Just a quick note here for those interested in hand grip dynomometers.
I've been speaking with a design engineer with Baseline and suggesting very strongly
to design a new model with lightly knurled handles and name it something along the
lines as Athletic Model or Competitive Pro Model maybe.
My reasoning is that most all if not all dynomometers are design for medical testing and fitness evaluation
for the average person. Now that Grip is a fast growing sport with more and more interest by the day it
would be nice to have a competitive model for contests and to better help one's progress with gripper closes.
Not to mention it's a very accurate way to quantify various aspects of one's grip strength.
I hope my suggestions get heard by the right ears at Baseline. All their current units have adjustable ROM
in the front handle for different ROM's to practice with or to maybe help get past a certain spot in a particular
ROM with a gripper. One of the main reasons I believe that you don't get comparable readings along the same
lines as TSG's is because one of those factors is the slick handles. Another factor is non-movement versus movement
and inline versus angled closes and linear versus non-linear ROM's. If enough data is gathered one would start to see a correlation maybe between the two. For example, if I'm closing a gripper from parallel that's rated at #120 my reading on the Baseline will be within 20-30 lbs. high of the rated TSG. It seems the stronger one is such as Paul Knight (269lbs. with a fried grip after a grip contest and 3 different certs.) the numbers even vary more.
I will keep you updated if this progresses any further.
Any suggestions or input maybe?
Thanks for everyone's time!