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Quick Review: Aqua Sphere ErgoFlex Hand Paddles

  • By Julia Polloreno
  • Published Aug 6, 2013
  • Updated Aug 7, 2013 at 6:43 PM UTC

With typical swim paddles, the purpose is to build arm strength, but with a piece of rigid plastic covering your hand you lose a feel for the water. The ErgoFlex paddles serve the same purpose, but not at the same expense—the soft rubber frame follows the natural shape of the hand and helps promote good hand position in the water. Instead of sitting flat on a piece of hard plastic, the palm cups the paddle and lets the swimmer really feel the catch and pull phases. Thick, adjustable rubber straps hold the hand firmly but comfortably in place.

$19.95, Aquasphereswim.com

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Julia Polloreno

Julia Polloreno

As Editor-in-Chief of Triathlete magazine, Polloreno oversees the monthly magazine’s content and production. A Stanford University graduate with an award-winning track record in publishing, Polloreno is a two-time Ironman finisher and has been a competitive triathlete for more than a decade.

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