Review by: nchien, 2008-11-09
Excellent for building finger/forearm strength. When I received my hangboard as a gift, I could only hang from the jugs and maybe the largest edges. But I kept working on it and now I can hang onto the smallest edges (with both hands) - and I've seen my climbing improve correspondingly. My only complaint, as others have already said, is that there are no pinches.
Some people say that a hangboard is useless because the best way to train for climbing is to climb. But I think that for the specific task of building forearm/finger strength (which for many climbers, or at least for me, is a big weakness), a hangboard is perfect because you can work on it everyday, which is probably more often than most people get to climb.