Radar EXTEND DETACHABLE Handle REVIEW

HortonHorton Posts: 32,945 Administrator
edited July 2012 in Reviews


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  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,262 Mega Baller
    edited July 2012
    @Horton Thanks for the review. As I return to trying to ski harder, the inside of my right elbow is starting to bug me. Sounds like a handle like this might help. Previously, I have always liked a relatively long, straight handle.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,945 Administrator
    @sunvalleylaw
    Bent handles really seem to have helped me. Sadly I am on a keyboard 10+ hours a day so my elbows are already screwed. I do not think I could go back to straight handles. The adjustment takes a ride or two.

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  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,262 Mega Baller
    edited July 2012
    I also am on a keyboard much of the day. I guess I didn't put two and two together. I get issues nordic skiing too, but on the other side (outside) of the elbow from poling. I need to get a new line and handle anyway. Might as well check this one out. I like that it is longer.
  • JoeMacJoeMac Posts: 47 Baller
    What does "extend detachable" mean? Is that something new? The video didn't say anything about what extend detachable was.
    TylerR
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,945 Administrator
    @JoeMac
    Yea sorry I almost did not post this when I realized that I forgot to show that part. The end caps are connected to the bar with a allen screw. You can swap bars all day long. I like the bent bar so much that I forgot that you can swap out for a straight bar in about 90 seconds.

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  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,262 Mega Baller
    edited July 2012
    @Horton - Whoa. Any worries about the allen screws backing out and the handle coming apart? I like the idea of the shape, but might want to get one that does not detach if I like it.
  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,623 Mega Baller
    Looks like it would fit over your head pretty easy...
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  • RynoRyno Posts: 252 Baller
    @Roger That's what Horton's hair has been designed for. Genetics has provided him in built handle guard protection.
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  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,848 Mega Baller
    Now, that's cool! I thought you meant it could be lenthened in the water after being measured. MM or Ralfie signature model.
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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,064 Mega Baller
    It looks like the smallest diameter is 1.062 though. I like a smaller bar.

    Mark Shaffer

  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,945 Administrator
    I do not worry about the end coming off. Well.... I do worry for the first pass on any new gear but this design works great.

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  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,262 Mega Baller
    edited July 2012
    @Horton, just watched your review of the US Gear 13 bent handle. It looks good too. What about this Radar do you like better?
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,945 Administrator
    @sunvalleylaw

    Once on the water I do not know. The US Gear 12 feels great but is not as tacky. The Radar super tacky and is growing on me. You need to find one and see how it feels in your hand. Also my US Gear is a 1.00 and my Radar is a little bigger so I think it is a good idea go back and forth. Yea I am no help. Sorry ask me about skis and I can tell you more.

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  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,064 Mega Baller
    @Horton do you think there would be an issue with the bigger diameter handle and clinchers?

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,945 Administrator
    @Chef23 No. I do not see why

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  • WishWish Posts: 8,604 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Haveing used clincher or clincher type gloves for a decade ish, IMHO size matters with clinchers.....size of the handle.....ski handle. Anyway, it took several handle size tries to get it right. May just be a personal feel but there is a difference how the clinchers react.
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  • jaredH20jaredH20 Posts: 90 Baller
    what's going to happen when you fall inside the bouy and the handle recoils into the ski, most handles are rubberised on the ends and correct me if I'm wrong but that's solid plastic on the ends?
  • slalomboy96slalomboy96 Posts: 72 Baller
    I dont like the idea of having metal on the outside of the handle, just imagine what it would do to your foot/ski if you popped the handle in the wrong place.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,945 Administrator
    Not metal. Is Composite/plastic. Never seen a handle get to a foot besides a tricker.

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  • slalomboy96slalomboy96 Posts: 72 Baller
    thanks for the clarification.
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