From our friends at StriMaster...
"New High Impact Composite Handle System adds toughness and brute strength
Big Lake, MN - A dance partner who's light on their feet makes doin' the boogie or foxtrot infinitely more enjoyable. Particularly when compared to a hefty clunker who's constantly stepping on your toes. On frozen lakes, fishermen find themselves hand-in-hand with a dance partner of another kind--their classically trained StrikeMaster power ice auger. It's an energetic yet agile ice dancer that does "the twist" with inexhaustible enthusiasm and style.
Last year, StrikeMaster's line of power ice augers were already the lightest, fastest, cleanest-running machines on the ice. However, for the engineers of the 60-plus year old company this wasn't good enough. Sure, they had achieved near perfection with German Solo® powerheads, which hum along like miniature Porsches on ice. But knowing the level of punishment dished out by anglers the likes of professional guide and "Ice-Troller" Tony Roach and ice fishing pioneer Dave Genz, machines were bolstered with even greater strength and durability--all without adding body weight.
The new Super High Impact Composite Handle system now buttress all StrikeMaster power