Slack ‘n’ Wake

Hey there guys, the last time was a little bit quiet again as I was pretty busy getting my university stuff. As we have many seminars and presentations at the moment it is really a lot of work – but anyways still got enough time for some serious indoor climbing, wakeboarding and other funsport acticities like slacklining.

 

Finally my new Elephant Slackline (25m, 35mm) arrived and it is really an awesome toy. I am trying really hard to get better in slacking as it is quite challanging for my coordinative skills. Walkig the 25 m is a pretty hard task! So I went to Raceburg last weekend for an intense 3h slack sesh directly at the lake. You can’t imagine how exhausting it get’s to just walk on a line!

 

Another highlight of the last days was our Wakeboard session, with the surfdudes, yesterday. Pushing it to the max, working a lot on my slider and kicker skills was my main goal, but also refining my railey and backroll to improve the style. Feeling pretty sore now after a 6 hours wake session – but anyway it feels good hehe.

 

And as always doing the normal training in the climbing gym, pushing hard towards the upper 8. UIAA grade. Making very nice progress at the moment and now starting to enhance my training with adding at least one boulder day per week to get more strength and a superior technique. Also took over the youth and adult training and coaching in the “Nordwandhalle” for the next 2 months.

 

So so far for the last time guys. Need to get back to work now and wish you all a nice time. I hope for some wind the next days. So see you at the wall or on the water! Also appended some photos of the last days.

 

 

Climbing trip to Sicily

Heya guys, after some time being off the internet, I am back with a couple of nice story’s. After a wild New Years party I left Germany for nine days to checkout the climbing in Sicily, Italy. I left on the 01.02.1012 – and it was quite a bad start, as I had wake up at 01:30 in the night to take the nightbus to Hamburg airport from where I catched the train to Nuernberg, from there I flew to Catania. There I hopped on the bus to Palermo. Rainer picked me up at around 17:00 with our rental car – and you guess it I was totally wasted – one day after New Years eve.

 

However next day was quite ok. Little bit of everything – sun and rain. We went to the nearest climbing crag and went in the overhanging section. Even in pouring rain this section consisting of steep 40m limestone walls is perfectly climbable.The stone is razor sharp and can easily cut through clothes … or skin. The day went quite smooth doing some stuff around 6a to 6c+. After our hard climbing days we always made some nice dinner mostly consisting of fresh and cheap fish, vegetables and a lot of nice red wine.

 

Me and my climbing buddys, Rainer alias Lampi, Hartmut and Piotr had a nice time on the rocks. Click on more to read the full story!

 

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