I've heard/read a number of comments concerning the potential of a handle guard or Arm Guard creating a worse situation in the event of poking your arm between the handle and the guard and it not coming out very easily because of the restricted opening. I have an Arm Guard and it seems that such a scenario would be tough since getting the fingers through the guard is easy, but getting a hand through it would be tough - not impossible, but much more difficult than a head or arm through a yolk without a guard in place. Is there anyone out there that has caught their hand or arm through a guard and ended up with any kind of injury because you could not get the hand/arm out because of the guard being in place? If so, what kind or guard were you using?
I do feel the zip ties might be better replaced using a bungee type alternative, but I have not done that and don't know how well it would work. Comments on that are welcome as well.