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what's the go with the beastmaker 1000 slopers?
9:00:42 PM
Got myself a beastmaker 1000.

Impressed with the craftmanship, disappointed with the slopers...

The central 20 degree sloper is doable but feels too narrow for both hands. Now i know i'm weak as piss but the 35 degree sloper is so undoable it's not funny. Even if i make myself 20kg lighter via a counterweight it i still don't get close to hanging from it. To add salt into the wound my partner (a non-climber) can hang off em with ease...

I have mounted it to a 30mm thick timber, the top of this timber sits flush with the top of the slopers, i am half tempted to modify the hangboard by rounding off both the sloper AND the timber behind it to make a sloper i can actually use!

But i just spent $200 on it so i'm hesitant to f$%k with it just yet.

Has anyone out there done any modifications to their wooden hangboard and not regretted it?

Any recommendations for other hangboards with good easy slopers?

I am thinking of hanging a 150-200mm diameter log and use this as a long uniform sloper to hang from.

Anyone done this or something similar?

The Rock Robster
3:15:52 AM
The slopers on the Beastmaker are amazing, don't ruin it.
Train on the 20s and just put up with the narrowness until you can hang the 35s, that's what I did.
There's an article somewhere online about training to hang them that I found useful, I'll see if I can find it tonight for you.
7:46:06 AM
Don't modify! Just offset hands until strong enough and alternate. Eg, one hand on the 35, other on a more positive hold. Beastly in no time.

The timber section in Bunnings has some suprisingly versatile "holds". I've got some wooden couch legs mounted that do a good job, and at $3 each are a fraction of the cost of wooden holds Beastmaker etc make. I'll have a look next time I'm there for something as specific as slopers and report back.

One Day Hero
8:40:29 AM
It's just a block of wood, don't ascribe mystical powers to it.

I reckon some intermediate angles are handy for most people. Just buy some mdf, sandwich together to get the right thickness, then shape your own selection of slopers. Twenty buck custom hangboard.

10:57:23 AM
Get stronger. I have the sweatiest hands in the land and the difficult slopers on the 1000 were too easy last time I tried them. The 45 degrees on the 2000 are possibly a little too challenging for me at the moment. I usually figure less than 2 seconds is too hard, but if you can hold on for more than 10 seconds, it's too easy.

On the 2000 you can get a sneaky thumb catch if you're really struggling. Not sure if it's doable on the 1000.
The Rock Robster
3:14:46 PM
I used this. Not a perfect guide but has a few good tips, like only putting two pads on rather than as much skin as you can.
You can use your thumb on the 1000 to get a pinch, but, as the article says, I don't think it's particularly useful for training. It won't take you long to get to the 35s, it's more learning to use your core to keep yourself under it. Until you start doing pull-ups on it.
5:52:19 PM
Ok i get it, no mods, thanks guys, thanks for the article rock robster.

E. Wells
6:14:43 PM
Dont mod the 1000. I personally put some finger divets in the 45's on the 2000 but I still cant touch them. My bard flexes downward also which daint help nun much neither.

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