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Re: S&G: Kayak grab handles

Heck, strap handles are about all you see on surf skis which are designed for rough water entries.

Surf ski 'entries' are not dependent on handles at all; they don't even have deck lines of any kind. The paddler is tethered to the ski and the re-entry is unassisted. So the handle is a carry handle. You won't see a surf ski pulling a swimmer away from rocks, or doing a T-rescue while the swimmer holds on to the bow. It's a completely different set of techniques.

Stellar Kayaks, for one, would disagree with you. They use strap handles on all of their kayaks and surf skis.

Stellar is making some light and fast kayaks. Not all their choices are good ones.
(Stellar uses the Hybrid Foil rudder from SmartTrack which doesn't kick up if it hits an object. A Stellar kayak used to set the round Vancouver Island record split when it was pulled up on the beach (over a log?).)

I also like that they don't bang around on the deck/hull like toggles.

This is a bit of a myth, IMO. I've been in some rough conditions and I've never heard the toggle 'bang around'. If you are worried about banging during car transport (which again, I've never seen or heard, and I've hauled quite a few boats up I-5), it's easy to arrange a shock cord to keep the toggle still.

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