When you visit an outdoor sporting goods store to shop for a new kayak paddle, it's important to evaluate several different options to ensure that you buy the right one. You'll need to not only decide what size of paddle you want but also choose the material, blade shape, and more. At the same time, you may wish to accessorize your new paddle with a selection of devices that may be small but that will augment your paddling adventures. Adding just a few accessories to your new paddle will make you excited to reach for it whenever you lower yourself into your boat. Here are three simple ways that you can accessorize your kayak paddle.
A good accessory to consider is a paddle leash. This is a tether that usually has loop-style straps at each end. You'll secure one end of the leash to the center of your kayak paddle and the other end to your kayak. You can then adjust the length of the leash to suit your height and paddling style. The leash is designed to keep the paddle connected to the boat in the event of you ending up in the water. If you enjoy fast currents and rough water, you might occasionally fall out of the kayak. With the leash in place, you can be confident that your paddle will be easy to grab when you get to your boat.
A lot of kayakers accessorize their paddles with extra grips, which are available in many different styles. If you're the type of person who often gets blisters on your hands from repetitive activities, padded grips can help to avoid this issue. The last thing that you want on a long paddling trip is to deal with hand discomfort. Foam grips will provide comfort and may also make the paddle easier to hold when it's wet and potentially slippery.
If you think about how you use your kayak, you may be aware of times that you aren't actively paddling. Perhaps you enjoy fishing from the kayak, or maybe you simply enjoy getting into open water and taking a break to let the current carry you. If this is the case, you'll want to use a paddle holder. This is a simple device that mounts to the upper edge of your kayak and allows you to clip the paddle to it. The holder will keep your paddle handy when you need it, saving you from having to hold onto it.Share
10 August 2021
When I was a child, I remember the time I shared with a special uncle fondly. During the summer, he would take me fishing at my family’s pond. Sometimes, we would fish quietly at the dock. He would occasionally steer me around the pond in a little boat. A few days ago, I found out that I will inherit the family pond. I’m extremely excited about the possibility of purchasing a boat to ride around in with my future kids. On this blog, you will learn how to shop for the perfect pleasure boat for a small body of water. Enjoy!