Submitted: 12-20-2007 by big_dave
I THRASH my gear...
I use my Camano at work as a guide in the Marlborough Sounds, NZ, and it's still going strong after 5 years of paddling at least 175 days a year, towing loaded doubles in chop and strong winds, being loaded in the trailer and rattling round with the rental paddles, and getting stood on by moron customers.
The ferrule wore out, so I glued it together at 35deg, then the ferrule pulled out the carbon weave from the inside of the shaft so I mixed up some epoxy and glued that back in, that was a year ago and the only problem I've had.
I have the crank shaft, which I believe helped clear up some tendinitis in my wrist and definitely helps out my stroke.
I'm extremely happy with this stick, and when I inevitably lose or break it I will buy another one despite the huge price tag.