Got my Onno paddles apart yesteday following some good advice from Patric @ Onno.
He was very helpful in his suggestions(as were a lot of people on this message board)
Patric e- mailed me several times after he saw my post on the mesage boards, usually the next day.
So weather, job, & family permitting I will paddle this weekend.
What worked for me was putting the paddle between my knees & twisting the shaft.
Forget the last sentence, the paddles are apart.
I had the same problem with a carbon AT Xcursion paddle til I lubed it with a dry lube silicone. Works great…
Don’t lube it!
Just keep it clean!
This is what Patrick said
".... these ferules are nice and snug and only have to be rinsed / wiped off for maintnence. No lubes please..... will affect locker actuation."
As Patrick Mentioned in His Post
Now that you have it apart sand it down just a little with 600# sand paper or emery colth. I have one of his paddles and it was tight. Now its just right.
Lube it and keep it clean. Even use lip balm if needed.
Silicone spray is a dry “lube”. It
won’t stick like wax or other lubes.