Hand position on a Kalliste bent shaft


I just purchased a Kalliste bent shaft paddle. Can anyone provide advice on proper hand position on the shaft.


Wherever is most compfortable to YOU &
Wherever gives YOU the best performance!!! It is that easy…

Tell me something… When you are driving a car, do you put your hands at “10 & 2” on the steering whell? That is where they are “supposed to be”.

Paddle easy,


he’s right,
you need to find out what works best for you. I have the same paddle and still experiment with hand position as I experiment with my forward stroke. I think I was paddling too high an angle for the paddle and for my comfort (cured wrist problem with the bent shaft, but developed R shoulder problem). There’s no right or wrong, just play and if it hurts, stop doing it.