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5kgLifter 06-23-2013 06:26 PM

The Dinnie Stone Lift
 
Posting for interest; this seemed the appropriate forum:


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And the equivalent way of doing the lift at the gym:



Off Road 06-23-2013 10:51 PM

I've read several articles about the famous stones. Weren't the Dinnie Stones originally used for tying up horses?

KCStrongmanben 06-24-2013 12:52 AM

Had a friend train for and go lift them without straps a couple years ago. Would love to make the trip

5kgLifter 06-24-2013 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Off Road (Post 378092)
I've read several articles about the famous stones. Weren't the Dinnie Stones originally used for tying up horses?

Oddly, no idea...it does make perfect sense though with the metal rings attached to a load that in theory can't easily be dragged away.

BendtheBar 06-24-2013 09:40 AM

This is all I could find:

Quote:

"On the granite stone bridge that crosses the River Dee at Potarch there were, and still are, two large stones weighing about 8cwt the pair, placed in a recess. In the early 1830's massive iron rings were placed in them, to which ropes were fixed so that scaffolds could be attached for pointing the bridge. Now, one of these stones was somewhat heavier than the other. Very few strong men of that day could lift the heavy one with both hands, but my father could raise one in each hand with apparent ease, and could throw the heavier stone of the two on to the top of a parapet wall of the bridge.

Those stones are still on the bridge and I myself lifted one in each hand on many occasions and one market day, I carried them across the bridge and back, some four to five yards."


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