colossal, wicked stuff! RT is a beast! I dont train regurlarly with it at the moment, just max out once a month or so
dont be disappointed that you couldn't close #2 out of the box mate - if you had, there would have been quite a few bro's on this board who would hate your guts forever for that, lol!
Many things are in your favour with #2:
- You will learn to position the gripper better as you go along
- the gripper will loosen up, some say that until about 50 closes the gripper will get easier then it stays the same even if you did 1000's of closes with it. Don't know how accurate that is, but they call it "seasoning" to force shut the gripper 50 times and then start using it.
- you obviously get stronger, especially that last closing part which is an element of hand strength which we rarely use in the gym or real life situations.
I'd train grippers whenever your grip feels up to it - it might not be more than once a week if you do all things robert does. I'd also do negatives, by force shutting it and fighting tooth and nail to hold it as closed as possible. If you have #1 then strapholds would be good.