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The next and far greater issue was that once a little water got around the grips on the paddle shaft they began sliding around. I found myself spending more time readjusting the grips than I did paddling. About 15 minutes into this bothersome nonsense I removed the grips and went back to a bare paddle shaft. I discarded the grips at the end of the paddle and have absolutely no plans to try them again. If your paddle shaft never gets wet these might be for you, but they most certainly aren't for me.
I love this paddle. Last season I was using a $99 glass paddle that was ok, but nothing spectacular. I decided to start this season out right by using my REI dividend on a Camano. I find this to be a great paddle. I really like the easy view feathering adjustment. I'm also very fond of the slight oblong shape that the "grip" section of the paddle has. With the angle these sections are at I find my stroke to be very comfortable allowing a small flex of my wrist which usually locks up on me after keeping them at the same angle for long periods of time. The lightness of the carbon shaft and the stiffness of the glass blades yields a great and efficient stroke. I feel like since I've begun using this paddle that the work I put into paddling has decreased and the amount of enjoyment I get out of it has increased significantly.