We welcomed @SIN_UNPARALLEL, who is involved in shoe development at UNPARALLEL (US), the company that brought you such great shoes as Flagship and VIM, to talk about what happened to the climbing scene in 2021.
I’m going to borrow the sound source of the episode where Hakase was invited as a guest on a friend’s channel, and broadcast it exactly as it was.
We were invited to a podcast called “Dokuganryu Channel,” which is run by a person who is very closely related to our company, and the factory manager and landlord have also appeared on it in the past.
It’s been 2 years and 3 months since we had a Vitaly-sensei! So we had a meeting to report on the recent situation. I’m sorry that it was very difficult to listen to Hakase’s broken English, but I hope that Vitaly-sensei’s beautiful English could neutralize it a little.
This episode’s guest was Mr. Neji Mei of Grappa, whom I hadn’t seen since the end of last year. We talked about what’s been going on in our lives, games, masks, lack of exercise, and other ideas for the gym. We also spent some time talking about various stuff we got from Twitter and reading letters from Grappa customers.
We invited Ogawa-San from La Sportiva and Shin-San from Unpallarel for New episode. We started with a discussion of the new Sportiva shoe KUBO, then talked about our first climbing shoes, the most innovative shoes, old age, the Matterhorn, and more.
We welcomed Mr.Koji Toyoba from Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture, one of the hottest places in Japan, to talk about How do you enjoy the rock climbing and the style, sharing experiences through a problem, anti-corona virus measures and current events.
We welcomed Mr. Tajima (@tajippei), owner of a well-established climbing gym ‘Joy Wall’ in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, and a researcher for Tokyo Powder, to talk about why he climbs, the past one year, climbing holds, YouTube, Onsight, Highballs, the Olympics, and more.
We invited Mr. Orikasa from FAT CAP, a company that started with the “FAT CAP” which is an attachment that turns bolt-on holds into screw-on holds, and now produces a series of unique holds.
I had no idea what we were going to talk about, but we talked about old times, holds, and ended up talking about shapes for about an hour. I hope you enjoyed it, even if it was just small talk.
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A local climber from Yamanashi, Masa Nerome, is the guest on this episode.In the second half, we read a letter from him in the Grappa question box. I regret very much that I should have reversed the first and second halves of the event.