"Athletes have a new tool to stay safe during the pandemic thanks to chalk that kills the coronavirus."
"'So when the members use chalk and it's something they apply multiple times in a workout, it’s one additional layer to keep things clean, keep things sanitary and provide peace of mind for them,' said Caleb Sommer, the owner of Project Rise Fitness."
"Now that they’ve made their mark in hygienic chalk, the folks at Friction Labs hope their product will help gyms around the world get a grip on the pandemic."
"FrictionLabs developed a hygienic liquid grip chalk that’s been found to kill the novel coronavirus, tests from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus found."
"'If you have a gym full of people who are wearing masks and all of them are using this chalk, your chances of getting a wall contaminated with coronavirus are pretty small,' says Kedl."
"In fact, the Secret Stuff was as good or better than using hand sanitizer, used as a positive control on separate plates."
"In two experiments, this particular liquid chalk formulation, which is 80% alcohol, sure seemed to work like a hand sanitizer."
"According to Kedl, 'We’ve got data that show (Secret Stuff) is robustly antimicrobial and antiviral.'"
"Besides being a big hit in the climbing world, this product is also getting adoption in the NFL, MLB, professional tennis, and hundreds of CrossFit gyms and health clubs around the country."
"Pure magnesium carbonate and 80% alcohol team up to keep your hands grippy and clean. Plays nicely with conventional climbing chalk but functions fine all by itself, too."
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"This long-lasting formula maintains grip and friction for multiple climbs, thanks to ultraconcentrated magnesium carbonate. The cream also naturally kills bacteria on your hand that might make climbing more slippery."
"A dime-sized amount got me through 30 minutes of pull-ups and heavy barbell rows before I reapplied. And not for nothing, the bottle is compact, a little under 3 ounces, and fits in a pocket. For anyone having trouble with a sweaty grip, Secret Stuff is a great place to start."
"...climbers are turning to new chalk formulas that promise to protect skin from overdrying and cracking, like Colorado-based FrictionLabs’ Unicorn Dust chalk..."