this shit should be called liquid gold because it's fucking amazing and i have no idea how i've never heard of it until now.
i've talked a bit before how i have problems with hyperhidrosis (aka sweaty hands) but liquid chalk is now my go to for this issue over gloves for activities like weightlifting and here's why:
- when applying to your hands, it looks and feels like a typical hand lotion, even though it uses an alcohol base to quickly evaporate after 20-30 seconds or so. after being rinsed off, it leaves my hands feeling better than before, while providing all the benefits of chalk
- by using liquid, the chalk is applied incredibly evenly and only to the areas that you need it. no more chalk in between the crevices of your fingers or whatnot, it looks exactly like a handprint outline
- the biggest benefit: no extra powdery chalk. since it's applied by evaporation, all the applied chalk is properly bound to your hand and there's no loose powder. this means there's no excess chalk that can fall off, get into the air, or be brushed off.
- since the chalk is firmly attached to your hand, much less of it will be transferred to whatever you touch. there will still be some white transfer from the chalk to whatever you're touching, but it's like 90% less of what you'd find from regular chalk. this means that more chalk is staying on your hands to actually be used and it's easier to clean up
- kind of side point: some gyms and other places that dislike chalk may be ok with liquid chalk if you show how it doesn't get into the air and how much cleaner it is than regular chalk, but i doubt this benefit is really realized very often
so, you might say, what's the catch? and there's only one: the price. liquid chalk is more expensive than regular chalk, but for the above benefits you're getting, i say that it's very well worth the cost.
this review is based off of sportmediq liquid chalk i got but i bet they're all pretty similar. anyways i love this shit lol
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