Saturday, October 27, 2007

the one that got away

Most of us have our own Canopener.
Sometime in 2002 or 2003: Justin Jaeger on Canopener, Poudre Canyon, CO. He was sooooo close, sooooo many times in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 ... Then he decided the risk to his left knee wasn't worth it and he's pretty much left alone since. I don't blame him. After tearing my LCL in June 2006, I can't even bear to watch folks utilize heel-toe locks or outside edge rockovers. He'll be along any minute now to tell us how Canopener is his favorite problem to explodimicate in his dreams and whatnot, but secretly, deep down, he waits ... Here's to everyone rededicating themselves and finally sending their own Canopener this winter.


sock hands said...

after a partial tear of my left LCL, this problem causes terrifying tweaking pain every time i try the old beta. olson showed me some new beta, but i've not been back to give it a real effort.

someday, but so not a priority.

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