aids for the handicap person
Posted by: pine on Dec-10-13 6:47 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
I want to introduce canoe or Kayaking paddling to a person with a physical handicap. Any links you could provide I would appreciate.
The specific handicap is a partial limb (arm).
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Posted by: Dr_Disco on Dec-10-13 9:54 PM (EST)
Posted by: vk1nf on Dec-10-13 10:01 PM (EST)
Might want to check out|
Posted by: PJC on Dec-11-13 8:11 AM (EST)
the post further down the page on tandem kayaks for a stroke victim. Kevin would, I'm sure, be most helpful though I didn't remember the name of his company when that post went up. (Thanks FE)
Posted by: fatelmo on Dec-11-13 8:18 AM (EST)
Kevin and Karen at Chosen Valley Canoe Accessories...
Posted by: Celia on Dec-11-13 8:47 AM (EST)
I can't find a link for specific info about paddling a canoe with a partial arm, but Wounded Warriors participate in paddling using every type of watercraft. Often local outfitters have set up an ongoing relationship with this group, and a quick Google search found races in whitewater, flatwater etc. I suggest that you see if you have a group near you, both for contacts about specific means to overcome the problem and to as a source of moral support for your friend.
One of the people I paddled with|
Posted by: kayamedic on Dec-11-13 8:50 AM (EST)
years ago was a thalidomide baby and had just a stump for an arm. He had had a brace made that fit over the stump. I forget how the brace attached to the paddle but he was able to roll.
Hobie and mirage drive|
Posted by: alpalmer on Dec-11-13 9:52 AM (EST)
Hobie kayaks offer products that utilize foot propulsion but can also be used with a paddle. offers flexibility for varying paddling capabilities.
Litle Mirage Sport SOT allowed my|
Posted by: ricknriver on Dec-12-13 7:48 AM (EST)
canoeing wife to pedal along with us on FL paddles last spring when she was recovering from shoulder surgery. Going to take it along this Feb too until shoulder gets really strong. Only weighs ~50#. Found it exc. used on Craigs List. Great alternative for those with temporary or permanent upper body limitations. R