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To put it a way you or I might understand, extend your fingers out beside the pocket, keeping everything in as straight a line as possible, rather than bending the free fingers at the knuckle, underneath the hold. Think of the Devil-horn hand sign from a million metal videos. This finger position may not be quite as strong but significantly reduces the risk of injury as all the tendons are working in the same way.

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I've gotten this question about Porta-Hang a lot.  It's a good question, one that I try to answer for everyone that asks.  I've tested Porta-Hangs all over the US, in many locations, hotels, people's homes and customers, so we know that it works most everywhere for most people.  And if it doesn't, that's OK, send it back and you'll be refunded.   This blog post will be a living post, where I'll continue to add photos of door frames and whether its likely to work for Porta-Hang.  Check the fit guide on our website and remember the weight limit is 200 lbs.  ...

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I’m not much of a show off.  That one guy at the gym who takes off his shirt as soon as it gets above freezing and screams when doing a big move to make sure everyone at the center knows it, drives me crazy. But after I’ve worked hard at a skill and improved, it’s still nice to show off just a little how much better I am than I used to be. Who doesn’t want that? But it’s not the reaction at some crazy bat-hang or massive cave I remember the most but showing a friend who was new...

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Check out this video with our buddy Chris Wilson, speaking at The Crag climbing gym in Nashville, you can hear his advice about how to use the Porta-Hang with the sloper holds attached in order to improve your sloper strength.

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I remember when the first time I fell in love with climbing.  We met in a parking lot in a small park in central Oregon.  Books were written about this place ... 

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