Z-Grip Saltwater Handle

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by TxGulfTuna, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. TxGulfTuna

    TxGulfTuna Member

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    These custom rod handles look kinda unique. Mudhole has some good pictures of them on rods. Looks cool and wierd at same time!:cool:
     
  2. paul708

    paul708 Site Sponsor

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    they are very unique.
    i thought they would be a little more comfortable to use than they actually are.
    they are nice, and i only got to use it for a short time.
    maybe if i used it more, i would have really loved it.
    but it is another option for a rod.
    they are not cheap.
     

  3. Frogfish

    Frogfish Senior Member

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    It seems like they'd be counter intuitive for active popping or jigging? Are they intended for just trolling?
     
  4. paul708

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    not for jigging.
    mostly bigger tuna rods, trolling, chunking..ect
     
  5. TxGulfTuna

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    Chunk'n is what came to mind when I saw it. I wonder if it really takes the pressure off the lower back.
     
  6. chf1949

    chf1949 Senior Member

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    It seems to me it would reduce overextension of the wrist tendons but may actually increase the strain on the lower back. If your forearm/upperarm is 'locked' close to your body (even tho ur wrist strain is reduced) , the entire strain is transmitted to your lower back because your forearm, shoulder, upper back is also locked into position and the only rotating element is coming from/around the lower back and associated muscles.

    To do a test, put 40-45# on a curl bar, and curl it, and hold it parallel to the floor. What back/lower back muscles are in tension/contraction? I picked 40-45# because a 20# drag on a 6 ft pole equates to about 45# at 18 inches from the body. That is how I think my body would react, but then I havn't lifted weights in YEARS.