I've got purple animal Edvin de la rosa grips and plastic barends on my poles. I have old Head piste poles whitch had weird profile grips on them. I also wanted tocut down the leinght of the poles. I cut off the old grip and some of the pole. I had to put some tape under the new grip location to make the grip fit snug. You can use this method to install the grips. http://bmx.transworld.net/1000089296/features/everything-you-need-to-know-about-putting-grips-on-a-bike/
Last I installed barends at the end of the pole. I didn't put any straps beacause I don't use them.
I've been really happy with them so far. I recommend this to anyone, who has old poles with shaped grips, and want to make their poles more park friendly.
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