Submitted: 11-12-2002 by Hyper Paddle
In all fairness of the replies so far.... I find this a good paddle at a fair price. My friends call me "bam-bam" due to the fact I destroy paddles (even shattered an ash canoe paddle in the 1st 10 minutes of a trip LOL). It requires a stronger arm to gain speed,isnt as smooth on flat water, but takes a medium/rocky river beating. I frequently paddle the New Jersey pine barrens, and the Lehigh river also. I have used it on both as a primary,and didnt worry about a break, or blister. It has drip rings and is oval at the right place, a snug fit in the center, and the blade shape allows for pushing off a sand bar, or rock. I paid $85 and so far, after 2 years with my nature, it has survived lol. Beginner, fisher, or funseeker.......give it a try...I trust it.