Kuclo after prejudging:
Shame on IFBB & Steve Weinberg.
I white American defeated a black Arab in Dallas... what a surprise!
Heres the poll results when I checked them:
2013 Europa SuperShow Wrap-up....and a POLL!
See guys, IFBB is so full of shit at times, that when you are considering doing a prediction, DON'T think of who should win or place in a "fair" world, but instead check the sponsors of the show, the people who are competing, THEIR sponsors (like Gaspari used to favor Mark Alvisi a few years ago), marketability, contracts (MD / Flex- Weider) and so on. ALSO, don't forget that Steve Weinberger is a head judge for most of the shows.
I've browsed the second page of this thread. I still don't know the results, but IMHO, Essa wins HANDS DOWN. Kuclo second and I'm sorry to say this, but Beyeke is soft, 4th at best. Good job Zack Khan, his legs aren't still up to par, but his conditioning is very good. Now, let's see th results.
^^ this is the IFBB unfortunately.
When Branch is winning shows (or came 2nd at the O) - "well you can beat his conditioning" - "no one came even close to his conditioning" - bla bla bla, even though he looks like shit.
When guys with a softer look win (like Steve over Essa) - "well, Steve was more balanced, he has shape, size, symmetry, balance, proportions..etc" - "Essa might be conditioned, but he doesn't have Steve's size, balance...etc, not as good structure wise" and so on. You may also hear the word "aesthetics" being used. Shit, why they don't use the same word when Branch was winning the Arnold Classic, and Evan/Dennis placed behind him? Or even better, when the fugly Kevin English with his mummified body was winning the 202 Mr O and NY Pro, beating David Henry or Sammi Al Haddad, lmao!!
It's not even worth to get mad. It's the way it was, it is and probably it will be from now on.
^ You are absolutely right tkD.
But the point here is that they are BSing through their teeth when they say Steve has better proportions... It was what it was_ a local Caucasian defeating a black Arab in Dallas... this could very well have been judged by Fox News "team of experts" or George Zimmerman's case jury!
- Kuclo's torso to legs ratio is phucked up or at least CLEARLY at a disadvantage to Essa's.
- Kuclo's lats are comparatively high on a comparatively shorter torso.
- EVEN HIS BLOODY HEAD IS RATHER BIG FOR HIS (PUNY NECK AND) BODY AND THAT GIVES HIM A "GIANT BABY IN DIAPERS" LOOK.
Here are the pics to prove my points points...
My bad arcane i just have look up the guy he has no other poses going for him looks like shit on the rest
Heres the link:
Muscular Development Online Magazine - Stephen Frazier - Europa SuperShow 2013