/ NEWS: FRI NIGHT VID: Mike Foley climbs Livin' Astro Glide (F8c+/9a)
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This needs a Phil Collins health warning.
I strongly suggest listening with the sound turned _OFF_ ...
true. Its also a bit... well... boring? I'm sure its very difficult and everything, but he makes it look very easy.
The music does seem out of place and yes, the vid is a touch boring... oh well, you pays your money...
Epic Collins. Banging :-)
another item a couple of days after 8a.nu... at least copy quickly
Boring? I thought it was really good partly BECAUSE he makes it look easy.
I liked the video, but there was definitely too much Phil for my liking. (It was ok for a while, but it didn't need the whole track.)
DW looked to have exquisite footwork though and the climbing was exceptional throughout.
Re 8Aa bagging it first: I don't visit that site, so was good to see it here. Cheers for airing.
No climbing video is ever good enough to justify Phil C. You can never get those seven minutes back.
> Boring? I thought it was really good partly BECAUSE he makes it look easy.
Appallingly easy - hard to believe the grade when you see a performance like that.
You know what they say - good climbing is making hard things look easy, bad climbing is making easy stuff look hard.
I thought it was a great vid, phil aside. Really smooth, intersting climbing.
I dunno, it looked like he wasn't really trying very hard to me.
Without going off at too much of a tangent, i guess this is because he has redpointed the route, so the conclusion is almost inevitable - if he was onsighting it i would probably be more interested.
It looked like he had it totally wired, yes. But not trying very hard? Surely the challenge of redpointing is being able to execute the movement perfectly even when you're on the verge of physical failure.
I can see how it's not everyone's cup of tea but personally I really like watching videos of top end redpoints. It's movement of a fluidity that you just don't ever get when you watch someone onsighting.
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