We mentioned in an earlier entry that Tor had developed tendinitis - a challenge to be tackled. Well he saw a doctor and got a prescription for an anti-inflammatory drug (diclofenac). Combined with some rest from paddling, this has already eliminated the pain. However, we still have a long way to go and we don't want this challenge to recur. We therefore sewed a set of straps together to link the paddle to his arm without the need to use the flexors in the lower arm - see photos. One strap goes around the wrist, the two others go around the paddle, on either side of his hand. It remains to perform the long-term field test of this new contraption.