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  • Meg McCall

6 Take Aways from an Adaptive Kayaking Experience

This is the final post in a seven part series describing the Juballa family's experience in getting a fully adapted kayak for their young adult son, Raymond. Go to the end of this post to see other articles in the series.

Over the course of eight months of working together, the Juballas and we at Angle Oar gleaned some important takeaways from the experience. We think this information may be helpful to other individuals, families and programs who are embarking on their own efforts to fully adapt a kayak.

1. It's Worth it!

They say a picture is worth a thousands words, well here you go!

Kayaking with a Spinal Cord Injury
Raymond (far right) on a group paddle a few weeks later!

2. Get the Right Advice.

There’s a lot riding on your adaptive equipment choices, both from a safety and risk standpoint and financially. Be sure to ask around, relying on multiple perspectives. Check out blogs, videos and social channels to see what others are doing.