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Old 03-02-2005, 10:09 AM
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What's a good handle/rope for slalom?

Tried one of the curved one's late last year, and liked it a lot. Suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:16 AM
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:27 AM
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Straight Line

I have used a lot of Straight Line ropes and have never had a problem with them!
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:32 AM
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Try Brenda at In Tow

http://www.jlbmfg.com/intow.htm

She makes great custom ropes and handles at a great price. Almost everyone in our club uses her ropes and handles. All different sizes and shapes. I am currently using one of her 12" eliptical Handles and love it.
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:39 AM
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Cool link Brian. I may give them a call (if spring ever comes)
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:52 AM
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Brenda really is awsome . She will make you anything you want in any color size shape you can think of.

One of my training partners is a Marine and had her make him a training mainline with proper take off loop but in alternating red white and blue. Had her do my long section between the handle and the 39 off loop in black instead of the usual white. Very cool.

Oh yeah she only takes cash or check but she sends out your order with an invoice and you mail her back a check when you receive your order. Now that is service......and trusting.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:08 AM
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Currently using sraightline 13" handle (don't remember the diameter). It's a straight handle with a normal grip. The curved handles are alright, but my last one had a tractor grip and I've found that grip hard on the hands.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:17 AM
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I like the ARS handle now manufactured by Accurate-HO Sports, handle diameter of .888,.940,1.062,1.10,& 1.125 are avalable. I am trying the .888 this season. Last season I borrowed an elipical small diameter and liked that a lot.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:35 AM
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I think several companies make a good handle. I use the Masterline 13 .888 diameter (order various sizes 12 or 13 and diameters .888; .940; 1.00; 1.030; 1.062. 1.092; 1.125). Link: http://www.masterlineusa.com
But the link BrianM mentioned is something I will check out!
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:53 AM
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Wow... I guess I'm not the gear junky I used to be. I bought my current straightline rope and handle 4 years ago and it never really occured to me to try out different handles or ropes... I'm probably due for a new one this year so I'm keen to try out Brenda's stuff. Looks cool.
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