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TYR Mentor Hand Paddles

TYR Mentor Hand Paddles

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SKU: LMENTOR
Product Code: 3169


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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Created and developed by Ron Johnson (World Record Master swimmer, former ASU Head Coach, inventor of the Strokemaker(TM) and Catalyst(TM) training paddles). The Mentor is perfect for swimmers of all levels, from fitness swimmers to triathletes. This evolutionary, technical paddle is designed to build strength without losing feel, and catches water more quickly on the entry phase of the stroke than traditional paddles. It allows for maximum water feel and teaches you proper stoke techniques as well as specific strength development for all four competitive strokes, all while reducing shoulder stress.

Tested by World Champion swimmers, the Mentor is unanimously championed as a must for your training arsenal.

• Patent pending
• Constructed of lightweight PVC foam for added flexion
• Entry/exit holes designed to maximize water feel
• "Alluvial Wing" design helps reduce shoulder stress
• Convex palm dome fits natural swimming hand position
• Wrist strap placement aids in proper stroke recovery
• Multi-hole strap design for custom centering on hand
• Color coded by size
• Extra strap tubing included
• For non-freestyle strokes, size down one paddle size
• Please note that each order will come with 2 paddles

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REVIEWS

  • 4 star rating (Based on 43 Reviews)
    89% of Fit Survey Respondents said this item "Feels true to size"
    11% of Fit Survey Respondents said this item "Feels too big"

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  • rating star
    By from
    on 6/30/2012

    I went from the Catalyst to the Mentor and immediately noticed a big difference.  I was able to get a better feeling of what my hands were doing underwater.  I like the fact I can use these paddles easier than others for specific drills.  There is less stress on my shoulders however I still get good thrust and pulling power from the Mentors.  THANKS!

  • rating star
    By from
    on 3/19/2012

    Bought for local swim team...seem to break easily.  High school swimmers broke 3 pairs...expensive to replace.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 2/16/2012
    Feels true to size

    While I really appreciate the comfort in the contoured shape and performance of the flow holes in the TYR Mentor paddles, I think that the designers did themselves a disservice by using PVC (closed cell foam) plastic in the construction.
    Like many other reviewers my paddle broke under normal use, when I (lightly) pushed off the pool end wall to turn during training. I believe that any product should be designed to withstand the forces and conditions that it will be subjected to under normal use. TYR has failed in this respect.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 2/7/2012
    Feels true to size

    Good feeling paddles.  They have a bit of flex which is nice, but the material is fragile.  I broke the tip off one within just a few weeks of owning them.  The other paddle broke right down the middle atfer 6 months of use, two times a week.  Now they are useless and I'll try something different this time.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 11/16/2011
    Feels true to size

    Worked well but cracked after first month of use.  I only swim 3 days a week and paddles are not used during every workout.  Poor construction.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 7/24/2011
    Feels true to size

    Great training tool, fits well and easy to use.  Same problem as others though in that I snapped one when I accidentally hit the wall.  So not very durable.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 2/22/2011
    Feels true to size

    Very satisfied and would recommend to others.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 1/9/2011
    Feels true to size

    This is the second pair of TYR Mentor paddles I've owned.  Firm, well shaped paddles and the rubber ties are comfortable and easy to slide in and out of during training.  I would recommend this product.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 1/3/2011
    Feels true to size

    the mentor paddles are a good tool in helping my technique

  • rating star
    By from
    on 12/29/2010
    Feels true to size

    I love them.  What a smooth freestyle swim...and an awesome breast stroke pull.  No more shoulder pain!!!

ABOUT THIS BRAND

TYR



Founded in Southern California in 1985, TYR™ has since developed a reputation for high-quality products and equipment. TYR competition swimwear and triathlon gear have been a dominant force in their respective industries. The company is also known for its TYR goggles, swim apparel, triathlon wetsuits and a wide variety of swimming equipment.

TYR was the first company to introduce a pair of goggles designed to fit a woman's face (the TYR T-72). TYR was also responsible for the famous red bathing suits featured on the hit television series "Baywatch." TYR consults with current and former athletes when developing its products. Swimmers know that TYR is a leader in swimsuits, warm-up suits, and swim training equipment. The TYR Tracer Series is one of the most advanced technical suit lines on the market. The TYR Hurricane wetsuits and the TYR Torque collections include top-of-the-line suits for the competitive swimmer.

TYR has also moved into competitive running equipment. From running shirts to shorts, its apparel is designed with the runner in mind. Built with moisture wicking fabric and antimicrobial material, TYR running apparel is designed to give the athlete the most comfortable, dry clothing on the market.

The name "TYR" is derived from the Norse god of warriors, who is said to have embodied victory and glory. Much the same can be said about the athletes who started TYR. Executive Vice President, Steve Furniss, was an Olympian who competed in the 1972 and 1976 Summer Games, and captained the 76th U.S. Olympic Swim Team.



TYR Mentor Hand Paddles Created and developed by Ron Johnson (World Record Master swimmer, former ASU Head Coach, inventor of the Strokemaker(TM) and Catalyst(TM) training paddles). The Mentor is perfect for swimmers of all levels, from fitness swimmers to triathletes. This evolutionary, technical paddle is designed to build strength without losing feel, and catches water more quickly on the entry phase of the stroke than traditional paddles. It allows for maximum water feel and teaches you proper stoke techniques as well as specific strength development for all four competitive strokes, all while reducing shoulder stress.

Tested by World Champion swimmers, the Mentor is unanimously championed as a must for your training arsenal.

• Patent pending
• Constructed of lightweight PVC foam for added flexion
• Entry/exit holes designed to maximize water feel
• ''Alluvial Wing'' design helps reduce shoulder stress
• Convex palm dome fits natural swimming hand position
• Wrist strap placement aids in proper stroke recovery
• Multi-hole strap design for custom centering on hand
• Color coded by size
• Extra strap tubing included
• For non-freestyle strokes, size down one paddle size
• Please note that each order will come with 2 paddles
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