Mani created the following video about the advantages and disadvantages of static and dynamic climbing styles. The static style of climbing is to move slowly and carefully, often locking off and carefully finding the next hold. The dynamic style is to move more fluidly with a lot more swing to the body's movement.
Many gym climbers find dynamic movement more effective. While outdoor climbers tend to lean toward static movement due to a greater fear of falling and getting hurt. The reality is that each of these movement techniques has advantages and disadvantages. Check out the following video for more!
In review, here are the pros and cons of each technique:
- Low Acceleration Effort
- Control over the Gripping Process
- High Effort when Reaching Over
- Slower Climbing Style
- Low Effort when Reaching Over
- Takes Little Time
- Higher Effort during Acceleration
- High Effort when Gripping the Target
Everybody leans toward one style of climbing or another. The trick to becoming a better climber is to not only understand which style you fall in, but to learn how to effectively use the style that you're less comfortable with...
--Jason D. Martin