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The Flash: Rock+Run Blog

This week's video comes from YouTube's resident climbing professional, Magnus Midtbo, as he shows us a very real, no frills training session from his home gym. Although Magnus has become famous for his bizarre training videos and freakish acts of strength, this video takes it back to basics with an intimate look at a regular training session. 
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Here’s an introduction to all things brushing, the what’s, the why’s and every bristle in-between. 
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GB ice climber, Matt Foot, takes Mammut's Alpine Dry 8mm half ropes for a spin. Testing them in both summer and winter, Matt gives his full review from first impressions to 6 months in.
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In this week's video, Josh Rundle and free-running legend Toby Segar attempt to break the world record for the longest dyno ever.
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Cutting edge performance in a sublimely designed package - Scarpa’s new Instinct S is a real weapon of the vertical world, transcending any preconceived notions about the effectiveness of a climbing slipper with an example of excellence that truly changes the climbing shoe game. But how have they done it and what makes Scarpa’s latest Instinct slipper so special?
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Scarpa are one of the oldest and most famous creators of mountain-based footwear in the world. What originally started as a mountain boot company in 1938 has since evolved and grown into one of the world’s leading producers of footwear for the outdoors. In recent years this success has come from their superb range of rock climbing shoes; in this article, we’re taking a deep dive into Scarpa’s shoe making process and the technology that defines their market leading status.

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