What is everyone's opinion of the new mini moonboard? it seems really short (2 4' panels at 40* with a kicker) so I don't know if it would be useful at all....I'm limited to only my basement, so nothing taller than about 7.5' vertical would work for me. I climbed a bunch on a moonboard in the last year and loved it for limit bouldering, and plan on building one after I finish school and move again. ...Is this just Ben Moon trying to squeeze an extra buck out of the increased demand for home walls...?
I think you've answered your question. You want a standardized/community training board that fits in a 8' ceiling? That's your ticket. And it's still far cheaper than any other system/community training board out there, by a long shot.
If I HAD to live in a place with short ceilings, the Mini Moon is the board I would get.
Last Edit: May 29, 2020 16:10:33 GMT -7 by Charlie S
Is this just Ben Moon trying to squeeze an extra buck out of the increased demand for home walls or is there any practicality with this thing?
I mean, if he was trying to squeeze and extra buck it would have paid to make it slightly bigger so the user had to buy more holds. Honestly I don't think the motivation is money. Even in our comments here we have noted that there wouldn't be that much money in home boards.
Traditionally in the UK the minimum ceiling height is 2.1m although that is no longer a restriction. At 40 degrees with 2.44m of travel you have 1.87m height. Throw on a 15cm kicker and you are at 2.02m - that doesn't give a lot of room for installation of the board, particularly if it is a freestanding board. I think that's probably what drove it. Minimum ceiling heights in Australia and the USA are higher in building standards from what I have read online, so we probably think it's crazy.
Watching someone on instagram do one of the problems the other day I didn't think it would be worthwhile. You get 1-2 upward body movements from the sit start, whereas on the traditional moonboard you get 3-4.