I recently got a SL vortex carbon handle and have only used it for about a week. Today I noticed water slushin' around inside of it. Is this a problem? It doesn't really add any weight, so I am not too concerned yet.
Check around the hole where the rope goes through the handle. My first handle had some hairline cracks there after only a couple of days. We have been using the new one now for 9 months and it does not have any problem.