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Get to Know Nick Puff

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October 05 2017

Butora has pretty amazing people. Our account managers spend months on the road each year meeting awesome retailers and customers. We're introducing to you our account manager of the Mid Atlantic-East Coast territory, Nick Puff.

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Get to Know Tyler McPherson

Butora has pretty amazing people. Our account managers spend months on the road each year meeting awesome retailers and customers. We're introducing to you our account manager of the Pacific territory, Tyler McPherson.

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Gym to Crag: Ten Things We Wished We Knew Before Transitioning to Outdoor Climbing

A lot of rock climbers got their start on the plastic mountain in an indoor climbing gym. This is an excellent way to condition yourself to climb outside. Indoor climbing can happen year-round, and gyms are also conducive to focused and intense training with hang boards,[...]

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Hangboard Training Will Make You a Better Climber

You rely on your upper body strength, power, and endurance to complete ascents. This is true whether you have just started climbing in a gym or you have led routes up sheer granite walls. It is the same no matter the skill level.

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How Tight Should Climbing Shoes Be?

If you're new to climbing, you're probably aware of the fact that your shoes are key to your success. You've likely heard rumors that if your feet don't hurt, your shoes aren't tight enough to be truly effective! But is that true?

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How to care for your climbing shoes

There's a lot of advice out there -- some serious, some not so very -- about how tight your climbing shoes should be. (e.g. "Your climbing shoes should fit snugly, but should not cause pain" to "Your climbing shoes should feel a little like you'd imagine foot binding would[...]

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Choosing a great climbing partner

Climbing isn't just a sport. It can be a lifestyle - just ask all the #vanlife climbers out there! The uninitiated may shake their collective heads at our foolhardiness, but for those of us who live and breathe climbing, nothing compares to the feel of clean, sturdy rock[...]

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Reading Routes- How to Mentally Map Out Your Climb

Climbing isn't all about the physical; much of it is mental, as you've probably come to find out if you've been at the sport for awhile. A considerably large and critical part of the mental aspect is the planning, or "reading," of climbing routes - read on to learn more:

Why[...]

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Improve Your Dynamic Climbing With These Simple Tips

The goal of climbing well is using as little energy as possible. Climbing efficiently requires different techniques for different situations: whether static or dynamic. Dynamic movements, compared to static, require a quicker, more powerful response to successfully complete[...]

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Is it time for a more aggressive shoe?

You've discovered rock climbing and the art of self-challenges, and little by little, you've been honing your skills. The question is, are your starter all-around climbing shoes holding you back? Put another way, when is the time right to step into a more aggressive pair of[...]

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