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.
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!