We welcomed Koichi Shiozaki, owner of PONGO CLIMBING GYM in Shanghai, China, who now lives in Colorado, to talk about outdoor climbing and gyms in China and U.S., Rolfing, breaking both legs, Bukatsudo, and more in this show.
*Kyosuke Wakaiya, Koh Shiozaki and Shogo Murooka at PONGO climbing gym.
Continue reading “63: Climb here, Pay for it (@koh_shiozaki)”
The Garage series of liquid chalk reminds us of our humble beginnings – starting out in a garage, but with the passion and drive for innovation and better friction.
With that in mind, we developed two types of liquid chalk:
Continue reading “Garage / High Garage”
Kona radio with Mr. Tajima (@joywall14), owner of a long-established climbing gym in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture and the researcher for Tokyo Powder, to talk about training, Youtube, Garage Chalk, Future climbing areas, climbing gym, Kurume Gasuri and more. Thanks to the questions provided by the listeners, we had Skype for over two hours. Thank you very much.
Hakase and Tajippei ( Jan 2016 / OD Kokura, Fukuoka)
Continue reading “62: Tokyo Liquid (Tajippei / Joywall)”
We welcomed Mr.Koji Toyoba from Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture, one of the hottest places in Japan, to talk about Corona Voluntary Restraint, Hangboarding and the 10 years from the early 1990s to the early 2000s.
Continue reading “61: Hard Finger To Hard Shoulder (@ClimbGranite)”
We were going to take podcast another episode with Mr. Ogawa who is owner of bouldering gym Hoa-Hoa in Fukuoka, and rep of La Sportiva, to tell us a lot of behind-the-scenes stories about La Sportiva that everyone would have been interested in, but most of them turned out to be small silly talk (much more interested…). I’m happy to have a really good friend. I’ll talk about shoes properly next time hehehe.
Continue reading “60: Matterhorn for the rest of your life(Ogawa/hoa-hoa.)”
Japan is in the midst of declaring a state of emergency.
We take our podcast episode 59 with Yuzawa from heavy.
Mask culture, SatelliteBoard, the Great East Japan Earthquake, books, movies, and home-based hobbies.
Continue reading “59: Masks Are Disposable Diapers (heavypon)”
New episode with @SIN510 from Unpallarel.
We talked about telecommuting, Kagoshima, chalk with budges, walks, WEB drinking, gym business in the Corona era, Shin-Godzilla, Redbull TV, and more.
It was a meeting to enjoy the remote by talking about positive topics and trivial things, but it ended up being mostly about Corona.
— This episode is only Japanese.
Our factory manager, who has been under self keeping at home for over two weeks, is our guest to talk about France, Italy and coronaviruses. The listeners is sending a lot of questions about his isolation. It became a chilling. The most funny part of the story is when Mansaku sells Tokyo Powder at a local outdoor shop.
Until the lock down comes, We’re going to work hard at making powder.
We take Kona radio with YukiShuhei who is the paraclimbing representative from Japan, Talk with Oya and Hakase. Starting with the COVID-19, Selection of Paraclimbing Japan National Team, Categorization, and how to spend time in the gym, etc.
You can find videos that he practice at MABOO on his Instagram. If he achieve 1000 followers, he is going to bungee jump with our factory manager.
Episode 55 with Nerome who is a local climber in Yamanashi. I was getting that request to talk about climbing holds, so We talked about Hold while reading letters from the Grappa question box.
And then, bottle reuse, health, fail 2020, closed areas, movies and Si-Fi.
Thank you for the grappa customers who always give me a hot letter.
(This time, the beginning and ending talk with Mansaku and Oya is closed. Mansaku is going to climb to Spain.)
Grappa Bouldering Gym
Grappa Bouldering Gym