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
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.
Really good at preventing blisters and keeping hands from getting
cramped up or tired after a day paddling
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.
Great product.. helps a lot with paddling long distance!
Be careful putting these onto your paddles if you have a threaded
connection between the left and right sides. The threads will shred
the inner padding if you don't carefully get the pads past that point
before sliding them more forcefully into position.
These grips are great! Just follow the directions and wet them in
order to easily slide them on and you're all set. Without these I
would quickly get blisters on my hands from holding the paddle
while kayaking, but now my hands are blister-free and never sore.
Makes kayaking much more enjoyable without having to buy an
I purchased the yak grips and they are an awesome product. Now my
hands don't hurt when I go kayaking. A quality product
So much more comfortable paddling
with these. The only small negative is
that they do slip a very little bit after
a kayak ride but the adjust easily
back into place
Unfortunately, for a recent
birthday, I was given the gift of
Arthritis. Paddling all day can be
really hard on your hands. These
I bought a couple of these for
my wife. Although she hasn't
used them yet, my opinion is
that she will like them a lot.
They look to be quite
comfortable, and I installed
them on her paddle by wetting
them per the instructions and
worked them into to position.
They are a snug fit and once
situated, I doubt they'll move
at all. Happy with my
Buy these without hesitation!
Easier on the hands and a more
secure grip without need for