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Old 08-11-2004, 11:37 PM
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I just bought a T140 and have paddled it 4 times or so and I love it, but...... I have caught my finger nails on the side handles and they were pulled back a little bit. It hurt. A couple of friends paddled it and the same thing happened to them. I have checked lots of message boards about the T140 and no one ever mentioned that. Should I wear gloves or maybe I just have a bad paddle stroke? Any thoughts?
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Old 08-11-2004, 11:37 PM
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I just bought a T140 and have paddled it 4 times or so and I love it, but...... I have caught my finger nails on the side handles and they were pulled back a little bit. It hurt. A couple of friends paddled it and the same thing happened to them. I have checked lots of message boards about the T140 and no one ever mentioned that. Should I wear gloves or maybe I just have a bad paddle stroke? Any thoughts?
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Old 08-12-2004, 07:57 AM
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Your paddle is most likely to short. It takes a 230 cm or longer to clear the handles on a 140. I paddled a T160 for 2 years with a 220 cm. but when I got in a 120 I had to move up to a 230 as I experienced what you are.
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Old 08-12-2004, 08:59 PM
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BoganBogan
Now and then I have the same problem. I know what you mean, it smarts! Mine is from a sloppy paddle stroke. I often thought about foam pipe insulation or plastic tubing slipped over the handles.
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Old 08-13-2004, 10:11 AM
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Sounds like it might be a little of both issues: paddle length / paddle stroke.
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Old 08-13-2004, 05:59 PM
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Try rolling the handles in. I hit mine like Rickster, rushing to get to the bait. Try what Baja said.
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Old 08-13-2004, 08:06 PM
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I've had that problem, too. Just look at the nail I chipped!
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