Open your mind
Posted by: siriushf on Dec-07-12 11:31 AM (EST)
Ok, I'll be direct with you as well. Why don't you let the OP be the judge of wether this might be a good idea for her or not?
My "actual" experince is that this would be helpful for many elderly or unfit paddlers I have helped launching from a dock. But as neither you or I know the specific needs of the OP or even if she is using a dock or a beach, all I suggest is that we leave it to her to decide. Since she is not new to paddling she is probably the best judge of what might be helpful to her?
If you could watch the video you would realise that this very simple product will leave you with one hand free to place on the dock. Hence no problem with balance or with the boat sliding away as you suggested. Besides, since 75 year old Ingvar in the video find it helpful it would not seem too far fetched to think that others might find it useful to, would it? Or do you suggest that Ingvar is uncomparable to everyone else in the world?
All I am saying is that this is one more option that may or may not help the OP. Why slam it if some already found it helpful?