After take the 2nd episode with Yuki, We tried a BOOST friction test on the grass.
The test is simple – lift the hold off the grass!
We tried the following mixes on the Cheeta Hold first.
・BOOST + BLACK
・BOOST + Mammut liquid chalk + BLACK
As the task set out was fairly simple, you may observe a pretty straightforward result.
The BOOST and BLACK combination was outstanding – it was almost easy to lift the hold off. The combination of Liquid Chalk, BOOST and BLACK performed only marginally better than just BLACK.
Next up was the WATAAAH Emanuela – a non- textured hold.
We tested the following combinations:
• BLACK only
• BOOST + BLACK
• BOOST only
Interestingly enough, both BLACK only and BOOST + BLACK were hopeless. It was completely impossible to lift the hold.
However, with BOOST only, it’s strange, because if I held the hold before the BOOST dried on my hands, I could lift it without applying much pressure. Almost like the hold was sticking to me.
Usually when climbing, we apply a lot of pressure on the holds, so I’m not sure if this test will have any practical applications.
That’s all for this test report.
After experimenting with various things, I realized that there might be an appropriate usage for each combination.