I have an Aqua-bound Carbon Stingray with a small-diameter (1.12") shaft. Even though I have a light grip, I still develop blisters and calluses on the pad between my thumb and index finger if I go out for more than a couple of hours.
Can anyone recommend a grip or tape that will provide some cushion, hold up for at least one season and won’t slip on a small paddle shaft? I was toying with the idea of tennis or handlebar tape but I’m not sure they would hold up well to wet conditions.
If you have successfully used bike handlebar tape, let me know what brand/model/material (gel, cork, etc.) you like.
And in case you were about to ask: Yes, I could do gloves but it’s one more thing to lose or forget to bring with me.