Submitted: 09-28-2011 by Bryan Taylor
I purchased a white water II and a WW III for class III OC-1 paddling. Both T grip handles lossened to the point of having to remove the T Grip, and re-attach with a stronger adhesive. 1 paddle's T-grip actually came loose while hanging vertical on paddle rack in my garage. I was fortunate to have seen the distortion and repair prior to a lwr "yock" paddle. I also would prefer an ash or other hard wood be used for the T-grip handle, as the balsam is far to soft for a WW paddle handle, especially w no protective coating on it.
Other than the T-grip issues the paddles perform well, however I believe the WW II is 6oz or more heavier than spec's say.. Just giving my honest review, no sour grapes. With mods, they do the job for me.