Get A Grip: Wakeboard Handles 2011

Improve your bond to the boat with these eight new wakeboard handles from Byerly, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Proline, Ronix and Straightline.

Byerly Chamois wakeboard handle

Byerly

Chamois wakeboard handle

($65, $75 with T; byerlywakeboards.com)

What we dig: The extra bit of hold you get from the tacky chamois grip.

Hyperlite Catalyst Composite wakeboard handle

Hyperlite

Catalyst Composite wakeboard handle

Hyperlite Murray Chamois wakeboard handle

Hyperlite

Murray Chamois wakeboard handle

($65, $75 with T; hyperlite.com)

What we dig: The durability. Shaun Murray uses his old handles to swing from trees.

Liquid Force Watson Pro wakeboard handle

Liquid Force

Watson Pro wakeboard handle

($60, $65 with T; liquidforce.com)

What we dig: The plush suede grip, which is backed up with EVA padding.

Proline LG 3D wakeboard handle

Proline

LG 3D wakeboard handle

What we dig: The 3D hold created by the synthetic leather grip and molded EVA.

Remote Skate wakeboard handle

Remote

Skate wakeboard handle

($139.99 with 80-foot mainline; remotewakeskates.com)

Ronix One wakeboard handle

Ronix

One wakeboard handle

($90, $100 with T; ronixwake.com)

What we dig: The versatility. Loosen two bolts to switch between four different grips.

Straight Line Ugly Stick wakeboard handle

Straight Line

Ugly Stick wakeboard handle

What we dig: Each Ugly Stick is unique.