Versa Paddle for Adaptive Kayaking Description
Versa gives your shoulders, back and joints a break, allowing you the ability to paddle longer and farther with much less effort. The system mounts to most kayaks and includes a Versa paddle, which can be used straight or angled, on or off the mount. Versa rotates in every direction around a support post, creating a smaller range of motion and an energy-efficient paddling experience. Versa keeps people who didn't think they had the strength or endurance to kayak doing what they love. And because you can paddle Versa with one hand, it's great for anglers who can hold the rod with one hand and paddle with the other.
Recommended Usage: Recreational Kayaking, Adaptive Paddling Programs, Veterans Paddling Programs, Kayak Fishing
Versa Paddle for Adaptive Kayaking Specs and Features
- Material Description: Fiber glass shaft and blades; anodized aluminum parts
- Mounts to most sit-inside kayaks and many sit-on-tops
- Use it straight or angled downward
- Each shaft is independently adjustable in length
- Use it in or out of the mount
- Great for paddlers of all ages and abilities
- For paddlers with quadriplegia, CP, amputations, strokes, shoulder problems and more
- A more stable, fluid paddling experience due to less side-to-side movement
- Reduces stress on the torso, back, shoulders, elbows and wrists
Versa Paddle for Adaptive Kayaking Reviews
I'm a disabled veteran and…
I'm a disabled veteran and I've had 7 shoulder surgeries and I never thought I would be able to kayak but thanks to the versa paddle I'm able to. Best invention ever!!!!
My sweetheart, Julie had a…
My sweetheart, Julie had a stroke 12 years ago. Before her stroke we did a lot of kayaking here on Lake Champlain and on vacations, Vancouver Island, BC, trips to Maine, and Martha's Vineyard. After her stroke I told people she would work hard to be able to paddle again, but it wasn't to be. Then a few years ago we work with Cathy Webster and the Northeast Disabled Athletic Association and used the Angle Oar Versa paddle system and she was back on the water! Now it was time to get her a kayak of her own and the Vera Paddle. It was easy to install and we are back on Lake Champlain and beyond!!" It is so wonderful", she said, "to be able to do this again"
We purchased for the sole…
The Versa Paddle and Support…
The Versa Paddle and Support Mount was exactly what I needed! Being able to go out on the water with friends and family is a great time but I had a hard time raising the paddle or supporting it on my own. The Versa mount helps hold the paddle in the position I couldn't and allows me to get out on the water with everyone else and keep up right along with them. I highly recommend this product!
The Versa adaptive kayak…
The Versa adaptive kayak paddle with support mount opens up the wonderful world of kayaking to those with disabilities - and for those paddlers (especially fisherman) who would benefit from a support-mounted paddle. The Versa allowed my special-needs son to join the family for kayaking outings while paddling his OWN kayak. The support mount installs easily, and fits most kayak cockpits. The design allows for quick removal when the kayak is to be used with a regular paddle. An excellent and life-changing product!
Great features, easy to use, what's not to love?!
Excellent Alternative for Adaptive Paddling
I tried the Angle Oar recently and was impressed by how much it reduced my effort while paddling. It was intuitive to use and significantly reduced the effort I needed to exert to move my boat. My mother-in-law has arthritis and this product allows her to enjoy kayaking as much as I do. I recommend you give it a try. It is not for everyone, but the reduction in effort and ease of use will be of benefit to many people currently unable to enjoy kayaking.
Angle oar changes paddling for those who struggle to keep up!
I had been in touch with Angle Oar for about a year before it was available for use, as I am a physical therapist and I work as a volunteer with the Northeast Disabled Athletic Association(NDAA), helping launch an adaptive kayak program.
The folks we work with have significant mobility limitations, and many have been in wheelchairs for years, if not their entire lives. We had struggled with a few paddle support set ups, but what we needed was exactly what Angle Oar was designing.
After getting a few folks out on the water for short bouts of labor intensive paddling , the angle oar became an absolute game changer.
The support system takes all the weight of the paddle, and the angle is in the perfect position to allow the paddler to only need minimal strength and range of motion of their arms to obtain powerful strokes and maneuverability.
Having something that allows these folks to be out on the water propelling themselves, many times for the first time is amazing.
The angle oar allows people with arm weakness, significant endurance problems, and many disabilities the opportunity to experience true adventures on the water!
( with the correct amount of support and education)
This summer we hope to have groups and clinics available in the Burlington Vermont area.
South Hero, VT