The Yakgrips - Kayak Paddle Grips have the cushiest feel and follow the actual curve of your hands to reduce fatigue, prevent blisters and calluses. Yakgrips - Kayak Paddle Grips ease the pressure on your palms and tendons of your hands so you can get a good grip on your paddle for more efficient paddling. You'll appreciate them even more for those aggressive bouts of paddling. Yakgrips are also very easy to install. For 2-piece paddles just wet the inside of the Yakgrips - Kayak Paddle Grips and slide on. The inner gripping design will keep them where you put them. If you want to remove them put some water under them and on the paddle shaft and pull them off. For one-piece paddles a Velcro version is available. Yakgrips - Kayak Paddle Grips can be left on so that they are ready for your next journey.
|Black - Velcro||CCK2493||0852401001069|
|Black - Slip on||CCK2490||0852401001014|
|Blue - Velcro||CCK3761||0852401001137|
|Blue - Slip on||CCK3437||0852401001021|
|Blue Wave - Slip on||CCK2781||0852401001090|
|Orange - Slip on||CCK2492||0852401001007|
|Red - Velcro||CCK3710||0852401001144|
|Red - Slip on||CCK3436||0852401001045|
|Yellow - Slip on||CCK2491||0852401001052|
Bought the yakgrips for my husband and myself. They definitely help but I find myself constantly messing with them as they move. My husband is looking to put some kind of double sided tape or something to keep them from slipping up and down the shaft of the paddle. Overall, they definitely help.
Better than a plain metal shaft, but they slip on the shaft when wet. Would prefer a thicker rubberized grip to these - like original equipment ones.
O.K. To avoid slipage, try these 3 steps : 1. Wet & position grips on paddle shaft, dry & mark with plastic tape on each end of grip 2. Re-wet & remove grips, steelwool shaft between tape markers & wipe clean 3. Re-wet grips & slip on yakgrip between tape, let dry. Remove tape & apply rubber electrical splicing tape on ea. end of grip & squeeze. Put a dot of super glue on tape end & squeeze. To avoid Yakgrip slipage, try this : 1. position grips on paddle shaft & mark each end of yakgrip with plastic tape. 2. work grip out of area marked with tape, steelwool & wipe clean 3. smear liberal amount of clear silicone on marked area & twist grip back in place. Wipe clean, remove tape & let dry. Enjoy & let dry.
grips are comfortable, but as other reviewers said they slip around quite a bit.