18 Dec 2016

A LEGENDARY TALE



The following story is taken from the December 1966 issue of Mr. America magazine. It was written by Dick Tyler, the man credited with starting the International Federation of Arm Wrestlers. I don't know how true this story is, but it's a great read:

"It had been raining all day in Boston. The cobblestones of the streets made crazy patterns as they shined by the light of the flickering street lamps. The people in the theater, this night at the turn of the century, were waiting for the entrance of a great strong man. He had been billed as the “Strongest Man on Earth.” It seemed that every vaudeville show had its “strongest man on earth.” In spite of it all, the theater was packed by those whose thirst for exhibitions of great strength could never be satisfied. The smell of the clothes drying from the evening rain made the air heavy with a musty odor. The lights dimmed and the curtain rose revealing a man of remarkable muscle and stage presence. Though not big in the way of height or weight, he seemed to abound with virile power. On countless occasions his performance was interrupted by the cheers of the excited fans.

11 Dec 2016

Devon Larratt vs Marcio Barbosa | WAL 2016


2016 WAL Northern Regionals featuring a Right hand bout with Devon Larratt vs Marcio Barboza

25 Nov 2016

NO LIMITS by VISNIA PHOTOS


Photo session with armwrestling legend, WAL World Champion, Devon "NO LIMITS" Larratt. Shooting in an armwrestling club, Austrian Arm Pressure, Spielberg, Austria, 04 November 2016. Photographer: Tomasz Wisniowski.

23 Oct 2016

WORLD ARMWRESTLING LEAGUE - ANTI-DOPING PROGRAM


1. Introduction
The World Armwrestling League ("WAL") has developed this Anti-Doping Program (the "Program") to protect the integrity that is inherent in the sport of armwrestling and to ensure the health and safety of all WAL Competitors ("Competitors").  The use of performance enhancing substances is contrary to the spirit of fair competition that has always been a valued tradition in armwrestling.  The WAL is committed to educating Competitors on the dangers associated with performance enhancing substances.  The Program will be administered by the office of the WAL Commissioner, with the assistance of external legal, medical, and scientific experts.

2. Program Application
By virtue of competing in any WAL event, and signing a WAL contract, all Competitors agree to comply with and be bound by the terms of the Program.
All Competitors shall be prohibited from using, possessing, selling, facilitating the sale of, distributing or facilitating the distribution of any Performance Enhancing Substance ("Prohibited Substances")

22 Oct 2016

Board Resurgence! Check In!



John Wilson on North East Board: "Facebook stole the thunder from the board, but I always loved having this site around. I used to check in compulsively. I really miss it.

Check in! Let's hear from you!  "

Check the thread:  www.northeastboard.com


10 Oct 2016

Steve Kaplan Addresses World Arm Wrestling League


"It’s time to start looking ahead and gearing up for another great year with WAL. See this address to the community from WAL President and Commissioner Steve Kaplan on what’s coming up in 2017, continued league expansion and our expansive new ranking system for all competitors." www.walunderground.com.

31 Aug 2016

VP - Armwresting shots 2010-2015



In the years 2010-2015 I was shooting at several armwrestling events, trainings and seminars. I had pleasure to photograph at such events like; ARM WARS, Zloty Tur / Nemiroff World Cup, X-MEN or BAF Nationals.

26 Aug 2016

Hand Control World Wide - Episode 24: Eric Roussin

Eric Roussin about history, techniques, and the results of the WAL 195 lb class! Chat with HCWW on youtube!