DRY ICE® Tools and ICICLES®
DRY ICE Tools and ICICLES (pat. pending) are Indoor Ice Axes used by looping stiff rubber straps over the holds used in rock climbing gyms. The climbing motion is exactly the same as in ice and mixed climbing. Now you can prepare for the upcoming winter season, in your gym, without worrying about damage to the wall, injuring someone, or puncturing the pads with sharp points raining down from above.
IMPROVED TRAINING = IMPROVED CLIMBING
DRY ICE Tools and ICICLES mimic the movement and body positions used while Mixed and Ice climbing. Aside from the obvious grip strength and arm training, many climbers report an increased awareness of their footwork when using DRY ICE Tools. Footwork is the foundation of solid climbing, and both ICICLES and DRY ICE Tools help bring the climbers awareness back to the feet.
Also, it's no secret that rock climbing on many different types of rock makes you a better rock climber. We believe that many different types of climbing can also make you a better climber. Use DRY ICE Tools or ICICLES to diversify your time in the gym. Indoor training doesn't have to be just rock climbing anymore. By thinking outside the gym, indoor ice tools help climbers rapidly increase their library of climbing moves.
NOT AN ICE CLIMBER. SHOULD I USE THEM?
Climbers from all disciplines use them because more varied climbing makes every climber a better climber. There is simply no substitute for experiential learning. Climbers quickly learn that continued use of DRY ICE Tools or ICICLES greatly increase their grip strength, footwork awareness, core strength, and body positioning. Also, gym owners agree that offering their customers more ways to use their climbing facility increases customer's enjoyment of their training experiences
DRY ICE Tools and ICICLES offer the best possible indoor training experience:
• The shaft of DRY ICE tools have been carefully designed to be comfortable for a wide range of hand sizes. The handle material is thicker than a regular ice axe, the greater volume compensates for the climber not wearing gloves and allows the hand to grip efficiently.
• The grip design lets the stronger index finger do more of the work and prevents the hand slipping downwards resulting in the dreaded 'pinky crush' Our tools replicate the feel and wrist position of a modern leashless tool very closely.
• At Furnace Industries, we think that, like rock shoes vs. hiking boots, less grooves and a very slight taper means more friction on the holds. Our straps are soft for maximum friction on smaller holds but still have great durability.
• The handle of our ICICLE is the same design as our popular DRY ICE Tool, but 20% smaller for youths and those who prefer a smaller grip. The strap remains the same size for use on the same holds.
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