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  At some point.
  Posted by: magooch on Apr-25-13 9:46 AM (EST)

I don't think you mentioned what kind of paddling you are into. If it's white water, then yes it's probably going to be kind of wet anyway. However, if you're more into the more genteel type of paddling, it doesn't have to be wet. Also, if that is the case, you also are likely going to discover that a two piece paddle with the ability to feather will come in handy at times. If that happens, most likely you'll have your drip rings.

Meanwhile, you could try wrapping some string round and round the paddle shaft to simulate drip rings. The location will need to be a little bit above where the shaft stays out of the water when you are paddling in your normal forward stroke. The string of course will need to be painted with something to water proof it and stick it to the shaft. You could also put a couple of beads of silicone adhesive at the proper locations on your paddle shaft.

There might be two piece rings available, but I've never seen them.

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