torek, 25. februar 2014

Prestranek master 2014

And here s an article of first competition this year. It was in Prestranek (Postojna) and for me it was just another team training. Anyway, there was really strong competition from all over Slovenia and even my friend Rustam Gelmanov came to compete with us. Unfortunately he didn't climb enough boulders in qualification round to be in best 6 finalists. After qualifications I was the best with 25 tries for 23 boulders. Nobody couldn't climb 2 of them. In the finals there were 3 boulders and after that, only 2 best climbers went to an extra boulder. Jure Bečan and I did 2 boulders (I flashed both of them and Jure did one more try I guess) and I'm so mad, cuz I was the only one who reached the last hold in third one, but unfortunately fell from matching it. In extra boulder we were quite tired, so non of us couldn't make it to the top, even though we were both really close.

So that made me a winner of a really nice competition, which I hope it will continue in the future!

in company with Bečan brothers

my friends

failing the top with second hand

ponedeljek, 10. februar 2014

Boulder Keskus opening

And here is also my report from another great trip to Finland.

I came there to set some boulders for opening of a new boulder gym named Isatis, but I didn't know that there will be so much people. So with some help we set more than 50 boulders for 200 competitors. It was hard, but I really enjoyed it, cause I also had to set 5 final boulders. So best 4 competitors from a Saturday's qualifications made it to the finals on Sunday, where they had to compete  also with me and Rustam Gelmanov. It was really bad for me, cause I already knew the problems, but luckily I was "disqualified" (climbed all of them). The best job did Andy Gullsten who climbed 4 problems. Anyway, I was so happy about positive feedback from competitors for such a good setting- it was one of my best gift I got in Finland.

I must also say, that I was climbing outdoors, where I sent Hottentotti assis 8a+Fb and I was swimming in the frozen lake. For all of that I must say thank you to Henna and Jarmo, who actually put me into this, giving me bad and food(and milion other things) and helped me finding a new sponsor. So I got home with 2 sponsors (thank you both again) :



It was a nice trip, nice people, the best gym in the world and thanks again to everybody, who helped me and supported me!!

Hope to see you soon!

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