Saturday, May 21, 2011

Finis PT Paddles

If you are looking for a way to increase sensitivity or "feel" for the water the Finis PT (Perfect Technique) Paddle might be your solution.  The paddle is designed to improve your stroke efficiency by heightening your feel for the water, especially during the catch phase of each stroke.

The concave shape of the paddle surface encourages improved hand and forearm pitch during the stroke.  While wearing the paddle you engage your catch with the forearm earlier in the stroke.

Once the paddles are removed the sensitivity of your palm in increased and your ability to feel the water is improved.  This is the perfect time to work on distance per stroke.  Your sensitivity will make your catch feel as if you have more traditional paddles that increase your hand's surface area.

At $30 a pair, they are a bit more expensive than a traditional paddle.  With that said, they offer an ease of use that surpasses products like the UFG (Ultimate Fist Glove).  However, a pair of tennis balls, one held in each hand, might be just as useful.

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