Submitted: 06-20-2007 by thetrailboss
This was the paddle that the EMS store suggested for us. It lists for $95 (the standard version and not the carbon shaft). I was considering getting a real basic paddle at LL Bean for $35, but after looking at these paddles and reading this board, we went to the $95 one.
We have NOT had any problem with the joints. Ours still can be disconnected. The shape of the blade is nice.
Very light...last weekend we rented a boat for a friend and my fiancee use the paddle that came with it. She was begging to have her Stingray back.
We have 230 cm models -- good length for what we do. Very durable paddle that has stood up well.
Best of all, not made in China. Made in Canada.
Good basic paddle. Do wish it had a better grip on the shaft, and that the rubber splash guards did not slide down the shaft. Minor details though.