/ NEW ARTICLE: Dosage 3 DVD by Mick Ryan
Josh Lowell's Dosage 3 DVD reviewed. Dosage 3 features Chris Sharma, Tim Emmett, David Graham, Klem Loskot, Ben Moon, Beth Rodden, Tommy Caldwell and Ron Kauk. Ryan also interviews Lowell one of the world's best climbing videographers.
Are you a hippy? If, not, could you translate the above quote into something a normal person such as myself could understand?
"Infinite lessons in a vertical world" was one piece of drivel that stood out amongst so much else psychobabble in the Kauk section.
Saying that, the rest was excellent - though the Rodden / Caldwell section was stand-out, the lack of pretension and sheer enthusiasm for what they were doing was a great antidote to some other climbing DVDs.
Note to self: I must stop bitching about my non-functioning finger stopping me from climbing!
Oh and Sharma saying how he wanted to get stronger was highly amusing - surely that would not be possible!
Wow! Read the article and I agree with Mick!!! Must go and lie down in a darkened room and await the end of the world...
I think you will find that they do.
the Rodden / Caldwell section was stand-out, the lack of pretension and sheer enthusiasm for what they were doing was a great antidote to some other climbing DVDs.
Sounds like Tommy alright. I had the good fortune of climbing in France with Tommy and then bouldering with him a couple months later at Hueco back in the late 90's. Really nice guy!!
Nice article Mick & I totally identify with the ethos of the film and your own vision of the lost soul, man and mountain. Keep on doing good stuff Mick. Thanks. Pete
Stand out parts:
-Trying to guess what percent spider Dave Graham is now.
-Chris Sharma's 'Iron Cross' move at the start of King Lion, absolutely awesome.
That's jump to an iron cross :-)
The important word there being will?
Nice article, Mick. Good reading.
Someone not doing an iron cross...
similar to this
Is that nice looking rock or what?
I think I'll get on my bike.
Given that I thought Dosage 1 was pretty rubbish (Lowell's commentary spoiling the film for me) and that, by contrast, Dosage 2 was one of the best climbing films I've seen, I wasn't sure what to expect from Volume 3.
Undoubtedly it starts (Thailand DWS - I'm looking into flights as we speak) and ends (I know we've seen a lot of Chris Sharma, but it is hard not to like the guy) very strong, but there were too many disappointing bits in the middle. The 'spiritual' bit is well-shot but Mick's review's initial paragraph about this section is spot on - I was fast forwarding on the first viewing.
There's no doubt that it's a good DVD but IMO I don't think it's as good as vol 2.
Vietnam Alun, not Thailand.
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