Great topic idea.
-Favorite event: Neutral handle Car deadlift. It has the visual appeal of “holy crap that guy is lifting a car”, and it’s a very brutal event. Not a whole lot of technique; just strap it, stand up, and gut it out more than the other guy.
-Least favorite: Timed holds. Whether it’s a crucifix hold or a hammer hold, it’s such a boring event to watch and super subjective when it comes to elbow bending. If you wanna do that crap, just do a Hercules hold, because that’s pretty awesome.
-Best event: Oddly enough, both the car deadlift and the timed holds. I have long arms and a short torso, so car deadlift works well for me. For timed holds, I’ve won them every time. I have a decent pain tolerance and ability to endure misery, and I’m pretty good at tuning out noise and distraction.
-Worst event: Yoke or farmers. Don’t do well with neutral weighted carries. If I do a carry event, I prefer a front carry, like a sandbag or keg. I have slow feet, but with a front carry I can make the weight carry me forward.
-Event I haven’t done that I want to do: Viking press. Apparatus looks great. Also, I REALLY want to do a barrel deadlift or squat event ALA WSM, where after each rep a barrel drops into the rig and you have to lift more weight. That’s always my favorite event to watch, and I think it’d be awesome to try.