Dai Koyamada took off on his month long trip to Switzerland about a week ago, and he's been crushing hard. He quickly worked out all the moves of Toni Lamprecht's The Dagger, 8B+, on his first day at Cresciano and sent it on his 2nd day. He also mentions that he sort of got all the moves figured out for The story of two worlds, Graham's unrepeated "new standard for 8C" (most likely at least 8C+ by normal standards) but it sounds, like he's a little confused about where the start hold is, and I'm not sure if he's going to put any serious effort into doing the repeat. Later the same day, he went to Chironico, where he flashed Dr Pinch, 8A+ (7C+?). It's getting too hot in Ticino now, so Dai decided to go to Magic wood, an hour's drive to the north-east, instead. At Magic woods, he did a fast repeat of Bernd Zangerl's New Base Line, 8B+, on his 2nd burn after working out all the moves very quickly. He had been on it briefly 6 years ago, but didn't remember much. Then on the same day, he went to check out River Bed, 8B, worked out all the moves and sent it, again on his 2nd burn.
Photo1: Dai Koyamada on The Dagger at Cresciano. Photo 2: Dai Koyamada on New Base Line at Magic wood.