7 adventurers tell us why they swear by Sugru
Could Sugru be the secret ingredient for success in extreme sports?
You guys never cease to amaze us with your awesomeness. This is one of the most wonderful stories we've ever received from a Sugru user.
Joanne has no fingers on her left hand but bravely signed up for the insane Ultra Marathon, a canoe race that is over 715km long.
When preparing for the race, she was looking for a way to modify the paddle so she could hold it on her left side as well as she could on her right. Over to Joanne in her own words.
" I was trying to find a way to modify my paddle so that I could hold it on my left side as well as my right. Then a friend told me about Sugru. I used several colours, and though it may not be the prettiest adaptation I could have made, it certainly allowed me to compete in the race, in 54 hours and 3 minutes...of paddling. No sleep!"
We fell in love with Joanne - her spirit, determination, enthusiasm, and creativity. What she was able to achieve with had a friend not helped her to hack her paddle, with a humble screw and a few packs of Sugru blew us away.
When she asked for support to buy lighter paddles to do the race again, we jumped at the chance. This is a short film we made together with Joanne, and it tells the story of what happened next. Enjoy and share!