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PonoBill

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D-lab mid handle
« on: June 20, 2022, 07:28:04 PM »
I tried to describe how I made this but a few pics probably help. The second picture shows how I cut tabs into the piece of paddle shaft so the sides of the cut are a bit past 60% of the circumference. This makes the opening a little smaller than the width of the handle so the mid-handle snaps on. The velcro stuck onto the tab is just to hold the double-sided velcro strap in place while I'm winding it on.

For the D-Lab I think this is an important modification. I can move my back hand up to the middle of the mid-handle and get a more balanced force on my arms.

« Last Edit: June 20, 2022, 07:35:35 PM by PonoBill »
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: D-lab mid handle
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2022, 04:42:02 AM »
I like how the cutouts prevent excessive bulking up of the grip.  What inner diameter works well for the tube?

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Re: D-lab mid handle
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2022, 08:30:06 AM »
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Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

 


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