/ Finger board with axe placements?
I had to mount my finger board on wooden backing anyway, so I can hook that safely. I have a pull up bar below that and rope with loops for hooking hanging off it. Above the finger board I have a vertical 2 foot length with hooks drilled in it. https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198418_10152302119770445_2128247375_n.jpg It's about 11 moves bottom to top, which I prefer to pullups...
Looks good Jonnie. Do you just yard up footless? I've been axe doing pull ups on my loft hatch, but it doesn't take long until i'm goosed (15 mins!) so been looking for alternatives.
I wouldn't bother with hosepiping, fingerboards or even doing pull ups on axes. For getting strong on the tools you need grip strength more than anything else. Just get two wooden dowls, put a bit of rope thru them and do your pull ups, lock offs etc on those.......
I've always known I'm rubbish at pull ups, but have wondered why mates who can crank off 15 chin ups without much bother don't climb such different grades to me!
Has anyone on here ever used Iceholdz? I'm tempted to get some as want to build on actually swinging axes as well as merely hanging off them. The cheapest supplier (and perhaps the only UK seller) is:
They're horrendously expensive!
Any idea if they're any good?
How robust are they? For that price I don't want them wearing out in a month!
Think it might be a possible answer to your question, Henry?
Norrie Muir and Chris Bonnington have both claimed to be rubbish at pull ups. I'm not sure if it's the most important thing to be able to do, perhaps especially on anything slabby or vertical.
I aim to yard up footless, but use the shelves behind to take some load off. See what Henry says about training, you need to work endurance as well as strength.
For Toby A: I'd suggest using a pyramid type structure for your pullups: http://www.military.com/military-fitness/fitness-test-prep/pt-pyramid is one I just googled. If you can't do the required amount put your feet up on the stairs and take some load off, after a while you will be able to do it feet free.
Thanks all for the input, I'll let you know how I get on.
£10 is hardly exhorbitant. It's 2 pints in the wrong pub!
Go to your local hardware store (Not B&Q) and ask for a foot of hose if you want a bit of hose. Be creative, mount the blocks/rail above, below, beside or behind your fingerboard.
iceholdz: I had a quick play on these on a small vertical wall at a gear show one time - they did feel surprising good - they took decent swings of an axe nicely and seemed to support monkeying around on them quite well too.
As for durability - no idea, although I think you can get away with just replacing the surface rather than junking the lot. The guy on the stall claimed they actually got better with a bit of use as they roughed up.... but i'm sure that's only up to a point
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