We designed our adaptive kayaking equipment with the goal of keeping our customers as independent and active as possible, for as long as possible.
So whether you thought you had to give up kayaking due to shoulder injuries or diminishing strength, or you've never kayaked before in your life, we hope our adaptive sports equipment gets you out on the water.
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Versa and Gamut are extremely easy to use, but it may take a little practice at first since the stroke patterns are slightly different than with a freeheld traditional paddle. That's due to the pivoting motion of the mount. Don't worry, you'll get the hang of it in no time!
DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS
The Versa shafts can be angled downward to roughly 25 degrees, which somewhat resembles a sweep stroke, or straightened to 180, approximating a forward stroke. That's about where the similarity ends!
Use a nice, wide grip to get the maximum pull of the blade through the water on each side.
TRY ALL THREE MODES
Straight and off the mount is ideal for entering and exiting the water. Use Versa straight and on the mount when you want less stress on your shoulders or when water conditions are choppy. Use it angled and on the mount for the most energy efficient experience and/or when the water is calm.
PRACTICE USING THE THUMB PIN
Do it on dry land first to get the hang of it. Lift the left shaft up to take the pressure off of slotted pin so you can adjust the paddle from angled to straight and back.
There are three quick release buttons on each shaft. Try shortening and lengthening the shafts for different conditions. Try paddling backwards and practice turning.
Try a "push and pull" method of stroking the paddle, then try a "grip" technique. Keep a gentle, downward pressure on the paddle to prevent it from lifting off the post.
Though Angle Oar offers several critical adaptive paddling products, we don't carry all the items you might need to adapt your kayak. We have linked to several high-quality manufacturers throughout this site that make related products. We have only list products that we truly believe in and work well with our products. As an Amazon Associate, we may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.