Dave Liepman demonstrates technique for the World's strongest man tire flip compettion. Successfully executing the movement requires that one maximize leverage as well as strength.
In this podcast (download iPod compatible, 40MB), Dave Liepman demonstrates the strong man tire flip on his driveway. As we learned in his initial podcast, Dave has gone through quite an experience gathering training implements. Here we see that he has a 658 lb. tire with lots of wear and tear, including holes to let the rain drain out.
The tire flip is not just about brute strength. Dave notes the following factors:
- Grip is important. Dave demonstrates both three and four tread grips. If your grip gives out, you're done for.
- Leverage is important. As can be seen in the photo above, Dave uses his knee as part of the final thrust. The knee is well positioned for effective leverage.
- Surface is important. Dave makes the point that the tire tends to slide on sandy surfaces allowing you to get considerable distance without having to fully lift the tire.
In our next segment, we'll look at the keg carry.