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Metolius Metolius Project Board

An economical and compact training board that can be mounted easily over your door frame or just about anywhere. Also a good choice for use as a system training tile.
Average Member Rating:
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7 out of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Member Reviews for Metolius Project Board
Review 1 for Metolius Project Board
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5 out of 5
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Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Age: 18-24
Gender: male
Gear Style: Performance Driven
Describe Yourself: Avid Climber

Get Mad Strong

Date:April 2, 2013
Excellent buy, not over cluttered with unnecessary options. If used correctly (train hard!) you'll build up crazy strength. 10-15 minutes twice a week makes a huge difference.
2 finger pockets are not perfect (as previously stated), and it lacks pinches. That being said, the holds they do include are more than enough for a regular workout. Those thousand-hold-monster boards are not really necessary.
Texture is good, easy to mount, really tiny for a hang board (which is good!). Mount it somewhere where you'll use it, not in your dank basement.
Note: NEVER, EVER train with crimps. Training open hand builds crimp strength, but crimping doesn't build open hand strength. Crimping during training is harsh on the tendons, and can lead to serious injury. Do some research and develop your own routine.
TLDR: Great board for beginner or avid climber looking for a balanced board.
Pros: Rugged, Simple, Good Value, Reliable, smaller is better
Cons: lacks pinches
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Metolius Project Board
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3 out of 5
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5
By:
Location: edmonton ab
Age: 25-34
Gender: male
Gear Style: Performance Driven
Describe Yourself: Competitive Climber
MEC MEMBER

Mediocre board, could be better.

Date:February 25, 2013
It's decent. I mean if you want to do chin ups and some pocket training and crimp training with dead hangs it could work.
However. The bigger 2 finger pocket holds and some of the edges are not positioned properly. For the 2 finger pockets, the outside of your fingers are touching against the board and it isnt a comfortable hang.
for some of the crimps, you cannot do a closed crimp position because there isnt enough room and the outside of your fingers would be rubbing against the board itself.
those are my main concerns. the smaller 2 finger pockets are nice though, the middle low edge is nice as well. and the slopers beside the jugs are also nice to train on. with those and a proper training program for dead hangs it can be a good board.
if you are on a budget why not, it will work. if you can spend more money, there are lots of much better boards out there.
My opinion for a fix on the issues i found is maybe install it on a slight overhang so you get clearance and there wont be discomfort. but with that your board will also be harder.
Pros: Rugged, Simple, Good Value
Review 3 for Metolius Project Board
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5 out of 5
By:
Location: Calgary, AB
Age: 18-24
Gender: male
Gear Style: Performance Driven
Describe Yourself: Casual/Recreational
MEC MEMBER

Solid choice for a simple hangboard

Date:February 17, 2013
I'm pretty pleased with this hangboard. It's compact and offers a good variety of holds for its size. The resin is well textured but fairly heavy. The only thing holding it back from a full 5 stars is the lack of "pinch" holds. Regardless, this is a great, relatively inexpensive hangboard and is a great way to build and maintain strength for when you can't get to the crag or the gym.
Pros: Simple, Good Value
Cons: Heavy, not very diverse types of holds
Review 4 for Metolius Project Board
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5 out of 5
By:
Location: Kelowna, BC
Age: 18-24
Gender: male
Gear Style: Comfort Driven
Describe Yourself: Avid Climber
MEC MEMBER

Great value

Date:March 6, 2012
Bought this hangboard a year ago and its been great. Solid jugs to do pull ups and a good variety of ledges slopers and crimps. Cant beat it for the price for your first hangboard.
Pros: Simple, Good Value, Reliable
Review 5 for Metolius Project Board
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Location: Burnaby, BC
Age: 25-34
Gender: male
Gear Style: Comfort Driven
Describe Yourself: Getting Started

Good product, not sorted by color

Date:August 10, 2011
I'm very happy with my Project Board, quality product, can't complain about the price.
The board comes in a lot of bright colors. When ordering through the website, you can only select "assorted". I was particular about the color, set on the brown displayed in the image. I called MEC, customer service was great, they called the different stores, found a brown board and shipped it my way.
Pros: Simple, Good Value, Easily mounted
Review 6 for Metolius Project Board
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By:
Location: New Zealand
Age: 25-34
Gender: male
Gear Style: Performance Driven
Describe Yourself: Casual/Recreational

Excellent starter finger board

Date:June 12, 2011
After shopping around this board is an excellent buy for the money. It has a great range of exercises available for a starter board.
Easy to put up and comes with instructions
Pros: Rugged, Simple, Good Value
Cons: Heavy
Review 7 for Metolius Project Board
Overall Rating: 
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By:
Location: New Zealand
Age: 25-34
Gender: male
Gear Style: Comfort Driven
Describe Yourself: Getting Started

Fantastic for beginners or Advanced climbers

Date:May 5, 2011
A great product all around. Very easy to setup. Comes with instructions for mounting. As well as screws for mounting the campus board. You will need to purchase other screws though to mounting the support board that goes behind the board, anchored to your door framing. Also a training program is provided along with diagrams for various exercises and techniques.
I'm only a beginner and I found even after a week of following the program that my static movements, hanging stamina and finger strength had improved greatly. Brilliant for times when you can't get to the climbing gym.
There are holds for practicing 2 and 3 finger exercises as well as jug holds and slopers. With varying depths for targeting finger "tip" strength as well as a deeper holds.
Even shipping all the say to New Zealand was cheaper than purchasing a similar product locally.
Pros: Rugged, Good Value, Reliable
Cons: limited number of hold varieties