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By Tom Mulholland
From #1 Cheese Producing State!
Dec 18, 2012
Whiskey-a-Go-Go

Am I missing something? All I see is a big-textured-ledge hold (bottom) and a medium-textured-round-bar hold (top). Also maybe small-painful-looking-textured-round hold (bottom inside)? It's not clear from the picture if that last one is a hold or how you get to it.


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By Josh Kornish
Dec 18, 2012
The Roach

Ring style grips and fingerboards are two different training devices. Each has their own advantage and disadvantage.

Tom: The secret to the versatility of these grips is in the cord configurations. You can manipulate the cords to turn the grip at any angle.

The allows you to offset the holds for lock-offs as well.

I've found several distinct grip positions with these. But really each one can be manipulated to be easier or harder.

Take a look at their website.


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By Pitty
From Marbach
Dec 18, 2012
My cool Elly....

SICgrips wrote:
Hi Peter, I've sent you an email with the USPS tracking information. My experience is that this time of year with international First Class shipping things can go really slow. Hopefully you'll get it within 6-10 working days however, things have taken as long as 3 weeks. :-( Unfortunately that is out of our hands. Hope it arrives in a timely fashion. Craig


You're great!


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By Woodchuck ATC
Dec 18, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Help me understand you. How does changing the height of your hangboard/rock rings/"g-strings" provide more "variety"?

I plan on setting these high to hang from with body weight, AND to lower them so I can hang and pull while resting body weight on my heels, legs at a low angle. Kind of simulate the angle I"d be hanging at, on steep overhanging route coming out of the Madness Cave. I'm sure I'll think up or experiment with more ideas when the time comes.


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By Woodchuck ATC
Dec 19, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

BULLETIN: Open your new Dec-Feb DPM magazine, just arrived today, to pg. 33 'booty review'. A nice half page review of g-strings device with pic. " For the size, weight, diversity of grip positions, and the flexibility of mounting, there isn't a better device on the market". I think that covers it all. Nice coverage.


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By Woodchuck ATC
Dec 21, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Got 'em!!! Arrived today priority mail. Now I can pull g-grip moves all holiday long. Thanks!!! Pinch and edge sloper efforts shown here....


pinch hold
pinch hold



fat edge sloper
fat edge sloper


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By SICgrips
Dec 22, 2012

Cool, glad you got 'm and lik'm. Don't want to spam the list but if anyone has questions, they can email me off list (or ask some of the users on list! :-)


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By Woodchuck ATC
Dec 22, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Taking these over to relatives, nephews, etc. for holiday fun tomorrow. Too cold to go out and play football so we will have grip pull-up contests in the basement instead !!!


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By Pitty
From Marbach
Jan 1, 2013
My cool Elly....

They arrived yesterday! Thank you.
Looking really great, good work, they just have to be hung up, but this will be made today.

Happy new year to all of you!


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By SICgrips
Jan 1, 2013

Glad that you finally got them. The delay must have been due to the holidays. Hope you enjoy and benefit from them.

Craig


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By pooler
From Albany, NY
Jan 3, 2013

I would think the fact that they may move a little would help strengthen stabilizer muscles, much like rock rings do. Am I wrong on this one? I thought that was one main difference between a hang board and rock rings


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 3, 2013
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

I'm using my feet on some slanted footholds as I use the g-strings. Less swing than a rock ring, but still not the same as a pull up on a workout board. Love the variability of the grips, and I'm placing a few quick draws up high for holding on, reaching and clipping too. Total workout!


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By Superclimber
Jan 3, 2013

Hmm….those look kinda nifty.


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By gearwhore
From Orange, CA
Jan 21, 2013

pooler wrote:
they may move a little would help strengthen stabilizer muscles, much like rock rings do.


BINGO!


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By Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Jan 21, 2013
My navigator keeps me from getting lost

These look awesome!

One thing on the web site has me puzzled. It includes undercling among the 7 potential positions. I'm having a hard time envisioning how these would work as an undercling. Sure, you could mount the chords low on a wall but I can't picture a statically placed undercling.

Not that it diminishes the coolness of these in any significant way but I'm curious. Can anyone else picture how that would work?


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By SICgrips
Jan 21, 2013

By grabbing the holds with your thumbs pointing out (like a chin-up position) you can work some of the muscles used in an undercling position even though you're pulling down. This orientation of your hands allows you to work a different subset of muscles than when you are in a normal face climb position (thumbs point toward each other)

To better approximate an undercling, you need to involve the feet and lower back by pressing/pushing in the opposite direction that the hands/arms are pulling.

If the grips are hung in a door or hall way, it's possible to press your feet (barefoot so you don't mark up the doorway and get a little friction) against the doorway with your hands/arms pulling in the opposite direction.

You can then control the difficulty by which grip position you use and how positive an orientation you set the grips at in relation to the direction you are pulling.

I need to add more photos to that section of the website - a picture or video clip is worth a thousand words... :-)

Depending upon how and where the Gstrings are mounted, you may or may not be able to get your feet involved.

Craig


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By DoesNotCare
From Heaven
Jan 23, 2013
Are you Chicken, or fishy?

Am I the only one who thinks these are rediculously overpriced? I sort of get it, but I could grab a 2x4 and make a few hanging things that would work as well. The only advantage I see is being light enough for travel, but I've never stayed at a hotel with eyebolts in the ceiling.


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 23, 2013
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

It's the shape and hanging harness adjustability that makes these so much better than a pair of $49.00 rock rings or a hundred dollar campus board. Definately worth the cash.


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By DoesNotCare
From Heaven
Jan 24, 2013
Are you Chicken, or fishy?

I paid $30 for my rock rings.


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By gearwhore
From Orange, CA
Jan 24, 2013

^ you're awesome!


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By The Stoned Master
From Millerstown, PA
Jan 24, 2013
Day Lily.

Him or me?


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By gearwhore
From Orange, CA
Jan 24, 2013

just starting sht over the 'I got a deal on rings' post.

I'm buying the G-Strings just for the name and..because I'm awesome and they look awesome too!

Just total awesomeness today. Embrace it all!


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 24, 2013
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

gearwhore wrote:
just starting sht over the 'I got a deal on rings' post. I'm buying the G-Strings just for the name and..because I'm awesome and they look awesome too! Just total awesomeness today. Embrace it all!



Rock rings are soooo 'yesterday. It's all about the g'string these days for total workout.


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By Mark Hudon
Jan 29, 2013
On the North America Wall in 1977.

Those look cool!


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