How is Spider Chalk different than other chalks?
Spider Chalk uses pure magnesium carbonate which is very rare but has superior drying ability and sticks better to your hand.
We are the only manufacturer of block chalk outside China and Taiwan. Spider Chalk blocks are more dense, lasts 2x longer than regular blocks, and are made without a binder or drying agent. We use an advanced manufacturing process and a higher-grade of chalk. All other blocks are the same exact size and weight (56 grams) because they are identical. They're private labeled at the factory and the same low-quality regardless of the wrapper, don't be fooled by what's written on the package.
Our liquid chalk formula uses 8 ingredients including 2 bonding agents designed by top chemists. All other liquid chalks use the same 3 ingredients (alcohol, chalk, scent) which is something you can make at home. We created the Spider Chalk formula after being dissatisfied with other liquid chalk brands.
Athletes from all over the world have switched to Spider Chalk because our products enhance grip and fight moisture better than any other chalk.
Spider Chalk is the official chalk of the Granite Games, Alpha Showdown, Tribal Games, Fittest Farmhand Challenge and Girls Gone RX. These companies reached out looking for a better solution to standard chalk and now use Spider Chalk blocks and liquid exclusively.
Is liquid chalk better than powder or block chalk?
They are different products for different needs.
Block chalk is perfect for rubbing lots of chalk on your hand and our blocks last longer than powder because it doesn't crumble and make a mess or get in the air. We manufacture our blocks to be denser which lasts longer and will not break up into pieces from simply rubbing on the hand. Once again, all other chalk blocks are imported from Taiwan or China and are made from the same exact cheap chalk that instantly rubs off your hand. Do not be misled by the marketing on the package! They are all the same chalk!
Powder chalk is easier to get on your hands in the middle of a session and you can use small amounts with a resealable bag. You can re-apply powder every few minutes.
Liquid chalk must be applied before or at resting points in a workout. Spider Chalk liquid chalk stays on your hands due to our bonding agents. Also, most commercial gyms do not allow powder or block chalk but they do allow liquid chalk.
Our chalk sticks better which means you'll use less, spend less time chalking up and remain focused on crushing workouts.
Will Spider Chalk liquid chalk leave residue on equipment or rocks?
Any liquid chalk that promises "no residue" isn't using real chalk, they're using chalk paint which is designed for chalkboards and art students. Just like real powder chalk you will see small smudges of white powder on anything you touch. Any residue is easily brushed off. Our bonding agents keep most of the chalk on your hand instead of equipment. But with enough friction, anything will rub off.
What is the clear liquid on top of my liquid chalk?
After a few days the ingredients settle. You must shake Spider Chalk every time you use it.
How long does liquid chalk take to dry on my hand?
5-10 seconds because the bonding agents must dry. Be patient!
Why is there powder on my hand if it's liquid?
Once the liquid dries you will have a very thin layer of real chalk powder on your hand. We designed Spider Chalk to have a thin coating of chalk in the grooves on your hand and also a light dusting of powder. While other brands shy away from any dust or powder after drying, we wanted a mix of both which mimics the benefits of powder chalk but without the mess.
We also use two ingredients to make the chalk bond to your hand so it sticks longer, a huge advantage over powder chalk.
Isn't all chalk the same?
NO! Most of the chalk in the world is imported from overseas and has very low quality. We use lab-grade magnesium carbonate because we believe that pure chalk produces better results. For some people, non-stop chalking is a part of life but there's a group of athletes who would rather focus on their performance and those athletes use Spider Chalk.
Do you use anti-antiperspirant in Spider Chalk?
No. Aluminum Zirconium used as an antiperspirant is toxic to the body. We also do not add drying agents or binders as they are toxic to your lungs.
How long does a bottle last?
Testing proved our 8oz bottle lasts around 200 applications, 4oz 100 applications & our 2oz bottle lasts about 50 applications depending on how much you use each time. Less is more with liquid chalk.
Where do you manufacture?
The Spider Chalk factory is located in Atlanta, GA where we manufacture all our products. We believe that quality control is essential to good products so we do not import or private label any Spider Chalk products.