Trad at the Boven Roc Rally

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Trad at the Boven Roc Rally

Postby Gustav » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:23 am

I had numerous calls about trad this year. Bring your rack up for sure and do some of the ultra-classic trad stuff out there (even a little 3-pitch surprise!).

On top of it all, Black Diamond has put out some amazing prizes for impressive trad ascents.

Just one thing that is not on the rules that I'll get to soonish: Helmets will be compulsory if you are attempting trad routes.

If you still don't own a helmet (and even if you don't climb trad), pop into your local gear shop and beg for a discount, it is the best investment you'll ever make.

These days they make nice sporty light weight ones that you can also use for mountain biking if you need to and you won't look like a dof miner.

Did I already mention that Black Diamond has put up cool prizes up for grab for climbing trad? :P
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Postby 8a_climber » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:59 am

Hi Gustav,

Shouldnt it standard for all climbers in the comp to wear helmets?

Could you point out which helmet one could use for cycling and for climbing?
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Postby fat b » Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:43 pm

8a_climber, no need for you to worry about wearing a helmet.

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Postby OneDogClimbing » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:07 pm

8a_climber: you should rather consider eye protection :lol:
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Postby fanta » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:16 pm

I don't like rules in my sport either...

Gustav just put a stupid amount of points up for wearing a helmet... please :)

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Postby 8a_climber » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:28 pm

Excuse me OneDog, but I don't see where you get the idea that you can call me a \"wanker\".
Please dont do this again.
I have actually found that ice-cream tubs make excellent helmets, especially if you cut a piece of sponge for the inside, and fasten it on with simple duct tape.

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Postby OneDogClimbing » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:42 pm

8a_climber wrote:Excuse me OneDog, but I don't see where you get the idea that you can call me a {edit}


Well excuse me then mr 8a, but where do you get of with that "afrikaans" bit of yours? I see you quickly edited that out too.

I actually don't care who wears helmets & who don't, but you go with that ice-cream bucket - make that recycling statement.
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Postby OneDogClimbing » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:56 pm

8a: When's your birthday? I'll buy you this one:

(It's even got the eye protection built in)

Image

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Justin » Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:47 pm

Play nice children, stick & stones and all that stuff... (you will notice that I removed 1dogclimbing's name calling)
I do like the helmet, does it come in red? :)
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Black Diamond Tracer

Postby Gustav » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:10 pm

Could you point out which helmet one could use for cycling and for climbing?


I use this one, in orange. Because I like orange in case you did not notice:
http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/gear/tracer.php

I did some mountain biking and alpine climbing in France 2 months ago and this helmet was awesome for this kind of travelling stuff.
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Postby JonoJ » Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:46 am

OneDogClimbing wrote::


Image

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Hahaha, I think Gustav should award style points to the team who rocks up in these!!!

Damn, I want one!

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Postby OneDogClimbing » Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:49 am

Justin wrote: Play nice children, stick & stones and all that stuff...


Apologies, it was uncalled for. :oops:

8a, the offer for the helmet stands :lol:
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Postby fanta » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:42 am

hey dog does it come with a jack for an ipod?
:lol:

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Postby OneDogClimbing » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:53 am

fanta wrote:hey dog does it come with a jack for an ipod?
:lol:


Those wingy-thingies are not only there so that you may glide during a big whipper, they also house antennae with which you can catch a wireless broadcast from your Pod on the ground. As an added bonus they also make your ears look bigger, and you know what they say about okes with big ears...

A built in walkie system allows you to communicate with your belayer / climber more effectively. An optional "Darth" voice patch can also be loaded, so that when you issue a command to your belayer, it has that extra authorative tint to it that's guaranteed to get their butt moving.
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Postby JonoJ » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:18 am

OneDogClimbing wrote:
fanta wrote:hey dog does it come with a jack for an ipod?
:lol:


Those wingy-thingies are not only there so that you may glide during a big whipper, they also house antennae with which you can catch a wireless broadcast from your Pod on the ground. As an added bonus they also make your ears look bigger, and you know what they say about okes with big ears...

A built in walkie system allows you to communicate with your belayer / climber more effectively. An optional "Darth" voice patch can also be loaded, so that when you issue a command to your belayer, it has that extra authorative tint to it that's guaranteed to get their butt moving.


I believe the helmet also comes with a mini-lightsaber that fits in the toothbrush holder of most chalk bags. Great for cutting the rope in a hurry!

Darth: Luke..... Luuuuke. You're getting a new helmet for Christmas
Luke : Father, how do you know this?
Darth: I felt your presents.

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Postby fanta » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:25 am

KICK ASS!!!!!

When it comes out with an interchangable memory card that has all the routes, beta moves and variations for climbs around South Africa. Also I want mine to be able to project all the moves in some sort of video format of the route onto the inside of dark glasses...
I'm sure the big sensor on the forehead is a xray jug/hold detector... pointing out all the features of every hold in a 3D format, so you can tell the crimpers from slopers...


I'LL TAKE TWO!!

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Postby OneDogClimbing » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:50 am

JonoJ wrote: Darth: I felt your presents.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Excellent!

That blue bit on the chin is a mouth-operated clamper - instead of getting that grit in your mouth from biting the rope etc. you can use it to hold the rope as you drag it up, hold a quickdraw for those "I needed it yesterday" moments or even, if no-one's watching, hold on to the rock.

For the more traditionally minded climber, the entire mouth guard area can flap open on voice command so that can bite that rope and get that outdoors feeling.

Fanta: You've got it - the Head's Up Display in the visor is full featured.
Correct on the x-ray too. Forget about memory card, it's got Wi-Fi and a satelite connection built in, you'll be streaming sound and video from your home PC if you wanted to.

Note the sloping section just beneath the X-ray scanner (scanner has the slits in like a car deodariser) - it's actually a push button. Pressing down on it squirts some hand lotion onto your hands, preventing dry and cracked skin. Best you do this after the climb I think.
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Postby OneDogClimbing » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:59 am

PS: Almost forgot the most important feature in an upcoming model.

The next generation will have a terrahertz-scanner, the image to be displayed on the HUD off course. Where might one use this feature you ask? While watching the girls boulder off course!! 8)


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