New Extend Radar handle

ralral Posts: 1,701 Mega Baller
edited February 2012 in Skis Fins Bindings
Got one. Anyone else?

Have not tried it yet, as I want to maybe reduce it from 13" to 12" and maybe attach a safety device to it.
Rodrigo Andai
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  • SkiMadDadSkiMadDad Posts: 24 Baller
    Got one.Triangle grip .Has helped heaps.I was having trouble with my starts ,No issue at all now
  • markchilcuttmarkchilcutt Posts: 902 Crazy Baller
    Is it available at our local pro shops yet???
    Ski it if you can!!!!
  • ThePantsManCanThePantsManCan Posts: 443 Baller
    That triangle grip made my brain see stars and question marks. How does it work? Looks mighty uncomfortable. Educate me.
    60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
  • BulldogBulldog Posts: 1,001 Crazy Baller
    Great Picture, thanks for the clarification. How much for the system?
    Mike Loeffler - "Someone somewhere is having a real problem today...My bad skiing is NOT one of them"
  • Mateo_VargasMateo_Vargas Posts: 823 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I'm trying to get one to try but my question is what do you do if it's long or short for tournament use? Will the arc bar make it too long?
    Success is failure that just hasn't happened yet
  • usaski1usaski1 Posts: 724 Crazy Baller
    If its too long for tourny use, you do what you can do to every other handel.. tie a knot in the rope. If its too short, I'm sure you can tie a piece on the lead to make it the correct length.
    Mark Turner -- Water skiing changed my life forever.
  • klindyklindy Posts: 2,196 Mega Baller
    Has the handle assembly been approved by the AWSA technical committee? If not the rope must be attached to the handle by passing the rope through the handle twice. This can be a non-issue if the assembly is presented to the tech committee along with the appropriate testing results. (AWSA rule 8.04d).

    It also states that the handle must be between 1.00" and 1.25" in diameter which makes the triangular and eliptical handles a potential issue. Again, I suspect if Radar took a pro-active approach to get this in front of the tech committee (and they may already have) it would be a non-issue.

    Frankly I think it's a pretty good idea!
    Keith Lindemulder
    AWSA Vice President
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  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,034 Mega Baller
    I tried a triangle handle many years ago, and even the eliptical, both are tough on the fingers imo. They both made a lot of sense, but maybe I am just too heavy on the line for them. For tricks or wakeboard, might be good.
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  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,417 Mega Baller
    I am not a Radar skier, but I have a hard time believing that they didn't thoroughly think through all these issues before putting the product on the market. I saw the product at Performance and thought it was pretty cool. Nevertheless, I plan to stick with Brenda/In Tow.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
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  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,251 Mega Baller
    Can anyone confirm if any Radar sponsored skiers are using it in tournaments?
    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    Great idea Radar! ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • countymountiecountymountie Posts: 119 Baller
    Unfortunately I'm in the market for a new handle after I left my Masterline handle and gloves in FLA last month. Mine was a .94 diameter.

    Questions from a newb:
    A .94 dia isn't approved for tournaments? What do women and people with smaller hands do?

    My Masterline gloves (the ones like the Clinchers) I have found to be most effective with going with the smallest handle diameter as reasonably possible. The handle will "dig in" to the dowel strap. Smaller is better. The new Radar doesn't go that small.

    Will a triangle shape work or go with the eliptical?
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,801 Mega Baller
    I don't believe there is any issue skiing with a .94 diameter handle in tournaments. I have had to measure the length of the handle bridle but never had anyone look at the diameter of the handle.
    Mark Shaffer
  • MattPMattP Posts: 5,969 Mega Baller

    They do not check handle diameters. Masterline does make a .888 if you wanted to go smaller.
  • countymountiecountymountie Posts: 119 Baller

    Masterline does make a .888 if you wanted to go smaller.
    Yeah, I've seen one..........its small ;)

    I think I might try seeing if Radar can go smaller or I might try the triangle and wear down the back two edges.
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