Post by hangboardsurvey on Mar 29, 2018 4:21:28 GMT -7
Please fill out this survey to contribute to my market research about my new idea. At the moment I don't know if there is room for it in the market. Your responses could lead to the creation of a new hangboard that would allow for crack training to be more easily attainable. I think it could greatly benefit the climbing community to have a hangboard that requires no set up and adds the potential for crack climbing training.
Post by hangboardsurvey on Mar 29, 2018 11:56:43 GMT -7
I have never heard of training on crack grips aside from the wide boys. Why do you think it would be risky? Can't they be trained just like every other grip? Especially if your goal is a large multipitch trad climb. What is harmful about it to the human hand?
Because the crack grips (imagine finger locking) are not ergonomically suited for high loads. I believe this has been noted by people smarter than I am... the Anderson brothers during a podcast or in their book, I think.
Post by hangboardsurvey on Mar 31, 2018 14:57:29 GMT -7
Thanks for the information. If I go ahead and design a hangboard that allows for crack climbing, the focus will not be finger locks, and if I sell this I will make sure to caution people against finger locking too often, alerting them to the risk of the injury to their CL. My goal is to free the Salathe on El Cap, but since I am a city slicker, I need this kind of thing to get to the point where I have a chance on that route. I suppose I will have to proceed with caution.