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Old    bigwake5            10-22-2005, 7:33 AM Reply   
Whats the pros and cons of carbon i know this has been brought up several times but im in the process of looking for a new handle... i dont want to spend to much on one though but i want to know if making the investment for that carbon handle is really worth it or if its just all hype
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       10-22-2005, 8:07 AM Reply   
Its all about what you like. Some riders like the carbon some riders dont. Do you have a shop that will let you demo handles? IMO thats youre best bet, ride with a carbon and see what you think. I like the new 06 Proline Delta 17" handle it is the sickest handle Ive seen.
Old    bigwake5            10-22-2005, 8:55 AM Reply   
How does the carbon feel differnt then the other non carbon handles?
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       10-22-2005, 9:40 AM Reply   
my vote is non carbon.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-22-2005, 11:11 AM Reply   
I am with Tim, I started a thread on this awhile back after a seeing a cracked rib, a bump on my head, and having it contribute to breaking/seperating my ribs.
Old    canadian_shred (wes_can_riders)      Join Date: Feb 2004       10-22-2005, 12:25 PM Reply   
check out the Shane and Watson pro carbon handles for 06



Old    260searay            10-22-2005, 12:56 PM Reply   
Those are pretty sweet
Old    canadian_shred (wes_can_riders)      Join Date: Feb 2004       10-22-2005, 1:05 PM Reply   
no really? haha
Old    Mark Riley (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       10-22-2005, 5:15 PM Reply   
i love my byerly handle. there's enough floatation, don't listen to the naysayers.

the new shane and watson handles are pretty sweet too.
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       10-22-2005, 6:04 PM Reply   
I don't mind a carbon handle, I can't really tell too much difference. I couldn't justify the extra cash for it.
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       10-22-2005, 7:49 PM Reply   
those new handles aren't buying you anything over an older one other than aesthetics. I'll still stick with my 8 year old $30 barefoot slalom wakes handle thank you.
Old    Andy S (damned04)      Join Date: May 2005       10-22-2005, 10:01 PM Reply   
I was about to buy a new handle after I towed my boat to the dealer for winterization. Im glad I didn't, those look like a definite buy.

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