we use a water bottle instead of spit. does kind of seem like spit would be stickier lol. but it also does sound gross like u guys r saying, so we dont do it! guess u would use a combo of spit and water then right, first some water spray, then chalk, then maybe a little more water spray, and then some spit for kind of an extra 'glue'? cuz we use a lot of water on our grips, more than u would spit easily!