Stumbled across this today from http://climb-va.com/. In it they showcase a recent problem at a competition which uses the suspended ball hold and momentum to gain access to the next hold.
Vertical Endeavors in Warrenville, IL recently also used this hold in a different way at No Holds Barred 2012 on a Men’s Open Final route. Here is Greg Padovani (awesome dude) crushing it. Photo credit to Chris Godskesen.
So it looks like these new suspended holds are becoming all the rage. My question to the audience is this: Gimmick? Or awesome new setting technique. I think most of the setters I have spoken to at our gym say this is lame. We used to have something like it and now it is all but banned from our gym. Thoughts?