Submitted: 11-04-2005 by eastender43
This is an update....I now have 3 of these paddles, AND I HAVE used them for long trips, in very rocky rivers, with whitewater, and novice paddlers....and they have been terrific. Steve had an adhesive problem with some paddles that is gone. Besides, the rivets prevent the blade from moving even if the adhesive lets go....and my 3 paddles have been through rocky whitewater hell, and are unscathed...The blades are incredibly tough…and the paddles have been used every weekend this season, with no glitches. Just very light, nice pieces that save a ton of energy, so you can handle the next section of WW, even after a long day. For the money, these paddles are magic, and very, very durable, even when abused by novice rock shovelers.