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rock sprinting

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:49 pm
by derekd
Hi there

Myself and my partner and a couple of other crazies are starting a new sport called 'rock sprinting' involving, as the name implies, sprinting over rocks, leaping over crevasses, going as fast as u can ... check out the site www.rocksprinting.za.net

We live in the Gauteng area and are looking for areas where there are fairly even rocks, on top of koppies or in river beds, or anywhere outdoors, which have nice gaps to leap over. Places like the top of Melville Koppies are good, but this area is really unsafe, got mugged there with me woman ...

anyone got any ideas? We also need gear to protect us from small falls ...

you can write back to this forum or write to psychaderek@yahoo.co.in

schweet!!! :alien:

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:11 pm
by Paul Goddard
Dude, how does this REALLY differ from trail running ? except that you are maybe doing your ''sport' at a slightly higher speed over a much shorter distance.
Are you joking ? :shock:

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:34 pm
by SouthAfricanMan
Here is a sample from the gallery on http://www.rocksprinting.za.net .... hilarious

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Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:38 pm
by mullet
A great way to break a leg while wearing a funny hat. It might just catch on!

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:34 pm
by Nic Le Maitre
God, I love the interweb, there is space for everyone...

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:37 pm
by joshpickering
Out-running the muggers wasn't an option!? Could be an extreme version of the sport?
Well, good luck anyway... sorry, couldn't think of any constructive info.

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:22 pm
by Paul Goddard
@ SA Man, Nic, Mullet and Josh....Jeeeeeeez you gents had myself and my wife in hysterix. Not meaning to pooh pooh anyones sport here but my word you gents made me howl. Mullet, i think you might have a career in comedic writing....
Aaaaah, nothing beats the feeling of a good laugh :lol:

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:51 am
by SuperM
Just looking at the pics got my heart racing!

We've come up with a "KIT LIST" please see attached pic!

......and when sprinting over raging rapids where there is a good chance of being fully submerged the following is optional - but recommended!

Drinking Orange Juice after brushing your teeth has nothing on this!

Be safe out there! :thumleft:

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:10 am
by er
:lol: :lol: please...no more drugs for these people...and no more watching Tekashi's Castle....

Jokes aside...this could be huge in Japan :lol:

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:11 am
by Wep159
Man I've been doing this all my life and I didn't even know it! I just called it, going for a walk in the forest!

Haven't reached grade 5 of your difficulty level yet though, hope to get there soon!!

I usually take my dog with.

:thumleft:

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:20 am
by Wayne73
Hey Derek

Checked out your website, one correction needed under FAQ Edmund Hillary wasn't actually the guy famous for the "because its there (mountain)" quote. He was famous for the " Bladdy hell Tenseng slow down or you will get the knighthood and I will get a bag of beans (dried)."

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:23 am
by pierre.joubert
Usually attributed to George Leigh Mallory but whatever.

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:30 am
by shorti
hahaha - check this one
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Bliksem, that's going fast eh! Neeeeaaauuuu!

Ja Pierre, I saw it too, but Hillary, Mallory - it's the same thing man! It even sounds the same - haha. I love your Hillary "quote" Wayne. :thumleft: I always thought climbers were a bit "alternative", but good stuff guys, at least it looks like you're having fun. What grade is it when you do it with a backpack full of climbing and camping gear?

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:23 am
by mokganjetsi
mullet wrote:A great way to break a leg while wearing a funny hat. It might just catch on!
bwahahahahhaaaaa :lol:

right up there with rollerblade ice skating, full armor snorkling and naked wingsuit flying. hieeeeaaaa!!

derek, two thumbs up bru - you guys are cooking :thumleft: :thumleft:

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:32 am
by pierre.joubert
Like un-urban-parkour? Running jumping climbing trees... action transvestite?

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:38 am
by Spike
Quite an "interesting" dude.
A quick google shows he has his own tribe. The Bzwanyubz Tribe :afro:

One of his blurbs on the web :lol: :jocolor: :cyclops:
I have in the past subjected my body and brain to considerable abuse, and the creation or re-creation of neural pathways is helping to restore vast tracts of missing memory. Well, I hope so. But I digress.
Good luck with the rock hopping bru

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:08 pm
by joshpickering
Man, that rock-sprinting body suit is awesome!! Does it come in "Stealth Rubber"? It could be the perfect body protection for sport climbers wanting to try out trad...

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:36 pm
by SuperM
If you take a closer look at the suit you'll see that there is an optional attachment point for your 9mm Pistol for sprinting at Chosspile - Optional


Tip: Always do warm up stretches prior to sprinting and remember to warm down by walking back up the path you just sprinted down!

Wheeeeeeee!

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:38 pm
by Hector
They've already developed some state-of-the-art kit for this in Sweden. The chap in the picture is just warming up but he's gonna break into a full on rock-sprint in a minute or two:
Rock sprinting ball.jpg
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Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:45 pm
by Andy Davies
There's a super place in CT for this kind of thing at Observatory. Its called Valkenberg :jocolor:

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:12 pm
by pillick
LSD is not good for you!!!! :alien:

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:24 pm
by tygereye
Is the head gear compulsory? Does it protect your brain from functioning?

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:30 pm
by tygereye
But wait!
We're biased.... this is a rock climbing forum...
Watch out, people, this sport is gonna become HUGE!!!!

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:35 pm
by Justin
er wrote:Jokes aside...this could be huge in Japan :lol:

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:43 pm
by Crank
Oh man! Is there a facebook page for this? I would really like to join! Mario, do you guys have any of those Rocksprinting suits in stock? Do I get a discount? What does it retail for?

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:27 pm
by Lourens
derekd wrote: We also need gear to protect us from small falls ...
All I can think of is a running belay..... :lol:

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:50 pm
by Rastaman
There are certain mushrooms found in the forest that one should avoid. :drunken:

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:03 pm
by derekd
Hey there all of you guys who replied to "rock sprinting"

I really digged what you guys said and loved the photos of protective gear :alien:

There is a really cool video coming of the actual sport in action, which will put skeptics to rest and I am sure elicit more responses from this forum

thanks for all your imput ... :shock:

and please keep writing!

derek

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:00 am
by BradCT
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Derek, gotta hand it to you man. You got some broad shoulders and a good sense of humour!! Well done!
Yes, please guys, keep the comments coming!!! I hadn't laughed as hard when I read this thread for the first time in a LONG time!
Can't wait for the video, hope they keep with the theme and stick to the cool head-gear!
:thumright

Re: rock sprinting

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:22 pm
by derekd
Thanks Brad for the support

The good news is that the Rock Sprinting video has finally been made and is on the site,
all you have to do is click on www.rocksprinting.za.net and its on the Home page ...
alternatively, you can find it on YouTube under http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82DfSpABAsg



enjoy, guys and girls .. :eye:

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