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#150 Re: AidanWad
August 02, 2021, 07:03:09 pm
Probably the most English 7a moves ever done in a sesh. Or that could be a Dawes on a top rope project on grit.

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#151 Re: AidanWad
August 02, 2021, 07:15:43 pm
That statically done move at 3.43, done statically, is mad. Looks like he's actually levitating with some strange power

(...G-power?)

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#152 Re: AidanWad
August 03, 2021, 08:33:41 am
Amazing stuff, great video. This stuff is way more interesting than some random Mellow bloc I've never heard of. Surely the Pill Box problem beckons?!  :boxing:

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#153 Re: AidanWad
August 04, 2021, 10:30:15 am
Jesus. Fucking. Christ.
I cannot help but quote Pantera: another level of confidence and power.
Iíve never seen anyone that strong at board style problems, very strong indeed

I often find vids of really strong climbers leave me a bit flat - I think it's because what the climbers are doing seems so far beyond what will ever be possible for me - but this has got me well psyched!
It was quiet odd, I was more surprised when he fell off things tbh.
 I climb with strong guys all the time and think itís important to understand that your ambitions/situation/ability etc are all different and to try draw the psyche from the crush rather than feeling dismayed (which could happen very easily) and apply it to what you want to achieve

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#154 Re: AidanWad
August 04, 2021, 10:47:25 am
It was quiet odd, I was more surprised when he fell off things tbh.
 I climb with strong guys all the time and think itís important to understand that your ambitions/situation/ability etc are all different and to try draw the psyche from the crush rather than feeling dismayed (which could happen very easily) and apply it to what you want to achieve
Wise words owlo. It's good if you can look at climbing feats and think "what could I learn / take from that / be inspired by / bring into my own climbing at 7B / 6B / 5B". Even if it's just something like "train on a board a bit more"  ;). It's why I like watching the Ondra because his passion and focus and fascination with climbing is something identifiable with and inspiring irrespective of level.

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#155 Re: AidanWad
August 04, 2021, 11:07:38 am
Also dat neck

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#156 Re: AidanWad
August 04, 2021, 11:19:41 am
Aidan's movement inspires me. For both feet and hands, to my eye at least, it appears as though he tends to briefly pause before latching a hold, so as to get it perfectly, then confidently drives through it with full power, no adjusting necessary.

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#157 Re: AidanWad
August 04, 2021, 11:27:20 am
Honestly that one video was more impressive than everything I've seen at the Olympics so far. Upgrade to AidanSuperWad?!

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#158 Re: AidanWad
August 04, 2021, 04:25:17 pm
Honestly that one video was more impressive than everything I've seen at the Olympics so far. Upgrade to AidanSuperWad?!

Thatís cos itís the Gop and comps are shit.

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#159 Re: AidanWad
August 06, 2021, 07:15:34 pm
Nice vid of Hustled SDS here. It looks like absolute filth.


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#160 Re: AidanWad
August 06, 2021, 09:33:20 pm
I can't unsee Jim's dancing.

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#161 Re: AidanWad
August 06, 2021, 09:46:08 pm
Are all the wads just young and hairless these days, or is waxing de rigueur?

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#162 Re: AidanWad
August 06, 2021, 09:47:58 pm
Are all the wads just young and hairless these days, or is waxing de rigueur?

Pubertyís dragging its feet.

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#163 Re: AidanWad
August 06, 2021, 10:05:15 pm
 
Are all the wads just young and hairless these days, or is waxing de rigueur?

Pubertyís dragging its feet.

 :lol:

Went for a sports massage the yesterday (what the fuck else do you do when your gf has gone back home to Amsterdam, nightclubs are shut and....well.....) and was thinking - bet she'd like this more if she wasn't battling the man rug!

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#164 Re: AidanWad
August 08, 2021, 07:24:14 pm
Aidan's repeated Liam Fyfe's The Origin at Dinas rock, confirmed at 8B+.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSTzX-KDM5u/?utm_medium=copy_link
« Last Edit: August 08, 2021, 07:30:28 pm by remus »

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#165 Re: AidanWad
August 09, 2021, 06:48:51 am
Aidan's repeated Liam Fyfe's Eliot Stephen's The Origin at Dinas rock, confirmed at 8B+.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSTzX-KDM5u/?utm_medium=copy_link

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#166 Re: AidanWad
August 09, 2021, 03:33:18 pm
Bit weird to put up a vid of falling 4 moves before the finish and not mention it?

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#167 Re: AidanWad
August 09, 2021, 03:48:33 pm
Bit weird to put up a vid of falling 4 moves before the finish and not mention it?

Unless he's recently added it, his post does say

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Satisfied to have battled my way up this climb after dropping the top moves a few times earlier in the day as seen.

which seems fairly clear?

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#168 Re: AidanWad
August 09, 2021, 05:28:16 pm
I may have missed it but I didn't notice the "as seen" bit earlier

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#169 Re: AidanWad
August 18, 2021, 10:23:30 am
He did the FAís of two low travs on the bowder last week, one in either direction both staying low all the way, one finishing up picnic and the other move man. The right to left one has a brutal section just after half way. Few moves that are well into the 8s on their own.

Miles harder than any of the existing long things on the stone so far. All looked so easy. A project in the hills too. Wedge footage to follow.

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#170 Re: AidanWad
August 18, 2021, 10:38:46 am
Sounds mint. Was that the boulder you mentioned to me Tuesday last week? If so, glad to hear the weather played out!

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#171 Re: AidanWad
August 18, 2021, 10:53:23 am
Yeah thatís the one but we bailed on that day. Weather was dodgy and itís a big walk. Hope you found some dry stuff.

Stone stuff was so smooth. First go first ascenting! Shows both how good he is at executing and improvising, as well as how easy all this stuff is for him.

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#172 Re: AidanWad
August 18, 2021, 11:59:45 am
Had Aidan done Dan Vís hard one on the back of the stone?

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#173 Re: AidanWad
August 18, 2021, 12:03:36 pm
Sweet, presume he has done the project at Dove? Well good, pretty hardcore venues in the Lakes these days!!

Sit to dark edges would be good!

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#174 Re: AidanWad
August 18, 2021, 04:43:51 pm
Had Aidan done Dan Vís hard one on the back of the stone?

Nah he hasnít done Crescendo,  unrepeated afaik. Varian B+, so almost guaranteed to be ridiculous from the off.
Iím hoping Dan gives something 8C this winter and maybe lakes grades can start getting tidied up from there.

Sitter to dark edges would be cool for sure, same for the sitter to crescendo. Thatís the last of the stuff to do on there now really.

 

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