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What type of chalk do you use?

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DAVE101
5 hours ago, wobbler said:

Just to add to my comments, my hands are always bone dry, I can read a book in an infrared sauna as long as the sweat doesn't drip down my arms, so what I need from chalk is a little protection so I don't tear my skin. If I had sweaty hands, more chalk and/or a different type might work better. But a thin layer, and breathing on my thumbs/fingers right before a heavy friction attempt is what works best for me.

 

What about oils? My hands run fairly dry as well, but until I use some chalk to absorb the natural oil on my skin I can only pinch about 65% of my max. I don't notice my hands are greasy until I try to pinch something fairly easy or hang from towels.

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Mikael Siversson
On 3/6/2019 at 1:38 AM, devinhoo said:

I just had this internal struggle about a month ago when the gym I go to ran out of chalk. When I rock climbed I would always go for Black Diamond's White Gold when I ran out, so that's what I bought. It works out to around $17 for 1lb, so it's not terribly expensive either.

That's what I use simply because it is readily available at the local climbing club.

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wobbler

Re: oils - I wash my hands with dish soap right before I do grip stuff (I think that was a tip from @Mikael Siversson ) but yeah, oily skin and zero chalk would not work well.

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Lucasraymond
31 minutes ago, wobbler said:

Re: oils - I wash my hands with dish soap right before I do grip stuff (I think that was a tip from @Mikael Siversson ) but yeah, oily skin and zero chalk would not work well.

We use a degreaser pumice soap which works really well for skin oil but doesn’t do anything for sweatiness

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FrankSobotka

Tried some Friction Labs Unicorn Dust today. Was using 2x4 NN pinch handles. Got slippery after a while, wasn’t a big fan. 

Failed 205 with it. Wiped hands and implement off and proceeded to get 205, 215 and 225 off the ground with my cheap Amazon chalk. 

Not saying it sucks but I won’t use the find grind next time, I will get the chunky 

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jpav2010
On 3/9/2019 at 7:35 PM, DAVE101 said:

What about oils? My hands run fairly dry as well, but until I use some chalk to absorb the natural oil on my skin I can only pinch about 65% of my max. I don't notice my hands are greasy until I try to pinch something fairly easy or hang from towels.

I have the same thing. I use to work masonry and not once did I put lotion on my hands to keep them from drying out. All my workmates needed lotion to keep their hands from drying and the skin cracking. Without chalk my numbers go way down.

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2sweetdadstrength

I bought some Black Diamond White Gold and find it WAY too slick.  5-10 lbs less on Rolling Thunder and Flask than with generic chalk.  I guess I need to try a chunkier chalk.

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