FRICTION LABS REVIEW WITH NATIONAL CHAMPION DANIEL KRIPPNER

FRICTION LABS REVIEW WITH NATIONAL CHAMPION DANIEL KRIPPNER

May 22, 2017

FRICTION LABS REVIEW WITH DANIEL KRIPPNER

One of New Zealand's most psyched and accomplished climbers, Dan shares his views on Friction Labs Chalk.

Project: Ata Karamu

I bought my first lot of Friction Labs early in 2016 when it was all the rage, any excuse to spend money for a minute increase in performance. I chose the Gorilla Grip blend, but I don't see the blend really making a big difference.

Batman 27 - Waipapa, Wharepapa South

For me, the only time the chalk feels significantly different is when a route has had a wet hold and I have to re-chalk. The Friction Labs seems to dry my hands rather than turning them to slime which can be a big plus in so-so conditions.

However, I've always considered myself to have pretty good skin for climbing, maybe not super durable, but I only seem to start sweating once the skin is running low.

Climbers whose hands resemble dehumidifiers are likely to find the chalk more game changing than myself, and for that reason I would suggest anyone that is serious, about their climbing performance, to give it a try.

Toast V7 - Turakirae Head, Wellington



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