Kona Radio is a well-known English conversation resource. For this episode, Vitaly-sensei went back to basics and chose an orthodox theme. He brought about 15 items as essentials for climbing, but due to time constraints, we have five this time!Continue reading “85: Can you talk climbing in English / The essential items for climbing (1)”
84: Ryoma Sato Climbing Lab.
We are joined by Mr. Sato of the Ryoma Sato Climbing Lab. and Mr. Nerome from Bouldering Gym Grappa, both of whom are connected to Yamanashi.Continue reading “84: Ryoma Sato Climbing Lab.”
KONA Radio, Episode 83 is a chat session between the factory manager, the landlord, and Hakase, and we received a lot of letters from Twitter and e-mails. Among other things, we will send you a story about muscles.Continue reading “83: 筋肉の会”
82: Wear True-To-Size(SIN)
Happy New Year to all KONA RADIO listeners! This is Hakase. In episode 82, we talk about everyone’s favorite topic. Yes, climbing shoes. We welcomed Mr. Tachibanazono-san, who is involved in the development of Unparallel shoes, and talked about various topics related to climbing shoes, including the new Souped UP shoes and shoe demos, while looking back on the year 2022.
If you feel that your current shoes are not right for you, or you are not sure about your size, or if you have any other shoe problems, this is a must listen. (from around 1:15:00)Continue reading “82: Wear True-To-Size(SIN)”
81: I Can’t One-Arm Pull-Up, Front lever, Or Ab Roller(dkclimb)
We invited Daisuke Kasahara, aka DK, as our guest for the first time in 4 years, since 2017. We hope you enjoy this episode where we chat about route sets, holds, and funny stories with DK, who is now bursting with happiness after overcoming knee surgery last year.Continue reading “81: I Can’t One-Arm Pull-Up, Front lever, Or Ab Roller(dkclimb)”
80: Watch KING LINES to improve your English (Vitaly)
How do you use the words Grip, Grasp, and Grab to describe taking hold? We welcomed Vitaly Sensei, a language expert, climber, and guitar teacher, to answer questions from our listeners.Continue reading “80: Watch KING LINES to improve your English (Vitaly)”
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79: Highly Conscious Followers (@tajippei)
This is Ep. 79 of KONA Radio with Mr. Tajima (@tajippei), owner of a well-established climbing gym in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture and a researcher for Tokyo Powder.
Tajippei, who only climbs rocks, and Hakase, who stays in the office and takes care of his hobbies by the minute, were afraid that we hadn’t gained any interesting stories to talk about since last year, so we asked our followers on Twitter for some questions.Continue reading “79: Highly Conscious Followers (@tajippei)”
78: Be Proactive And Be On Guard (SIN)
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.
- What Happened in 2021
- Read the Tweet
- The benefits of accumulation
- The first Rock Beans
- KAITAKU no KABE
- KINAN Climbers Rock Perty 2021
- Skills and knowledge to be able to choose for yourself
- Exhibition and NEW shoes
- Time for a change of direction
- Taking a purepioneer climber to Mitake
- Watching “Top of the Top” competition
77: DOkuganryu Radio
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.Continue reading “77: DOkuganryu Radio”
76: Zoom Was Not Healthy (Vitaly)
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.Continue reading “76: Zoom Was Not Healthy (Vitaly)”