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WTB: Cheap old-school straight-shafted ice tools



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Matt G · · Palo Alto, CA · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

I'd just be using them for training grip strength, etc.

Jon H · · MD/DC · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 121

Just get some two 9" lengths of 1" dia. wooden dowel, put eye hooks in them, and hang them. 

Total cost: $2.  Maybe cheaper if you have an old broomstick and some hardware laying around.

Kevin Foote · · Longmont, CO · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0
Jon H wrote:

Just get some two 9" lengths of 1" dia. wooden dowel, put eye hooks in them, and hang them. 

Total cost: $2.  Maybe cheaper if you have an old broomstick and some hardware laying around.

Sweet idea!

Jon H · · MD/DC · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 121

Actually, on second thought, eye hooks are not the best choice. Much simpler to just drill a 3/16 hole through the top of the dowel and thread some 4mm accessory cord through.

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,795
Jon H wrote:

Just get some two 9" lengths of 1" dia. wooden dowel, put eye hooks in them, and hang them. 

Total cost: $2.  Maybe cheaper if you have an old broomstick and some hardware laying around.

Once you realize that old, straight-shafted tools had what could charitably be called "non-ergonomic grips", the dowel idea doesn't seem so far out.  My advice - if you want to train to hang on to your Nomics (X-Dreams, Raptors etc), hang on your Nomics.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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