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Old 02-09-2012   #11
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If you can hold off until Saturday afternoon I will post pics that will blow your mind.

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Old 02-09-2012   #12
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Old 02-10-2012   #13
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Never used the webbed gloves, but I would think as a spare, a normal hard plastic hand paddle would be much more effective (a lot more power). I wouldn't worry about not being able to swim with them. Do some practice, but when you really want to get them off, you can get them off quite fast. As for type, I was lucky enough to have a couple friends cut a pair for me out of a plastic barrel in the shape of the old Power Pawz. I honestly think that's the option out there and the few people I've known out here that hand paddle full time use that template.

There's a guy making "Riveraholic" hand paddles, which I tried and hated, but I got the larger template and maybe the smaller would work better.

And apparently there's Spaghetti's, which look similar to the above mentioned paddles.
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Old 02-10-2012   #14
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As far as swimming with hand paddles goes, just stand up. I haven't pulled my grab loop to swim in years, not saying that I haven't swam a bunch. When It really gets dicey I manage to simply jump out of my kayak, not a bad thing to practice the next time you are in a pool or a big eddy at the take out. Usually a knee comes out of the thigh hook and "kicks" through the skirt. Other times I think I literally just jump ship. Either way you definitly do not need your hands to get out of a kayak.
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Old 02-10-2012   #15
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I was looking at the NRS Propulsion Gloves at
these would just be for back up or incase I just want to play. Thanks

Thems my favs.
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Old 02-10-2012   #16
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And apparently there's Spaghetti's, which look similar to the above mentioned paddles.
My shape is completely different from Riveraholic, and Power Paws. I am currently working on getting a comparison drawing to discourage this in the future. Also anyone that will let go of a pair of Riveraholic, and/or Power Paws hand paddles will receive $10 off, and I will pay for shipping to me of the paddles. Good condition is preferred. I mainly want them as an example of what is out there. First come first serve on that deal.
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Old 02-11-2012   #17
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Use your bare hands.. Paddles are for sissies...
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Old 02-12-2012   #18
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FSM, I am one of the guys that make the power paw hand paddles, I spoke with the original designer and a few other people about patents and design. Everyone seemed to want the PP design, so I went with that. I was using blue barrels from the water treatment plants in NOCO. they stoped disposeing of the barrels so my supply faded(they burn them now!)bullshit. So, it took me about 2 years and now we are re-manufacturing them out of broken boats as a recycled product. next year we should have a grinder and a mold. I could send you a prototype in exchange for a pair of yours.

Also, some healthy competition is great for business, I am posting so you know we are here, stoked for you! would love to talk shop and exchange ideas.
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Old 02-12-2012   #19
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Cool man it is good to know that Power Paws did not go out of business completely. Feel free to email me at
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Power Paws

I own both the Creek and Squirt PP, the NRS Web Glove, and others. It biggest difference that I have found between all of then deals with surface area or lack of it. The Web Gloves are comfortable and warm, but they are not going to move you quickly anywhere. Great for tubing. And, the stiffness or lack of it.

The Squirt is just that better for squirting and much easier on the shoulders than the big Creek version. But, the Creek is better for making a hand-paddled kayak perform closer to paddle aided kayaking.

The design could be changed IHO to make it better for both retention to the wrist and performance in the water. The curve Eric Z. originally designed into the Power Paws came from what EZ used from his prototype material (plastic barrel), but don't be fouled retail sold PP are molded and not cut from a barrel. The barrel cut designs flutter too much for my taste (just too thin).

I think the weak parts to the PP design are: having two sizes (go with one between the two), the curve is wrong for sculling the paddle on a back hand sweep, and the buckle and webbing could be improved. I would love to see a flatter paddle with the curve starting further toward the tip of the fingers, a little bigger than the PP Squirt size, stiffness of the PP's, and a new webbing configuration with a smaller buckle (one that is comfortable day after day, won't leave a bruise or callus). The designs that seem to pushing the new stuff here are in the squirt world and they are using wood. Yummy.

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