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As you may have seen in earlier posts I lost my right hand this past week as a passenger in an ATV accident. I still intend to continue paddling and I need your help finding the best system to do so. I do have my wrist and should have some movement there but I am going to need some type of prosthesis that works well to hold the paddle firmly in place. I am also thinking it may work best if I learn to paddle with a left hand control paddle which would allow me to have looser grip on my prothesis hand. Or, I may just have to become a hand paddler
So, all you engineers, help me out, what is the best way to keep my paddle in my hand?
I know there are products out there already, help me find the best ones.
Any other amputee paddlers out there please contact me and tell me what you use, what you can paddle, and things to be aware of.
Overall I am doing well and looking forward to the future, I am scared and know that there will be many challenges, I will face them head on. I appreciate all the suppout I have received from the paddling community, you have all been great. Please keep the good vibes coming, it means a lot to me. Thank You All! Tony Miely 4CRS