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How much beard (is too much beard) in classic?

snowpatrol

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See title

I'm not interested in pushing any boundaries, if 'nothing' is best then fine...if 'something' is just as acceptable (in your opinion) then what kind of 'something' are we talking about here?

Thanks, SP
 

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You are taking away from you lines with any hair. You won't place well in the sport in general like that. Especially classic.
 

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You are taking away from you lines with any hair. You won't place well in the sport in general like that. Especially classic.

I've always followed that philosphy in 'open' BB, but two different friends (one a regional level judge, one a recent IFBB pro in classic) don't think it's a requirement to shave for classic - hence my question and slight confusion
 

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Interesting.. never thought of this.. following.
 

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Here is the reply from the head judge of the CPA (canadian wing of the NPC)

To have a beard or not is a personal choice. Should u have blonde hair or brunette. Should I cover a tattoo or not. Should I wear a red suit or blue.
These are all personal choice and we are not going to say ...... you must have this and not this when both are allowed. The athletes are adults ...... they or their coach can make these decisions for them. We are not going to push in one direction or the other.
 

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Here is the reply from the head judge of the CPA (canadian wing of the NPC)

I know for fact I've seen guys fall in rankings in contest due too tattoos blurring definition, striations and cuts. A beard is a totally different avenue since your not trying to show muscle and definition in your face.
 

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What do you guys think?

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My girl likes beards like that so I keep it short for her. I like a little fuller. Only men can have a killer beard! Although I have seen some huge female BB's that have a heavier beard then me!!!!
 

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I know for fact I've seen guys fall in rankings in contest due too tattoos blurring definition, striations and cuts.

I've seen this too, though it seems like tattoos are becoming less and less of an issue

A beard is a totally different avenue since your not trying to show muscle and definition in your face.

Contrary to what the head judge said in his email to me, I've seen/heard judges tell friends to change their hair colour (a bikini girl who had a fire engine red bob)

Top level of the same federation too, not some backwater pseudo-natural show

Honestly I'll probably just shave - as I mentioned in my original post, I'm in no way interested in pushing the envelope or rocking the boat, I just thought if there was a clearer verdict on "short beard = totally fine!" I might've left it

It's getting a bit scraggly right now, anyways...

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I envy your problem
 

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Comparing tattoos to beards is apples to oranges.

What you have now cleaned up/lined up would be 100% fine.

^^ Obviously it wasnt too much to win...

Personally I would shave, but i dont think itll have any affect on your placing.
 
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It's a hobby. It's a $5 dollar plastic trophy. If you want to grow a beard or get tattoo's do it.
 

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Comparing tattoos to beards is apples to oranges.

What you have now cleaned up/lined up would be 100% fine.

^^ Obviously it wasnt too much to win...

Personally I would shave, but i dont think itll have any affect on your placing.

I needed a haircut anyways and the beard was getting out of hand so it's trimmed up now.

Knowing what I know and having thought more about it, while I could clearly get away with it as is

I'll likely keep it another week and a half to hide my diet face then shave before the show(s ...they're two weeks apart)
 

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