I never had either, but my son is a climbing fan and recommended it. Some of the scenes when they’re up in porta-ledges are sphincter-tightening to watch. And some of the finger-holds and toe-holds they use successfully are hard to fathom. There are other elements in there (I won’t spoil it) too, all of which to combine to make it one of the better shows I’ve watched recently.
There’s also another show “Free Solo” (I think it’s about $4 on A-prime) that details a subsequent (and even more impressive) ascent. I have so much free stuff in my queue that I probably won’t get to that for a while.
Post by the General on Apr 17, 2019 5:44:59 GMT -7
Chris, we watched "Free Solo" on DVD that we got from our public library. Most of the running time is background information and buildup, but the last 20 minutes or so where he actually climbs El Cap is quite gripping.
Here is the climber, Alex Honnold, at a TED talk describing his preparation and experience:
Galgolfer: I am frequently wrong when trying to recall things from years ago!
Aug 17, 2019 10:08:02 GMT -7
nrjyzr: Derrick used to talk about the Black Toaster of Death, he might remember
Aug 17, 2019 18:17:57 GMT -7
nrjyzr: Oh, and Hi! Gigi, Dave, Haxie
Aug 17, 2019 18:18:22 GMT -7
Galgolfer: Hey Ed. Nice to see some of the old chatters commenting!
Aug 18, 2019 4:40:57 GMT -7
boomslang: Ed, Derrick may have coined it. Just like somebody coined sensistraw inserts.
Aug 18, 2019 7:46:15 GMT -7
Galgolfer: I called it Strawsicore. LOL.
Aug 18, 2019 8:50:22 GMT -7
nrjyzr: That's the name I remember. Strawsicore
Aug 18, 2019 14:50:24 GMT -7
nrjyzr: As for the Toaster of Death, there was even a haiku about it. Don't remember the haiku, unfortunately
Aug 18, 2019 14:51:32 GMT -7
mr22putt: I use to own the Toaster in a Stick after hitting a playing partner's driver...1st used club I bought off the internet....$195?? in 2000.
Aug 18, 2019 17:05:35 GMT -7
hardpan: I used "toaster on a stick" and Strawsicore in the last week talking to customers, weird
Aug 18, 2019 18:19:30 GMT -7
hax: I had a Ping WRX Toaster on a stick...which was an AJ Tech Metal X shaft. I hit some of the longest drives of my life with that club.
Aug 19, 2019 18:10:13 GMT -7
hax: I never cared for the sensicore shafts...the just felt dead.
Aug 19, 2019 18:10:35 GMT -7
hax: Hey Ed and GG...good to see y'alll in here.
Aug 19, 2019 18:11:02 GMT -7
boomslang: Golf equipment has changed a lot. I haven't followed the trend. Still playing my Ping G2 driver and blades. LOL
Aug 19, 2019 21:52:33 GMT -7
Galgolfer: I agree with you Hax that Sensicore (or any vibration dampening) changes the way a club feels but if you've got pain they can really help.
Aug 20, 2019 5:16:35 GMT -7
bumblebees: I have Greg's Toaster on a stick. I bought it from him at Bethpage if I recall correctly. At the same time he 'leant' me the matching 3 wood which I still have as he died a couple of weeks later. If I ever make it out to another G tourney, I'll bring them.
Aug 20, 2019 8:31:33 GMT -7
jaime59: What exactly is the TOAS? Original Big Bertha Driver?
Aug 21, 2019 9:19:35 GMT -7