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Standing Wave

Its been almost a year since we released our exalted Standing Wave and we thought it would be fun to show a few pics of their US and Japanese debuts earlier this year.

Firstable: the Japanese Bouldering Cup. The Standing Wave and the smashing pair of Les Amis were used in both Semi and Final rounds to select the mightiest boulderer in Japan!

Above, our Japanese distributer Crux's employee and Crux Kyoto's manager, Atsushi Shimizu. Atsushi was at our Teknik vs Japan event - way back when - as a high schooler, and is still ripping with his fresh and unique climbing style.

Above, two of the very, very best in the world: Tomoa Narasaki and Kokoro Fujii. How can it get any better than Standing Waves on mirrored boulder problems, with these two..?

Then, it made it's North American debut at the USAC Bouldering National Championships. Here are some behind-the-scenes pics of the Standing Waves being prepped, arranged and then mounted

 

Then some in-front-of-the-scenes pics of the moves being sent upon, thusly:

Above, the magnificent Carlos Traversi and the singular Josh Larson just flying around on these things.

Lastable, a pic I took of a Standing Wave at my local bouldering gym that I loved and could juuuuust about almost do.. But couldn't, and I didn't

 

 Until next time!

Plats international inauguration at the Japan World Cup!

Our new Overplats and Gigantiplats made their World Cup debut this past weekend at Kazo, Japan in the Men's Finals. They are the horribly challenging but beautiful white slopers on Men's 2 and 4. 

Our man, Chris Danielson was the Head Setter for the event! 

Teknik with footless-ness

The fantastic folks at Beastmaker and the BMC kindly invited Teknik to be a part of their annual footless climbing competition - the BIFF

Well, we couldn't even countenance not being involved with an event such as this! So we sent some holds, and they got used, thusly:

The BIFF 2016

Over Plats and Gigantiplats added

Our new Over Plats and Gigantiplats are now online! 

I photographed these the other day at high noon, but ’tis the wintery season up here in Canada when the sun tends to roll across the horizon.. I may have to re-shoot when we get a more favorable trajectory from our star ;)

These big boys are huge, slopey, and just plain sick. It was awesome to see America's top male climbers being challenged by these shapes on men's Finals problem #1 at the US Bouldering Nationals last weekend! You can watch the finals round here

Overplats:

Gigantiplats:

 

Written by Zoe Johnston — February 02, 2016


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