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#100 Re: IFSC 2018
July 05, 2018, 09:09:41 pm
When I read the words “Fanny swinging”. I was hopeful this post was going somewhere else.

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#101 Re: IFSC 2018
July 08, 2018, 09:35:55 am
Really good comp in Villars on short fierce routes offering good splits, and for once I was home on a Saturday. It's so much nicer to follow sport live...

No big surprises: Romain Desgranges is still the fittest man alive and everybody else should be ashamed of themselves, Jacob Schubert is still the best climber on the circuit, and baring an injury Janja Garnbret will win every lead comp this year.

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#102 Re: IFSC 2018
July 08, 2018, 11:06:33 am
Yup it was cool. The VOD has some stuttering on the women's which was annoying as it was such a good fight at the top.

Some great camera angles of the tricky bits on this, and neat routes.

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#104 Re: IFSC 2018
July 12, 2018, 07:10:42 pm
Pity but a wise decision. Well done for all she did until now.

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#105 Re: IFSC 2018
July 14, 2018, 08:25:54 am
Will Bosi getting 5th in lead (and breaking the British speed record) in Chamonix must be worth a mention?  :2thumbsup: :strongbench:

He did promote that horrific BMW thing though...  :no:

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#106 Re: IFSC 2018
July 14, 2018, 02:35:48 pm
Again, very good semis and finals. The routes where maybe a touch too long/easy as almost everyone stayed on the wall close to 6 min.

To me, it looked like Jessica Pilz won the women's because she was fitter than Janja Garnbret; strange as that sounds. She climbed amazingly well and it was touching to see how much the win ment to her.

The men's final was amazing. Alex Megos did a mistake low down by campusing a long move from a pocket to a sloper which probably cost him too much, making it impossible to top out. I couldn't tell if Jacob Schubert made any particular errors, it didn't look like it to me. As with the women's final it just look the winner, Stefano Ghisolfi, was a tiny bit fitter than the rest that day.

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#107 Re: IFSC 2018
July 15, 2018, 02:20:28 pm
Amazing result from Bosi!!

Finals were good, but I didn't find the routes quite as interesting as the semis (headjam rest) nor the finals in the previous week. Just a bit more stamina plod into much harder finish. A bit more trickiness mid-way would have been a bit more exciting - albeit the harder finishes were gripping. Still, the actual competing between the athletes was very good.