Should you Invest in Portable or Fixed Wood Hangboards? 

Developing steely fingers is one of the fastest ways to gain stronger for climbing. The benefits of POWER GUIDANCE Rock Climbing Hangboard Portable Wood Hangboard training also referred to as fingerboard training, are worth the degree of commitment required. It can be monotonous and tiresome at times. Here is a brief rundown of the factors to take into account before purchasing one of the many available solutions. 

Portable vs. Fixed Hangboards

The setup should be considered first. Can you install a hang board in your house? If so, there are several different fixed training boards available for climbers of all skill levels. If the answer is “no,” a portable board could be more suitable for you. 

  • Portable hang boards

The development and acceptance of movable training boards is the most recent hangboards trend. These boards may be set up for training at home or brought to the cliff as a component of your warm-up routine. They are adaptable and a fantastic choice if you rent your house or are unable to have a fixed board there. They may be suspended from any anchor point that can support weight, whether it’s within your house or outdoors on a tree limb or exposed beam. 

  • Fixed hangboards 

You should position your board such that your body may swing freely from below. The simplest method is to attach the hangboard to a wooden backing board and put it above a door frame that supports weight, or something similar. Search the internet for some ideas. You might come across some inventive and unique methods to install one utilizing a detachable pull-up bar. If you’ve got the room and the necessary materials, you may build a straightforward, independent frame to hold your hang board. 

Material Comparison: Polyurethane vs. Polyester vs. Wood 

Training boards can be composed of polyurethane, polyester resin, or wood. The most traditional styles of boards were composed of polyester resin, which is strong yet hefty. With their distinctive designs and weightless training choices, polyurethane, and wood boards have grown in popularity in recent years. 

Hold size 

The size and design of the holds will have a significant impact on the board you should choose according to your skill level. Climbers who have never used a fingerboard should begin with broader edges and deeper pockets until their fingers get used to the level of difficulty. Start gently and, if necessary, remove weight by utilizing a pulling device or holding your feet up on a stool or chair. Be careful; pushing yourself too much too soon might cause finger injuries. Tendons and pulleys must adapt and develop strength over time. 

Advanced climbers with expertise in finger strength training can benefit more from harder routes with smaller edges, shallower pockets, and steeper angles.