Paddlers Supply Fingerboard/Hand Indexer
The finger board creates a comfortable and ergonomic oval shape to a paddle shaft. Provides natural indexing for grip of the fingers. This is a simple low cost way to upgrade any paddle.
Easily installed with included heat shrink tubing.
For blade control and paddling with a relaxed grip, the more oval your paddle shaft has the better. Add this "Finger Board" to the grip area of your paddle and you'll have less trouble with diving blades while sculling and fewer missed rolls. More oval also means you can loosen your grip without loosing control and having the paddle shaft spin in your hand. The looser your grip the less strain on your tendons and the more efficient your forward stroke.
The "Finger Board" creates a hollow but stiff lump on the side of your paddle normally facing your bow. You'll be able to feel for this even with neoprene gloves on. It comes with heat shrink tubing to cover the Finger Board (You'll need to use a heat gun set at low to apply the heat shrink tubing - hair driers are not hot enough. As an alternative, you can just tape the Finger Board down w/ electrical tape).
Add Finger Boards to your paddles and stop gripping tight and guessing which way your blade is orientated.