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  1. Jim Spooner on November 2, 2016 at 9:41 am

    In reference to the article EFFECTS OF BLANK TRIMMING (page 14), the diagram on page 15 states that “overall blank power remains the same”.

    If the tip power is increased, which it does, the overall power also increases.

  2. Tom on November 2, 2016 at 11:18 am

    No, it remains the same. If the maximum deadlift power of a blank is say, 20 pounds, trimming the tip will not increase that amount. The blank will still have a maximum deadlift capacity of 20 pounds.

  3. Jim Spooner on November 2, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Can’t argue with that, but since “power” is generally thought of as a CCS (or RDA) value, the use of “dead lift” seems misleading or inapplicable in this context….especially since it isn’t mentioned in the article. The CCS/RDA power rating would be increased.