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u/TheVeganFisherman · 1 pointr/vegan

>Get on it!!
>You can check or Brute magnetics if you're in the USA there's a ton of selection (I'd go with brute if you can!)
>Otherwise, in Canada here's what I got:
>Another great cord (longer):\_yo\_dt\_b\_asin\_title\_o02\_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
>That's all you need. The rest is optional. 1 magnet and 1 cord. But, I'd go with some gloves at least.
>The double sided ones say 800lbs for example, but that's a combined strength (400 on each side). Where as the ones with the hook on top that pull on one side only, they pull the weight it says.
>Avoid thin rope, and make sure your cord can pull more (higher breaking strength) than the magnet can pull. I'd avoid premade kits like these:\_yo\_dt\_b\_asin\_title\_o07\_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
>I bought it and the magnet is ok, but everything else is garbage. Go with a brute premade kit if you can. You also NEED loctite (red) to threadlock the thing from coming out of the magnet.
>Edit: also here's my channel in case you wanna see it in action!

I'll just copy and paste that for you \^ If you already bought a premade kit like the one I posted, don't sweat it! But just get a better rope at least - and loctite, those are the essentials :p Best of luck to you! I hope this brings you a lot of joy - Go off a wharf where boats are your first time and you'll get tons of stuff!

u/nails_bjorn · 5 pointsr/Slackline

>over $600 to start

If you want a cheaper version of the above, without having to buy all the Slacktivity equipment (I live in the USA, so importing all that comes out as quite pricey), you can do the following:

  • Buy 2 cheap stainless shackles and approximately 20-30 feet of 1 inch tubular webbing (any type will do). Tie a frost knot (or an overhand on a bite with extra slack will do, as there is essentially 0 force on this ever) in one end of the webbing, and make your own soft release.
  • 3 - 5 of these 1 inch pulleys off of amazon. Use a grinder/hacksaw/drill to grind off the metal nub on the end, and go to the hardware store to buy some locking nuts, washers, and a 1.75" bolt.
  • Some skate bearings off of amazon (4 bearings per homemade webbing pulley). These go over the bolts, with washers in between, of the pulleys that you took apart to make a homemade set of these. Buy some cheap pear carabiners to go with them. You have now made your own highslides/cheap hangovers for 1/3 - 1/2 the price depending on how many you wanted.
  • Find a 3d printing service near you and 3D print your own linegrips. Buy some very thin rubber (most people recommend the 1 mm vibram sheets, but I used this cheaper one and it works fine) and super glue, thread it with ~6mm cordelette and you have your own linegrip. Do this as many times as you want.
  • Tie some cordelette into bunny-ears knots with differing lengths on each one, and clip your homemade webbing pulleys to each loop. The loop lengths should be long enough that your webbing pulleys don't hit each other. Clip one of the sets of webbing pulleys to your home-printed linegrip, and the other set to anywhere on your anchor. These are your homemade soft RPs.
  • You need 1 weblock. For price, instead of buying 2 stainless shackles, just get 1 and buy the cat-on-slack soft release to hook in directly to your soft release. Or get the normal weblock they sell and hook it onto your stainless shackle. For weight, get a weblock that does not have sharp edges at the connection point and use a soft shackle (discussed below) to connect it to your soft release (like the alpine weblock or use a purelock to go straight into your soft release, both of which are pricey).
  • Don't buy pre-constructed soft shackles, as they gouge you for the price. Buy your own 1/4" amsteel and make your own soft shackles (1 or 2 is fine for long-lining, make 4 or 5 for highlining as you will swap these out for the steel ones on your soft release).
  • For anchors themselves, buy static rope. There are plenty of options out there, and what thickness/weight/breaking strength you want depends on your personal priorities in anchor construction, so I won't make a specific recommendation to you. Canyoneering static rope tends to be better in terms of weight/breaking strength, but is pricier. Depends on what you want.

    This allows you to use the above posted method, even up to a 27:1 mechanical advantage (if you 3d printed 3 linegrips, with 5 pulleys so you could put 2 extra 3:1 multipliers on a 3:1 system) without losing efficiency. Rigging 100m in the park is impossible just using normal carabiners; you really need the webbing pulleys/hangovers. Best of all, you've accomplished this at a fraction of the price of buying pre-made gear, and none of your janky homemade pulleys or linegrips are life-dependent pieces of gear if you went highlining.
u/bmwill · 1 pointr/DIY

I need help finding the best solution for the bottom of my giant jenga carrying case.

I am wanting to make a carrying case like [this](, but I was hoping to get advice on what would be best to use to thread the threaded rods into the bottom.

A couple Ideas:

use t nuts, shown here.

Or some kind of threaded inserts, shown here

I didn't know if there would be a better solution to make the underside of the bottom board flat, yet allow a threaded rod to thread through that part. Another solution I have seen is simply putting a hex nut on the underside, but that makes it stick out on the bottom. Any help is greatly appreciated!

u/Fede0122 · 2 pointsr/climbing

Hi! So, the basics for indoor climbing could be narrowed down to:
Shoes! (I don't recommend buying aggressive shoes, go for something comfortable, eg. 5.10 Rouge, La Sportiva Tarantula, etc.)
Harness! (Assuming you'll be sport climbing) Black Diamond makes fantastic harnesses, Petzl too but they're a bit more expensive.
ATC/Grigri Many people swear by the Grigri, myself included but I think beginners should learn how important is to properly use an ATC, it'll be an indispensable piece of gear, pretty much any ATC will work, a grigri can be an upgrade for your birthday ;)
Chalk bag. Get a funky one, have fun.

Whenever you transition into outdoor climbing you'd be looking to buy around 6-12 Quickdraws, there are hundreds of options, Petzl and BD are bomb proof. If you don't wanna spend a ton I recommend Mad Rock's Concorde

ROPE! This is where many people will tug you around saying a thinner or thicker is better, just get a good rope between 9.4mm and 9.8mm 60 Meter rope, you'll be fine, big look for brands like BD, Petzl, Blue Water ropes, Sterling, Mammut, Fixe Roca, etc etc... and that's it!

ALSO, forgot to add, a PAS (Personal Anchor System) again, your SO will have to see which type, Metolius sells this one:

Or you can build one yourself with some cordellete

Depending on sales and all that, the indoor stuff will cost you arouuuuund
$70-100 USD Shoes
$50 harness
$25 ATC
$10 Chalk bag

For the outdoor
$120 - $200 on 12 Quickdraws
$150 - $200 for a 60m rope.
$15-30 PAS

Good Luck!

Edit: added the PAS info.

u/tinyOnion · 4 pointsr/climbing

it's likely not unsafe for belaying with an atc (never said it was "unsafe"... just using that choice along with the alpine harness picked to gauge overall skill level and overall ambition. the extra harnesses imply that she was going to be a mentor for people without gear.), but no climber I have seen uses one. The d shaped locker that she listed is very narrow and when used to rappel on two ropes has the two strands at two different parts of the nose and very staggered. I also think it might crossload easier because of the shape of it. All I am saying is that someone with the proper knowledge and skills to keep other people safe probably wouldn't choose a small D as a belay carabiner. (I have that exact d shaped biner and it's nice enough for clipping bolts but not as a belay carabiner.)

the petzl attache is a smallish pear shaped that works well or the bigger hms style is another style that works well. The HMS has the benefit that you can throw a munter hitch on it and belay/rappel with that if you ever dropped your atc.

The rocklock works better and is cheaper:

or the package deal:

The williams is another one that is nice and would be a good belay carabiner.

u/launch201 · 1 pointr/Hammocks

On the suspension question - It's fine, the slap straps are strong and do their job. The downside is that the loops on the slap straps are about every 6 inches, so it might be hard to get that "just right" hanging... I used the slap straps for my first year and I was fine, I'd focus on other aspects for the time being. One other quick point, if you are looking to cut weight down the carabiners that come with the ENO are steel and heavy, those are easily replaced. If you want to get into more weight cutting and more advanced suspension system I would look at the whoopie sling, that's what's en vouge right now, I just got my slings but have not had a chance to use them yet.

just like satty said, you're going to lose warmth rating due to compression on the sleeping bag. I find this true with down and synthetics alike. Unlike sleeping on the ground you're going to really feel the wind if it's cold and windy. I can vividly remember freezing through a 30 degree night in a 30 degree bag with no sleeping pad. Sleeping pads will help a lot, so would a UQ. I just saw the pea pod setup a month ago on here, and I'm dying to try it out, let us know how it works out!

a tarp or a rainfly, properly rigged, should keep rain out in 'normal weather'. that tent looking tarp you found looks cool, not sure exactly what it is... I know that some people rave about the warbonnet tarps, I bought a ENO tarp when I got my hammock, I wish I had gotten a warbonnet in hindsight, but the ENO works fine for me. It's nice to have the privacy as well as the wind guard, so I usually use the tarp even in good weather.

Enjoy the hammock and take some pictures for us!

u/Seventh777 · 2 pointsr/climbing

Brand new climber here - been to the local rock gym twice and I'm hooked. Will be doing indoor stuff only with my girlfriend about once a week.

I picked up a pair of 5.10 shoes today, and am looking at getting my own belay device and carabiner. The popular stuff on Amazon is all the Black Diamond stuff. Just wondering if it's any good - it's pretty inexpensive. The recommended belay carabiner is $12, and for something this important I don't mind spending more for a higher quality (safer) locking one. This is the one I'm looking at:

With this belay device:

Are these any good? I have no problem spending whatever on a better setup if it's safer and will last a while. I do a lot of other outdoor sports and I know that some of the entry level gear can be a bit on the cheaply made side and I don't want to risk something breaking to save a few bucks.


Edit: I know this has to be the most asked question on here, so apologies in advance..

u/zxj4k3xz · 1 pointr/airsoft

I use a G-code XST RTI for my TM hi-capa 5.1. They have a holster designed for the STI Perfect 10 which I assume is what the KP06 is based off of. The holster is great. It's a nice molded Kydex so the pistol clicks in and stays put, but is easy to pull, and the spring loaded strap is quick and easy to use. It has a screw on the side to adjust tightness. I use it with a duty mount and custom made leg strap from webbing and buckles.

I use HSGI Tacos and Condor pistol pouches for my hi-capa mags. Both work great, just depends on what you want to spend.

u/kdchampion04 · 2 pointsr/woodworking

rock climbing holds use a 3/8-16 allen head bolt to attach. You'll need to get some t-nuts, but most climbing hold companies provide the bolt with the hold...otherwise they're just 3/8-16 allen head bolts for the most part. I would recommend 4 pronged t-nuts over 3 prong. They're easy to find on ebay or else these on amazon will work just fine. There's a ton of climbing hold companies out there as well, but I'd recommend going to a local climbing gym first and see if they're selling any old holds first. Then, I'd go with Element Climbing Holds, E-grips, or three ball for cheaper holds.

I would say that 2.5 feet is too short and will be quickly out grown. I would make it whatever height a 4 foot tall piece of plywood would make it given the angle you have in the design.

Logistics of the will they get to the monkey bar rungs? Will they have to squeeze between the vertical rungs to get onto them? Maybe take out the top vertical rung so there's a place for them to transfer onto the top monkey bars?

For portability, could it be folded up? Maybe use a thick wood dowel on each side to the legs can folded inward for movement and storage and then you'd just have to have something on the outside that would stop the legs from opening up further than you want.

u/MadDuck- · 1 pointr/homegym

A couple of these style pulleys and these (or some rope tied in a loop) , some rope(rope with a sheath, or tighter braid will work smoother), Paracord, or vinyl coated wire and some carabiners will make you a good cable machine for cheap. Get one or two loading pins if you want it a bit nicer. These are useful for other things as well.

Put one pulley at the top for high position and attach the other at bottom for low and move the bottom pulley onto the bar or around the safeties if you want to move it anywhere in between. If you get one or two extra pulleys you could to cable fly/crossovers.

You'll spend a lot less than other options and be able to customize all the lengths to your situation. Those pulleys are also way nicer than the spud or archon pulleys. High weight rating, can use a wide rope and allow you to remove the rope easily.

u/monsterbun · 10 pointsr/Fitness

You should consider an Ecoball. Its like a stocking sort of thing filled with chalk and you just kind of roll it around in your hands to get some chalk. It is a lot less messy than loose chalk. There is a little bit of dust but if you put it on your towel and put it away in its little bag when you're finished it shouldn't be a problem. It also does not put so much chalk on your hands that it gets stuck in the knurling on the barbell, so there is not much for the gym people to complain about. Here is one that is on Amazon: I think they have them at REI, too, in the rock climbing section.

Also, when I first started lifting and wasn't sure if chalk would make a huge difference, I tried out some baby powder first. Works pretty well on sweaty palms, smells nice and is not chalk. Just get a small travel-size bottle.

Good luck from another female lifter!

u/totaldrk62 · 10 pointsr/motocamping

I had the Eno double nest for a few years and it was a good hammock. I recently upgraded to the Hennessy Explorer Deluxe as I'm 6'3 and found the Expedition was a little short for me. It comes with the bug net attached (instead of encasing like the Eno) and the rainfly all in one. If I had to do it all over again I never would have purchased the Eno. Look at the options Hennessy has and see if they have something that will fit your frame and weight as well as packing ability. I take my hammock moto camping and to the BWCA for a week every year and it's served me extremely well.

If the hammock doesn't come with the snakeskins pick them up. Huge time saver and they used to come with the hammock. Don't bother with the stock straps. I ended up picking up slapstraps for my Eno and found they were much better than the Hennessy ones. The Hennessy ones you have to wrap around trees or whatever and they're just kind of a pain. Make sure you get the pro version of the slap straps. Pick up a couple of climbing rings and a couple decent carabiners and you're good.

u/PlaceboDefect · 2 pointsr/homegym

In lieu of the cable attachment, you could do a DIU Spud Inc. solution.

I ordered all my parts yesterday, I will post an update and review when they come in.

$21.95 - Loading Pin

$26.95 - Straps, Carabiner, & Bonus Grandfather Clock Grip System

$21.60 - Nylon Coated Wire Assembly

$35.70 - Rescue Pulley's

I had 2 extra carabiner's from my abstraps, otherwise you'll have to buy 2. (Or just buy ab straps)

All-In I'm $106 for what I'm expecting to be a very good system.

Once this comes in and I can measure things up, I plan on getting 2 more lengths of nylon coated wire assemblies. Then I can anchor a second pulley low for rows or mid-rack for external/interal rotations and other various exercises.

Edit: I should mention, there's ways to do this even cheaper, but I think these options are a good balance of value, performance, safety, and install time.

u/PandaKhan · 2 pointsr/loadouts
  1. [ENO doublenest hammock] (

  2. [25 yards 1" webbing] (

  3. [ENO rainfly pro] (

  4. [hiker first aid kit with extra bandages] (

  5. [set of 6 MSR ground stakes] (

  6. Walther PPS .40 cal in a [crossbreed super tuck] (,ProductName) holster

  7. [26 KN rated carabiners] (

  8. Warbonnet Outdoors [Adjustable Webbing Suspension] (

  9. [Silva Compass with Mirror] (

  10. iphone 4

  11. Uni-ball Super ink .5mm pen. This varies as I have ~10 pens I grab on a day-to-day basis.

  12. Lighter

  13. [Kershaw Scallion Knife] (

  14. True Utility [Utili-key] (

  15. [Nylon billfold] (

  16. [Camelback Alpine Explorer backpack] (

    I realize this may be slightly outside the bounds of "every day carry" but rest assured this backpack is always on/near me.

    The things I have physically on me and basically all times are items: 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.

    Everything else pretty much lives in the backpack and stays on me or in my car for access at a moments notice.
u/kennethsime · 18 pointsr/climbing

Here's the deal: you're just starting out. Any gear is good gear.

  • Harness, belay device, etc: Buy one of these, or the similar package from Petzl. If you really want a GriGri fine, but I'd argue that you should learn on an ATC and buy a GriGri later if you want one.
  • Draws: You'll probably find Mad Rock draws the cheapest, buy two 6-packs of those and you're good. Unless you're projecting long 5.13s you don't need 16 Petzl Spirit Express draws.
  • Rope: Don't buy anything smaller than 9.8. If you're just climbing in the gym to start, maybe consider buying a 10.2 30-40m "gym cut" rope. Then when you're ready to move outside, buy a 60-70m 9.8, 9.9, or 10.2. Thicker ropes are a bit heavier, but are much more durable, easier to work with (arguable safer for new climbers), and will probably last you longer.
  • Rope bag: anything is fine. Do some research, or just buy whatever's on sale.
  • Anchor: Look into building sport climbing anchors. Four locking biners and two 60cm sewn runners is probably about right. A lot of people just lower or top-rope off of two quickdraws, you might just want to buy two extra draws.
u/fromkentucky · 1 pointr/Hammocks

I have an 11' NylonD in Olive Green. So much more comfortable than the short 8.5ft hammock I bought from Amazon. Much nicer material too.

Here's a picture of my NylonD with my Best Man's Red/Black ENO DoubleNest and another groomsman's Yukon Outfitters Black/Gray Double.

I put together my own suspension: 2 Omega Pacific Rappelling Rings on Dutchware 15" Amsteel Continuous Loops at each end, paired with Dutchware 12' Polyester Tree Straps and Black Diamond Positron Bent Gate carabiners.

I'm considering swapping out the 15" Amsteel loops for 8" loops. The extra length really isn't necessary.

u/the0rthopaedicsurgeo · 2 pointsr/Fitness

There are other alternatives like ecoball, which I think is a kind of resin or something, so no dust. I use a regular chalk ball which is cleaner than loose chalk, and the same one has lasted me about 3 years.

And as was said above, chalk adds a ridiculous amount to your grip. My grip gives out after a few reps at about 150kg but when I last tested my 1rm at 215kg with chalk I had no problems. Ideally you should go as long as you can without it though just to help build your hand strength, and hold your final rep at the top for as long as possible.

u/treeboi · 1 pointr/Aerials

A wood Metolius climbing hangboard. It's not really a pullup bar, but it can be used as one, and it looks nice.

I had a Gorilla gym pullup bar, which was a good bar, but I wanted a bar that looked nice enough that I could leave it up all the time, which is I why I switched over to the hangboard.

u/jamesvreeland · 1 pointr/Goruck

I have an Arc'teryx belt that I love, but it costs as much as you'd expect. For single time use belts, just get the cheapest option off of Amazon Prime - (~$25)

Drop a couple bucks on a decent carabiner though, you'll find use for it in the future. Black Diamond are durable and not too pricey - ($10)

As far as what you'll be doing? Who knows, maybe dragging something like sled dogs or rope bridge work. Sounds like a blast!

u/chanchan1193 · 1 pointr/sewing

I made a very simple pattern in CAD and had it printed on 11x17 Tabloid Paper. The construction is fairly straightforward, I had two pieces of foam sandwiched in between the patterned fabric and some scrap denim I had laying around. Having the denim on the bottom layer provides some strength, as the strap doesn't go through the padding. The denim also feels very nice against the skin and will not slip around. Using some Bias Tape, I finished the edges of the pad. I used Uncle Mike's Quick Detach hardware for this. (I made another pad using Blackhawk hardware and those are a much lower build quality.)

As far as a 3 point sling, they seem like they would be pretty easy to make if you had the right hardware. I found it difficult to find information on the internet about how to create different loops with the webbing. Buying one of these will give you enough webbing to make just about all the straps and slings you would need.

u/edenrestored · 2 pointsr/magnetfishing

Yeah, I'd check out paracord 750 - The next step up from what you have, which is 5 mm in size. Although, only being 1 mm more, might not make a huge difference.

A lot of people use 1/4 inch (called para-max) which is like 6.4mm. You'd probably be ok with something like this - 1000lb tensile strength. Although that is below 1300, I don't understand what could be stronger than this, I've yet to see any higher than this, so maybe what I said about the rope being stronger is wrong. There's people out there with 3500 magnets, so idk wha they use besides steel cables haha:

Here's what I got - It's still only 550 lb breaking strength but its 8 mm thick! Should make pulling a breeze! This is from Canada, so maybe search for something similar on the .com

This helped me a lot, it's a size comparison chart showing thickness up to 1/4:

u/RyanMcDanDan · 2 pointsr/GearTrade

Yeah, it seems steep but I am just going off of the receipts I have from my purchases.



Hammock - 135

Hammock Rainfly - 140

Snake skin - 20

2QZQ - Mod 4 - 92

Atlas straps - 30

Carabiners - 14 (you need 2)

Omega Ring - 20 (you need 4 of them)

Dry compression - 45


None of this includes shipping or taxes. That being said, it's a great setup and I am not disappointed with how it performs. If you pick up an under quilt then this setup is unstoppable.


EDIT 2: The hammock includes the price for the original rainfly, I still have that and don't want it.

u/cyrusm · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I've never tried them, but Eco Ball mess free chalk is supposed to be pretty effective.

u/ArtieLimited · 7 pointsr/DIY

OP delivers!

We had originally considered purchasing a vehicle lift, but they were much more expensive, required a lot of headroom (the garage ceiling is only about 8'4" high), and would have required us to change the garage door tracks and opener to let it clear. This was a much simpler (and cooler) solution.

Many parts were purchase from Amazon, so I provided links so you can take a look.


  • Winch

  • Pulley

  • Carabiners

  • Snatch blocks

  • Rope hoist

  • Hydraulic Vehicle Moving Dollies

  • 3/16 (840LB capacity) steel cable

  • Cable clamps

  • Cable 'eyes' (keeps the cable in a nice curve when going around the carabiners)

  • Lag bolts


    I had access to the studs and rafters as we removed the drywall to remodel the garage, so I was able to use 2x4s and 2x12s to strengthen the areas where the eye hooks were secured.

    I built these pivoting support blocks to keep the axle from taking any of the load. I put carpet on the blocks to keep them from scraping the new garage floor.

    I use these dollies to position the trailer to be hooked up to the pivot blocks.

    I use the rope hoist to make the raising and lowering of the trailer a one person operation. You need to pull the trailer away from the wall to get it to start lowering and also need to steady it on its way up so it doesn't fall into position too quickly.
u/brickabrack · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

Why is chalk not an option? I'm also 5' with a hand length of just under 6 inches from tip of middle finger to wrist, pulling around 165lbs with a double overhand grip, and I chalk the fuck up between every set. Take a look at this non-marking chalk substitute:

Definitely start doing grip exercises, though. When you lift, make sure that your knuckles are white. Your hands may tear, but just let them heal and carry on.

Also, try not to use mixed grip unless you absolutely can't get the bar up without it. There is an awesome, mentor-like woman at my gym who forces me not to use mixed grip unless I'm going a ridiculous weight or a really high number of reps. I really, really value her for that.

u/gumbykid · 1 pointr/climbing

If OP is looking for the best deal, there might be some brands having a sale that also have plenty reviews from people who have used the gear on a site like amazon. Ultimately OP, or someone else, would have to google to find the current deals. So instead OP could just google "wiregate carabiners" or even "recommendations for wiregate carabiners". Reviews on sales sites are just as good as people on here, since gear doesn't change and they would have actually used the gear.

For instance, this is cheap, has a full 5 star rating after 400 reviews, which is almost unheard of. Don't need anything more than that.

u/Roomslinger · 2 pointsr/hammockcamping

Tucker's hitch and 15 ft of this stuff is what I have used for the past couple of years. I like cheap and easy...®-Polypro-Webbing/dp/B001QL2C26

You could whip up some of the thicker "tree huggers" for even less.

Just tie the loops on the ends (you'll have plenty of extra material to play with). It's also really easy material to stitch together on a sewing machine if you want to make a for-reals set.

u/anonymau5 · 2 pointsr/magnetfishing


I just ordered that for the same magnet you bought. Can't speak from experience yet but the strength is just under double the max pull and it's specifically for magnet fishing. It has good ratings too.


Your boyfriend is right, it's another crazy hobby... but I promise once he sees what you start pulling from the waters he's going to want his own magnet!

u/solciona · 1 pointr/bouldering

Hello, I'm relatively new to the sport, being in it for only about 6 months. I am looking to get a hang board to train at home as I have no time to go to the gym during the school year. As such, what options do y'all suggest? I am currently looking at the metolius contact as well as the 3D simulator. Feel free to post any suggestions, as well as which board you prefer, preferably with a reason as to why.

Edit: if you have suggestions for other boards, feel free to post them as well

u/Noexit · 3 pointsr/Fitness

The Metolius Eco Chalk Ball is pretty handy. My gym doesn't have chalk, and while not necessarily forbidden it is frowned on. This is a non-messy chalk that doesn't get all over the place and keeps my fairly sweaty hands dry and grippy; I wouldn't rate it quite as high as a good block of regular gym chalk but it gets the job done. If you're interested in using chalk I'd recommend it to try.

u/itstoearly · 1 pointr/Fitness

Well anything you grip will work your forearms in one way or another, but how well a rope pull works our forearms, I couldn't tell you.

If you have space where you live, you could also buy a hangboard, which is a popular among serious climbers for training their grip as well.

u/isitryanornah · 6 pointsr/techtheatre

My boss uses a rock climbing chalk bag, specifically this one:

It has 2 large zippered pouches and alot of space for stuff like tie line, a knife, adapters, gaff tape, Sharpies, etc. You can even use a carabiner and hang XLR and DMX cables on it. As an added bonus, its black, so perfect for us theater folk :) And all for only $10.

u/Victoignis · 1 pointr/Fitness

ecoball - chalk substitute. Doesn't get as messy as chalk and heard it's better than liquid chalk (I personally never used liquid chalk before). In fact, its pretty clean imo (I keep mine in a ziplock bag). Picked it up because the gym I use to go to didn't allow chalk. Cheap and each ball lasts me a really long time.

u/bittercommuter · 2 pointsr/bouldering

Depending on budget, maybe a hang board, if he's got the space for it. I have this one (60-80$) and it's pretty good for a non-pro, and looks nice.

u/gagnonca · 2 pointsr/Patriots

I also have one of these for home training. trying to do pull-ups with only your fingertips will give you a great forearm pump. Plus climbing is fun so it's a great way to workout.

u/iaccidentlytheworld · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Yep. But my advice would be to try chalk. Get an eco ball if they don't let you use chalk since it's non-marking. Made a HUGE difference for me. In regards to straps, I wouldn't recommend them basically ever. They mess with your grip. Use a mixed grip only on your heaviest set which is probably when you're slipping. But chalk is still my first suggestion. Your grip strength will improve the more you practice.

u/devinhoo · 3 pointsr/Strongman

Cheap-o chalk is better than no chalk. I only know because I used to rock climb a lot, which is very grip specific. Non brand chalk blocks are usually pretty cheap, and they'll go a long way. E.g. Rogue sells chalk for $12 for 8 blocks, which is hard to beat especially considering that it's one of their "3 ships free" deal. (But as an addendum, Black Diamond White Gold chalk isn't that much more expensive per pound.)

u/pandapoonage · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/blocktive · 2 pointsr/kettlebell

I’ve had great luck with this:

Metolius Eco Ball Non-Marking Chalk

u/xtc46 · -3 pointsr/Fitness

I am looking at getting these. I dont like gloves, but I think these would help with some lifts.

This also looked like an intresting alternative.

u/tanglisha · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I use this stuff. It's clear chalk. Sucks for climbing, works great for lifting.

The only place I leave handprints is on my pants, not quite sure how that works out :)

u/mattrox217 · 2 pointsr/EDC

[Black Diamond Neutrino]( strong enough to actually be used to hold weight but still relatively light weight. I'd highly recommend it.

u/JHawkInc · 2 pointsr/cosplayers

I'm working on some Halo Armor, and I'll be using Nylon Straps and Plastic Buckles to hold my pieces in place.

My intent is to glue (or otherwise fasten, depending on what holds best) the straps to the inside of the pieces, so I can put them on and clip them around whatever body part they're on (shins and chest/back, for example), or to clip pieces so they'll hold in place (mostly clipping thigh pieces to the belt to hold them up, and upper arm pieces to torso for the same reason).

It kinda depends on the piece, really. My forearm pieces more or less hold themselves in place by how well they fit around the wrist. I like the velcro tutorial posted here, too.

u/BunchaFukinElephants · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you're benching your own bodyweight 3 times for 5 sets, that really isn't terrible. According to this 5/3/1 strength standard that would be in the 'intermediate' range.

For the deadlift I'd recommend alternate grips, like this, and if that doesn't cut it I've been using these with some success. (most gyms don't allow chalk, but the ball doesn't leave any marks on the bar, so it should be ok).

u/nickrct · 1 pointr/camping

I just bought the same 1 inch webbing from Amazon, 25 yards for less than 8 bucks. You don't even need to stitch anything, just cut two yards worth of webbing and just do a figure 8 on a bight knot at the end of each. Bonus: you still got an extra 21 yards to play with.

u/hybridsole · 2 pointsr/Hammocks


I purchased these as an upgrade to my eno doublenest. While there are probably better carabiners out there, there are few as strong and as lightweight for 7$.

edit- narfaniel beat me to it with these exact same ones.

u/SleepEatLift · 3 pointsr/GripTraining

Option 1... if those are truly the only options.


Option 2 is waaay overpriced. Amazon sells it for $22, or better yet drill in the eye bolt yourself for even less. Wood is extremely smooth too, so not great for training.

Option 3, not great for pinch, but at least it's not bare wood. Atomik brand holds are cheaper, grippier, and you can get bigger sizes.

Might i suggest Option 4: make everything yourself for less than the cost of those elephant balls.

> Also, what can I do for wrist training like supination, pronation, ulnar and radial deviation

Sledge levering. Hammers come in all sizes. Or you could make a similar lever device.

u/filigreed_is_good · 1 pointr/climbharder

I had a similar question a month ago, read this article, then bought these "powerball" wood things and hung them off my hangboard setup. I can change my finger position (on top vs on sides) to adjust how hard I have to pinch to hang, and since they're hanging I can hold them in the vertical orientation Lopez recommends. I'm happy with them.

u/downeysyndrome · 1 pointr/cosplay

This is the harness I am using:

I suspect velcro would present similar issues as the magnets, and also show up on the gun since it has to be external.

When you say a hook, what do you mean exactly?

The idea of a fishing line is definitely interesting, and might be worth playing around with as well

u/Dominator046 · 0 pointsr/sca

Specifically, they recommend and carry stuff like this, of which - again - I'm not too fond of. It's too easy to have split, fray, or just simply come out too large when cutting:

u/stevil30 · 1 pointr/homegym

not "cheap" per se but $13 dollar climbing pulleys are like sex after using a pulley from home depot.. it's worth it if you're designing your own pulley system

u/BretHollingsworth · 2 pointsr/climbing

I hope you are using the Bison Competition Chalk, which is good stuff. The base bison chalk my gym lends out is terrible.
Recommend THIS
----Avoid THIS

u/ProfessorPaulKrugman · 5 pointsr/bouldering




Chalk Brush

Merry Christmas!

u/ketovin · 1 pointr/orangecounty

About chalk, get this :

It's basically invisible chalk and does not leave a mess. I've been using it and it's amazing.

u/aomm26 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I am looking into buying a free standing pullup bar as well. I have not done too much research, but have been looking into:

u/blueblewbLu3 · 7 pointsr/paintball

Looks awesome
What holster are you using for the TR50?

All that stuff can get heavy, id recommend adding some straps to keep it up if you start having trouble

u/Petey_Pablo_ · 1 pointr/Fitness

Best chalk on the market IMHO, coming from a rock climber.

u/mclendenin · 1 pointr/crossfit


This stuff makes your hands practically magnetic to the bar. Can't blame your grip anymore on tough lifts. Love it.

u/DrDeath666 · 2 pointsr/leangains

Best $11.95 I've ever spent

Select the 300g bag. Free shipping with Amazon Prime.

u/narfaniel · 6 pointsr/Hammocks

Any rock climbing carabiner should be more than rated to your hang and probably thin enough to go through your loop. Remember they are designed to withstand the force generated from people falling off rock face. I use these which are small and thin but I do care about weight.

u/mydogcecil · 1 pointr/Slackline

Use a 2 pulley multipier, video here...

Pulleys like these...

..are cheap to buy. You'll just need 3 or 4 more carabiners, 2 pulleys and bit of rope. The tension achieved is impressive, literally the power of 3 people.

u/Girfex · 3 pointsr/EDC

Actual carabiner, for 11 bucks and free shipping.

u/Loveyourwives · 2 pointsr/homegym

> I plan on getting 3" pulleys here soon which should make the pull much more smooth.

This is where my upgrade path for the pulleys stopped. 10 bucks. They work great:

u/beavioso · 9 pointsr/Fitness

You might find the Eco Ball to be useful. It's probably found in stores that have climbing gear.

u/ezmuthafckingpz · 53 pointsr/DIY


u/aravena · 3 pointsr/EDC

Top to Bottom, Left to Right...

u/CALL_ME_KAT · 1 pointr/chinchilla

I cannot, the cage was hard to clean and far to small. It had to go. I'm currently saving up for the Ferret Nation cage! Here is a link to a clip the would work.

u/KurtVonGuts · 1 pointr/climbing

fyi If you need more I got 100 for $14 on amazon

u/attackoftheack · 3 pointsr/lifting

Good advice. Eco ball works as well. Bring a towel to wipe the bar off with even if you use liquid chalk. Chalk and chalk substitutes absorb moisture, which is how they provide more friction/grip but this is the same mechanism that rusts equipment. Wipe equipment dry even if you are just using sprays or alcohol to wipe down equipment.

u/Lordica · 1 pointr/Advice

Okay, try this. Get a length of flat nylon webbing long enough to stretch from your bathroom door to a solid anchor. Fasten one end to the bathroom door, the other to your anchor.

u/bythog · 7 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Then get the bags of chalk substitute. Something like this or liquid chalk.

u/Skellephant · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Something like this is preferred for not leaving a route "traced". Or lifting heavy without spilling chalk all over or making the bars turn white.

u/kunho · 1 pointr/indoorbouldering

I use a larger Chalk Bucket (helps with carrying extra items in the gym) and use Black Diamond uncut White Gold.

u/iamweasel1022 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I promise you will never look back

u/RaspersProgress · 2 pointsr/wma


This is so helpful. Thank you. What did you go with as far as thread - like a tough nylon? I'm thinking that what I will need to do is go through the fabric of the jacket and some nylon strapping, kind of like this stuff. My current thought is to add a "back cinch" sort of similar to what SPES has done with their Hussar jacket:

u/ThrustVectoring · 1 pointr/Fitness

Wait, what? I found some prime-eligible chalk on Amazon.

Found it!

$5.25 and prime-eligible.

u/shadesofzen · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

So I got these Climbing Balls as a gift over Christmas but I've been trying to figure out what kind of strap/webbing to use to hang them with. Anyone have recommendations?

u/frontpenguin · 11 pointsr/Fitness

My gym also doesn't allow chalk, but I just sneak using this. Haven't gotten grief for it yet, but if I did, it's not chalk and it doesn't leave a mark.

u/Wllmmsn · 10 pointsr/pocketsand

I like to use Climbing chalk bags to hold my pocket sand so it is always at the ready in case of an attack.

u/carefact0rzero · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

I ditched the stock rope on my Eno and customized it a bit. I got some Amsteel blue and made a continuous loop that passes through the channel and a rap ring. Finished product looks like this. You will never have to worry about a knot coming loose again with this setup, and it makes hanging the hammock a breeze, just clip a carabiner to the rap rings and you're done.

u/PCGCentipede · 2 pointsr/DIY

I put this on my table. Attached by screwing some nylon webbing to the table, threaded with D-rings. If you go with the webbing, put a bunch of superglue on the webbing and allow it to dry first, that will make it more solid so you can screw through it without it binding up and shredding.

u/Harrygldfarb · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I sneak a climbing chalk sock in a towel. Just found this on amazon too.

u/ihateeskimos3 · 1 pointr/RioGrandeValley

Thanks for the info buddy, I guess Ill give FF a shot.

I hate those hexagon shape plates makes the bar roll more than the round ones. I only use chalk on my heavy (275+) sets, it not even chalk its a chalk alternative so im sure that wont be a problem.

u/neverProfessional · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Get an eco ball. works like chalk and leaves no residue at all.

u/Erisiah · 1 pointr/Fitness

They make some chalk balls with clear powder if you're worried about making a mess. I use one and it works very well.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have the exact same issue and chalk helped me out a ton. I actually got one of those no mess type chalk bags since my gym doesnt allow regular chalk and it works like a charm.

u/groberts1980 · 1 pointr/running

Or get one that doesn't say "not for rock climbing." You can get a professional carabiner from Amazon for not very much. They don't lock, but the mechanism won't break and the damn things will hold your own weight. One like this.

u/dan820 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I just ordered this for myself. I'm betting it'll work out for you too.

u/LivingActive · 3 pointsr/crossfit

Check out a rock climbing chalk bag. Sukoa Chalk Bag with Quick-Clip Belt and 2 Large Zippered Pockets

u/Cinnadom · 3 pointsr/weightlifting

Have you tried just searching online for nylon webbing?

Here's a large roll of it on amazon.

Here's a shorter section on ebay.

Here's a site that specializes in strapping.

Plenty more results from a quick search if that's the type you're looking for.

u/bryan4tw · 2 pointsr/Survival

I just bought mine last week. So far it is epic. I am going camping 10/25-10/27 ask me the following Monday, 10/28, and I'll give you an update.

If I can make a couple of recommendations: 4x rappelling rings, 2x caribeaners.

You can put the hammock up in a few seconds if you have snake skins.

u/alexh934 · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I use the eco-ball for climbing and for lifting because it doesn't mark anything up and my gym only permits non-marking chalk.

I just rub my hands a bit before my last set of deadlifts and when I climb.

u/rammsteinteufel9 · 1 pointr/climbing

If you can spare the cash, I would suggest one of these training boards:

The Bomb

They are both in my local gym and give you massive options.

u/marky_sparky · 9 pointsr/climbing

Here's a selection from the first page of results in the "ropes" subcategory of the Climbing section:

There are probably at least 100 similar listings.

u/rainwhite · 3 pointsr/vandwellers

Here are some pictures of the hangboard!

It's a Metolius Wood Grips Compact.

u/hammockman76 · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

I did the same thing and used some paracord, like mentioned by others, it stretches and is not too kind to trees. A few weeks ago I broke open the piggy bank and spent 8 bucks on some polyester webbing straps, with that I had enough to make two sets. If you have questions on how I can show with pictures and stuff tomorrow.

u/DJPattySkank · 2 pointsr/climbharder

I've been wondering this myself lately. I only started hangboarding a few weeks ago as part of RCTM beginner plan, and my hangboard (Metolious Simulator) doesn't have pinches on it. Bought a set of 3" wood balls to train pinches from Amazon (link) but have been having a really hard time doing 6 x 10s even with a lot of weight off with pulley system. I've been debating between a set of pinches from Atomik's system screw on holds or making pinch blocks like these.

u/LyleGately · 1 pointr/Fitness

> I've never actually gotten to the point where I simply couldn't lift it.

There's your problem. Your body is mechanically strong for the deadlift movement. You'll surprise yourself. For me, a failed deadlift never even gets off the floor so there's no harm in trying.

I'm 6'0" 170 pounds and pulled 295 for 2 last week and 285 for 5 the week before. Just keep upping the weight.

I mean if you have incredibly long (for your height) legs or short (for your height) arms that'll hurt your numbers, but I think at 265 you're well below the point where you'd notice it. A 'perfectly' proportioned person will have their pubic bone be at half their height and their wingspan approximately equal to their height.

Last edit: Alternate grip will help a ton. Do it on your highest weight set. Also, chalk. I use this stuff which I put on in the lockerroom and no one notices out on the gym floor. Doesn't leave a residue on the bar or the floor.

u/justateburrito · 1 pointr/EDC

I'll start. I use a Nite Ize #3 for my main, and I attach small items (i.e. flashlight, knife) with Nite Ize #.5. I have had items come detached often but they always just fall in my pocket.

u/qovneob · 1 pointr/DIY

Get some nylon webbing and some slides or tension locks and releases for the harness. For the pouches you could just use socks and fill them with something soft rather than an inflatable - its not like you're gonna be out on the town wearing that thing.

You could probably modify an old backpack for it too, if you dont have access to a sewing machine or a mom.

u/vanillarain · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Eco Ball Chalk is the tits:

Or Harbinger straps:

90% of the people at my gym use those straps. Then again, they won't necessarily help strengthen the grip.

u/AMEWSTART · 1 pointr/sca

My go to for attaching pieces is nylon webbing , when you don't need the authentic look. It's relatively cheap on Amazon and tough as hell, I keep my steel legs up with a nylon harness.

You could sew it into existing pieces, and attach it with tough plastic buckles.

u/loopy212 · 1 pointr/Fitness
  1. My gym doesn't allow chalk and I use an eco-ball. It's not completely mess free, but I've never gotten in any trouble for it. Here is something from SL about dead lift grip strength increase. Frankly, you really just need to build grip strength; 185 is very low to fail grip.

  2. Possibly, but as a beginner you should really just focus on strength and let worry about moving to an intermediate routine later.

  3. "Feeling it" isn't necessarily a good measure of whether something is working or not. It's possible your chest is overdeveloped relative to the other muscles used in the lift. I would never cut bench unless you physically could not complete the lift.
u/booger_nose · 1 pointr/poledancing

I think it's important to remember that pole dancing is a sport that is different for everyone. There isn't really a strong "standard" at this point. So don't bother comparing yourself to others. Listen to your body, watch yourself and try to improve in ways that work for you. One thing that helped me improve was recording myself doing a trick, immediately watching the recording, and then trying whatever improvements I decided based on the recording. Maybe give that a try!

It's possible you could benefit from a better grip aid. If sweaty hands is your problem, I recommend a chalk. This is the one I use and it's great! The I-tac grip aids are great if you need more grip, but don't sweat. If you sweat with it on, it will actually make you slip more than if you hadn't used it at all.

Also keep in mind that everyone has to start somewhere. I had NO IDEA what I was doing when I started and starting was really the hardest part. Especially when you first start letting go of fear. It took me awhile to invert properly, because I was afraid. Getting over that fear is difficult but once you do it, you'll be open to a world of awesomeness!

u/Archimedes_One · 3 pointsr/Fallout

Items used:

  • Bondo body filler ~40$

  • Foam mats: $20

  • Ski goggles: $30

  • Fiberglass resin: $15

  • Painter's mask (required for fiberglass resin fumes): $15 to $30

  • Fiberglass cloth: $10

  • Spray-paint (flat black, olive green, granite, shiny silvery colour): ~$5 each (I had everything but olive green on hand.)

  • Folk Art acrylic paint (Black, Burgundy, Orange, Yellow, Brown): I'd just buy a $20 set if you don't have any.

  • Window screen material (I had some on hand, but a roll might run you as much as $20)

  • ~10 sticks of hot glue

  • Card stock

  • X-acto knife

  • Ruler

  • 1 Inch Black Polypro Webbing

  • Tiny flashlight

  • Sandpaper (preferably for a power sander)

  • Trench coat (Thrift stores can be handy for finding these for cheap. I already had one): anywhere from $5 to $100+

  • Balaclava

  • Time: Priceless

    My Total: ~$150

    It's hard to say how much time it took in total, but I'm guessing it took somewhere around 250 hours, maybe?


    How I did it:

    For the vest and arm-guards I used these foam mats which I got at, but I also spotted some at my local Big Lots.

    I simply drew on the shapes, using a picture of a NCR ranger as a guide, then cut them out, painted them, and bam-shazam, finished. (The vest is held together with some this stuff and hot glue and the arm-guards are held on with that same rope-like stuff and velcro.)

    And for the helmet I used a pepakura template printed onto card stock which I then cut out and glued together to make the a paper frame with the basic shape of the helmet. Next I coated the helmet in fiberglass resin, twice, before applying fiberglass cloth to the inside and coating that with more resin. After that I coated the entire outside of the helmet in Bondo body filler then sanded it down. This was to get rid of the jagged edges of the paper frame. I also added the dents at this stage. Finally, I used a rotary tool to cut out the ear hole, eyes, and mouth hole.

    Once that was done I could move on to painting the thing. I coated the whole thing in a flat black spray-paint, inside and out, then used an olive green spray paint on the helmet.

    The mask was a bit more complicated (probably unnecessarily so). With a disposable paint brush I applied a combiniation of a granite coloured spray-paint and and some sort of shiny, silver spray paint. (It actually worked really well, but I feel like there might have been a better way of doing it.)

    Once all of the mask pieces (and damaged areas of the helmet) were painted grey, I attached the filter to the side with a nut and bolt through a hole that I drilled, and added the lenses, which came from a pair of ski goggles, using hot glue. I glued screen material (like the kind you would use for a window screen) to the inside of the filer, the ear hole, and the mouth hole so I could breath and hear in the damned thing, then put a little flashlight on the inside of the flashlight casing and glued those pieces to the side of the helmet after everything else was finished.

    After that was the detailing. I enlarged some decals I found online, printed and cut out some stencils, then used white spray-paint and the stencils to get the numbers.

    After that was done I could start to give it some age, dirt, and grime. I lightly sanded the newly painted helmet which was a little too shiny, and the numbers a little too crisp, then carved in the tally-marks on the side. Then I watered down a black acrylic paint and rubbed that over every surface with a paper towel, which took no time at all.

    We're in the home stretch here...

    Lastly was the rust effect. I lightly watered down some burgundy, brown, orange, yellow, and black acrylic paints and painted those on, being sure to use as little paint as possible and focusing on areas that would rust the most i.e. edges, corners, grooves, tally-marks.

    For the trench coat I used a trench coat.

    For the balaclava I used a balaclava.

    For the pants I used pants.