The Stones Series event is a classic strongman event that tests an athlete’s strength and power. Here are some detailed rules for a Stone Series competition:
- The stones used in the event should be specified by the competition and can vary depending on the level of the athletes. The stones are typically made of concrete or can be natural stones and have different weights, usually ranging from 120-500 lbs.
- The athlete should lift and load each stone to a specified platform or marker, usually, loading to a raised platform or barrel.
- The athlete is allowed to use any technique they want to lift the stone.
- The athlete should lift each stone starting and finishing at a specific point, determined by the competition.
- The athlete has to lift and load all of the stones within a certain time limit.
- The athlete will only be allowed to move on in the series once the stone is loaded and remains loaded.
- Gear: Allowed items include grip shirt, tacky, chalk, belt, wrist wraps, elbow sleeves, knee wraps, or knee sleeves.
- The weight of the stones, the order of the stones, and the height of the raised platform should be disclosed to the athletes before the competition.
- The stones will be organized before each attempt by the official loaders and placed in a specific order, with the heaviest one last.
- The athlete’s time will be stopped as soon as they successfully loaded the last stone on the platform and will be given a score based on the number of stones completed and the time they finished the event.
It’s important to note that different competitions may have different rules or variations of the Stone Series competition, so it’s a good idea to check with the specific competition you plan to participate in.