1. An authentic current-model Country Crush Handle must be used, it cannot have
been modified in any way, and it must be inspected to ensure that the handle/s
revolve freely. The lift starts with the weight in between the lifter’s feet, using a 15″
Olympic loading pin and carabiner.
2. The lifter grabs the Country Crush Handle in approximately its center and lifts
with the handle remaining approximately parallel to the ground.
3. A thumbless grip is not permitted.
4. Any contact between the lifter’s hand and the non-revolving portion of the handle
disqualifies the lift; and other than incidental contact, the hand or Country Crush
Handle must not touch the body before the lift is completed—dragging the hand or
handle up the leg is cause for an immediate “No lift.”
5. The lifter must fully straighten up (back erect, legs and hips locked out); once
standing straight, the lifter must maintain control of the lift for 1 second before
getting a down signal from the chief referee, and must then return the weight to the
ground. Contact must be maintained between the lifter’s hand and the handle until
the weight is resting on the floor. The referee then indicates whether the lift was
passed or not.
6. The lifter is given 1 minute to complete the lift after his/her name is called; during
that minute, there is no limit to how many times the lifter may try to complete the
lift. If lifter fails to complete a lift, the lifter has no further attempts.
7. Ordinary chalk (magnesium carbonate) may be used on the lifter’s hand, but
nothing else is permitted (tacky, for example, is specifically disallowed).
8. Hook Grip is not permitted on any Country Crush implement.
9. The handles must maintain contact with the lifter’s hands and MAY NOT
rest on the lifter’s wrist or forearm at all.
10. The thumb must be placed around the handle. It may not stick out
straight and it may not make contact with the frame in anyway.
11. There shall be a chief referee and an official timekeeper.