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whats the name of the model of those new super sticky boreal rock shoes?!
P.S. Could some one please tell Ryan that there is no 't' in Anasazi ;-)
Call me cynical but I bet Boreal don't supply all their new shoes complete with magnets... Would be good on a metal wall though.
You can do the trick Yuji does with the Boreals to most new out the box shoes, done it in stores for years, just put the toes together push, and give a little twist, and they stick.
The important thing with sticky rubber, for those who notice the difference is that it holds shape too, i.e. doesnt roll off a hold or creep too much, i think its something to do with hysteresis.
sticky rubber wont make a difference if you dont keep it clean!
I've just put some pictures up on my twitter #anditurner
Even been up and down Tophet Wall, down the screes etc in them, still sticky.
That Anas"t"azi thing is a mild irritation isn't it? I don't think I've ever heard anyone say it properly. Poor show when one of their reps gets it wrong though, eh?
I wonder if it all comes from a confusion with the familiar tennis star of the 70's and 80's, Ilie Nastase.
The boreal rubber looks a bit weird,
I thought you want a high coefficient of friction between rubber and rock, rather than an actually sticky surface. Is it a bit like dipping your toes in treacle?
Perhaps it's a special pair of shoes dedicated for Alain Robert.
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