Hi all! So I put up my RPTC in my new place in a somewhat specialized location where the ceiling has a drop-down, see the pic here: photos.app.goo.gl/bVoCoFhqcyYtitdd8. As you can see, after fully installing it I realized the *actual section of dropped wall* is not vertical. It is in fact a 4 degree slab. I could fix this with some wedging, but that's a pain.
So I wonder. I'm glad to just call this a recalibration of my hangboard (all holds easier than normal). But do you folks think there would be any ergonomic issues that pop up? I guess I can just be sure my hand doesn't brush against anything under the hold, and call it good?
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2020 9:34:55 GMT -7 by mattglue
I've been doing ARCing on a hangboard for sometime. Just got in my first hangboard workout. Biggest issue is probably my palms touching the lower holds when using the upper rail. I'll figure out how to make it vertical. Because of the stack of wood pieces I have going on (2x10 against wall, not 100% one side is in the middle of a stud and don't want to re-do, with french cleat system) it might be tricky.
Post by Mike Anderson on Sept 28, 2020 20:30:54 GMT -7
Matt, I think what you have is certainly serviceable, but.... By having the board tipped back like that, you have negated the "draft" that is built into the RPTC, which helps reduce skin wear and flappers. This could become an issue when you start to really push yourself on smaller/ harder grips. I suggest you follow the previous suggestion to insert some shims to level it out. You can pick up a pack of shims at a hardware store for about $2.