Welcome to the Rock Prodigy Forge user experience survey.  Your feedback is anonymous, and your comments and responses will not be attributed to you. The data obtained from this survey will be used in a research paper that evaluates the training effectiveness of the Rock Prodigy Forge Hangboard. The paper will be published at the annual conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA 2016).

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* 1. For comparative purposes please indicate your previous hangboard experience prior to using the FORGE. Please indicate this in terms of the number of hangboard training cycles you had performed prior to using the Forge. If you are unsure, enter the length of time in months during which hangboarding was a part of your training program prior to using the FORGE. (Example: I started HB training in 2012, and started using the FORGE in 2015. I would enter 36 months.)

Next, please indicate how long you have been using the FORGE:

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* 2. I am able to push myself harder on the FORGE without fear of injury than with other training methods (weight lifting, yoga, bouldering, route climbing, campusing, etc). Please give specific examples in the comments.

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* 3. I am able to push myself harder on the FORGE without fear of injury than with other hangboards. Please give specific examples in the comments.

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* 4. While using the FORGE, I experienced fewer overuse injuries (to include skin injuries) than with other training methods. Please give specific examples in the comments.

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* 5. While using the FORGE, I experienced fewer overuse injuries (to include skin injuries) than with other hangboards. Please give specific examples in the comments.

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* 6. Please indicate the difficulty rating (in YDS grades) of your hardest redpoint ascent and on-sight/flash ascent for the following cases. If you were unable to make dedicated attempts on a limit route since beginning the RPTM, please enter N/A, or leave blank:

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* 7. Often climbing performance improves, even though it is not demonstrated by a rise in RP or OS level. Therefore, please indicate how much you think the FORGE has changed your climbing performance:

Additionally, if you feel you have improved in a way that was not captured by the previous questions, please explain in the adjoining comment box (use quantitative data where possible, such as the quantity of routes climbed at a given
grade before and after training):

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* 8. In general, the FORGE is more effective than other training methods (weight lifting, yoga, bouldering, route climbing, campusing, etc):

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* 9. In general, the FORGE design is an improvement over existing hangboards

In the comment box, please tell us what you like about the FORGE, what improvements you would suggest, and any other comments you have. Thanks for taking the survey!

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* 10. Listed below are new features of the FORGE design that we hope improved its effectiveness. To what extent does each feature make the FORGE more effective? (this article gives more details on these features).

  Significantly Slightly Not at All N/A (this feature is not an improvement)
New holds (Micro-crimp w/ DIP guard, slopey crimp, slopers, new pinch, large edge):
New hold geometry (pockets, VDER, pinch):
Equation-driven hold lip radius:
Drafted pockets:
Improved Texture:
Rotatable hangboards:

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