Introduced by Scott for the 1975-1976 season, the patented strapless grip was available as an option on many poles in the line. “safer, easier to use, and it will teach you your lefts and rights” as claimed by Scott. My favorite part was hanging my poles off the side of the chairlift. While the strapless trend continued for many years, thumb injuries increased and the strapless gip eventually all but disappeared.

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