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Assistive Paddling Grips

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Assistive Paddling Grips by walter Oct 26, 2015
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Summary

Various experiments in assistive kayak paddling grip designs. These are a continuing work in progress and none of these work as well as I would like. Some of the designs may be effective for casual paddling but I don't think they're adequate for open ocean kayaking. They are designed to fit Werner carbon shaft paddles.

I used 1 inch webbing and Velcro OneWrap for convenience. Eventually I expect the designs will use sewn straps that are easier to tighten or integrate into gloves.

Original design files are available on Onshape.

Filaments: (full list can be found on thrinter.com)
-- eSun Transparent Magenta PETG
-- eSun Transparent Blue PETG
-- eSun Transparent Yellow PETG
-- 3D Solutech Transparent Blue PETG

Print Settings

Printer: Eustathios and RigidBot

Rafts: Doesn't Matter

Supports: Doesn't Matter


Notes:

Some of these designs will need to be oriented before printing. Some will require specific filaments to work.

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I assume you know about ETC. If not, check them out for sure.

Thanks! Yeah ETC (etctrips.org) is awesome! I've been working with them on a kayak seat and improving these grips.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/S-F-makers-design-imaginative-devices-for-6499420.php

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