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Broken Zaveral Grip

-- 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.
Thanks!

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  • Did you call Zaveral and explain your
    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.
  • I just had the same thing happen
    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.
  • Good Idea, Kim
    -- 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."

  • Interestingly Enough....
    ...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
    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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