I tried my first Friction Labs chalk when training for the World Youth Championships held in Italy 2015.
The type of chalk you use really does make a difference in your climbing ability, for me it is part of my psyche before I start a climb. I love coating every part of my palm in chalk, especially in competitions and when they are fully coated I know I am ready to conquer to the hardest moves.
Friction Labs has many different blends of chalk, my favourite being Gorilla Grip. In saying that I have yet to test their liquid chalk which I have recently taken a liking to as a great foundation.
Friction Labs has a type of chalk for everyone and can really help those who, like me go tonnes of chalk normally. Each blend is smooth and in my experience seems to stay on for longer than other brands.
One of the best parts about being a regular at a climbing gym is the community. You start to climb with the same people and before long, you’ve made a bunch of new friends. But what about your existing crew? How do you share your passion for climbing in a way that hooks your friend instead of scaring her away? Here are a few tips.
Whether you’re new to the gym or a more experienced climber, you may have wondered about these or other questions regarding the right way to use chalk.
And since we sell chalk, the answer is this: you need to use (i.e. buy) more. Always. Really cake it on there. Smother it all over the holds, your hands, face, back, feet, wherever. Reapply liberally. There’s no such thing as too much. Always remember: moisture is the enemy and it must be eliminated. ;-)