakte, instagram, or telegram.

- The video should be clearly visible: marking the gripper on the end, holding the block between the handles, all the moments of trying to close the gripper with a clear contact of the handles. The video must be complete, without cutting out frames or gluing together.

- Wristbands, bandages, patches. rings and other jewelry are prohibited. Magnesia is allowed to be used.

- It is forbidden to make any changes to the design of the gripper and in any way try to weaken or strengthen it. Upon return, the certification gripper will be checked for compliance with the characteristics.

- Emphasis on walls and other objects is prohibited.

- We send the certification gripper by Russian Post, after certification (regardless of whether it is successful or not), you send the gripper to the return address. After receiving a parcel with an gripper in the mail (this information is reflected in the tracking of Russian Post), you have 72 hours to try to pass certification.
The cost of certification is 350 rubles. The cost of delivery in Russia 1 class of one gripper 400 rubles to any locality. When sending the gripper back, you also need to send it first class. The declared value does not have to be specified. The cost of delivery to other countries starts from 1000 rubles. You pay for return shipping from other countries according to the rates of your postal services (since 19.05.2020, requests from other countries are not accepted due to coronavirus, but we can add you to the queue).
The project administration has the right to request a cash Deposit for the duration of the grippers trip. The Deposit is returned after the expander is returned.

- If you are not sure that you can do everything right the first time, then you can order the "second chance" option for 100 rubles. In this case, we will put an additional package in the parcel. If you were unable to close the certification gripper, then without interrupting the video recording, you need to put the expander in this package and seal it. You need to use the second chance within the same 72 hours.

- After successfully passing the certification, you can apply for a more powerful gripper within 10 kg for a 20 mm block and without installation. For Chest Crush in the range of 20 kg. This item can be discussed individually.

- By default, only one certification gripper can be sent at a time. By agreement, if possible, 2 or 3 grippers can be sent to trusted persons.

The transfer of the results of our past projects certifications.

Before GMC, we had implemented two certification projects. This is an RCM and Honest Rating. For various reasons, these projects had to be curtailed, as there were significant shortcomings that did not allow the development of these certifications. But we can't let people's results go to waste. Since the rules for passing certification are the same, it was decided to count the results of past certifications marked RCM and HR. The results of twenty people will be counted. However, for further participation in the GMC, each of this list must pass the qualification, as the requirements for the quality of the video are currently stricter.