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Maxel Skis - Barrecrafters

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Ah..my first ski rack was a Barre-Crafter, a SR-25. I had it on my 74 VW Super Beetle.
 
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I have a Barrecrafter ski rack stashed high up on a shelf in the garage. I won't shrink down to fit any car I've had for many years. (Haven't tried it on the Carry Van yet) There won't be any photos unless I need to drag out a ladder to fetch something else from up there.

My Barrecrafter poles are pictured in the pole quiver thread.
 
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The Barrecrafters group from my collection. Of the three and a half sets of poles that I have, these are the only ones that aren't at least slightly bent. They are also probably the heaviest, being steel shafts instead of aluminum.

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That blue or yellow grip shown here with a buckle was the worst idea ever. After spraining both of my thumbs
badly twice in one year (30 or 40 years ago) I realized the problem was that this grip does not release.
I got so mad I threw the Barrecrafters poles in the trash can. Never injured a thumb from that date on.
 
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These buckle grips are the DUMBEST idea ever. They hold your thumb out and don't release in falls.
I had a pair of these in 1973 and badly sprained both thumbs twice. Once I figured out it was the poles.
I got so mad I flung these Barrecrafter poles in the dumpster. Have had zero thumb injuries since then.
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The worst pole grips ever.

I had these rigid buckle grips and they grip your hand in a non release position so you end up sticking your
thumbs out when falling. I figured this out after badly spraining both thumbs twice in a couple months.

At that point I got so mad I threw both of these Barrecrafters poles in the trash !

I went back to regular straps but found I was not using even them much so for the past
30 years I've used platform grips with no straps. Very rarely drop a pole.

btw: poles should be used for balance and tapping for rhythm not for "thrust" as stated here.
 
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