/ Fingerboard terminology- help!

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spidermonkey09 - on 30 Apr 2014
Been using the Beastmaker app for a while, nothing very difficult as still can't complete the 5a one all the way through, but had a flick through the others today and don't know what its talking about.

So: what is the difference between:
a) open hand
b) chisel
c) half crimp- no thumb involved.

All of these seem pretty much the same to me!

A google didn't help me but if I've just been blind feel free to link :)
Kevster - on 30 Apr 2014
spidermonkey09 - on 30 Apr 2014
In reply to Kevster:

Cheers, still don't get the difference really though as all those photos are taken on different holds! Whats the chisel doing differently to a standard open hand?
Dandan82 - on 30 Apr 2014
In reply to spidermonkey09:

I think a chisel is when you kind of bend the tips of your fingers outward at the first knuckle so you get a larger contact with your tips on the hold but you still get that nice bent main knuckle for strength, it's a bit of a weird one to be honest.
If I pull half crimp on a small enough hold it will tend to pull my fingers into a chisel anyway so you don't get much choice.

(I might be wrong by the way but that's my interpretation)

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