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Post by streetracer101 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:03 pm

This is probably one of the most insane accomplishments in climbing. The movie is probably going to gain some awards. Check it out if it is in a theater location nearby.

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Post by Chocodove » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:06 pm

Alex Honnold is legitimately one of the most unique individuals on earth. My wife and I can’t wait to see this.
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Post by Chocodove » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:40 pm

Also, Jimmy Chin is amazing. As with his other films, I’m sure his work with the camera is just a much as character in the film as the actual people. He’s also a great guy. Met him multiple times at screenings and climbing events.
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Post by JDC222 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:46 pm

Insane! Can't wait to see it!!
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Post by Axelay2003 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:28 am

Wow, what a thriller!
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Re: Free Solo

Post by streetracer101 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:57 am

Chocodove wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:40 pm
Also, Jimmy Chin is amazing. As with his other films, I’m sure his work with the camera is just a much as character in the film as the actual people. He’s also a great guy. Met him multiple times at screenings and climbing events.
Agreed. Meru was amazing too.

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Post by Heuerville » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:20 am

Looks amazing, but I feel all weird watching him do that.
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Re: Free Solo

Post by CarloDWC » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:32 am

Darn, he looks like Spider Man...

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Post by 59yukon01 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:54 pm

I saw him on a show a year ago or so, 60 Minutes maybe. Remember them mentioning he has extremely strong, and unusually large fingertips.

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Re: Free Solo

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:27 pm

bad ass accomplishments, but stupid as hell also

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Post by zepp21 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:24 pm

It takes a big set of balls to do this and a very little brain.

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Re: Free Solo

Post by streetracer101 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:25 pm

zepp21 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:24 pm
It takes a big set of balls to do this and a very little brain.
I'd argue that you have to be extremely selfish to do this kind of thing, but mental acumen is very high. It takes a lot of mental fortitude to physically and mentally prepare for a feat like this and even more to plow through fear and pain and come out alive.

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Post by zepp21 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:44 pm

streetracer101 wrote:
zepp21 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:24 pm
It takes a big set of balls to do this and a very little brain.
I'd argue that you have to be extremely selfish to do this kind of thing, but mental acumen is very high. It takes a lot of mental fortitude to physically and mentally prepare for a feat like this and even more to plow through fear and pain and come out alive.
Oh I'm not saying that he is stupid. Mentally, you better be on your A game but it definitely doesn't have a highly intelligent idea impact.

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Re: Free Solo

Post by Chocodove » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:31 pm

Any type of climbing is very hard to explain. There’s no reason or logic to enduring the mental/physical punishment and it’s inherently a selfish endeavor. It’s also extremely personal. What Alex does may seem extremely foolhardy and I don’t pretend to understand why he does it, but it’s not because he’s stupid or seeks glory. It just is what it is and I appreciate the human achievement.


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Re: Free Solo

Post by unsub073 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:59 am

I will have to check that out. I remember seeing him in Valley Uprising (another really good documentary about climbing) on Netflix.

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Re: Free Solo

Post by CGSshorty » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:53 am

I thought this was going to be about Return of the Jedi.
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Re: Free Solo

Post by dukerules » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:09 pm

Just saw it. Outstanding film. An insane accomplishment.

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Re: Free Solo

Post by hoppyjr » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:35 pm

Nope. People that do that shit for thrills are crazy.

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