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However there are a few major issues that become hard to ignore after a while. The first is how quickly the blades wear down. In 6 months paddling where I have been paddling around once a week with the exception of 2 weeks paddling abroad, the paddles had worn down so much they began looking like a set of 3 year old Werners, and after spending £400 on them, I was taking extra special care to avoid hitting them on anything.
The other major problem is the width of the grips, I am 6ft and normally paddle with 199 paddles, I was using a set of 194s and the grips still felt like they were slightly too wide. Other than that, I have paddled with Ophions, Werners, H20s, Robsons, and these simply blow everything out the water when it comes to playboating, however for river running I think I will stick to my AT2s.
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