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)”
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)”
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
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”
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)”
Now that the state of emergency has been lifted, Mitsuo Hakase and Mr. Yuzawa from heavy. to talk about antisociality, hope for product sales, gym business, heavy kids, Ghibli, and the Bible.Continue reading “75: Revenge through shop sales (heavypon)”
This episode’s guest was Mr. Neji Mei of Grappa, whom I hadn’t seen since the end of last year.
We talked about what’s been going on in our lives, games, masks, lack of exercise, and other ideas for the gym. We also spent some time talking about various stuff we got from Twitter and reading letters from Grappa customers.
We invited Ogawa-San from La Sportiva and Shin-San from Unpallarel for New episode. We started with a discussion of the new Sportiva shoe KUBO, then talked about our first climbing shoes, the most innovative shoes, old age, the Matterhorn, and more.
We welcomed Mr.Koji Toyoba from Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture, one of the hottest places in Japan, to talk about How do you enjoy the rock climbing and the style, sharing experiences through a problem, anti-corona virus measures and current events.Continue reading “72: I finished “a” V6 (climber_t_field)”
We welcomed Mr. Tajima (@tajippei), owner of a well-established climbing gym ‘Joy Wall’ in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, and a researcher for Tokyo Powder, to talk about why he climbs, the past one year, climbing holds, YouTube, Onsight, Highballs, the Olympics, and more.Continue reading “71: Value of a onsight(@tajippei)”