Features June 2002 Issue

Block Efficiency

In the workaday world of the ubiquitous block, a bit less friction can be an appreciable thing. No high-pressure heroics here, just a lot of heaving and hollering.

We put 19 of the best small blocks through a home-grown friction test, and took looks inside.

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