View Full Version : Ski Handles

08-31-2012, 08:57 AM
Curious as to what you guys prefer by way of handle for short line skiing?

08-31-2012, 10:15 AM
I use a tractor grip radius handle from Proline.

And Barefoot International toe hold from my BF line!

east tx skier
08-31-2012, 11:50 AM
I prefer either Brenda's Handles from In Tow (http://www.jlbmfg.com/My_Homepage_Files/Page1.html) or Masterline. I use a straight, 12" handle with a smooth grip and the small (0.92") diameter so I can hold it in my fingertips (fewer blisters).

I'm not shortline, but that's my preference.

08-31-2012, 12:37 PM
Prob my last post b4 I'm off to Belize... Tractor grips turn my hands into hambuger meat... I use the SL Radius handles...

Later guys!

east tx skier
08-31-2012, 03:10 PM
Tractor grips turn my hands into hambuger meat.

Mine, too.

08-31-2012, 04:23 PM
Masterline all the way. It helps that I am a dealer

08-31-2012, 05:56 PM
Just bought 2 masterline 1.125 and love them. Bought a 12" and a 13". Just moved away from a tractor radius and like it as well for years. Got 3 Masterline section ropes while I was at it. I love the purple section when on the rare occasion it shows it'self.

08-31-2012, 06:04 PM
I picked up an In-Tow at a garage sale without even knowing and fell in love with it. I would really like to buy another, but do not know what I even have to try to order the same thing! The line has held up great, too.

Jeff Lyman
09-01-2012, 09:22 AM
RADAR, 13 inch curved to save the elbows. Great grip like nothing else I ever used but nearing the end of one season and hundreds of sets it is showing wear but may get another season. I would buy another and MasterLine rope.

Dont ever question a good rope\handle. 4 weeks ago I tore a bicep muscle getting up when a not so sticky handle ripped out of my hands!

09-01-2012, 12:19 PM
In-Tow here as well. Great handles and ropes. The new ML handles are really nice too.

09-01-2012, 07:48 PM
While we are are talking about it a friend of mine has a Masterline 1.182" straight handle which for my big hands is great. (all proportional :D). I have been searching for one that is covered all the way on the 'V' but they are a bit hard to find. Non eliptical and no tractor grip. I think it is good from what I hear to have a few different diameter handles to change the pressure points on your hands.

09-01-2012, 09:42 PM
US GEAR and In-tow are in my boat. Masterline rope on the pillion

09-01-2012, 10:43 PM


09-01-2012, 10:45 PM
the top link is my handle

the bottom link is my rope

I use mainly for skiing and airchairing, works amazing at both!

09-01-2012, 10:51 PM
Dont ever question a good rope\handle. 4 weeks ago I tore a bicep muscle getting up when a not so sticky handle ripped out of my hands![/QUOTE]

Great thread. I never paid a lot of attention to handles, until the same thing happened to me using a friends' rope the other day.

09-01-2012, 11:01 PM
Straightline Tractor. They do chew up the hands, but they last forever and I never lose my grip. Also, your hands will eventually toughen up. I don't even use gloves anymore as I'm all calloused up and don't need the extra grip. I will however use whatever is in the boat when I'm company. I have been known to run the course on a wakeboard line, until I recently lost my last pair of old glasses. Now I can't see the course to ski it. Back to freeskiing for me.