/ Hand stretchy thingy that doesn't break after a month?

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Fuchs on 15 Jun 2017
About a month ago I bought a FlexEx (the red medium one) at my local climbing wall - it is supposed to help train your antagonists etc. I have used it exactly the way it is described in the little manual it came with, about every second day, and it is already showing some major tears in the material. If I use it one more time, it will probably snap :/ I don't have ridiculously big hands or strong fingers, so I'm not all too happy with that thing only lasting a couple of weeks.

Can anyone recommend something similar that maybe lasts a little bit longer? I have seen a bunch of those things online (e.g. PowerFingers), but not sure whether they are any good/more durable.
Ciro - on 15 Jun 2017
petegunn on 15 Jun 2017
In reply to Fuchs:

Got a mate that just uses small elastic bands.
A couple of quid for 100 bands, seems to do the job
Fuchs on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Ciro:

How would that one work for your individual fingers? :D
shaymarriott - on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Fuchs:

I use a Metolius GripSaver Plus

http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/grip_saver_plus.html

Supposedly great for antagonistic training.

Not managed to break it yet and I've had it about a year.
nniff - on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to shaymarriott:

> I use a Metolius GripSaver Plus

> What he said. I've got one of those that is many years old. The ball's looking a bit beaten up, but the rest is fine
slab_happy on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Fuchs:

I have some of the IronMind Expand-Your-Hand bands and haven't managed to break them yet.
Ciro - on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Fuchs:

Just make a small loop over the back of the fingers by pinching the two sides together with your other hand. If you use the band for warming up your shoulders for climbing, you can slip the antagonist training into your warmup.
AlanLittle - on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Fuchs:

I have one of these, the blue one:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sport-Tec-Thera-Band-Hand-XTrainer-Set/dp/B00BIGKGR2

It hasn't broken yet, although I don't use it as much as I probably should.
Wiley Coyote2 - on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Fuchs:

PowerFingers. I had lots of finger problems over the years but (touch wood) these seem to have solved it
jon on 16 Jun 2017
In reply to Fuchs:

One might say that if you break it after a couple of weeks, than you probably don't need it!
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Fuchs on 19 Jun 2017
In reply to Fuchs:

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll have a look at them!

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