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Mikes Overall Binding - Handle Guards

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  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,243 Mega Baller
    John, Great message to the readership.
    Thank you.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


    ReggieO
  • skimtbskimtb Posts: 477 Solid Baller
    edited September 2020
    These are good. For sure recommend. Our crew all got them recently. After my failed attempts of gutter guard and duct tape.
    mmosley899
  • CnewbertCnewbert Posts: 295 Crazy Baller
    Cheap insurance. No downside. Why not? I got mine.
    mmosley899
  • DeanoskiDeanoski Posts: 1,000 Crazy Baller
    Anyone you care about should use a handle guard
    Jody_Sealmmosley899jipster43
  • LazLaz Posts: 349 Solid Baller
    Ordered 3!
  • powbmpspowbmps Posts: 138 Baller
    Thanks for the heads-up. Like the design! Ordered 2.
  • skierjpskierjp Posts: 972 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Ordered 2
  • DonTDonT Posts: 66 Baller
    ordered 2
  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 693 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @skierjp @DonT @Laz got the handle guards headed your way, and busy cutting more! Working on some more versions, who knew there were so many different handles!
    Mike's Overall Binding www.mobsystemrelease.com
    Sweet Home Alabama Skiing
    Senior Judge, Senior Driver, Tech Controller
    BigGerald3DonT
  • skierjpskierjp Posts: 972 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    👍
  • KRoundyKRoundy Posts: 498 Crazy Baller
    Mine arrived in the mail today. I ordered the V2 ones and they look great, are very solid and lightweight. Should work perfectly. Thanks, Mike!
  • HallpassHallpass Posts: 221 Crazy Baller


    His and hers
    Rednucleusmmosley899ReallyGottaSki
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,262
    Anyone try one of these on a Masterline Curved 13" Ergo Handle ??

    Special Thanks to Performance Ski and Surf and the Denali Adam's !!!
  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 693 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @Ed_Johnson that handle is a little different, I’m working on a version to fit.
    Mike's Overall Binding www.mobsystemrelease.com
    Sweet Home Alabama Skiing
    Senior Judge, Senior Driver, Tech Controller
    MZito
  • hammerskihammerski Posts: 89 Baller
    edited October 2020
    I’ve been using one since my buddy Scott Rabeneau put his arm through the handle 20+ years ago. The new ones are great! Good, cheap, insurance 👍🏻👍🏻
    Jim Hammer
    Jim Hammer Insurance
    Winlock, WA
  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 693 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @Ed_Johnson here is one for the Masterline Curved 13" Ergo Handle v8.1


    Mike's Overall Binding www.mobsystemrelease.com
    Sweet Home Alabama Skiing
    Senior Judge, Senior Driver, Tech Controller
    Wishjipster43
  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 693 Water Ski Industry Professional
    Start your season off safely, get your handle guard and get one for everyone you care about.
    Mike's Overall Binding www.mobsystemrelease.com
    Sweet Home Alabama Skiing
    Senior Judge, Senior Driver, Tech Controller
    ALPJrThan_BoganBobFEdmund
  • 503Kento503Kento Posts: 73 Baller
    Phew, got one for me and my buddy before the rush 😉

    Thanks Mike!
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,207
    It's unfortunate that we are stll dealing with this years later with no guidance from the sanction. They worry about all this other crap. But not safety. We were advocating these a decade ago with hope that they'd implement a policy. Nope.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

    Than_Bogan
  • WishWish Posts: 8,232 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited March 31
    @ForrestGump I’d think the manufacturers would be producing them as a permanent part of a handle purchase. Maybe this has to go the way of snow ski helmets. Eventually it will become the standard. Never wore a snow ski helmet till I was in my late 30s.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    Clydesdale
  • slowslow Posts: 450 Crazy Baller
    Snow sking helmets started with ski racing. If it was mandated in pro events, it would trickle down to all.
    Than_BoganForrestGump
  • WishWish Posts: 8,232 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited March 31
    @slow shouldn’t they mandate USCA vests?? Safety is a personal choice to some degree. I consider the item between my ears to be the best safety equipment I own. I did not start wearing a snow ski helmet because ski racers did. I started wearing it cause of newby and crazy a$$ snow boarders started showing up where I skied. I also think the tide turned do to the tragic death of Sunny Bono. But that’s getting off topic. Reality is I’ll probably get a handle guard from Mike sooner then later. 👍
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    Killer
  • BoozeBooze Posts: 442 Crazy Baller
    Hey Mike, @mmosley899
    The cart function is acting flaky. Is it on my end or yours?
  • BoozeBooze Posts: 442 Crazy Baller
    It's working now
  • mike_mapplemike_mapple Posts: 175 Water Ski Industry Professional
    I dont see it becoming standard on handles, as you eliminate the part of the custom handle that makes it safe, no plastic on it, so when it hits the water it pulls straight, does not stay a triangle, which is why that is all my dad would ever use, never anything with the plastics that keep the handle open.
    Perfski.com
    407-859-7544
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

    If you have a blister, pop it, pour some lemon juice on it, and then add salt. -Andy Mapple
    Killer
  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 693 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @mike_mapple I get your reasoning there, but many skiers, less skilled than your dad, will get hung up in the bridle before the handle ever hits the water. Of course it is all just an added degree of safety, as the any sport can be dangerous. I could not imagine the devastation of my kids or grandkids ever getting caught up in the bridal. Always a personal choice, but a little added peace of mind.
    Mike's Overall Binding www.mobsystemrelease.com
    Sweet Home Alabama Skiing
    Senior Judge, Senior Driver, Tech Controller
  • mike_mapplemike_mapple Posts: 175 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @mmosley899 I dont disagree with you, but saying it should be standard on all handles is ridiculous, I get people want to be safe and that helps them believe they are safer and more power to them. But its fine how they are, those people who want them can buy them / add them to handles. Just inputing my .02 into the convo, I do think its great when some asks me about them I know who to let them know will make them / offers them.

    Perfski.com
    407-859-7544
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

    If you have a blister, pop it, pour some lemon juice on it, and then add salt. -Andy Mapple
    ski6jones
  • mmosley899mmosley899 Posts: 693 Water Ski Industry Professional
    @mike_mapple I agree no need to make it mandatory. I appreciate any referrals, but I can also make them available for your shop to sell.
    Mike's Overall Binding www.mobsystemrelease.com
    Sweet Home Alabama Skiing
    Senior Judge, Senior Driver, Tech Controller
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