David Horne Vulcan Gripper Review

by Kilo on December 27, 2010

David Horne is the very strong gent behind David Horne’s World of Grip. He is also the man behind the World’s Strongest Hand competition, which saw several legs in 2010.

He also makes some seriously great grip equipment, which I first heard of from Adam Glass, who recently released his first grip DVD, Industrial Strength Grip.

A couple of days ago I opened up a vulcan gripper, which I can tell is one of the best things that will ever happen to my hand strength.

The Vulcan gripper is essentially a bunch of hand grippers in one. Here’s a picture:

david horne vulcan gripper

You move that spring up the notches on the sides to make it more difficult. You can move both ends of the spring at once, or if you move the side on the front leg up while leaving the spring on the rear leg side down, that’s not as steep of a jump.

The handles and dimensions are also the same as most popular grippers, so I imagine the carryover will be substantial.

I’ve played around with the Captains of Crush for a couple of years without ever getting serious enough to get past the #2. One of the reasons–lame, admittedly–is that I didn’t want to keep buying grippers. That’s not longer a worry. The Vulcan goes from roughly the level of the Captains of Crush Trainer all the way up to beyond the #4.

I’m currently closing it on level 7 without much trouble. It’s very slick and I suspect it will get a bit easier after I can get home and get it chalked for a few workouts.

Highly recommended, particularly if you don’t want to keep buying grippers.


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Darryl Lardizabal December 27, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Level 7 on a black? or orange?

I’m still on orange working up slowly (interesting working with small hands how much my set is different from the one Adam shows).


Kilo December 27, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Wasp spring. Black and yellow.


Kris Wragg December 28, 2010 at 4:22 am

That wasp spring starts at level 4, its hard core!

The Vulcan is a great piece of kit, in fact I would honestly say that David Horne doesn’t sell anything that isn’t fantastic if you want to build strong hands / wrists.

Good luck building your hands up to monstrous levels of strength! :)


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