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AdGrenoble


Oct 11, 2013, 3:02 AM
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Slacklining vs handfree slabbing
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Slacklining is a very cool thing in itself, so I am in no way attacking it.

I am just wondering for myself whether I should spend time getting better at it to improve my climbing, or if I should focus on climbing slabs without hands.

Thanks for the input.


Gravitron5000


Oct 11, 2013, 7:05 AM
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Practice slacklining to get better at slacklining. Practice climbing to get better at climbing.


AdGrenoble


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So you'd tell a non-piano player to just practice piano to become better at piano? Won't get him far...
Obviously putting some thoughts into your practice and understanding its different aspects will make progress easier, and for some even more enjoyable.


Gravitron5000


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AdGrenoble wrote:
So you'd tell a non-piano player to just practice piano to become better at piano? Won't get him far...
Obviously putting some thoughts into your practice and understanding its different aspects will make progress easier, and for some even more enjoyable.

I would not tell someone to practice trumpet to get better at playing piano.

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I am just wondering for myself whether I should spend time getting better at it to improve my climbing, or if I should focus on climbing slabs without hands.

I was answering what you specifically asked in the above quote.

The footwork is so completely different between climbing and slacklining that you really can not expect to improve your climbing footwork by slacklining. It's a good cross training activity, but don't expect practice at one to make you any significant amount better at the other.


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T2.


ConverseClimber


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Slacklining will help with your overall balance while climbing. improving footwork is just something you gotta be conscious of when you're climbing


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