NSSBL

Welcome to the temporary homepage of the National Short Steel Bending League™ (NSSBL)!

This is a league comprised of USA-based The Bending Club™ (TBC) locations. The NSSBL, like the TBC, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Short Steel Bending Company™ (TSSBCI). Each TBC location will, every thirteen weeks, conduct an on-site competition amongst its qualified members using the events listed below. The results will be sent to NSSBL headquarters, compiled, and made public a short time later.

The only steel used for its competitions are four specific bars (330 LBS, 450 LBS, 610 LBS, 830 LBS) sold by TSSBCI. To be able to compete, you must be able to bend a 330 LBS bar (9/32″ x 7″) under the TSSBCI rules. This prerequisite will make sure the benders are well-seasoned fundamentally before they try their hand against legitimate competition.


Bending

♦ Pre-wrap your chosen steel bar and place it in on a small platform at about waist-height

♦ Hover your open hands a minimum of six inches from the pre-wrapped steel as you await the starting notice.

♦ When the whistle blows, grab the pre-wrapped bar and try to bend it as fast as you can.

♦ Once bent (the ends of the bars are two inches from each other), take the bar out of the wraps and place on the small platform.

♦ Once placed on the platform, the stopwatch will record your time.

♦ Double hand wraps (with chalk) made of TSSBCI nylon or suede are allowed.

♦ The use of your body (except upper chest and neck area) as leverage is not allowed.

Snapping

♦ Pre-wrap the chosen steel bar and place it in on a small platform at about waist-height.

♦ Hover your open hands a minimum of six inches from the pre-wrapped steel as you await the starting notice.

♦ When the whistle blows, grab the pre-wrapped bar and try to snap it as fast as you can.

♦ Once snapped, place the two ends (still inside the wraps) on the small platform.

♦ Once placed on the platform, the stopwatch will record your time.

♦ Double hand wraps (with chalk) made of TSSBCI nylon or suede are allowed.

♦ The use of your body as leverage is allowed.