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ajmoritz17
06-09-2009, 08:32 AM
Hey was curious to see what handles all you guys are using. I have a proline handle that is ok but it lost its ability to float recently which can be bad news when i have other people driving the boat. I had bought a carbon fiber accurate handle and it startd coming apart after about 3 runs. I can't take it back because it sat on the boat for a year before i even used it. any suggestions?
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pickle311
06-09-2009, 12:10 PM
I've been using Helium handles for the last 4 years and have no plans of changing. I just had a 4 year old Helium handle break last week, they swapped it out for me with no questions asked.

gcombe74
06-09-2009, 04:12 PM
have a Straight Line Bantom handle... I love it. Its two years old and has held up really good.... and gets used alot. I have been way happy with it.

lancesaville
06-09-2009, 05:35 PM
I use the proline LG handle for wakeboarding and proline wakesurf handle for surfing. Wouldn't trade either of em.

SEARK
06-09-2009, 06:15 PM
I've use a Ronix Seneca that I bought this winter. So far I really like it.

JesseC
06-10-2009, 01:43 AM
have a Straight Line Bantom handle... I love it. Its two years old and has held up really good.... and gets used alot. I have been way happy with it.

Second the Bantam handle. I have two of these and would not use anything else. Extremly light and floats well without the use of foam floats.

http://www.activewake.com/product_images/thumbs/t_552.jpg

danimal365
06-10-2009, 10:19 AM
Ed,
Isn't that handle made by Snapper Wakeboards?

Hootreville
06-10-2009, 10:31 AM
I buy all of my ropes and handles from Bullet Ski Lines. Handle floats and the prices arent too bad. I guess it depends on how much you want to spend and what you are using it for.

JesseC
06-10-2009, 10:50 AM
Jesse...

don't recall the name of the manufacturer, but mine's real easy to hold onto and absolutely no forearm fatigue.

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/picture.php?albumid=27&pictureid=1450

Darn you Ed, one of these days I am going to upgrade my handle from the ape hangers to the one you have. I hate the bicycle style that is on my snapper!

tprkolbas
06-10-2009, 02:48 PM
i also use the straight line carbon handles and like them alot, BUT the problem wakeboarders have with them is that if you loose the handle on a trick/crash, they can cause some damage to your gear/body if they slap hard enough

ajmoritz17
06-11-2009, 02:44 PM
I used a handle on my buddies boat that resembles the grip on that bantom and it gave my hand blister cause its not smooth anyone else have that prob
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jjolson
06-12-2009, 12:17 AM
Ronix Loops Totem

McMoomba
06-12-2009, 12:34 AM
I have the Proline LG, it is great except the handle sinks. I really like the coated line

http://www.overtons.com/assets/images/products/medium/14629_M1.jpg

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=14629&pdesc=Proline_LG_Handle_with_80_Mainline&cname=Wakeboard-Handles-Line&aID=600D1&merchID=1009&r=view

warwagon
06-13-2009, 02:39 AM
I love my Ronix North, soft, bigger diameter and very grippy

insanepolack
06-13-2009, 04:28 PM
IMO, a handle is a handle it is not gonna make you a better rider.

mmandley
06-13-2009, 04:37 PM
i also use the straight line carbon handles and like them alot, BUT the problem wakeboarders have with them is that if you loose the handle on a trick/crash, they can cause some damage to your gear/body if they slap hard enough

I use a Straightline also and have bruised my knee pretty good when a roller hit me on my take off and i bashed it into my knee LOL

tprkolbas
06-13-2009, 05:30 PM
IMO, a handle is a handle it is not gonna make you a better rider.


you are right - the handle will not make you better, but a "handle is not a handle". a good handle with a comfy grip will help your hands/forearms fatigue more slowly allowing you to ride longer and get better at your tricks.

try riding with a wooden handle without a rubber or padded grip and see how quickly you will go back to a good handle.

insanepolack
06-13-2009, 05:41 PM
you are right - the handle will not make you better, but a "handle is not a handle". a good handle with a comfy grip will help your hands/forearms fatigue more slowly allowing you to ride longer and get better at your tricks.

try riding with a wooden handle without a rubber or padded grip and see how quickly you will go back to a good handle.


fair enough fair enough, I see where you are coming from.

Limishowman3
06-14-2009, 05:26 PM
Yah I need a new handle right now my grip is coming off my straight line handle. All i care for is a smooth handle and not a thick handle. Problems are the handles I like the grip on are the expensives ones imagine that.

dtlaine
06-16-2009, 09:44 PM
I use the proline LG handle for wakeboarding and proline wakesurf handle for surfing. Wouldn't trade either of em.

x2 on the LG handle

SC_LSV
06-17-2009, 07:41 PM
Accurate Regiment Carbon & Proline LG.

Helium Suspension line & proline line that comes with the LG package.

Riding the Carbon all this year, i like the rigid handle, but the grip of the LG is baller, super soft.

Chefwong
06-22-2009, 02:59 PM
I just got in my new 2009 Murray handle this weekend, I really like it, very soft and not very expensive.