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Monster swing in Boven

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:53 am
by fanta

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:49 am
by Johnny_Knoxville
big whooop

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:09 am
by 'Barry Ronge'
you go big boy

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:33 am
by Dark Horse
Monster swing??? Oh please..You gotta be smoking something pretty good... Check out Dan Osman in masters of stone five.. Now that's what I'd call a monster swing... Granted he's no longer with us.. but still.. :shock:

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:55 am
by Johnny_Knoxville
Looks like I'm not the only one who thinks your \"moster\" swing is pathetic.

:lol:

Yes Fagta, you're definitly the one to do all our rope tests.

What about the fun

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:37 pm
by Gadget
Geez fellas lighten up. This is an on-line community not a mud slinging forum (but the recent past is starting to have me think otherwise).

Climbing is about having fun and this is not a competition.

Between you guys trying to vent your rat race frustrations on Fanta and Fanta actually going out and playing around at ‘Boven (apparently making the mistake to share it in a on-line community) you need not be an expert to see who is having the most fun. Go run in the \"monster\" race you can score more points there.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:55 pm
by Justin
Fanta's swing does qualify as big.
Dan Osman's jumps where more like BASE jumping with a rope (he had to track while falling to place himself in the right spot to avoid hitting the trees) Dan Osman was on another level as far as I am concerned.

There can also be a lot of technical setup when setting up ropes for a swing... there was an accident at Muizenberg in February 2006 - Climbing excursion ends in tragedy so please be careful.

Yeah, everyone lighten up :P

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:08 pm
by Dark Horse
Ah it was just a light hearted tease.. I just thought it was funny cause he had it listed under \"monster swing\".. :D

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:14 pm
by Dark Horse
I'll conceded to your claim of big but check this link for \"monster\" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zTESi92Lm0

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:44 pm
by OneDogClimbing
Well, to me it looks like it must've been a lot of fun, thanks 4 the clip Fanta

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:37 pm
by megawat
Correct me if I'm wrong (I know you will) but isn't there a climb called \"Monster\" kinda in that area?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:05 pm
by fanta
Spot on Megawat, Alard's route tops out there... Ask him about the name not me... He was the 1 jumping when I was filming from the bottom...
Dano is certainly on a level of his own... RIP dude

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:11 pm
by stephan
Megawat, yes there is route with that name, and from the description it sounds like a Monster!!
Monster 29*****
It's the baddest and steepest route at Boven by far! No small holds on this one, but an absolute pump-fest. It's gonna become a super-classic!
FA: Andrew Pedley 2006 BB: Alard Hufner
Re Fanta's big swing, I think it's awesome!! Having rigged my own 30m bridge swing, I know it's a lot of fun!! Dark Horse & Johnny, have you ever done something like that....I think not! How about you guys go try it first (if you have the b*lls) and then give your opinion. Even better...do it without a rope :twisted: