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fredylee


Aug 17, 2012, 10:35 AM
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Chalk vs Liquid Chalk
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Anybody ever tried liquid chalk vs regular chalk? Do you notice any difference in performance? Which one would you prefer after trying chalk and liquid chalk?

Any opinions? Thx.


Kartessa


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fredylee wrote:
Anybody ever tried liquid chalk vs regular chalk? Do you notice any difference in performance? Which one would you prefer after trying chalk and liquid chalk?

Any opinions? Thx.

Liquid chalk makes a good base but is worthless without regular chalk on top of it.


larwood91


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Agreed. Dry chalk is far and away the better option IMO. The bouldering wall I climb at sometimes in my school's rec center requires liquid chalk because I guess they're too cheap to change out their air filters once in a while. Never really had that great of an experience with it. I much prefer the dry.


danger


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it totally depends on the situation.

Liquid chalk has alcohol that soaks into your skin a bit and dries it on a deeper level than powder chalk, which just absorbs surface moisture.

What that means is that in humid conditions, or if you have moist or soft skin, liquid chalk can make a big difference.

That still doesnt rule out powder chalk- which is more all-purpose. Powder chalk is great if the surface you are touching isn't pristine - if it's a bit moist, oily or dirty, having powder chalk on your hands will absorb it and give you good friction on a less-than perfect surface


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I've wanted to try it for a while now because my hands sweat a lot. I found a guide to making liquid chalk but haven't got around to it yet. Does anybody else make it?


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edge


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dynosnore wrote:
I've wanted to try it for a while now because my hands sweat a lot. I found a guide to making liquid chalk but haven't got around to it yet. Does anybody else make it?

I've made it many times; I used to give it to the kids on my USA Climbing team before big comps as a base layer as it was often difficult for them to stop and dip.

I make it in a ziplock bag so you can knead it and get it thoroughly mixed, then cut off a corner and squeeze it into a plastic squeeze bottle.


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The only time I like liquid chalk is when I am climbing granite and its a steep and rapid climb.
I wouldn't use it on indoor walls because the holds are gritty and will just remove the chalk surface straight off your palms, but then I try not to use normal chalk on indoor walls. I'm usually the one brushing the chalk off and not putting the chalk on.


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