The idea of pound for pound was trying to make it even for the lighter lifters getting in on the cash and the heavier guys getting in on the cash with a bigger total. That was my thinking on it. What would be better? Putting 123-198 in one class and 220-SHW in one class for best lifter instead of worrying about cash for a total? I’m trying to avoid handing out “pity” awards for first place in the 220 masters class age 70-74 type stuff.
More $ could be given out once overhead was figured out since I know nothing about how much it costs to run a meet and what kind of sponsorship I could get. I figure many lifters would be interested if there was cash involved. Its not out of the realm of possibility to do $500 cash for first place.
@khangles - As far as knee wraps/sleeves, wear whatever you want. No difference.
The idea behind this is just a no nonsense kind of meet where I want to see some great lifting done by some strong lifters earning some cash for their efforts. At 30 lifters with all the normal different weight classes, there isn’t as much cash to throw around to each lifter. I’d rather the best take the cash. So whether its no weight classes with cash going to best pound for pound and biggest total, lighter and heavier lifters can be competitive or splitting up lightweights and heavyweights, I want it as fair as possible for everyone.
Unless you are a mid-30’s Ed Coan, then you might take home all the cash!
ProRaw try to do something similar with Big Dogs 1/2 annually but they don’t bother with fairness and all that shit, just invite a couple of SHWs + Eric Lilliebridge with highest total wins and Malanichev takes home the big money.
Sleeves with wraps on top it is lel.
Seriously tho now you’re fucking all the dudes who use sleeves. Maybe Ray Williams and a handful of lifters could hold their own in sleeves but you may as well make this a wrapped comp to make it simple and “fair” cos that’s what you’re going for.
ffs man now we are disadvantaging the middle weight lifter lel. It’s not like in decades of power lifting competition there’ve been no attempts to find a fair approach to comparing lifters. Wilks may not be perfect or pretty but is used a lot for a reason.
Have a read of strongerbyscience’s article “Who’s The Most Impressive Powerlifter?”
Wasn’t something like this posted in that other thread… can’t remember.
So we talking drug tested WR or yolo blast and cruise WRs or shifty federations with fourth attempts, big bumpers plates to get extra whip out the deadlift bar (WRPF), touch and go before the press command, 3 white lights for soft knees and downward movement (ala Reebok Record Breakers 2017) just to break records?
Probably unlikely but if in this system what if a world record or two is broken or matched in a meet?
Ultimately Im not sure it matters if the standard is consistent?
Whether my total is measured against a tested IPF WR of, say, 2000lb, or some shifty federations WR of, say, 2400lb, as long as everyone in my weight class is measured against the same bar, the best lift still wins.
Across weight classes, same thing, as long as its a WR set under the same asvantages / disadvantages Its consistent.
If I pulled 1500 against a WR of 2000lb my score is 75%. you break a world record your measurement would be 100+%. Still a case of highest wins though, 102% beats 101%.
All said to me it would make sense to use the world records from the most populted federation, so I guess IPF? For the highest n value. Usong a federation that only has 10 lifters isnt going to give you fair represenations across the weight classes and un-tested division records will, I suspect, disadvantage the SHW’s because there are a lot more huge guys juiced to the ears trying to set flat out records for weight lifted, without consideration for weight class, than there are guys doing the same for the 45kg mens record.
Its a rough system but its a simple, easy, reasonable and ‘fair’, as far as the word can go, system for an unsanctioned meet without panels of people and boardsaking decisions. Just delegate that leg work to the IPF.