Former German Bouldering Team coach, sports scientist and climbing author Udo Neumann has released an interesting video analysing the technical elements of movement that determine success (or failure) in modern day bouldering competitions, using the recent Studio Bloc Masters near Frankfurt in Germany as study material.
Neumann addresses the complexity of dynamic movement - 'crossing gaps' - that has changed with the advent of three dimensional volumes and more intricate setting, which require greater consideration of directional forces and momentum.
The event is an international open competition, which attracted many IFSC circuit competitors looking for a pre-season test of their current form. Team GB's Hannah Slaney made finals and placed 5th in a strong field. Alexei Rubtsov and Miho Nonaka won the competition.