Was It A Dab? #DabGate Reaches New Levels Of Hysteria | Climbing Daily Ep.1094

24th January 2018
24th Jan 2018

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That's right ladies and gentleman, what started as a simple Sick Send video has developed into a scandal of mass proportions. Today we bring you the controversy surrounding, what is being called by many, 'Dab Gate'. Also some other news... See our MASSIVE Winter Sale here. More Ice Climbing WC footage here. Subscribe to Relais Vertical here. Watch the Old Dog New Tricks' series here. Check out the BlocBusters climbing films here. Was It A Dab? #DabGate Reaches New Levels Of Hysteria | Climbing Daily Ep.1094

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EDIT: My daughter and I were watching the video (she is around the same age as Oriane)over and over again to verify what we had seen and my daughter noticed that the spotter flinches right when Oriane's leg comes into contact with something. This could be the spotter flinching at the sound of Oriane's foot hitting the rock, or being panicked by the thought of her falling and just flinching because he thinks he has to spot her, OR she hit her spotter. This could be even worse than hitting the rock for two reasons. 1) The spotter is, by necessity, closer to Oriane than the rock and therefore would have affected her swing earlier than the rock. That would mean that her body would have remained closer to the rock, rather than swinging out further. As we all know, staying close to the rock can drastically affect one's ability to hold certain holds. Imagine the affect on holds that are THAT BAD! Also, her spotter is the one who negated her ascent, which really, really sucks if she would have succeeded without the aid. However, the argument is still the same. We all know that touching a spotter is verboten. You don't get to "just be honest with yourself" in this case. It is ground-breaking and she definitely received aid.
27th Jan 2018