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Jan 18, 2012
I'm thinking about picking up one of these boards to help me make some big improvements this year. I'm also going to be building a campus board in a few weeks.
I'm reticent to spend cam money on plastic, and honestly, I've never stuck to a training program before, so the $30 price point is very attractive.
I've used one other small board before --the Soill Blister board-- and It was just way too cramped for my liking, and the jugs were quite uncomfortable. In fact, the only hold that felt good was the mono. A very unpleasant experience all around, and if i had bought it, i would have considered it a big waste of money.
So now that I've written you all a book, just one question. Has anybody used one of these cheap little guys?
Justin Brunson
From Broomfield CO
Joined Jun 16, 2010
2,153 points
Jan 20, 2012
I have one and I like it. It looks cool, was easy to mount, and the dual texture (rough/smooth) is a great design feature. It's mounted next to a DRCC 5.12 board and helps solve the issue with the holds on the DRCC 5.12 that are so close together that your thumbs touch. It's not a perfect solution because the holds on the 5.12 and the V3 aren't identical but they are close enough so that I can use one hand on the big or small slopes of each board with my hands shoulder width apart.

For a small board, it has a good variety of holds. The smallest two holds are difficult for me to use. I have to take weight off to use the very smallest holds for sets of 6 seconds repeated five times with 4 seconds rest but it's nice to have something to work up to. For reference, I have climbed many 5.12s in the past six months usually on slightly overhanging rock with some small hold cruxes and endurance issues. The top jugs are comfortable. Not really any pinches to speak of and no pockets although you can just use two fingers on the edges of your choice.

It's awesome as an adjunct to the 5.12 board but, unless space made it impossible to use a larger board, I would get the 5.12 first which isn't actually that much bigger anyway. I've only had the boards for a short time but I don't see why my views would change after more extensive use. I don't have massive amounts of experience with hangboards. I had an original Entreprise board about 25 years ago and used the Metolius wooden board for a few years with good results. I prefer the DRCC boards to the others I have used.
Chris Clarke
From La Paz, BO
Joined Apr 7, 2009
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