Get a grip on your kayak paddle with these adaptations. The hand and wrist adaptations allow you to grip your kayak paddle but also release when you need to.
There are two adaptations available and they can be used in combination with each other, either as two hand adaptations or a hand and wrist adaptation.
This back-of-the-hand grip is designed for use by those who have some hand function and can grip the paddle shaft on their own, but need a bit more support. The adaptation takes lifting pressure off of the fingers and places it on the arms. The height is adjustable and the end is open to allow for proper pressure without inhibiting release.
For those who are not able to grasp the paddle shaft, Active Hands have designed a two-part system. A wristband is worn on the wrist and an attachment plate is mounted to the paddle shaft. The wristband then slides into the paddle attachment, allowing full power, rotation and control without releasing. However, it releases easily by sliding the hand out, maximising safety.
Combination of Hand and Wrist Adaptations
If you have less function in your hands then you may find that combining the adaptations will help you to get a better grip on the kayak paddle.
The hand and wrist adaptations can be used together if you are able to wrap your fingers around the paddle but need support to hold it in place.
If you need more support for your fingers you can use two of the hand adaptations, one over your hand and one over your fingers, to help you to grasp the paddle.
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