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#1325 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 01:12:53 pm
Worse than that didn't Johnny do IF in a pair of Kamets or some such shitness?  :-\

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#1326 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 01:25:56 pm
Really  :lol:, sure i saw a pic yrs ago and they were ballets, although that could have been a masters photo.

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#1327 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 02:37:43 pm
I've seen the picture of JD wearing Ballets but I think the actual ascent was done in Calma Lince boots (Very soft and very sticky ...T_B would approve)

Where's my anorak...

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#1328 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 02:41:21 pm
That's the ones! They were soft but also shite.

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#1329 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 02:48:48 pm
Here are mrjonathanr's pics of Johnny on the FA of IF, anyone work out what shoes he's wearing





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#1330 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 02:52:09 pm
In the top pic the the right boot looks like it could be a Boreal Firé.

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#1331 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 02:52:55 pm
Jasper's probably the only person old enough to remember.... ;)

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#1332 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 02:56:22 pm
Fuck off you dick.

There is no argument here. duncan got it spot on, they were Calma Linces. Most people hadn't heard of them before the ascent and they never became popular. They did look a bit like Firés but were softer.

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#1333 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 02:58:54 pm
Don't worry Jasper, I had a pair of Fires too.  I used to get them out on easier Font circuits sometime until I shat myself on a Dame Joanne problem, swiftly retiring them again (in 2002) :lol:

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#1334 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 03:06:10 pm
Anybody elses neck hairs just stood up looking at them pics or is it just me.

Calma Linces, they even sound shit.


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#1335 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 03:12:23 pm
I might be about to take this to the next level, but...


... i think they were Lince 2s. When i lived in Rundle Road for some reason there was a bag of Johnny's boots - tiny little Ballets and Ninjas plus the said Lince 2s. I think they all went in the bin  ???

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#1336 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 03:19:46 pm
Only just noticed, but good skills to JD removing his jumper half-way through  :P

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#1337 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 03:20:14 pm
Here are mrjonathanr's pics of Johnny on the FA of IF, anyone work out what shoes he's wearing
Those piccies are great Slackers.
For people with extreme rock - there's a really nice Paul Williams colour shot on page 141. Boot identification should be fine for knowledgeable folk from that.

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#1338 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 03:23:37 pm
... i think they were Lince 2s.
I think you're right!




Lince 1s - nearest I can find.


When i lived in Rundle Road for some reason there was a bag of Johnny's boots - tiny little Ballets and Ninjas plus the said Lince 2s. I think they all went in the bin  ???
:o



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#1339 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 03:33:44 pm
Let us not forget Redhead questing off up here in EBs nearly 30 years ago. Dodgy shoes are part of the history of the route.

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#1340 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 03:40:05 pm
Indeed. Questing being the right word as he was trying to do it ground up.

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#1341 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 08:52:05 pm
Anybody elses neck hairs just stood up looking at them pics or is it just me.

Calma Linces, they even sound shit.

They weren't as shit as the pair of cragratz that I owned, ps I'm even sad enough to remember the advertising strap line 'like Johnny they're just simply better'.



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#1342 Re: significant repeats
July 02, 2010, 10:01:10 pm
 :thumbsup:
Anyone else impressed by the metamorphosis of Indian Face, from steep slab to overhanging wall?  More impressive is the rate of change, as it definitely looked like a steep slab when I was up there just 2 days previously...

 ;)
:thumbsup:

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#1343 Re: significant repeats
July 03, 2010, 01:42:18 pm
I love all the old school shoe stuff, I think it's funny when you see 6a punters in Font with a 5.10 on the left, Boreal on the right.


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#1344 Re: significant repeats
July 03, 2010, 07:46:19 pm
To be fair the Font 6as in Font that actually require footwork i.e. slabs are usually Font 7a and nails....

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#1345 Re: significant repeats
July 03, 2010, 10:31:49 pm
Let us not forget Redhead questing off up here in EBs nearly 30 years ago. Dodgy shoes are part of the history of the route.

I've tried to resist but can't but it seems a certain level of shoe related nerdyness is acceptable on this thread so I feel it ok to point out that he was wearing Canyons (with resin rubbed into the sole, of course)

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#1346 Re: significant repeats
July 03, 2010, 10:56:14 pm
having owned all the above..

I disagree on the canyons.. though JR used them on this wall with resin on the soles..

what where they lince2s.. or the previous sponsors,,, boreals.

i dunno... :-[


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#1347 Re: significant repeats
July 04, 2010, 08:06:34 pm
Bought a pair of Lince 2's on the strength of JD's ascent, they were very shit. If only he'd had a nice pair of Vision's he could of gone on to be someone.

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#1348 Re: significant repeats
July 04, 2010, 08:10:14 pm
good effort carlo traversi on aslan, the vid on ukc he cruised it. with just 1 pad.

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#1349 Re: significant repeats
July 05, 2010, 09:28:13 am
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