Our versatile kayak paddle, Versa for short, was designed to keep kayakers as independent and active as possible and to get new paddlers out on the water for the first time! Versa is used by adaptive kayaking, veterans, parks and physical therapy programs, as well as accessible rental and retail outlets. It’s perfect for paddlers with injuries or disabilities, grip limitations, certain health conditions such as asthma, older adults, anglers, or recreational kayakers who want to paddle with less effort. Our customers include paddlers with one arm, children with autism, amputees, and people with quadriplegia, tendonitis, torn shoulder labrums and cerebral palsy.
The secret is our Hinged Mount, which supports the weight of the paddle, reducing joint stress and creating a smaller range of motion. Using a gentle rotary movement of the forearms (much like pedaling a bicycle with your hands), you'll glide through the water with minimal effort.
The mount attaches to most sit-in kayaks in about 15 minutes and can be removed when not in use. Versa can be moved forward or backward on the mount, helping you achieve the ideal distance between your torso and the paddle. It can also be used angled or straight, either on or off of the mount. With a gentle tug, Versa can be popped out of the mount and used like a traditional paddle. Each shaft can be shortened or lengthened from 205 to 240 cm to compensate for the wind or the width of the kayak. The shafts are also removable for easy storage. See our Mounts page for installation specifications.
Versa Paddle for Sit-In Kayaks
- Comes with Hinged Mount and mounting hardware.
- Fiber glass composite shaft and blades.
- Shaft length ranges from 205 to 240 cm.
- Paddle weight is approximately 39 ounces.
- Push buttons adjust angle of paddle and shaft lengths.
- Adaptive paddling, military/veterans, physical and recreational therapy, parks and recreation, rental and retail programs.
- See our Mounts page for installation specifications.
- Watch this short video to see if the Hinged Mount will be a good "fit" with your sit-in kayak.