Well, what do you think? Considering that he is a firefighter and has plenty of rope-climbing and ladder-climbing skill/experience, I would have to choose either choice #1 or choice #2---unsure which is a better choice though.
P.S.---Sorry if part of the question is cut off. The question is:
In Sasuke 23, Takeda failed Stage 3 once again when he fell on the Spider Flip. If he did pass Stage 3 this time (or in any of his past 11 Stage 3 appearances), how would he have done in the Final Stage?
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Still think Nagano is a better rope climber and I've seen them do it ramblingrican.blogspot.com/2009/05/2009-maguro-festival-videos.html one right after each other.. I still find Nagano to be stronger. So for this poll since Nagano didn't make it I'll say almost beat it. Takeda got really tired going up the Spider flip and almost didn't make it at all over that hump..
In fact.. Akiyama tied Takeda on the rope climb on this thing.. while Nagano beat them both.
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Really? That's kind of ironic since I heard that Takeda and Akiyama were really fast rope climbers compared to Nagano, who I think has been said to have had more difficulty with rope climbing than these two. Maybe I'm wrong!
Don't get me wrong .. I LOVE Takeda but he has the same problem Levi does.. he's fast with his legs. Granted yes he is much stronger with his arms and it shows with his stamina year in year out. NO one has the Stage 3 record/consistency in Sasuke but him. That said. Nagano just has natural talent and also works hard on his arms AND has the technique to go up that rope fast.
Akiyama was a beast when he was training hard for the course. Now he's still fast up the rope but not as fast as he used to be. He just doesn't train consistently for it. Takeda is lucky in a way to be in the line of work that he does since he's always fit. Yamamoto is screwed.. even in that video I linked. Shingo crapped out before the top.. LOL
He's got the stamina sure, but it keeps looking like for his appearances in stage 3, he's been losing it just near the end, so if he did manage to make it to the final stage, it'll be REALLY close. He may be able to beat it, but I still think it'll come down to the wire like Nagano back in his 2nd Final appearance.
I've always thought that Takeda would be the most likely to beat the final stage if he ever got to it. I actually think that may be a huge contributing factor to him becoming an All-Star: he can climb rope the best. This is, in fact, why he is my 2nd favourite All-Star (Shingo wins for me)
Maybe. Depends on if he screws up on some random obstacle before Stage 3, and how good he is at the Gliding Ring. He has been improving, albeit slightly, if you see where he failed in 21 and 23...but a year to improve half an obstacle isn't all that great.
I find it hard to believe that someone with Takeda's skill set has upper-body issues. Are there no rock walls in Japan?
Actually, though, it seems to be a matter of arm endurance (sort of like that other Gifu firefighter). Based off of the EMS footage and past performance, Takeda's a sprint climber. Unless he can find a way to put some more in the tank, Stage 3 will forever be his Waterloo.
Post by RiderLeangle on Oct 10, 2009 11:07:55 GMT -5
Other Gifu Firefighter? You mean Yamada Koji?
And if Takeda makes the final stage he has a pretty good shot at clearing it, we know he's a good rope climber, and he's a firefighter so he pretty much has no choice but to be fast climbing up ladders (Especially unstable ladders like that)