Leonard Harkless ► facebook: We did this for the first two days and the last two days we went back to the old way. It really does make it fairer to use the new wrap. The key to doing it proper is to make sure it is very tight on the wrists before finishing. Use your down side referee to help maintain the tautness of the strap.
Leonard Harkless ► facebook: The laddies open left was the best example of who ever got the buckle got her wrist bent back during the match. When one finally won and they switched sides to do the final match the other on got her wrist bent back. I have to say that it really is fairer and we will be using it on all days next year at the world championships so those of you that are not familiar with it start practicing
Leonard Harkless – World Armwrestling Federation Head Referee – instructs the referees how to apply the new wrap of the strap (it rhymes 🙂 ).
World Armwrestling Championship 2014, Lithuania: Technical Meeting