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.
Very interesting experimental data has been sent to us. Can Tokyo Powder’s chalk increase the frictional force of rubber?
Unlike the common train of thought, climbing chalk should not only be used to decrease the amount of moisture on the hands, but increase the friction between the hand and the contact surface. According to our recent research, we have found that to be true with our chalk.
Continue reading “粉末TV:Tokyo Powder vs Powerslide”
After take the 2nd episode with Yuki, We tried a BOOST friction test on the grass.
The test is simple – lift the hold off the grass!
We’re excited to announce our new Podcast named KONA RADIO.
No, Kona isn’t just a mountain bike brand. And no, it’s not Hawaiian Coffee Beans.
Kona means “Powder” in Japanese.
We’re going to invite various guests from the Japanese Climbing Industry, to discuss all types of topics of interest. Most Podcasts will be in Japanese with a few in English from our friends overseas.
You can subscribe by your podcast apps, Searching by ‘粉末ラジオ’