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S.P.Ort Customization & Application

Detailed, step-by-step instructions for customizing and applying your S.P.Ort are included in the kit.

 

For video tutorials and additional assistance fitting your S.P.Ort for an A2 or A4 pulley, check out the links below.

A2 Pulley S.P.Ort Customization and Application

How to custom-mold a S.P.Ort to support the A2 Pulley
How to tape your S.P.Ort to support the A2 Pulley

With repeated use, the Dycem may lose its stickiness. Simply wash with soap and water to restore the stickiness.

 

A4 Pulley S.P.Ort Customization and Application

How to custom-mold a S.P.Ort to support the A4 Pulley
How to tape your S.P.Ort to support the A4 Pulley
 

Dycem Alternatives

Some high-level climbers have found that the Dycem doesn’t work well for them and they prefer to place a turn of athletic tape on their finger under the SPOrt, as this makes it more secure, particularly with A4 SPOrts, but also with A2 SPOrts.  This prevents loosening of the SPOrt.

Another alternative if you don’t like the Dycem, is to put some skin adhesive like tincture of benzoin, Mastisol­­­­­™, Cramer Tuf Skin™, Mueller Tuffner™, Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film or another skin prep solution on the finger where the SPOrt and the tape will be applied.

IMPORTANT: If you haven’t used these skin adhesives before, test a small piece of skin on your forearm to make sure you aren’t sensitive to them before you use it on your finger, as some folks break out in a rash or even blisters with some of them!