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Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 4, 2012 - 11:38am PT
Ha – gotcha!

Knowing the taco, I’m betting this thread will morph into g-string photos (who knows maybe even climbing related), but it’s actually meant to tell about a new venture I’m starting – Gstring Climbing Grips. I've seen other members hawking their climbing related products so I hope I’m not out of line (let me know if I am Chris).

Credit: Naitch
Credit: Naitch

These babies have seven major grip positions with each position adjustable for difficulty by easily changing the angle they hang at. They’re made out of heat treated aluminum with a replaceable grip surface that can be varied from fine grained to rough.

The inspiration for them came while I was traveling in my former job which often kept me away from rock and gym for weeks at a time. Also, adversity on the home front helped fuel the creative fire. My wife doesn’t want a climbing wall around any more and isn’t enamored by me putting holes in the walls and hanging climbing “decorations” around the house.

So I had a brainstorm for a “better mouse-trap” – something that was lighter in weight, more portable, multiple ways to mount, more grip positions and adjustable…in general something more versatile. All this lead to various prototypes, testing, finally arriving at what I have now.

Check ‘em out at SICgrips.com for a fuller description. I’m selling direct to customer ($69.95) and through a couple stores (the Gendarme at Seneca and Mountain Trails in Virginia). Since they’re brand new and I’m trying to get’m out there, I’m offering them to any taco member till the end of October for $59 a pair (+ shipping). Send me a member email and I’ll get you the details (website orders will get charged the regular amount).

OK....enough. Go ahead and post’m up (g-string photos that is).

Credit: Naitch
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:44am PT
Very creative and interesting!
Nice work.
I hate pull ups.
Good luck, best wishes.
ec

climber
ca
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:52am PT
The large grip variation reminds me of a Foster's grip...

Nice work!

 ec
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Oct 4, 2012 - 11:58am PT
Very cool product.....is it too late to change the name?

Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
> Very cool product.....is it too late to change the name?

Ah....yep. Why? This was the working name while developing them and I tried to shed the name a couple times but most everyone I checked with said, "No, you gotta keep it...very memorable"
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Oct 4, 2012 - 12:03pm PT
Good idea, hope they sell well for you.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Oct 4, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
G = GET SOME!


lol, dig it!
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Oct 4, 2012 - 12:24pm PT
I get it, they look like a G in profile.


I want to try 'em out, they look PDG.


I know Eppi has some pix of Cosgrove on G-string. Related?
gimmeslack

Trad climber
VA
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:27pm PT
This is totally lame. Not the Taco I Love and Lurk. Where's the morbidly-obese-thong-clad-eye-candy? LOL...

Yeah, they are supercool. Check out website pics of block of alu they were cut from. A thing of engineering beauty! We own one of the first pairs off the 'line' and one of these days, when I manage at least one whole pull-up, I'll post rave reviews :-/

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:30pm PT
Kudos on the catch title. Those look like great trainers, and providers of pain!
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:33pm PT
+1 for an innovative and super efficient training platform!

If there is some quick-adjust way of shifting the strings to change the angle in seconds, these things look like gold.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:34pm PT
Ask and you shall receive. Taco wouldn't be the Taco without the normal banter. Locker, WTF. Can't believe you haven't posted a nice g-string pick yet. LOL

Credit: dirt claud
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:52pm PT
Excellent!
Excellent!
Credit: mouse from merced
You caught me with my pants down....
Michelle

Trad climber
she'll make.5 past light speed
Oct 4, 2012 - 03:55pm PT
That looks pretty snazzy. I'll even test it for you, free of charge.
Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2012 - 04:24pm PT
>Ask and you shall receive. Taco wouldn't be the Taco without the normal banter. Locker, WTF. Can't believe you haven't posted a nice g-string pick yet. LOL

Yeah, I was surprised also that Locker wasn't the first one to jump on the real photos
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 4, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
Wow, I like it.

Simple, versatile and elegant.

DMT
Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2012 - 04:28pm PT
> If there is some quick-adjust way of shifting the strings to change the angle in seconds, these things look like gold.

Well...it's semi-quick. It's a Prusik knot that you flip the lock loop up with your thumb and then slide it to a new position along the sling. I find it's just the right amount of time between different exercises to give my arms/fingers a break. Hope to make a video soon showing the process - it really is quite simple.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 4, 2012 - 04:38pm PT
these make my elbows hurt.

they do look like a good product though!
hb81

climber
Oct 4, 2012 - 04:41pm PT
offering more positions than a vegas hooker

bwahahahahaha
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Oct 4, 2012 - 04:57pm PT
graduated from g during gestation

my hole life i've been looking
for the h spot.

anywone scene that confounded h spot?

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