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Shoulder Injury Survey – Results

Back in 2016 we shared John Nestler’s request for information relating to shoulder injuries suffered by paddlers and whether or not the paddles used (bent or straight shaft) made a significant difference. Two years on and John has kindly shared the data.

Shoulder Injuries Study - Bent Vs Straight Shaft

Back in 2016 I released a survey on my website looking at a number of different factors surrounding shoulder injuries in whitewater kayakers. The original intent was to simply see if injury rates differed among boaters using straight shaft or bentshaft paddles, but the scope quickly grew beyond that. Thanks to all of you that did the survey back then – over 2,700 people responded!

I’ve been sitting on this data for two years now and just don’t have the time to do a thorough statistical analysis, so I’m putting it out here into the community.

It’s interesting to read the comments made by respondents to get their analysis of what caused the injury, and steps they’ve taken to prevent those injuries from reoccurring.

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Shoulder Injuries Study – Bent Vs Straight Shaft

John Nestler is researching what impact the paddle has on the types of shoulder injuries kayakers have suffered and he needs your help.

Shoulder Injuries Study - Bent Vs Straight Shaft

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Self Supported Inflatable Kayak Expedition

John Nestler has recently released a film about a self-supported IK (inflatable kayak) expedition down the Tatshenshini & Alsek Rivers, which flow through the Yukon, BC, and Alaska.

Self Supported Inflatable Kayak Expedition

John has kindly submitted his edit for all readers of Unsponsored to see. Enjoy!

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Why Rush Through Paradise – John Nestler

I was recently contacted by John Nestler to let me know about a recent trip he had undertaken down the Grand Canyon of the Colorado. After watching John’s edit it seem fitting to share it here on Unsponsored. A truly awesome trip.

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