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Old    Blake (wake_it_up)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-11-2009, 7:06 PM Reply   
After those hour long sets, my hands are always hurting, so i'm looking for the handle that you find to be the easiest on the hands. Any opinions?
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-11-2009, 7:09 PM Reply   
Accurate Era
Ronix Totem

they are awesome
Old    walt            01-11-2009, 7:18 PM Reply   
Find a old Premier handle.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-11-2009, 7:24 PM Reply   
any handle made w/ the chamois material. i believe every handle maker/board company has one or two in their line.
Old    Lou Ferraro (ferral)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-11-2009, 8:19 PM Reply   
Proline LG
Old    Jason Pavik (jasonpav)      Join Date: Dec 2008       01-11-2009, 8:24 PM Reply   
Proline makes great handles
Old    Brodie Chaboya (brodie_chaboya)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-11-2009, 9:18 PM Reply   
Accurate handles 09 Murray and Byerly chamois are nice.
Old    Brodie Chaboya (brodie_chaboya)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-11-2009, 9:20 PM Reply   
Accurate handles 09 Murray and Byerly chamois are nice.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-11-2009, 9:23 PM Reply   
so what you're saying is that the 09 murray and byerly chamois handles are nice?



what's up brodie?!?!
Old    VLX Envy (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-11-2009, 10:04 PM Reply   
07 or 08 Ronix Totem
07 or 08 Ronix North Handle

09 One/Volt (was the Totem)
09 Totem (wider version of the North Handle in carbon)

Ronix started these handles first I believe and Hyperlite/Accurate followed suit this year.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-11-2009, 10:23 PM Reply   
i think proline started it. i could be wrong though.
Old    Brodie Chaboya (brodie_chaboya)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-11-2009, 10:34 PM Reply   
Yah I'm pretty sure Proline did the cham-wow first. I'll only post it once this time. hahahah
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-11-2009, 10:36 PM Reply   
cham-wow! hahahahaha!

brodie, check your email foolio!
Old    Nick Yochman (lakemiltonwake08)      Join Date: Oct 2008       01-12-2009, 5:28 AM Reply   
The Murray handle will be my next purchase. Very comfortable handle.
Old    CWB Board Co. (thedoubleupkid)      Join Date: May 2008       01-12-2009, 10:32 AM Reply   
The Proline LG Handle is simply the best leather "chamois" grip available. Innovated here first in 2006 and proven over the years unlike Accurate / SL / LF Chamois style grips which were introduced just this year. Not only we have the LG but this year we introduced the first triangular shaped bar wrapped in a EVA core and LG grip - the LGT Handle. Finally, our 2009 Faction Handle has our new Microflex grip which is the LG v2.0 so to speak. Performance, durability, comfort, quality, and priced below all the formentioned handles. If you have any other questions feel free to email me at caseyj@ridecwb.com and I would be happy to answer them.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-12-2009, 11:06 AM Reply   
I could be wrong, but VLX Envy (cavlxenvy) might have meant that ronix was the first to do a chamois material WITH additional grip/bumps (hydra grip i think they called it?) and "memory foam"
but yea, proline was first on the chamois list. They have it on the synthesis handle (triangular) handle this year. might want to check that one. most popular grip on the most popular handle shape!
I got the new Proline Faction which is kinda like what i described above. i am excited to use it this year

of all the handles i have "touched" the totem handle is the cushiest... but it is also a little thicker than most just so you know. some prefer thinner handles. but that "memory foam" is amazing!

(Message edited by wakerider111 on January 12, 2009)
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-12-2009, 12:28 PM Reply   

quote:

of all the handles i have "touched" the totem handle is the cushiest...




you obviously haven't touched an lf plush. it's the softest and lightest handle...ever!
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-12-2009, 1:21 PM Reply   
my girlfriends pig tails
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-12-2009, 1:23 PM Reply   
haha.
Old    CWB Board Co. (thedoubleupkid)      Join Date: May 2008       01-12-2009, 1:38 PM Reply   
The LF Plush is super soft - agreed. However, there is a problem if you use too much EVA under the chamois that the foam will tear away from the grip. Also, this increases the chance for the grip to bunch up and tear itself. Hopefully LF fully tested these issues and it turns out solid. Joe have you rode that handle for a couple months? How did it hold up? Just curious.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-12-2009, 1:40 PM Reply   
i actually haven't ridden w/ it. i just saw it for the first time over the weekend at the sd boat show.

where's my rope and handle dude?!?!?
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-12-2009, 1:47 PM Reply   
i actually have had a chance to "touch" an LF plush, but in my own personal opinion i still think the ronix totem is top on cush

The main reason i have "touch" in quotes is to emphasize the fact that i have felt and touched a lot of handles but not actually ridden with the handles. i know it is quite a different thing to have a boat on the other end of the line pulling you ;)
If i could be PULLED with each of these (popular and "touched") handles maybe I might have a different opinion.

i usually try to have someone hold the other end of the handle in the store so i can at least get a minimal understanding of the "pull effect"... now there is an idea, what about a store with one of each handle hanging from a beam to hang on (joking and serious at the same time)
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girlfriend must have been that rumored chick locked in a tower for years... to have hair long enough to board with ;)
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-12-2009, 1:51 PM Reply   
oops, just read some more posts that occured while typing the last

the plush i "touched" was an 07 i think... it was red and black.

i bet the '09 one is different... but then i would have to judge it compared to the 09 ronix totem and stuff to to be FAIR! maybe at the phoenix boat show i am hoping to attend
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-12-2009, 2:01 PM Reply   
mmmmmmmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm the new HELIUM GEAR IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! SO CUSHY!
Old    Sam Adams (sdahockey21)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-12-2009, 4:15 PM Reply   
The Ronix North is my favorite handle. It has held up for over a year of hard riding and still looking as good as day 1. However, my buddies LG is all twisted and such. When I rode with his handle after riding my North Handle I couldn't stand it.
Old    CWB Board Co. (thedoubleupkid)      Join Date: May 2008       01-12-2009, 4:49 PM Reply   
If your buddy is having any issues with his LG have him email me directly - caseyj@ridecwb.com. I'd like to see it personally. On the other hand, I can't remember if the brown North Handle is on it's 2nd carryover year or 3rd.
Old    Dave W (njskier)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-12-2009, 5:01 PM Reply   
Another vote for the Ronix North Upload
Old    Kevin Hoye (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-12-2009, 5:34 PM Reply   
hey ropeking, why dont they make the lg float? i love the handle but im tired of pulling it off the bottom of the lake and bringing up all kinds of stuff with it. that thing sinks like a rock.

(Message edited by wakebrdr38 on January 12, 2009)
Old    justin (wake2wake_66)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-12-2009, 6:15 PM Reply   
The Ronix North is the best handle ever. I ride FOREVER and my hands never get sore. Think of it as like a handle with little pillows in it for your fingers.
Old    Craig R (craigr)      Join Date: May 2007       01-12-2009, 6:57 PM Reply   
i use the Ronix North too and love it, i still have baby-soft hands!!
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-12-2009, 11:03 PM Reply   
I like the original Proline Synthesis, I've been singing that things praises on WW forever. I still have my original, it has held up incredibly well. I almost like the foam more than the chamois. Kinda like the old Premier handle (which was awesome) but softer.
Old    Tom (laptom)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-13-2009, 4:00 AM Reply   
Love the old Premier handle... It's a shame that they don't make it anymore!
Old    Eyekahn (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-13-2009, 4:54 AM Reply   
Proline Synthesis/ 08 LF team. Best handle ever. The triangle grip makes it so it fits in your hand perfect. Its not carbon either so if you ole and get too close to your face you dont knock yourself out.
Old    Nick (bird_dog0347)      Join Date: Feb 2006       01-13-2009, 6:27 AM Reply   
Proline LG or the Ronix North.
Old    Patrick Seay (wakex2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2008       01-13-2009, 7:09 AM Reply   
i rode the Ronix North all last yr and the only problem i found w/ it was the seam on the backside of the grip would do some serious work on the calluses on your fingers if you ever popped the handle... other than that i loved it... investing in the new murray for 09
Old    CWB Board Co. (thedoubleupkid)      Join Date: May 2008       01-13-2009, 9:26 AM Reply   
Yeah I'm working on that. This is my first year as the Proline Product Manager. The end caps will fill if the seal isn't super tight. The plan is to make the bar waterproof therefore eliminating the use of floats, injected foam, etc. that increase the weight of the handle. Superlight = good. Floats = lame. If you have a super sinker email me and I'll hook you up with warranty for a freshie.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-13-2009, 9:30 AM Reply   
ropeking, that is awesome!! Look like you figured out Customer Service pretty quick.
Old    WakeViolater (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-13-2009, 9:44 AM Reply   
i agree with jason shehan, i like her pigtails too!


but seriously...accurates new shammy grip handles are dope.
Old    Kevin Hoye (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-13-2009, 10:14 AM Reply   
ropeking~that is incredibly generous of you, ive been using sl ropes and handles for the last 8 seasons, but i really like yalls coated lines and yalls customer service turns out to be everything ive ever been told! ill hit ya up this week for sure
Old    justin (wake2wake_66)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-13-2009, 3:25 PM Reply   
I got a new Ronix North for Christmas because mine was pretty thrashed. And I will probably take it back and get the Totem since it has the same feel just a wider handle for my fat hands....
Old    justin (wake2wake_66)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-13-2009, 4:18 PM Reply   
Also has anybody felt the new Lyman handle? Is the Ronix Seneca any good?
Old    Boardingitup.com (wakeboard19)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-13-2009, 4:20 PM Reply   
Ronix totem for sure!
Old    Dyllon Hubscher (d_h_wake)      Join Date: Apr 2008       01-13-2009, 4:58 PM Reply   
accurates are awsome!
Old    Billy Boozer (bboozer)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-18-2009, 8:42 AM Reply   
I like the Proline LG too... And so does everyone that has ever ridden on mine... I used to use Straightline and I had a handle break at the endcap, and I could never even get a response from their warranty department... So after 10+ years of being a Striaghtline customer, never again.... And to hear that Proline will waranty a handle that sinks is great... Mine only does occasionally, and not to the bottom like was mentioned before.... My vote is Proline LG
Old    Billy Boozer (bboozer)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-18-2009, 8:42 AM Reply   
I like the Proline LG too... And so does everyone that has ever ridden on mine... I used to use Straightline and I had a handle break at the endcap, and I could never even get a response from their warranty department... So after 10+ years of being a Striaghtline customer, never again.... And to hear that Proline will waranty a handle that sinks is great... Mine only does occasionally, and not to the bottom like was mentioned before.... My vote is Proline LG
Old    David Eggen (dave23)      Join Date: Nov 2006       01-18-2009, 11:05 AM Reply   
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/1/660194.jpg

I love my old Accurate Premier(Prime now) handle.

(Message edited by dave23 on January 18, 2009)
Old    Dan (hco)      Join Date: Jun 2006       01-18-2009, 11:41 AM Reply   
Ronix north handle all the way, mine is like a damn anchor though, Might have to invest in some kind of float for it before it catches on a tree.
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       01-18-2009, 1:37 PM Reply   
I HATE, I mean I really HATE that Accurate does not make the old Premier handle anymore. That thing is by FAR THE VERY BEST HANDLE EVER MADE!!!
Old    Chance Alex (calexan)      Join Date: Dec 2008       01-19-2009, 11:54 AM Reply   
So the Ronix North has a flotation problem?
Old    Dan (hco)      Join Date: Jun 2006       01-19-2009, 12:28 PM Reply   
Some do some don't. If I don't push the end caps on tight and squeeze/drain all the water out of the handle after each pull it tends to become a bit of an anchor.
Old    Patrick Seay (wakex2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2008       01-19-2009, 12:38 PM Reply   
the north i used last yr didn't at all
Old    Sam Adams (sdahockey21)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-19-2009, 8:14 PM Reply   
The 08 Ronix Handles were modified slightly to fix any sporadic flotation problems that some people may have experienced with the 07 Handles. So no fear, all the 08 and newer Ronix Handles will not double as an anchor between sets. Ha Ha
Old    Josh Busby (joshbuzz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-19-2009, 8:38 PM Reply   
Accurate Lines Prime...
Old    Rich (dohboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-19-2009, 9:17 PM Reply   
Wow I guess that narrows it down. These posts are always the best where someone asks what the best something is expecting a definitive answer. It looks again like we all agree to disagree. Try them all!
Old    Dan (hco)      Join Date: Jun 2006       01-19-2009, 11:06 PM Reply   
I might have to 'warranty' my ronix handle then, I can't stand having it sink, my lake used to be farmland so I know it will catch eventually.
Old    Chance Alex (calexan)      Join Date: Dec 2008       01-20-2009, 8:24 AM Reply   
It looks like ill be getting a 09 North....
Old    Blake (wake_it_up)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-20-2009, 12:59 PM Reply   
Me too, but with the totem does the rounded sides really make all that much of a difference for the higher price? I can't really decide between the 2.
Old    B Poser (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-20-2009, 1:12 PM Reply   
I'm with Heavy on this, the Synthesis kills it.....and even better is the LGT. LG grip but with the Synthesis shape. Very nice.
Old    justin (wake2wake_66)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-20-2009, 2:34 PM Reply   
Blake, I'm in the same boat.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-20-2009, 3:24 PM Reply   
i've got a ronix north that i've used TODAY ONLY that i'm selling. highest bidder wins.
Old    Blake (wake_it_up)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-20-2009, 3:31 PM Reply   
Is there any particular reason why you are selling it?
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-20-2009, 3:38 PM Reply   
yeah, not too fond of the thicker grip. it's definitely a soft/comfy grip, but just a tad too thick for me.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-20-2009, 3:40 PM Reply   
thats what she said.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-20-2009, 3:41 PM Reply   
good one.
Old    John David Jeffries (jsquared)      Join Date: Oct 2008       01-21-2009, 6:40 AM Reply   
Accurate voodoo does the trick for me.

Or you could just ride the cable enough till you get some gnarly caluses.
Old    Bill Montanye (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-21-2009, 6:42 AM Reply   
Helium makes great handles...
Old    Blake (wake_it_up)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-21-2009, 4:32 PM Reply   
John, too bad there is none in Ontario Also Joe, I doubt you would be willing to ship it up to Canada, but if you are willing, around how much are you looking for?
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-21-2009, 5:20 PM Reply   
blake, make me an offer. please factor in shipping to canada. i'll probably use usps to ship since they're cheaper (i think).
Old    Blake (wake_it_up)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-21-2009, 7:00 PM Reply   
As much as I would love to take it off you Joe, the shipping alone is pretty much the price of the handle and I don't want to be ripping you off or anything. Thanks for the offer though.

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