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  • Meg McCall

Physical & Recreational Therapists Weigh in on Adaptive Paddling Equipment: It's All About the Angle

angled kayak paddle

Now that the Versa Paddle has been in active circulation for the several years, we’ve learned what features people like best and what they’d like to see down the road. One of the positive comments we’ve heard repeatedly from physical and recreational therapists, individual customers and adaptive paddling program managers is that the ability to use Versa in an angled position has been a critically important design feature. Without the downward angles of roughly 35 degrees in the center of the paddle, they say they would’ve had to turn away certain clients with specific mobility challenges.

We asked them to describe what advantages the angle provided and for what types of injuries or disabilities it is best suited. What follows are the top three benefits they reported.

Three Advantages of an Angled Kayak Paddle

1. It Offers Better Grip & Wrist Positioning