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  Broken Zaveral Grip
  Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jul-19-13 4:38 PM (EST)
   Category: Paddles 

-- Last Updated: Jul-19-13 4:39 PM EST --

After almost 10 years of use I felt the grip "Give" on my Zaveral rec paddle the other day. The grip, not the shaft, is broken. Just checked online and the T-grip I want is $64 plus shipping. Looked at the carbon replacement like I have and I see the same price. I really don't want to spend that much money on a tiny piece of wood or carbon. Any other places out there where I can find a replacement grip a bit more reasonable? Doesn't have to be Zaveral as long as it will fit in the shaft.

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  Did you call Zaveral and explain your
  Posted by: kayamedic on Jul-19-13 4:46 PM (EST)
problem? It may be that they have a second around somewhere. Their grips are mighty comfortable. Personally I would go with a second before a knockoff.
  Good Idea, Kim
  Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jul-19-13 4:52 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Jul-19-13 4:52 PM EST --

The paddle was a "Second" way back when and was right at $100. I didn't want to spend almost as much for a new grip. Didn't think about the fact that they may have GRIPS that are "Seconds."

  I just had the same thing happen
  Posted by: mcimes on Jul-19-13 4:51 PM (EST)
I just had the same thing happen. I called Zav and he sold me one for cost. I got the White Water grip, which has an extra layter of carbon and is filled with expanding foam. It was still about $50 shipped, but it seems a lot stronger than the 'Light' grip that was on it. Its only a few grams heavier so I think it was worth it.

Getting the old one out took a lot of careful scraping with a utility knufe and a lot of sanding until the new one fit.

Overall it worked great though.
  Interestingly Enough....
  Posted by: wildernesswebb on Jul-19-13 4:55 PM (EST)
...this paddle has always been a bit too long. My wife's paddle is 2" shorter and just right. So when the deed is done, I will cut the shaft a bit and think I should end up with a paddle better than before?
  That makes it easy
  Posted by: mcimes on Jul-19-13 5:04 PM (EST)
That makes your life a lot easier then! I didnt want to loose any length on mine so I spend a half hour sanding the old grip out of the shaft.

The shaft/grip cut like butter so you have about 10 mins of work once you get the new grip.


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