Previously we told you about the Blank Slate climbing board system for training your climbing holds and improving upper body strength and endurance at home. The most impressive thing about the Blank Slate system is that it doesn’t involve drilling holes in your house or damaging walls, it’s perfect for those in rented accommodation, staying in a hotel or who live under a strict interior design regime.
Not wanting to leave well enough alone Blank Slate Climbing have come up with a fairly unique hangboard that can be used with the Blank Slate system or possibly in conjunction with and even to replace your existing hangboard.
The Power Board has been designed with the view to optimising power and edurance in your climbing style.
Starting from the top of the Power Board the ball shaped holds are there to help build your ability to hang for long periods and as an initial warm up before your session. This hold doesn’t put a lot of strain on on the tendons so it can also be used for helping rehabilitation of torn hand and finger tendons.
Moving down the board, grips are widely spaced and incut so you can practice a multitude of open, closed, single, double and triple finger combos as well as traditional hangs and crimps. The Power Board also supplies a wide variety of pinches of varying difficulties with Blank Slate stating the most difficult pinches being on the outside edge of the board.
I like what the folk at Blank Slate have done here, I get the feeling that the products they produce have had time and effort spent on the development of them. Many of the products on the Blank Slate Climbing site have a thorough description of the product as well as a good run down on how to use it and some simple exercises. It’s this kind of attention to detail that we like at UNDO so keep an eye out on our blog for more top notch developments from the likes of ‘Blank Slate Climbing.