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Tacky Not What I Was Expecting

Just started doing stones and the tacky I’m using is PR Tacky and it is just hard as a rock. I try and warm it up with warm water, then it comes off in clumps, but it doesn’t stay on very well. I’ve found I get better stick on areas that have had it applied, but it doesn’t have any remnants on that part of my palm anymore.

Would I be applying wrong? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Microwave it?

PR Tack is crap I never liked it. Get some Syder Tack you,can go wrong best stuff on the market.

I have no experience with that brand, but it sounds bad.

I personally love the Jackal’s Gym “Jack Tack” brand. Great training tacky, goes on very easy.

For super stick best of the best, you can’t beat the Ostland Elite Tacky.

I have heard mixed reviews on the spider tack. I personally would not try it.

figure out how to make your own. thats what i did and my crew loves it. we make it depending on the weather (thicker for summer, thinner for winter). love it and actually sell quite a bit of it to other competitors at comps. that way you can make it exactly how you want it and get it to feel right for ya. but everyone is different, find what works best for ya man

[quote]Reed wrote:
PR Tack is crap I never liked it. Get some Spyder Tack you,can go wrong best stuff on the market. [/quote]

we use that stuff at the gym i go to. works awesome. its a bitch to clean off but we found wd40 works rather well if not makes you smell funny. :wink:

I’ll look into those thanks!

From what I’ve heard it’s 50/50 on training with tack or without. If I’m starting out, would I be better off using it so I can get used to do doing them/not tear a bicep? It’s ~200lb so not very big.

[quote]asooneyeonig wrote:

[quote]Reed wrote:
PR Tack is crap I never liked it. Get some Spyder Tack you,can go wrong best stuff on the market. [/quote]

we use that stuff at the gym i go to. works awesome. its a bitch to clean off but we found wd40 works rather well if not makes you smell funny. ;)[/quote]

nothing sticks better than spyder just my,opinion especially here in the south were its hit as hell.PR was horrible, jackels turned to syrup, elite heavy was ok but didn’t have stick of Spyder.