Still want them. A few bruises are better than to scare the rear passengers without anything to hold onto. I have been in the back seat of fast boats with nothing to hang onto it is a very scary ride. Even with a grab handle on the side it is not enough. My Skater has the straps and it is not that same as something solid to hang onto. I think the reality is it would nearly impossible to toss someone out of the boat without handles, but the idea that you are hanging onto something is very reassuring for passengers.