I’m new to kayaking and I have a crazy idea for the folks here. When I was kid in school (about two centuries ago) I was in gymnastics. We used “grips” that were leather straps attached at the wrist, over the palm, and over the fingers with finger holes. They incorporated a dowel at the finger tips. Do a quick Google search if you’re curious https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grip_(gymnastics) . These did a great job of protecting hands from blisters. Mostly they made it much easier to grip the high bar.
I have been getting some serious wrist and forearm pain from paddling. The numerous posts on this forum have been very helpful in solving that problem. I expect that time and experience will eliminate the problem completely. I was wondering if anyone has seen these “dowel grips” in the kayaking world? I’m mostly sea kayaking so, even after I have built up some strength, I think these would be a big help on long trips. I found one very brief mention of these on another post from 2014, but nothing else. Seems like there might be a new product idea here.