Post by jetjackson on Oct 10, 2018 14:33:56 GMT -7
Definitely interested. Being stuck here down under, it can take a little while for me to get books as I don't have 2 day prime delivery. So might be a couple of weeks behind on getting the books - but minor issue really.
Post by jetjackson on Oct 10, 2018 16:43:59 GMT -7
Given the number of books about climbing that you have probably read, it might be good to get some suggestions from you as a start, as I imagine anything I could suggest would be current pop climbing culture books like The Push, or On The Nose etc.
Lanny Basham's book With Winning in Mind is very good. It's not a climbing book, but it's probably the best mental training book I've read. Jerry Moffatt based a lot of his mental training on Lanny's work, and he mentions it in both Mastermind and Revelations. I still need to read through it again and take notes to create a specific path for myself.
That's enough to keep me busy for a while. Of those, Steve McClure and Ben Moon seem the most intriguing to me, but I'm also a bit fascinated with the old photos of the Brits training hard in dank cellars on tiny woodies with brutal homemade holds. Plus, the appearance of the rock (from pictures, granted) of Mallham Cove seems chossy, which reminds me of my home crags.
Post by jetjackson on Oct 10, 2018 19:49:59 GMT -7
I'm intrigued with The Push, mostly because I have heard that the relationship between him and Kevin J is not exactly as the recently released film makes out, and there was a bit more tension there that the book goes into. I'm interested in the relationship dynamics there.
Having said that, I want to read all the books, so I'm pretty open.
With winning in mind would be good. I actually earmarked the page in Revelations where Moffat discusses 'Lanny Bashams' cassettes as his secret weapon for comps - my intention was to try and get my hands on those cassettes - or, the modern equivalent. Who even has a tape deck these days!?
I'm interested With Winning in Mind. Might be a bit "heavy" for or first attempt?
I'm not really sure what you mean, but I'll say it's not a book you'd read for fun, unless you're a little odd like me. I enjoyed it, but it's something to read if you have a specific goal of improving your mental approach to climbing (or anything else).
I guess it's more of a 'college course' book than a 'drink a beer with a friend after class' book.