Our basic across-the-back-of-the-hand grip is based on a design by Colin Twitchell, who made the original design available to the ACA Instructors nationwide as another tool for their teaching. We've evolved the design to be sleek, safe, and easy to use for the next generation of instructors and paddlers. This grip is best used by those who have some hand function and can grip the paddle shaft on their own, but need a bit more support. The grip adjusts to a wide variety of hand sizes by way of the plastic turning screw. As a tribute to Colin, Chosen Valley Creating Ability donates a portion of each sale of this style grip to adaptive paddling causes.
Our ProPel Grip, which is based on a design by Mark Ellingwood, allows those with use of one arm to paddle using a standard kayak paddle. It uses a cuff near the elbow that slides into a receptacle on the paddle shaft, and a perpendicular grip for the hand to grasp. The grip is sized to be able to accept any bicycle handlebar grip, including the new ergonomic designs - so it can be customized to suit the preferences of the paddler. This allows control of the paddle for strokes on both sides of a kayak while being able to be dropped by letting go of the handle. The grips can be mounted in either right or left-handed configurations, and adjust for varying arm and paddle lengths.