Jump to content

Just Ordered Some Dry Hands Liquid Chalk


bencrush
 Share

Recommended Posts

Just placed my order with Gripper SuperStore. Look forward to trying out Dry Hands! I don't use it in my training and never have - except for the occasional time at a few contests. I think I've put liquid chalk on my hands a grand total of 5 times over the last 10 years. Not sure why I haven't ordered it before now though because powder chalk sure isn't doing me any favors on 2HP so I might as well try liquid chalk.

Will do a review of it once it arrives for anyone that's considering buying some too.

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Look forward to your review, Ben. Seems like an interesting Idea and if it works, I am on board!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I find Dry Hands works really good with smooth surfaces. I also use it when the heat and humidity is high, to put down a good base then chalk over it. Play around with different combinations for the surface you are lifting. I still haven't found the perfect solution - regular chalk, liquid grip, and dry hands are all the best at different times for different surfaces. For a smooth painted surface - ex. powder coat - Dry Hands almost always works best for me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got my Dry Hands on Saturday. Used it later that night on TNS grippers...and the verdict is:

I am extremely impressed with Dry Hands!!! And just as impressed with Wade's (Gripper Superstore) super fast shipping! I paid about $15 to have a bottle of Dry Hands sent to my house and it's worth every penny of that. I'd pay double that for the combo of fast shipping and great product.

I really like the way Dry Hands makes my hands feel and it was comparable to using chalk - but without the obvious mess. I used Dry Hands at work - where I can't use powdered chalk - and it made my TNS workout significantly better than the usual ones I get at work because I could actually get a tacky grip on the handles!

I'm a firm believer in Dry Hands now! I can't wait to try it in a pinch workout! I will experiment with putting chalk on top of the Dry Hands on pinch day.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice review Ben! I'll probably pick some up when I run out of Liquid Chalk. So far the LC has allowed me to train 2hp during this monsoon season but I always like to try different products to find what works best.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got my Dry Hands on Saturday. Used it later that night on TNS grippers...and the verdict is:

I am extremely impressed with Dry Hands!!! And just as impressed with Wade's (Gripper Superstore) super fast shipping! I paid about $15 to have a bottle of Dry Hands sent to my house and it's worth every penny of that. I'd pay double that for the combo of fast shipping and great product.

I really like the way Dry Hands makes my hands feel and it was comparable to using chalk - but without the obvious mess. I used Dry Hands at work - where I can't use powdered chalk - and it made my TNS workout significantly better than the usual ones I get at work because I could actually get a tacky grip on the handles!

I'm a firm believer in Dry Hands now! I can't wait to try it in a pinch workout! I will experiment with putting chalk on top of the Dry Hands on pinch day.

Great Review Ben..I'm gonna try to place an order when I get paid...I hate hearing sweep that chalk up in my house :tongue

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Haha! I hear that phrase too! See my blog for my results from my first pinch workout with Dry Hands. Worked very well!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So is dry hands/liquid chalk legal for contests? Jedd, Mikael, etc..?

Good question. I haven't given it too much thought because I won't attempt to use it unless I ask in advance of course. Didn't use it in today's workout and still dominated 278lbs on both hands with the FBBC 2" vbar. Good times. But...I'm thinking with Dry Hands and a completely chalk-free bar I would only be limited to what my skin would tolerate. I pulled 280lbs about 3 years ago with tacky hands (just water and then briskly rubbed until tacky) on a bare FBBC 2" vbar so I think now that I'm stronger it would be in the 330lb range if I got everything right. Not a "legitimate" number necessarily since it would take all kinds of adjustment and experimentation. Still interesting though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Just got a bottle of the stuff today. I was surprised how long the stuff stays on the hands. I didn't like the feel of Metolius Super Chalk powder on top of it for friction lifts but it worked fine of grippers. So far the verdict is undecided. I need more time with the stuff. It was also a crappy workout session and I don't think it was the new chalk. I like the way the stuff feels and look forward to a sole session with the stuff. I have a feeling it will work well on Vulcans, IM Hubs, RTs. And so far I don't think it'll work well where there is powder chalk on the device as I thought the two didn't go well together, ie 2HP, slick blobs, griptopz etc.

More testing to come post WSH.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't like Super Chalk unless it's humid. I can see why it wouldn't work on top of dry hands. SC is a dried mag carbonate chalk. When I use it I actually try to blow moisture on it from air deep in my lungs. I think you will find conditions and surfaces that favor Dry Hands, and some that don't. It's a great tool to have in your arsenal.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't like Super Chalk unless it's humid. I can see why it wouldn't work on top of dry hands. SC is a dried mag carbonate chalk. When I use it I actually try to blow moisture on it from air deep in my lungs. I think you will find conditions and surfaces that favor Dry Hands, and some that don't. It's a great tool to have in your arsenal.

Good point.

I've used the SC for years now for climbing and I've liked it for grip too. I think Dry Hands will fit in great as an option.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

I just ordered 3 bottles. I've used it for a few years now after 1stCOC recommended it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just got my Dry Hands....great fast service. For all your gripper needs and more.....The Gripper Superstore is the place!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Dry Hands has proven to be a must in my arsenal. I highly recommend everyone to try it out on everything grip. It will prove its worth.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How much do you have to apply each time? How long does a bottle last?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Apply a few drops, less than a dime size. I'm on the first bottle but i assume it'll last a decent while, probably the same amount a bag of chalk normally lasts for me. The answer is relative to your chalk usage, do you like a little or alot, and how often you chalk up. The stuff lasts on the hands a long while so you can get the better part of a full workout with just one application, which is awesome. I'm sure most only need one application in a workout but then again the stuff is cheap and I'm a chalk whore.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To expand on my earlier post about different surfaces requiring different "chalk", the legacy blob is a real challenge. I've lifted it a few times with just chalk but if I'm struggling I almost always can wash my hands and put on Dry Hands and get a lift. This is different than what I usually experience since the legacy blob has a good texture on it - normally regular chalk would be fine. This might also have something to do with the dry conditions right now in Minnesota - when the humidity comes back I think chalk will be better with the LB. Bottom line you need all the chalk based grip aids you can get your hands on because they don't always work the same when the humidity and lifting surface changes.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So is dry hands/liquid chalk legal for contests? Jedd, Mikael, etc..?

I'm still interested in the answer to this.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So is dry hands/liquid chalk legal for contests? Jedd, Mikael, etc..?

I'm still interested in the answer to this.

I don't have a say in jack but all the stuff is is synthetic chalk and alcohol. It goes on wet and easily without a mess then when the alcohol evaporates it leaves a dry chalk behind. You can then clap your hands and make chalk dust clouds to the hearts content. Having used the stuff I would say there is no advantage that is different than block chalk or Super Chalk or even dry hands rubbed together for friction (like on a RT). Each has a slightly different feel and individuals will prefer one type or brand to another for certains lifts.

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...

I need to order more Dry Hands. Almost out. Pretty great investment to last me this long.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 7 years later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy policies.