He Buell and Toby!
@Buell, Toby has got already new v2 handles that are 1cm lower and 1cm less wide. He also has them in 8mm alloy with completely rounded edges.
He has two versions: One with foam cover, glued with epoxy and one with foam cover (with superglue) and a grip tape on top.
So, I guess the next version will be exactly as you want it - no square feeling on the handlegrip, reight measurements.
And if foam is to slippery, you can on top of it attach grip cover (semi sticky tennis grip tape, waterproof rubber).
As soon as I have Tobys feedback, we will produce v3 Prototype, maybe that will be the final product already
@North Bars/Hooks/Miniloops - lets first see what North comes up with soon (I guess they and others have mini loops in the make again)
If not, we create an own universal microloop/minihook.
Of course there is also the individual grabrails to come (still struggling with finding the right EPDM)
@NorCalNomad: As far as I can see, pages are free on kiteforum?
And I am sorry I have to correct you, alloy at 8mm you cant just bend the usual way, you also cant buy airplane alloy in a home depot. You need special machinery and heat at exactly the right temperature. As well as the machines to take off the edges and round them, then polish the alloy.
Also the foam covers are not available at a home depot, neither is the epoxy. Last but not least, the gear to inject the glue is rather specific.
Anyhow - it is a project of enthusiastic Kitesurfers, with the aim to get the gear we need, as it is currently not available on the market
The many inquiries (just from this post) when the Leocustom T-Handles (thats the name we chose) will finally be available, if we also produce Grabrails and Microloops/hooks talk an own language.
But at the end of the day - whatever suits you and whatever happpens, just get out there kiting!