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ARS Handles

A_BA_B Posts: 4,262 Mega Baller
edited October 2010 in News & Other Stuff
I didn't want to jack the broken handle thread, so posted as continued discussion here.

It was noted that ARS handles don't do anything because you grab the handle with both hands opposing each other.

I use to think sonar well, until I started using them.
The benefit I feel is that the handle does not roll when you have just one hand on it and you return your other hand to grab.

It isn't that noticeable until you ski with them and then try to use a standard handle. I have done this when I forget my handle or trying a new handle (as the ARS radius is getting harder to find). There is a slight straightening out of the handle in my hand when I use regular handles and it just messes with your concentration, sort of like when you pull out of the water and the loop slips on the pylon.

Is it a big deal? No. But there is a difference.


  • h2odawg79h2odawg79 Posts: 599 Baller
    Makes sense... And anything that would help to eliminate "Roll" (twisting movement) would also be very Good for generating Longer Glove life...
    Is the ARS a different grip shape then the ERGO?
  • konakona Posts: 529 Baller
    Do they wrap around the bar or is it a plug ?
    Bob Boyle - I am my girls father
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,441 Mega Baller
    The rope is split to wrap aroung the bar from behind, and if you put a little bend in the handle, and it gets even more stable.
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,262 Mega Baller
    They usually have clear end caps so you can see fraying, but I think the design is such that it won't fray. I usually replace when the end loop
    is frayed or rubber is worn off or slippery.
  • MAD11MAD11 Posts: 578 Crazy Baller
    I have used the ARS handles for several years and my wrist and elbows feel much better. Every time I try to go back to standard ones I can't do it. It's like crack. The only issue was the rubber compound had awesome grip, but wouldn't last long. This year HO changed the rubber compound and made it much harder. The new ones I got were so slippery I couldn't even hold on. I found every old one I could strung with spectra and bought them up so I would at least be able to get through for a season or two. Figured I was screwed. Luckily, Masterline will wind these by request. Problem fixed. Awesome grip that actually last, ARS wound, RG service. Couldn't be any better.
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,082
    I had the same problem with a new HO ARS I bought this year.  I rubbed it with a little 220 grit sand paper and it opened the rubber up just enough to give it great grip with no adverse effects on the rubber itself.  I have been using it for 3 months now and there is no sign of wear on the rubber.
    Bob Grizzi
  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,462 Crazy Baller
    Try these, they work great!
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