|Many paddlers cut their paddling season short because they
can not tolerate how cold their hands become...even when wearing neoprene
gloves. Unfortunately, they will miss out on some of the best paddling
months of the year.
When choosing a paddle for cool/cold weather paddling
conditions, selecting a wood, fiberglass, or carbon fiber shaft is a wise
choice. These materials are much less conductive than an aluminum shaft, and
consequently will transfer less of your hands warmth to the air or water.
Aluminum shafts are brutally efficient at sucking heat from your
hands...even when you are wearing gloves.
Most of us prefer to use thinner gloves to maintain higher finger
mobility and dexterity, or prefer to use pogies and no gloves. All of us
want to stay as warm and comfortable as possible. Here is a simple tip for
helping to keep your hands warm.
Use Foam Grips!!! There are various unprotected foam shaft
sleeves available, but these tend to break down or deteriorate with use.
Available in Royal Blue, Red,
Yellow-Lime and Black
Made by Cascade Creek as a comfort grip in two
models to accommodate one piece or two piece paddle shafts, the
addition of these little gems to your paddle shaft will reduce heat
transfer and result in warmer and more comfortable cold weather
Order Your Yak Grips and Paddle In Comfort
normally $14.95 per pair
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To remove or to adjust the
position on the paddle shaft.
Put some water under the Yakgripâ
and on the paddle shaft and either adjust the position or pull the
be left on your paddle so you are ready for your next adventure.