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NAM75

Ski Handle Protector

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NAM75

I put my hand thru the handle 7 or 8 years ago and got lucky.....just a rub burn down my forearm...but have seen and heard much worse.

Any course skiers using this? Looks like it would need to be on their handle?

http://www.usgearonline.com/bridleSoc.html

Anyone else making this??

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SmoothWaterMan

I had never seen these, but I was contemplating making some the other day, after hearing about the second time a skier's head went throught it. Glad to hear they are available, and I'd recommend anyone skiing aggressively to get one. If I was still skiing the course I wouldn't ski without one.

Peter

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ed obermeier

I'm also using the Arm Guard brand protector and I highly recommend it. Very well made product, basically invisible in use (you won't even know it's there), instalation instructions are clear and well written. Skied with a buddy this morning (using his rope and handle) and felt naked without it. Like GT said, way more than a couple of deaths in the past couple of years due to head-through-handle accidents that don't have to happen and are now simple to avoid. I think the Arm Guard goes for $55 each but considering that I've had two arm-through-handle incidents over the years the peace of mind for me is truly priceless.

Ed

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edwin

This is my second season using the Arm Guard...no issues at all. There hasn't been a single set run behind my boat this season without a guard on the handle.

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wienrdog

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This is my second season with arm guards on both my primary handles. Not a single issue - other than occasionally having to replace a zip tie...

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Deke

I've been using Arm-Guards for 2 seasons. Don't even know they are there. It is absolutely NOT worth the injury if it can be prevented with these.

There has been a lot of discussion about DIY guards, etc. IMO it is not worth the time or risk if someone like TW has already figured it out. Just buy one!

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SmoothWaterMan
There has been a lot more than 2 and if you count the arms through the handle the number is impressive. We "life-choppered" somebody off our lake 2 weeks ago for that.

I'm sure there has been GT. Sadly, neither of the two I am aware of made it.

Peter

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