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May 12, 2013
I won't be able to climb for a while looking for the best rock ring or alternative that is not a full hang board frank bonnevie
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May 13, 2013
These are expensive...but they are pretty sweet!

rockexotica.com/products/fitne...
Chris Vinson
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May 13, 2013
Chris Vinson wrote:
These are expensive...but they are pretty sweet! rockexotica.com/products/fitne...


To bad pullups have pretty much nothing to do with finger strength.
Dustin Drake
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May 15, 2013
Yea i am also not a rich man. frank bonnevie
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May 15, 2013
Gear
What about those new adjustable G String rings? mountainproject.com/v/g-string... RockinOut
From NY, NY
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May 17, 2013
Valor Over Discretion (5.8), RRG
G Strings are awesome. Brian Hudson
From Lenoir, NC
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May 17, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
I like my metolius rock rings. also, thinking about getting some atomik bombs .

I've been hanging on them at the DBC for a little while now, and they're pretty great.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
May 17, 2013
Neither.

Go down to the hardware store, in the door/window trim area of the lumberyard, find a nice strip of appropriate width with a smooth radius, screw it above a door frame. Voila, hangboard for $2.

If you want to get fancy, cut it in half and angle each side a bit off horizontal (i.e. a very slight, wide angled upside-down "V" shape), Still $2.

Wanna get really fancy, grab multiple strips of different widths, and create a ghetto Eva Lopez style hangboard. $3-$10.
Will S
From Joshua Tree
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May 17, 2013
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^^^

Too many people want NEW, SHINY, STORE BOUGHT, shit.

Plus your advice makes sense, so no one is going to follow it.
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,394 points
May 17, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Locker wrote:
^^^ Too many people want NEW, SHINY, STORE BOUGHT, shit. Plus your advice makes sense, so no one is going to follow it.


I dunno, I just like supporting USA businesses that pump out well-made stuff that works. Atomik and Metolius are great examples of that.

Plus, actual climbing specific trainers are a lot more versatile and thus, yield more versatile results that are more applicable to a wide range of scenarios you'd encounter on the real thing than say, a wooden board.

But, bygones. I totally get the whole, frugality thing.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
May 17, 2013
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"Plus, actual climbing specific trainers are a lot more versatile and thus, yield more versatile results that are more applicable to a wide range of scenarios you'd encounter on the real thing than say, a wooden board."


Have you met or seen Will S? The dude is fucking absolutely ripped and climbs like a MoFo. His advice is good enough for me.


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But come to think of it, last time I was at his place, I didn't see any fucking sawed off half boards hanging above any doors, either.

Will, could you please address this issue? (LMAO!)
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
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May 18, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Haha, fair enough. I'm definitely not the example to live by. Not at all a hard man and do admit to be a bit excessive with the gear whoring. Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
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