I've been working on static pulls with another duct taped phonebook for a few weeks. I just wanted to pull for awhile on this one and then I started to get the tear. I surprised myself. I couldn't get through a phonebook in the beginning of April. I learned some technique changes from Adam Glass at the TSC that has helped and combined with other grip training I've been doing, I got all the way through. Look out larger phonebooks, here I come.