Post by bigblind168 on Oct 4, 2009 17:32:24 GMT -5
Im pretty sure we all know who they are. Our finnish friends (one of them is here posts from time to time)... well to say the least... are f***ing insane! Im just gonna throw this out there... easily the best non-japanese people who train for sasuke (only agruments are david, ulti, oti)
This guy is like... what? 12? can do the cliff hanger 12 consecutive times
I dunno. The Cliff Hanger definitely requires some decent upper body strength and great finger strength, not to mention endurance, because climbing is harder than just simply hanging. Plus, other obstacles like the Devil's Steps and Ascending Climb are more strength than technique. What he's done above is definitely an accomplishment.
It's just not, like, "Oh god, look at that, holy *&$"/
Okay, I'm gonna come up with a bunch of arguments to make me feel less inadequate: 1. His fingers are smaller, thus he can get more of his fingers onto the ledge to hang on with, as oppsed to just the tips. 2. He weighs less, thus it would be easier to hold himself up (the muscle to weight ratio is higher as a developing child I believe) 3. Urmm... centre of gravity?
Okay, this is hopeless. I'm just going to have to dedicate 9 hours a day to training from now on. Leave it to the 12 year olds to make you feel like you're not good enough lol Quite impressive though; congratulations, FinCliffer.
yea he's quite good, but I definitely agree with each of scopedknofe's arguments. Also, see how damn well built are those things? see how much GOOD wood and space? That makes training a LOT easier. That thing doesn't move at all. And, he's got the time to do that..if I had the same time to train on and the same replica I could do it too. Also, notice something: sometimes he jumps at nearly half of the first bar, and nearly always when he lands on the third bar he just drops, he doesn't finish it. So it's not 12 full times to me.
Post by scopedknife on Oct 5, 2009 11:22:01 GMT -5
Wow... don't we all feel big belittling a 12 year old? ;D I wish I had a replica, that way I'd know for sure if I was capable. Though for the moment I've pulled a muscle in my left arm Seriously though, all luck to this guy. If he wants to train from age 12, and can already (arguably) do the Cliff Hanger, and perhaps some others, then all power to him ^_^
The door frames in my house are 15mm. I can hang off them, and do about 3 pull ups... but this is pretty damn good. And hanging off 15mm HURTS. Probably due to the immense pressure on the fingertips lol Very impressive.