Unabashed for a weeklongza paddling trip. Noticed a loose thread on
one and tried to snap it off, the entire seam opened! This was on the
third day of use, will resew it now that I'm home.
I bought 4 pair to replace the foam grips on my Carlisle paddles. The
spec should include a paddle grip diameter, as these are way too large,
and therefore worthless.
Had I physicially seen these grips before my purchase I would not
have purchased. For some one who lacks the ability to make their own
I suppose they would be suitable. I think they are very over priced.
I love these -- it enables me to paddle without gloves (I have small
hands) AND it helps keep my hands from sliding out of position on the
paddle. This is my third pair (different paddles). The velcro is handy
when taking them off to clean or to take on a trip; the velcro is
essential on my ergonomic bent shaft paddle.
These grips are great. They make my hands fell better after paddling
I think more because of the slightly larger diameter than the
padding. So far I have not had any slipping or coming loose. BONUS:
The best thing about them, I never thought of before purchasing
them, is that for fishing, when I put my paddle in the Lure 11.5's
molded paddle keeper, these grips hit the two areas of contact so it
reduces noise when parking paddle to cast. Thanks to ACK for good
prices, fast shipping and great customer service.
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