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Bosiwad
April 13, 2022, 07:34:27 pm
Another casual 8B flash for Mr Bosi



This was a few weeks back, wonder what other stuff he's been strolling up. Anyone got any news?

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#1 Re: Bosiwad
April 18, 2022, 04:10:25 pm
Will Bosi has flashed a problem called Charizard, a Martin Stranik number that gets 8B+!

Second Brit to flash the grade after Ned I think?


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#2 Re: Bosiwad
April 18, 2022, 06:08:12 pm
Haha what a feeling with Ondra cheering you on!

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#3 Re: Bosiwad
April 18, 2022, 06:16:47 pm
Mega! Surely a Bosiwad thread is deserved at this point?

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#4 Re: Bosiwad
April 18, 2022, 06:45:57 pm
Will Bosi has flashed a problem called Charizard, a Martin Stranik number that gets 8B+!

Second Brit to flash the grade after Ned I think?



Yep 2nd Brit sounds right - not many people in the world either tbh! Last I remember it was Ondra, Webb, Woods, Schubert, Feehally, Narasaki, and maybe another Japanese climber. Just looked it up and only found additional reference to a Liam Vance who flashed Sky in Rocklands.

Edit: Will's comment on a comment on the video says he thinks 8th or 9th person. What a beast

Mega! Surely a Bosiwad thread is deserved at this point?

Agreed
« Last Edit: April 18, 2022, 06:58:13 pm by edshakey »

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#5 Re: Bosiwad
April 18, 2022, 07:19:15 pm
Had a quick look in the climbing-history.org database and I count eight 8B+ flashers with eleven flashes between them, though I could well be missing some.

Daniel WoodsEntlinge
Adam OndraGecko Assis
Jimmy WebbSky
Adam OndraJade
Jimmy WebbThe Globalist
Liam VanceSky
Ned FeehallyTrust Issues
Jakob SchubertCatalan Witness the FItness
Tomoa NarasakiDecided
Jakob SchubertThe Never Ending Story
Will BosiCharizard
« Last Edit: April 18, 2022, 07:35:04 pm by remus »

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#6 Re: Bosiwad
April 18, 2022, 07:32:29 pm
Any ideas as to who the Globalist is? Jeff Bezos?

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#7 Re: Bosiwad
April 18, 2022, 09:38:57 pm
That's mad, Will has flashed 2 8B's and one 8B+ in the last two months now!!

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#8 Re: Bosiwad
April 18, 2022, 09:52:06 pm
That's mad, Will has flashed 2 8B's and one 8B+ in the last two months now!!

He was super close on another 8B flash too (dropped the last move or so of Flip Flopera on the same day he flashed 4X+1).

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#9 Re: Bosiwad
April 19, 2022, 08:48:34 am
That's mad, Will has flashed 2 8B's and one 8B+ in the last two months now!!

Well I was thinking about this after he flashed XXXX+1; if he's aiming to climb 8C+, and 9A, then he really should be flashing, or at least trying to flash, 8B especially in his style. It really shouldn't be a surprise that he's capable of doing so at that target "redpoint" level.

There have been a few discussions on here about flashing and generally it seemed to average out that people's best flashes were somewhere around 3-4 grades below their max worked problem, e.g. I've flashed a handful of 7B+s versus a max worked of (debatable) 8A+.

Certainly doesn't mean you'll flash all of them, and in fact there'll be plenty that still take multiple sessions for all sorts of reasons.

Not that any of that diminishes the achievements at all, it's just interesting perspective.

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#10 Re: Bosiwad
April 19, 2022, 09:29:18 am
Will Bosi has flashed a problem called Charizard, a Martin Stranik number that gets 8B+!

Second Brit to flash the grade after Ned I think?



I know aesthetics aren’t his bag but that looks fucking awful.

Maybe it ‘climbs well’. No doubt it’s hard.

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#11 Re: Bosiwad
April 19, 2022, 09:38:15 am
I was expecting it to boost straight up the massive spans between the crimps on the blank wall above the start.

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#12 Re: Bosiwad
April 19, 2022, 09:56:13 am
I was expecting it to boost straight up the massive spans between the crimps on the blank wall above the start.

8B coming in from a bit to the right


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#13 Re: Bosiwad
April 19, 2022, 09:57:29 am
I was expecting it to boost straight up the massive spans between the crimps on the blank wall above the start.

I think that's an 8A+ he flashed on the same day (along with another 8A+) before, again on the same day, linking it into a reverse of the 8B+ to give a new 8C.

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#14 Re: Bosiwad
April 19, 2022, 10:14:42 am
I was expecting it to boost straight up the massive spans between the crimps on the blank wall above the start.

I think that's an 8A+ he flashed on the same day (along with another 8A+) before, again on the same day, linking it into a reverse of the 8B+ to give a new 8C.

Yep, more details here

https://www.8a.nu/news/flash-record-breaking-day-by-will-bosi-8b+-8a+-and-8a+

Basically go board climbing and then campus afterwards folks.


Will Bosi has flashed a problem called Charizard, a Martin Stranik number that gets 8B+!

Second Brit to flash the grade after Ned I think?



I know aesthetics aren’t his bag but that looks fucking awful.

Maybe it ‘climbs well’. No doubt it’s hard.

Not wrong. The straight up looks amazing at least.

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#15 Re: Bosiwad
April 19, 2022, 04:16:43 pm
The straight up looks amazing at least.

I'd happily forego the increase in grade to get that ticked.

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#16 Re: Bosiwad
April 20, 2022, 04:24:00 pm
Not wrong. The straight up looks amazing at least.

Can't link to his IG at work, but looks like he's done FA of a more direct up version - Bulbasaur 8C. Says vid on YouTube but can't see it

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#17 Re: Bosiwad
April 20, 2022, 04:25:12 pm
Will Bosi has flashed a problem called Charizard, a Martin Stranik number that gets 8B+!

Second Brit to flash the grade after Ned I think?



I know aesthetics aren’t his bag but that looks fucking awful.

Maybe it ‘climbs well’. No doubt it’s hard.

Still a poor line, but it makes much more sense when done in the link up



Not wrong. The straight up looks amazing at least.

Can't link to his IG at work, but looks like he's done FA of a more direct up version - Bulbasaur 8C. Says vid on YouTube but can't see it

Got it for ya ;)

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#18 Re: Bosiwad
April 20, 2022, 04:52:24 pm
he said he messed up the load first. The link is pretty obv.

Do we need to replace one of the current "WadWatches" with one for him?
« Last Edit: April 20, 2022, 04:57:32 pm by SA Chris »

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#19 Re: Bosiwad
April 20, 2022, 07:41:48 pm
That's pretty wild

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#20 Re: Bosiwad
April 20, 2022, 09:59:39 pm
Great effort, that looks proper log!

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#21 Re: Bosiwad
April 20, 2022, 10:44:53 pm
Interesting to see how differently they both do the top moves. Going off crap crimp on the right looks brick hard, but kills the swing on the last move, whereas going to the top with both hands looks easier, but leaves you with a massive swing out?

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#22 Re: Bosiwad
April 22, 2022, 08:53:06 am
Summary of Will’s ascents over the last few months:

www.climber.co.uk/news/will-bosi-on-fire-in-czech-republic

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#23 Re: Bosiwad
April 22, 2022, 09:18:33 am
now that he's got his own thread- I remember seeing him back in 2014 (barely hit puberty) floating up problems at alien 2 that I'd seen multiple ~8B climbers serisouly fail to do individual moves on...

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#24 Re: Bosiwad
April 22, 2022, 09:27:58 am
To be honest, great to see Will snubbing the comps and focusing on outdoors. On some form at the moment!

 

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