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Blisters on hands

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Created by Kisutch 2 months ago, 14 Dec 2023
Kisutch
392 posts
14 Dec 2023 9:48PM
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My Ke Nalu paddle gives me blisters, they go away fast so can usually just wear gloves one session, but curious if others have same issue, any solution? I wax paddle, 82 blade just under head high, thanks

justaddwater
NSW, 668 posts
15 Dec 2023 7:02AM
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Kisutch said..
My Ke Nalu paddle gives me blisters, they go away fast so can usually just wear gloves one session, but curious if others have same issue, any solution? I wax paddle, 82 blade just under head high, thanks


I've had one since they came out,13 years ish ,never had a problem, old tradie hands possibly?,I have noticed recently that I have worn down the texture on the shaft though ,but still is grippy enough !

micksmith
VIC, 1672 posts
15 Dec 2023 12:48PM
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Ditch the wax, I've also never had a problem but I don't use wax, unless you're having way too much fun and staying out longer than your allocated time, this also could contribute to blisters but I reckon it's the wax.

Freogeezer
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15 Dec 2023 2:13PM
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Kisutch said..
My Ke Nalu paddle gives me blisters, they go away fast so can usually just wear gloves one session, but curious if others have same issue, any solution? I wax paddle, 82 blade just under head high, thanks

I paddle race boards 3 to 4 times a week and often get blisters . That is until recently when I used bicycle handlebar tape for grip . Lots of 'racers' use grip on their paddles . I do believe you can get specialist tape but our local SUP store is out of stock .
The handlebar tape works for me .

colas
4976 posts
15 Dec 2023 5:01PM
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Kisutch said..
My Ke Nalu paddle gives me blisters


It is very easy to get blisters with grips on paddle.
I read Ke Nalu had some rough surfacing on the shaft. Try to sand it a bit smoother, and maybe use wax or "liquid wax".

See: www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Stand-Up-Paddle/Review/For-those-that-wax-there-shaft-handle-man-what-a-title?page=1

Kisutch
392 posts
16 Dec 2023 11:00PM
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Thanks for all the tips!



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