Submitted: 06-17-2002 by j palermo
Swift touring kayak paddle. Carbon fiber.
A nice paddle, but one I've gotten disappointed in. I purchased it for my wife, and have also used it myself. I find it to be light, and quite stiff, as carbon fiber should be. The blade design seems to leave me wanting a blade that grabs more water. It's biggest shortcoming seems to be that with slicing strokes, such as a slicing start to a sideslip or bow rudder, the blade just wants to wander all over the place. It just doesn't want to go where I want it to go. A 5 for nice construction, and low weight, but not too good on the in water manners.