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Submitted: 08-03-2005 by little_daddy979
I was in the market for a rec/touring paddle to go along with a bout like the Necky Manitou. I went to local outfitters who had wide array of paddles, but all of them seemed either too expensive or very novice and heavy. The sales people's advice was "Werners always work good..." Turns out, this paddle was 6 ounces lighter than the Werner for only $15 more. The carbon shaft is amazing. I could feel a great difference just by paddling air. In the water, itís great. The medium sized blade is good for medium sized trips. At $140, I don't think there is a better light touring paddle made.