It is the day of the powder. So, although it was not on our schedule, we had to record a Podcast show on short notice. While reading the newsletters and announcements, it turned out to be more of a mess than usual, as if it was a day of powder.

I thought We used to read the messages from listeners on the Podcast every year on the Day of the Powder, but that never happened at all, I only did it once in 2019. Interesting.

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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)

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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.

Find Vitaly (He doesn’t wear a border shirt)
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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.

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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.

Show note

  • What Happened in 2021
  • Read the Tweet
  • The benefits of accumulation
  • The first Rock Beans
  • KINAN Climbers Rock Perty 2021
  • Flagship
  • 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

UNPARALLEL https://www.caravan-web.com/special_unparallel/