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Figfour drytool handle design
By Pete Dollman | 04, May, 2010
So why does Figfour have such small grip rests rather than a more ‘ergo’ style handle?
Figfour was designed primarily as a dry tooling training aid so the focus was on maximising training benefits. Consider how you use a bouldering wall; it’s much ‘easier’ to use the large, positive holds to climb, but nobody ever climbed 8a by training on jugs! The flip side of this is that obviously the tools needed to be positive enough to allow you to complete routes and problems, and hang on in there when the inevitable pump kicks in!