Post by peterpack on Sept 18, 2013 18:46:09 GMT -5
Even the commentators were gently hyping up the rivalry which is great for the event.
Just about every name in elite American Parkour gives ANW a go nowadays. Will we see more guys from the elite rock climbing world give it a go ? I'm talk about guys placing in IFSC events. Check out some of the speed climbing events here www.youtube.com/user/ifscchannel/videos
Generally the parkour guys are going to be quick and great overall athletes but most will agree that the rock climbers are best suited to get through stage 3.
I think stage 3 will be changed a bit for next year, maybe to add more obstacles which are still upper body centric but maybe not as familar movements to climbers.
Yeah grip strength takes a while to build up - tendons and whatnot dont get much blood flow and it takes forever to get stronger compared to muscles. I think its easier to make an avid rock climber who didnt freerun into a ANW champ than a avid freerunner who didnt rock climb. I would even guess rock climbers self-select for being light even more than freerunners.
I would say most people into ANW are doing things to enhance both their agility and grip strength, though, so its really a false choice.
Team Butter lives! Sorta. With the adoption of multiple tryout cities, we don't get to get together and train before competition anymore. David and I train together frequently, Strat and Brett do sometimes as well.
Why did you bring up Speed climbing? That will almost entirely not help you in Sasuke. Climbers like Chris Sharma, Paul Robinson, Daniel Woods and Adam Ondra would definitely give Stage 3 a run for it's money. And none of them are Speed climbers.