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Selecting a Tire to Flip

I’m 230 lbs with about a 450 lb max deadlift. I’m looking for a good tire to do some speed training with… I was thinking a tire between 400 and 500 pounds would be good to train with. I saw a previous post that mentioned the dimensions of a 650lb tire. Does anyone here happen to have a model for a tire between 400 and 500 lbs?

Get the model called “BIG”. Just kidding. Some other things to consider.
Tractor tires are easier to flip than loader tires cause they have more tread to grip. Old rubber is slippery, new rubber has grip. Old tires also have less tread which makes it harder.“Tufskin” made by Craemer solves that problem.

TNT

I would try for a tire 550 for you for speed work. We started with this, but eventually just way too easy and got a 700lb. tire to work with.

im also looking for a place to get a tire, any ideas? thanks

[quote]rniel wrote:
I would try for a tire 550 for you for speed work. We started with this, but eventually just way too easy and got a 700lb. tire to work with.[/quote]

You happen to have the dimensions on that tire by any chance?

http://ontariostrongman.ca/Resources/tires/tire_weight.pdf

This chart will help a lot. We used this to select our tire.

Also it’s not just the weight of the tire that matters, the particular dimensions of it have some affect and some tires have easy gripping for your hands those kind of things can sometimes make a really heavy tire easier to lift.

https://www.bfentirenet.com/product_catalogs/OTR/app?task=products_otr&subtask=otrSelector&ctryUSA&language=en_us&target=selector&bu=OR&used=y

here you go…

I say even a 300-400 aint bad really learn the form with it and you can always use it for conditioning etc later drag it etc. Then get a 500-600 and a 700+. Cant have to many tires

Phill

[quote]KO421 wrote:
https://www.bfentirenet.com/product_catalogs/OTR/app?task=products_otr&subtask=otrSelector&ctryUSA&language=en_us&target=selector&bu=OR&used=y

here you go…[/quote]

Good link

Thanks