Jan 15 #28400
Starting up some tutorial videos on tips, tricks and techniques for paddlers. First installment is here, just in time to augment your lazy Friday plans… but TRIGGER WARNING FOR PADDLE SLOTHS & SLOBS: you may wind up with a pre-Saturday project for your paddle set-up!
Jan 15 #28401
Just for kicks, have you tried gorilla tape? Im surprised how durable it is and still “grippy”.
Jan 15 #28404
I have, and the glue sheds when it gets hot. Big mess.
Jan 15 #28407
I use bicycle handle bar tape and it usually last 2 years.
Jan 15 #28408
Strange, the gorilla black duct style tape I'm using has been on over 2 yrs and is still working great.
Jan 16 #28409
When you look at paddlers hands, they show callus different from each other. One old story is about a guy who would grab your hands and look for the callus there at the inside base of your thumb. That would tell how much you paddled. But I've never developed the big lump there like some. I don't like anything on the shaft. Sometimes get a blister on the palm side of my fingers, but that is nothing. The only downside is when I get some oil or Vaseline or something on my hands. That sucks.
Jan 16 #28420
I’ve worn thin paddling gloves (like bike gloves) for 30 years and don’t get blisters or calluses. Still have the thumb horn though.