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esander4


Jun 9, 2011, 9:27 AM

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Re: [ceebo] System for giving personal ratings for boulder problems. Or first ascents
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ceebo wrote:
banketh wrote:
If height makes everything easier, how come some of the strongest climbers in the world are under 5'10"?

you can't be serious when you suggest different ratings for height, ape index etc. ratings are a guideline not a definitive answer

At what point did i say being tall makes it easier?.. you clearly missed the point.

and if you did not realise height effects moves by now then you never will.

Well of course height affects the difficulty of the climb, but i don't think it should reflect in the rating. Ratings are subjective in themselves, giving handicaps would only make things more confusing. There are some V2s I can't do because the moves are pretty short person oriented, but some V6's and 7s that feel like 2's or 3's because of my height. But that doesn't mean the rating should go up or down based on the fact I have a longer reach.

In basketball, height makes a lot of difference also. Look at Wes Unsled. He was one of the shortest centers in NBA history at only 6'6" but he still led the league in rebounding and was an MVP. But he didn't get "extra" rebounds for being a lot shorter than most other centers. Tall and short people just need to develop different skill sets to make problems easier


(This post was edited by esander4 on Jun 9, 2011, 9:36 AM)



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