Someone named avatard once did an excellent post about cutting down cataract handles. Unfortunately it involves losing 6" of shaft length. Which, if you ask the ladies, is totally unacceptable. I can write a separate writeup if you send me your oar and its ok to spend money to replace the handles with counterbalanced ones on your dime. Otherwise I got nothing ...
Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it "guaranteed", I will. I got spare time.