Rated 5 out of
Ergonomics! A definite upgradeI bought this after training on the rock prodigy training center(RPTC) at a friends garage. The pockets on the RPTC never felt quite right. The large pockets were too large and would pull on my skin and the smalls were too difficult without taking off a good deal of weight with the pulleys. The drafted pockets feel way better on the forge. They are slightly angled downward so there is no gap created by the first joint. The variable depth rail is also smaller compared the the RPTC. The thumb catch on the crimp is fantastic and keeps you from putting too much pressure on the index. The texture is a bit finer and more comfortable than the original. Altogether, this board is more difficult than the original. I would say if you are pulling in the v6 range and want a great hangboard then look no further. The Anderson bros market this board as complimentary to the original suggesting you buy both. However, I see no need for this after trying out both boards. The forge is more difficult, but much more ergonomic. Hangboarding should get you stronger, not build your pain tolerance.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 4 out of
Good design!I trained on the first Trango hangboard and this one is by far harder! The new closed crimp reflects well an actual crimping hang. Sloper is hard!