If we’re really honest, dyno-ing is pretty useless as climbing skills go. On routes, making an all out dive at a hold is bad style—almost as bad as using your knees.
But climbers have found a few rare spots where the route just isn’t going to go unless you crouch down and just blast off. Boulderers have found more opportunities.
And, inevitably, when a bouldering session gets going in full force in the gym, someone usually starts trying big dynos. Usually it’s teen age boys or girls trying to impress each other. Still, there’s some good clean fun to the had here.
A little segment of the bouldering population has elevated dynos to Olympic levels. Some of them have actually been training and working hard just to get better at dynos, and maybe not even at the expense of their other more important climbing skills. So check out this amazing video of Sergii Topishko (Ukraine) tying the world record of 2 meters, 70 centimeters (almost 9 feet!) at a dyno comp in 2007.