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I was havin a little session on the plastic the other day and my finger tips started to feel really 'smooth'. I felt like I was losing friction and blowing off stuff that I was sticking before.
Anybody experience this? Know a way to fix it?


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You've become Kevin Spacy's chacter in "Seven", you now have no fingerprints.


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I have been using rubbing alchole on my fingers and a little bit of lotion once a week. to balace the dryness


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I just have no tips left, damn plastic I need a way to keep them sticky in the middle of a session. Maybe some glue or something?


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you could try sand paper or a wire brush. haha.
j/k


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Yeah...plastic is evil that way. It's weird. I could be climbing hardcore in a gym, and have no problems. Then one day, just putsing around, and my pads are gone. Craziness.


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is the plastic clean? can you hit it with a brush? Was the humidity high?
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  Yeah, my hands get really smooth. What do you do?


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Super high humidity but relatively new and textured holds. Not caked in chalk either. I think my pores just opened up because it was so humid and that caused them to shred faster and feel smoother.


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I don't think you mean this, but my fingertips sometimes get very sensitive, especially when I've done athletic routes.


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perhaps resin can keep your hands sticky when you fingertips no longer catch on anything? mine have worn away, I'll go commit some crimes now and they'll never know it was me! hehe, kidding

resin is yucky though, sticks to your fingers and to the rock and messes up the route so you might become unpopular

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 You may have answered your own question up there...You might want to get the holds a litle caked with chalk, and ease up the texture with a little sand paper. Or use some super glue on your tips if you cant do the things I listed.


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Here is anouther Idea that I am looking into, concrete climbing holds, check out this site: http://users.penn.com/~petro/index.html
they make holds out of sandstone and granite, mixtures. Rock is supposted to not burn away your skin like plastic.


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