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#125 Re: Shaunawad MBE
June 14, 2016, 10:54:49 am
I wonder if anyone has had to explain what competition bouldering is to the Queen?

"Well ma'am, one tries to climb a surface with little bits of plastic stuck on it just using one's fingers and toes"

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#126 Re: Shaunawad MBE
June 15, 2016, 01:08:02 pm
Never heard of that Klammer guy before. Holy fuck the first half of that video was hard to watch. How didn't he break his neck or something!? What a legend!

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#127 Re: Shaunawad MBE
June 15, 2016, 01:29:55 pm
Never heard of that Klammer guy before. Holy fuck the first half of that video was hard to watch. How didn't he break his neck or something!? What a legend!

Agreed, 110% commitment and 70's vintage safety precautions; stones like melons that man  :bow: I remember watching that run live on TV as a school kid - Klammer was The skiing wad in the late 70's

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#128 Re: Shaunawad MBE
June 15, 2016, 01:54:10 pm
Never heard of that Klammer guy before. Holy fuck the first half of that video was hard to watch. How didn't he break his neck or something!? What a legend!
Total leg end.
But the video mainly shows falls from other skiers, like Herman Maier (first one).
As for braveness, also Rob Boyd and Ghedina were quite high up...

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#129 Re: Shaunawad MBE
July 17, 2016, 02:13:58 am
The Open 2016: Jordan Spieth says criticism of his performances this year is unfair:



http://m.bbc.com/sport/olympics/36811368

Sorry if that's the wrong link.

 ;)

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#130 Re: Shaunawad MBE
July 17, 2016, 08:43:50 am
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Sport chttp://ukbouldering.com/board/Smileys/ukbCustom/thumbsup2.giflimbing involves participants scaling permanent anchors, like bolts, fixed to the rock.

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#131 Re: Shaunawad MBE
August 03, 2016, 09:02:13 am
Shaunawad MBE today joined a very exclusive club (John Long the only other member?) of climbers to be interviewed on the Today programme. The announcement that climbing will enter the Olympics is due to be made today, barring an upset.

Fairly short interview. Main thing that was discussed was Adam Ondra's criticism of the format of the competition, forcing competitors to compete in Bouldering, Sport, and Speed events. Shauna's reply, to paraphrase, seemed to suggest that the Olympic format broke the mould, but that competition climbing would catch up to reflect this.

Still not keen on the format myself. Especially bloody "speed climbing", as if that's something that anybody in their right mind would give a shit about.

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#132 Re: Shaunawad MBE
August 03, 2016, 09:20:59 am
Prepare for the 'how fast can you climb' questions at work. Olympic sports all have some define able quantitative measurement, how high, how fast etc. I think bouldering and sport won't quite fit....

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#133 Re: Shaunawad MBE
August 03, 2016, 10:05:56 am
Olympic sports all have some define able quantitative measurement, how high, how fast etc. I think bouldering and sport won't quite fit....

No they don't. A lot, like gymnastics, diving, synchronised swimming, dressage etc are all judged. Surfing will be too, same as it always is.

Sport climbing is basically "how far" same as a few athletics events. Bouldering is slightly more complicated, but I think people will cope.

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#134 Re: Shaunawad MBE
August 03, 2016, 10:16:51 am
Prepare for the 'how fast can you climb' questions at work. Olympic sports all have some define able quantitative measurement, how high, how fast etc. I think bouldering and sport won't quite fit....

looking forward to it, distinctly average at climbing but I can climb quite fast, though I'm more an organic speed climber moving quickly over found terrain i.e. I can't do that wank official one, it's nails!

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#135 Re: Shaunawad MBE
August 03, 2016, 10:18:16 am
Fair point. But those are the ones no one watches. Every one just watches usain bolt any way. If bouldering and sport would be no problem why where they so adement to involve speed climbing?

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#136 Re: Shaunawad MBE
August 03, 2016, 10:33:23 am
Olympic sports all have some define able quantitative measurement, how high, how fast etc.

Citius, Altius, Fortius

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#137 Re: Shaunawad MBE
August 03, 2016, 11:10:51 am
Fair point. But those are the ones no one watches. Every one just watches usain bolt any way. If bouldering and sport would be no problem why where they so adement to involve speed climbing?

It's pretty popular in other places (Russia?), but FWIW I agree it's a bit shit. Still I guess (?) it's an easy one to get better  at (given 4 years to train?) if you are OK at the other two?

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#138 Re: Shaunawad MBE
August 03, 2016, 11:13:51 am
why where they so adement to involve speed climbing?

Because it was invented and is mostly practiced in former soviet countries that are still highly politically influential in the International Organisation for Chemical enhancement

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#139 Re: Shaunawad MBE
August 03, 2016, 11:18:16 am
looking forward to it, distinctly average at climbing but I can climb quite fast, though I'm more an organic speed climber moving quickly over found terrain i.e. I can't do that wank official one, it's nails!

I'm the opposite.  It's been said that sport is a proxy for war; in that case, I am the sport climbing equivalent of a "creeping barrage".

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#140 Re: Shaunawad MBE
August 03, 2016, 12:27:34 pm
Air War before the ground assault?

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#141 Re: Shaunawad MBE
August 03, 2016, 12:35:57 pm
more of a slow, creeping artillery assault that progresses so slowly it kills more of its own closely following soldiers than the enemy.

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#142 Re: Shaunawad MBE
August 03, 2016, 01:34:59 pm
Not keen on the triple discipline format myself and think speed is the odd one out -  it's a pretty niche event.

However I can see the logic in the format put forward and presumably the hope from the IFSC would be to have 3 medals and individual events in future if this proves a success.

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#143 Re: Shaunawad MBE
August 04, 2016, 02:23:44 pm
Fair point. But those are the ones no one watches. Every one just watches usain bolt any way. If bouldering and sport would be no problem why where they so adement to involve speed climbing?

Gymnastics is one of the most popular events in the Olympics, the rest I agree not many people watch

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#144 Re: Shaunawad MBE
October 27, 2016, 11:43:12 am
Shaunawad collects her MBE from the palace today. I know we're all supposed to be good republicans here and think the monarchy is terrible, but I say good on Shauna, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. If I ever meet her at the crag, that is how I shall address her. In fact, I think we should insist that comp commentators give her her full, unabbreviated title in future.

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#145 Re: Shaunawad MBE
October 27, 2016, 11:53:19 am
Has she got 'MBE' added to the lettering on her van yet?  :2thumbsup: