KONA RADIO / Episode 45-2 with Tak
This is the second half of the radio that invited Kiori-san from Crux Osaka. We talked about the charm of climbing connected with ‘climbing style’ in the closed room of a hotel that stayed at midnight. It was a wonderful time to re-recognize the depth and breadth of the game of climbing.
KONA RADIO / Episode 45-1 with Tak
From ‘Crux’ who was also a leading climber in bouldering movement with famous climbing makers such as pusher, Teknik, Moon, etc. The episode is starting from the exhibition, the bouldering movement took the place 2-30 years ago, from the story of the American West Coast, about bouldering culture and style.
Two and a half years since the launch of BOOST. In no time, the genre of chalk groundwork has become commonplace. There are many ways to use it. I feared over-drying of BOOST, and the expiration date was 1 week in a vacuum pack. However, people who use it after drying, those who spray REACT in the pack, those who use it as a paste mixed with water A lot of feedback has arrived, and I am surprised every day by the climber’s inquisitiveness to friction.
BOOST BOTTLE: Net 50g
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Reuse promotion campaign discount in progress
One month has passed since our bottle reuse program started. Although we have yet to collect enough products to be released, we are confident that we will be able to create a sustainable cycle in the long run with the support of our stores.
From around August this year, we also have decided to switch all our packed products to include recycled content. We are currently conducting a final selection of materials with suppliers who possess the best technology to make this happen.
Although the calculation of 2017 is listed – these are not exact due to inventory and other reasons. Some of the raw materials have been carried over from 2017, and the capital goods purchases in 2017 were large but amounting to 14% lower than the increase in fuel. In the future, there may be some variation in the calculation, but it can be said that the number of ongoing activities after deducting capital goods is higher than last year. Continue reading “SUSTAINABILITY: CO2 emissions in 2018”
100% renewable energy should have been our first step in establishing Tokyo Powder.
There are a lot of hurdles involved to use renewable energy to cover only the electrical consumption in the company’s operation. Carbon and other pollutants are emitted at the time of capital investment and production of equipment, as well as restrictions on recycling at the time of disposal, methods of production – all options the most suitable for our business activities and keeping costs low. Continue reading “100% Renewable Energy Source”
A while ago, an article of the impact of chalk appeared on Climbing Magazine website. It is interesting in many ways, and it talks about the details of mining magnesite and extracting Magnesium Carbonate from it, and the manufacturers that sell it as commodities. Only last year, pollution control was implemented at the magnesite mining factory in China.
About 10 years ago, I thought I could climb well. I tried hard every day and on more difficult routes. One day, in front of a difficult route, I lamented that I couldn’t achieve it.
“Now, climb it well” Shogo said, and from that day on my long days of trial and error began.
Thinking back, I remember the words Shogo said clearly: “Don’t stretch your arms completely, a slight bend is better. Move your legs more, your freedom increases. You will get more power!”
The days of pursuing questions began. What is a good climb? What is good? What is strong? What is efficient, yet powerful? The first year of trial and error was rather poor, but strangely, I remember the feeling of change rather than the stress.
The turning point for me was the direction of foot output. That was the moment when it hit me and all the questions I had seemed resolved. My movement changed dramatically and results started to appear. But solving these problems raised new questions, a never-ending cycle in search of what is best.