We were happy to test wooden handstand handles handmade by Max Kallies: perfect for vaulting, training in the gym, at home or wherever you want! Read on for our test result!
Due to their durable material and weight they are very stable and don’t move or tilt like standard plastic handles on the ground. The material feels very comfortable and the grips are also thick enough for large hands.
The price/quality ratio is fantastic and we can definitely recommend Max’ handstand handles! Got and get yours, they are available on the VW Marketplace!
> Who is Max?
My name is Max Kallies, I’m 22 years old and currently live in Plön, in Germany. Here I work as a boatbuilder in a shipyard. Also I’m an active vaulter in Voltigierteam Husberg, in Neumünster.
I started vaulting when I was four years old and since then I’ve been vaulting and coaching. In the last few years I’ve also started supporting GMsports and Equestrian MOVIE and got the opportunity to meet many great people through vaulting.
> Why did he start producing his own handstand handles?
Since I can remember handstand handles have always been a part of vaulting training. I used to have a few pairs of trowels, which you can buy in a hardware store. But those are not really comfortable and break quite easily. So I searched the web for some proper handles but couldn’t find any affordable ones.
I realized that I have all the materials and tools at my workplace and that’s when I decided to just build my own handstand handles.
And of course I want to give every vaulter, gymnast, acrobat or handstand lover the chance to have their very own pair.
> What makes his handstand handles unique?
The handles are handmade by myself and can be customized if needed. With a handle diameter of 35mm they’re really comfortable and strong. And with a price of 25€/a pair, they’re affordable for anyone.
If you have questions or ideas for a custom pair, let me know and we can make it happen.
> Will you start producing more products apart from the handles?
Yes, I am currently working on a new product, which will probably released in the beginning of 2019.
If you are interested in buying some handles, you can find them on the VW Marketplace.