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Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
Innovative to get that much variation out of a compact, single design.

That said, I don't think the appartatus will be particularly valuable as a training tool, at least beyond the moderate/novice level.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:13pm PT
Yeah, Great Design,
but I like to save my strength
for the pullups at the Crags.

:)
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:26pm PT
This looks like a very useful training tool - I love the wide range of grips. Congratulations on starting your business! I think the name is perfect too.
micronut

Trad climber
Oct 4, 2012 - 05:52pm PT
Super cool. I have sissy elbows though and try not to train.

These things look great though. Good luck in your endeavor!
Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2012 - 06:12pm PT
Thanks for all the positive vibes. Hopefully they'll sell. I have at least one rag that will be doing a review of them in the near future. I've also contacted Chris to see if they'd be interested in doing a review for the but haven't heard back yet.

Just to make sure people understand that they are not just a pull-up device but can be used many different ways, see: http://sicgrips.com/Basics.html

Benefit can by had for the forearms, fingers and core by just using the basic hang position without doing pull-ups or lock-offs. And, if pullups are difficult or aren't your thing, stress/weight can be taken off by using a pulley system < http://sicgrips.com/Endurance.html > (bottom of page) or using a loop of heavy duty surgical tubing to step in and take some of the load off (got that idea off ST from RGold - thanks Rich!).

I'm not a training fiend, but have benefited from their use when I can't get to the crag. At 60 I'm still going strong... :-) However, as I state on the website - they're in no way a substitute for actual climbing if you have easy access to it. Who'd prefer this to climbing?!
Tfish

Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Oct 4, 2012 - 06:16pm PT
The dips/mantel is a cool feature.
Double D

climber
Oct 4, 2012 - 08:43pm PT
Very cool looking, nice job!
Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2012 - 11:07am PT
OK, weekly bump while the Oct. special is on (see first post)...

For those techno nerds out there who might be interested in the development process...have a look at: http://sicgrips.com/Development.html

We used a EDM (electrical discharge machining) machine that my co-developer had access to to cut the final prototype (near bottom of page). I'd never seen or heard of this type of process before. It is totally incredible. High powered pulse through wire cuts very slowly (and extremely accurately) under water through 6" aluminum. If I remember correctly it took 6 or so hours. Wish I had one of those in my garage!

Credit: Naitch

OK, sorry no g-string eye-candy to post. Will leave that to others to update. :-)
gf

climber
Oct 10, 2012 - 06:06pm PT
Well done on many levels!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 10, 2012 - 06:50pm PT
Hmmm I really like the dip application, especially. This could be useful for someone on the road such as myself. We should work on Chris to have Me(!) do the supertaco review! I'm active and only four years behind you!
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Oct 10, 2012 - 07:21pm PT
G-String?

Ripped from Mt Project
Ripped from Mt Project
Credit: looking sketchy there...
Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2012 - 08:45pm PT
>Hmmm I really like the dip application, especially. This could be useful for someone on the road such as myself. We should work on Chris to have Me(!) do the supertaco review! I'm active and only four years behind you!

See if you convince him. I already contacted the Outdoor Gear Lab but didn't hear anything from them...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 10, 2012 - 09:14pm PT
I'll see what I can do!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Oct 10, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
heck, i thought you were talking about D'Addario
Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2012 - 09:40am PT
OK, one final bump for Gstrings before I slink back to my cave and go back to lurk mode and continue working on my latest frankenstein invention: the crack board (The Crack Rack). It will hopefully be a second product coming out early next year. It should be even more relavant to trad climbers than Gstrings are for the spurt climber since it'll have most of the features of Gstrings but also a variable width crack from fingers to OW - even flared if you want it. It won't be portable but will be compact and easy to put up and take down......but I digress.

Back to Gstrings...here's a small ad I just designed that will be coming out in the December issue of Rock & Ice. Isn't Molly a smok'n hot climber?! She and her husband are friends with my son (the photographer) and here she is cruising it at Ten Sleep...

Credit: Naitch
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 24, 2012 - 10:12am PT

"Locker, WTF. Can't believe you haven't posted a nice g-string pick yet."...

I must apologize for my lack of recent participation...

I have foolishly been climbing a lot and not spending as many quality hours here, as I would like...

I vow that in the future, I WILL post much more stupid sh!t and TONS more inappropriate photo's...

locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 24, 2012 - 10:15am PT


Naitch...

Good luck on your new venture!!!...

Like others have already said, I HOPE it works out for you and that sales skyrocket...

That Rolls may be right around the next corner!!!...

Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2012 - 10:24am PT
Ha!...I'd settle for just a two week road trip every now and then.

Good on ya for getting out and away from the 'taco!
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Oct 24, 2012 - 10:28am PT
"G-FORCE" would have been better...
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 24, 2012 - 10:29am PT

and to be true to form...

I MUST post the following...


photo not found
Missing photo ID#263821
...


^^^
YOWZA!!!
...
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