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Metolius Eco Ball

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Overall 10
10

great for the gym!

P. Luu, amazon.com
5 February 2012
  • Summary: My commercial gym doesn't allow chalk, but this is a great way to get your hands chalked to improve your grip. I just keep the ball in my gym bag, chalk up the hands and it gets the job done. I have also taken the ball to the lifting rack and no one notices since there's no mess.
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Overall 2
2.0

PINK

mclenden, amazon.com
10 December 2011
  • Summary: Yes, this non-chalk ball works great. BUT - I was sent a bright pink ball. C'mon. Much different from the pictured black ball. Not appreciated.
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Overall 10
10

Great product.

HerpDerp, amazon.com
23 November 2011
  • Summary: I heard about this product from a weightlifting forum that I frequent and decided to give it a shot. It is marketed as a "non-marking chalk substitute." That is, it does the same thing without leaving a bunch of white dust everywhere. I have been quite pleased with this product, it does an excellent job of increasing the friction between my hands and the bar and doesn't leave anything left on the bar when I'm done. Great product. Will be buying more.
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Overall 10
10

Great Chalk, little residue

William S, amazon.com
28 August 2011
  • Summary: Gets the job done with very little residue. I keep it in the plastic bag it came with in my bag and it saves my hands on pull ups and other pull movements.
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Overall 8
8.0

Mine is pink.

Docta Peppa "Gadget Lover", amazon.com
22 May 2011
  • Summary: I didn't order this for rock climbing. I ordered it to take to my gym and what I got was a pink one! Not a huge deal but i would have preferred one like the one in the picture. It does provide you with a great grip and it doesn't leave as much of a mess as regular chalk but it is not completely mess free.
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Overall 10
10

Great for weightlifters too

Anthony E. Hamrick "Photographer, Listener, L..., amazon.com
20 May 2011
  • Summary: I'm using this at the gym, not on the climbing wall, as "real" chalk was turning out to be too messy. Some observations: -Cleaner than my old chalk hunk in a bag -Less (visible) mess. My gym is gracious about chalk usage, but if yours isn't, this would probably be stealthy enough if you're discreet -Seemingly more drying power than the chalk I had been using, so I use less -Does dry the hands just like it says it will.
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Overall 10
10

works for lifting

J. Garcia, amazon.com
6 April 2011
  • Summary: Use this in my home gym and it works perfect for that extra grip. I usually only use it on PR lifts to build up hand strength during warm up lifts. Also, wife approves and likes that there isn't chalk to mess with getting all over everything. It does dry out your hands slightly, but nothing more than you would experience working outside with dirt.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good chalk substitute

Kyle V Gilliam, amazon.com
23 March 2011
  • Summary: I feel like the quality of the chalk substitute is great. It really helped me on weight lifting. Unfortunately the bag broke my first time using it so I spilled the whole bag in my pocket. That is the only reason I don't like it. Especially since I bought it trying to be covert in my gym.
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Overall 10
10

No problem in a gym that doesn't allow chalk

L. Dillon, amazon.com
3 March 2011
  • Summary: I am a traditional, barbell weight/powerlifter. There are a few specialty gyms in my area that cater to purist lifters like me, and where traditional chalk would be welcome. I don't have a membership at one of those gyms. They're too far away and inconvenient. I attend a family gym that doesn't allow chalk. Too messy and perhaps too intimidating to some of the patrons. But not using chalk can be a real problem when lifting heavy. I bought an Eco Ball last fall.
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Overall 10
10

Great Alternative to Chalk

michael m. conley, amazon.com
25 February 2011
  • Summary: My YMCA doesn't allow chalk. This thing is great! It doesn't leave any mess behind. It really helps with grip for heavy dead-lifts and upright rows. It washes off easily enough too. I would suggest you leave it in it's plastic bag and set it aside until your ready to use it so you don't lose the filling unnecessarily. I find I just need to gently roll it between my hands a couple times and it does the trick.
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