NICROS WARRIOR ($66.95)
This is a compact (10-by-25-inch) board with a “ribcage” that projects two lateral arms, the ends of which terminate in biscuit-like jugs that, according to one tester, simulated a very natural hand position, and four-finger pinch grips (or slopers if you bag the thumbs). The board has two sets of pockets and registers a dozen holds in all. The texture is smooth and the technical holds keep you reaching for the magnesium carbonate. For best results, try weight-off workouts, resting your feet on a nearby stool or standing on jibs screwed knee-high inside the doorway.
BEEFS: No sloper.
BEST FOR: Power training.
IF ONLY IT HAD: Stickier texture.