On the 2016 World Cup Season, economic structures of climbing around the globe, and why a love for traveling is a good tool to have during the IFSC season
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Show Notes for episode with Udo Neumann:
The trials and tribulations of attending a competition in Navi Mumbai, India
What makes a good world cup, and what makes a bad one: from India, to Japan, to Baku, to Munich
Some of the downsides of the Kazo, Japan competition
Chinese hospitality at the competitions for athletes and coaches, and the great internet firewall that the media has to contend with
Russian strength and aversion to sickness
How the economic differences for gyms and climbing teams and how they differ between Europe, Japan, and the United States
Where the United States is lacking on the international stage
Why US support of athletes from brands and sponsors seems to be behind the rest of the world
How German youth climbing teams can charge as little as $50/month for their programs
The richness of experience in traveling and competing throughout the entire World Cup Circuit
Why the routesetting factor matters; aka: knowing your routesetters, knowing their styles, and knowing their mindsets
Who the World Cup routesetters are, and what they are known for
How hold, and what companies the setters are using, matter
What is a more important strength in these competitions, old school crimp strength, or new school dynamics
Related Links for Udo Neumann:
International Federation of Sport Climbing website | www.ifsc-climbing.com
Udo Neumann website | www.udini.com
Udo Neumann Facebook | www.facebook.com
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Related Chalk Talk Podcast Episodes for Udo Neumann:
2016 World Cup Roundups: Meiringen, Switzerland and Kazo, Japan
Ep.53 w/ Sean McColl, The Canadian Powerhouse
Ep.43 w/ Alex Puccio “Road to Recovery”
Ep.36 w/ Heiko Wilhelm “Beyond the Face”
Ep.35 w/ Shauna Coxsey "To Be An Athlete"
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