Who is FrictionLabs?
We are a group of athletes and scientists who realised that all the chalk out there was just awful - both for performance and for health. As we tested and developed our products, the reaction we got when people tried it was amazing, so we decided to start a business around the idea that Chalk Matters. We’re committed to doing everything we can to bring peak performance to every athlete who benefits from better grip.
Isn’t all chalk the same?
All chalk brands claim to be 100% Magnesium Carbonate. When you run the tests though, the truth is that they all have significant amounts of impurities, drying agents, heavy metals, and other fillers. We’re the first to admit that our chalk isn’t 100% pure; it would be extremely expensive and impractical to make. But our chalk is by far the purest out there, meaning it will last longer, dry your hands better, and keep your lungs and skin healthier than anything else you've been using.
Why does it cost more?
Our chalk goes through a proprietary process to remove unhealthy fillers common in other brands of chalk. Most
athletes report re-chalking about half as often when using FrictionLabs since it lasts so much longer.
Is FrictionLabs a specialty product meant only for elite athletes?
Is organic food only for Olympians? This is the best, safest, and healthiest chalk on the market, making it the responsible choice for every person's health and performance. FrictionLabs chalk is the sensible standard, and thankfully more and more athletes of all experience levels are making the change every day.
What's the difference between FrictionLabs and other chalk?
We process our chalk at our headquarters in Denver, Colorado, removing impurities and delivering a chalk that is the cleanest and longest lasting anywhere. It also feels a lot better on your hands thanks to our unique textures.
What's the deal with the different blends/types/flavours/animals?
FrictionLabs chalk comes in three textures, each with a unique hand-feel:
Is one blend recommended for certain types of difficulties/styles/conditions/experience levels?
- Unicorn Dust: Fine texture
- Gorilla Grip: Chunky texture
- Bam Bam: Super chunky texture
Like peanut butter, it's just about personal preference (and really good!).
Most people start with Gorilla Grip and then change if they prefer finer (Unicorn Dust) or chunkier (Bam Bam).
"Noticeable Difference. I started on FrictionLabs Unicorn dust. When I ran out I just used some block chalk I had laying around from a friend. With the block chalk I felt like I was constantly refilling my chalk bag and it didn't feel great on my hands. I finally broke down and ordered another bag of FrictionLabs chalk. This stuff is amazing and I will never go back. It just feels cleaner and lasts longer."
Izabella, FrictionLabs Customer
This is not the same old generic chalk from China that you're used to. Responsibly refined in Denver, CO USA and stripped of all unnecessary fillers, FrictionLabs chalk gives you unrivalled moisture absorption and skin health.
CHALK UP LESS - GET BETTER GRIP!
We aim to have all products sent out for next day delivery as standard and we also offer an affordable special delivery service for our National and International Teams. We quite often get asked to send products worldwide within 2-3 working days, so please ask if you want anything expedited.
We do our best to ensure all of our customers enjoy a happy shopping experience with Elite Gymnastics, however if you need to return or exchange an item please send it back to us within 90 days of receiving your order. We do not charge to send out a replacement product.
For full details on our returns policy, please view our Guarantee and Returns page.