The post got too big so I had to split it up into two…
Next up is cliff climb!
Guest team goes first, climbers are the runner and of course the pro climber!
She is the first Japanese female winner of the ’09 and ’10 bouldering world championship
The MC asks climber for her impression of the wall. Climber: I’ve seen it on TV and wanted to try it. I’m very excited to climb it.
S: The chin of the wall (the protruding portion on the top left), what do you think of it?
Climber: I think its very easy
They ask her how high does she normally climb to. Climber: If its with the safety rope/harness, then normally about 30-50m
Just look at that arm muscle!
Climber: if its just this height, i’ll climb without the safety harness
Arashi looks stunned. haha ^.^
Fukushima (the runner, i finally got her name!) will climb up asap so that she can pass the baton to the 2nd climber.
MC: Yoshida-san, we are really looking forward to the performance of these two individuals ne?
Yoshida: *continues fiddling with the grip baskets while answering* hai! MC: Yoshida-san…
Yoshida: huh? S: She’s behaving like a coach! *imitates*
Yoshida mentions something about looking forward to watching their performance… and then adds on a: although I’m also good at this ne… XD
Yoshida: although i also want to do it, i shall bear with it…
And so the cliff climb starts amid the laughter!
A good pace, 5x2 points get!
Delivering the first grip!
She struggles to get the grip out of the basket...
Clear! Now to pass the baton
She attacks the wall with speed!
Sticking her fingers into the holes and hitting the green button!
Moving down and using her legs to press all the 5 point buttons!
And the last of the 5 pointers!
And now tackling the ‘chin’ with ease!
There goes 50 points!
And then 10 points!
And she climbs up from the front of the chin!
Arashi is once again stunned.
A piece of cake for the pro climber!
MC: Yaaaa matsumoto-kun, just what did we witness?
J: Ehhh? A: did you see that <unknown part> muscles?
Look at those rock hard back muscles!
N: To aiba, its called ‘senakin'
N: although everyone probably calls its ‘back muscles’
J talks about how he climbed the wall a few times, but never ever thought of climbing up from the front.
They have pretty much only climbed up from the side.
N: So we should do that too…
J: Yeah lets try it
N: Yeah the person going there should try it
They all start making a ruckus… look at oh-chan’s face haha
Yup, he’s the one going to climb that part… you just gotta love his facial expressions XD
The climbers are ohno and aiba!
Everyone else are in the supporters area
Smooth talker Nino and J decided for ohno that they too, will be climbing the chin from the front
J gets serious and tells Ohno what he saw of the climbing strategy deployed earlier.
But ohno is clueless haha
S: shall we check the vtr?
And so the strategy used was: right leg on the pink bar, left leg on the orange grip.
S: hai, how was it ohno-san?
O: ahhhh (pretends to understand), i’ll try it!
XD cute leader. Of course they don’t get to see the VTR replay :P Everyone: *laughs*
Ohno looks worried… N and J: You can do it! O: I can?
Whether ohno can do it or not, the game starts!
Grip caught smoothly from Sho!
Aiba makes his way up fast so as to leave more time for ohno!
94 secs left, fast!
Baton pass and Ohno runs to the wall to start the climb!
he asks for the grip!
and ends up putting two grips side by side haha!
He gets the 30 point button smoothly
Now to move to the left side
He gives up on the 5 point button that’s the lowest and on the left most area
50 points get!
Ohno is very hesitant to grab the top
And he makes it up!
Nice job leader!
O: i did it…
S: how was it? the course from the middle. was it easy?
O: I was very lost! S: that’s why you did this is it?
J: What was that standby for?
S: it was like tu du du du
They replay that part together with music XD
Ohno explains that because when he stretched his right hand out, the left side seems to slip and it was really scary… and he is very happy to have everyone’s support XD
Kawaii leader ^.^
Next up is kicking sniper!
It’s the 2nd last game!
Currently the guest team is losing by 45 points
The focal point is of course on the female striker! She was the top scorer in the previous season of the league! Sho asks if she is confident, after all the ball used is quite different from a soccer ball.
She confidently declares that she takes it as her job to finish up all the remaining cans.
Soccer player: So the two of you can just play any way you want!
1st two kickers: thank you! Game start!
1st target: Yoshida hits off the sliver can at the top. 2nd kicker miss. 3rd kicker - ball hits but just bounces off!
Yoshida scores a perfect on the 2nd target!
3rd target: yoshida kicks off a sliver can
2nd kicker kicks off another sliver can...
and the 3rd kicker kicks off a 4rd sliver can! hahaha XD
4th target: Yoshida kicks off 1 can, target sways but doesn’t fall. 2nd kicker: miss? or hit but nothing happens
3rd kicker… another sliver can comes off, but no points! bad luck much? hahaha
Its just not her day…. :P
last target! yoshida hits the middle pillar!
2nd and 3rd kicker both miss!
The game ends with them scoring only 110 points! Yoshida comments on how they were really accurate in kicking of the sliver cans, indeed of the point scoring red ones :P
MC: This game requires power as well ne? (as in the kicks)
Soccer player: yes… maybe i was aiming too hard…
Yoshida: but if you aim hard, the ball flies up really high yeah?Soccer player: Yes, but when doing a toe kick you can’t really control the ball… Yoshida: That’s what’s interesting about kicking sniper!
LOL since when did Yoshida become such a comedian!
Either way its arashi’s turn next!
The plus one kicker did soccer from primary 4-6. She comments on how since she’s in the ladies zone so power wise it should be alright.
Yoshida starts to complain about how come they didn’t get to be in the ladies zone earlier, and Sho tries to stop her from complaining XD
S: No no, the three of you were in the ladies athletes zone.
S: its right in the middle! (of the ladies zone and the men’s zone)
Yoshida: So you guys came up with such a rule huh?
S: Just how much do you want to win?
N: So she’s just a claimer (as in like, a person who makes claims and complains) if she didn’t get the gold medal!
First target: plus one guest scores a perfect!
2nd target: 1st kicker - kicks off a sliver can
Nino scores 20 points. J’s ball hit the wall. Actually J was fiddling with the positioning of his ball and barely made the kick in time…
3rd target: 1st kicker: hits off the top cans and scores 20 points! Nino: hits but doesn’t fall. J: has trouble with his ball rolling out of place again. Hits the wall once more.
4th target: 1st two kicks were a miss. J’s kick hit, but the target merely moved a little
Last target! 1st kicker got the middle pillar
Nino missed. J finals hits AND scores!
Too bad the last can didn’t fall :(
210 points for arashi!
They comment on the plus one guest’s good performance.
Actually after she scored the perfect on the first target, the ball came bouncing back and hit her in the chest haha
S: Instead of kicking sniper, it has become kicking Haruka?
N: Should i say this? The first two balls… J’s kicks kept hitting the wall J starts his protest. J: Its not my fault!!!! I set the ball properly but...
J: After nino’s kick, he ball re-bounded and hit my ball!
And it happened twice on the 2nd and 3rd target! Hahaha! Now we know why J wasn’t able to set his ball properly in time for the kick XD
Korokoro viking time!
Guest time goes first with the layout as seen from the screenies ^.^
They are currently lagging behind by 145 points!
Yoshida: 50, all will be 50 (points)! We will not aim for anything besides 50! Ne?
Runner, in a soft voice: Hai
Yoshida: Have you eaten?
Plus one guest: Teacher!
S: She’s completely like a physical education teacher! When asked about the team work between Yoshida and the runner, Yoshida commented that it must be because earlier during the rehearsals she was using a lot of strength and now Fukushima-san is scared of her. Somehow the topic goes to how she’s the only person who’s 31, the rest of the team are all in their 20s. Crowd: Eh???? Yoshida *turns around to face the crowd* So what about it? Crowd: Can’t tell! S: Because you turned around there’s nothing else they can say! Yoshida: I’m so happy now, let’s go for Yakiniku with everyone later!
Red box: Tension MAX!
Hahaha a little like aiba-shi ne? XD
The first ball reaches the orange zone
It scores a 50!
The 2nd ball reaches the orange zone but the 3rd ball falls in the pink zone!
the 2nd ball also scores a 50!
Here comes the golden ball!
Aw, too bad its not a 50 this time
All the balls are out now! Moving the balls slowly and carefully….
Amazing! Another 50 points!
Aw, this time the ball went straight through to bridge to the 5 point zone.
Aw, the last golden scored 10x2=20 points
They end the game with 215 points!
Arashi is next!
With a 70 point difference only, they only need 75 points and above to win!
Of course, as regular players, there’s the -30 zone.
MC: Ninomiya-kun, will it be alright?
N: Of course! Everything in 10 points and it’ll be fine!
A: No no, we can put everything in the 10, but that’ll be really boring! S: Yes, our opponents are the female athletes team after all
A: Yes, lets win with a huge point difference! Lets all aim for high points… although since I’m in the pink zone its easy for me to say anything i like XD S: (points at Haruna) Is it ok for you not to be in the green zone?
Haruna: I’m not Shreek!
Haruna and Sho fooling around together :P
The first ball scores 30 points!
But…….. its -30 on the 2nd bal… back to 0!
An another -30 o.o!
Positive at last!
But the next ball got on the bridge too early and… -.-‘''
The guest team rejoice!
The 6th ball rolls on the edge of the bridge and… falls off!
Win or lose? Everything depends on the last golden ball!
Its on the bridge!
It goes into the 30 points zone!
They end up with 100 points and wins today’s VS!
Look at the climber’s arm muscles!
And its time for the 10 sec challenge!
Why is Nino climbing up the wall? That’s cause today’s challenge is called flying catch!
Nino climbs up the wall but fails halfway :P
Anyway the explanation proper… Can Nino catch a disc while falling down from the cliff climb wall? That’s the 10 sec challenge!
It’s a success if he can even catch a single disc mid air!
And he sets off!
The discs all look pretty far away :P
MC:One last word from Ninomiya-kun!
N: My stomach hurts ne!
And that’s all! XD