Grey Owl suggestions ...
Posted by: old_user on Mar-31-09 1:48 PM (EST) Category: Paddles
I am paddeling a tandem solo more and more often. I am looking at a Grey Owl traditional paddle for this. So, for someone 6'4" @ 220 paddling canadian style in a 16 foot wood canvas boat, which paddle would you recommend, Chieftain, Sagamore, or Tripper?
I look forward to your replies.
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Posted by: ezwater on Mar-31-09 2:05 PM (EST)
spotted owl hang in the same rack.
Posted by: tncook on Apr-01-09 11:41 AM (EST)
I have used a couple GO Chieftains and liked them. They were oiled walnut ones. Now they make them out of cherry and usually varnished. It had a thin shaft and compared to my Turtle Paddles it was like holding a pencil, but weighed much less. Good paddle. The Guide is similar, but laminated.
Posted by: CEWilson on Apr-01-09 7:43 PM (EST)
Grey Owl's carbon Freestyle will yield better control of your canoe, and more forward speed too. Old timey sticks made sense when we cut them out of a sapling with an axe and a crooked knife, but since the development of waterproof glue and fiberglass/carbon lamination, there are more effective shapes and lighter/stronger construction.
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Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-01-09 9:10 PM (EST)
but your suggestion doesn't work well. Its very handy to be able to work under the canoe for Canadian Solo.
couldn't agree more with above post|
Posted by: old_user on Apr-01-09 10:13 PM (EST)
Bought a 58" Tripper today.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Apr-01-09 11:37 PM (EST)
I tried the Tripper and I liked it : )|
Posted by: Yanoer on Apr-06-09 4:17 PM (EST)
It does seem very smooth in the water and does flex when pulled hard.
Posted by: PJC on Apr-02-09 7:38 AM (EST)
I've been using a Tripper for years and love it. I've also used the Chieftain and liked it. Never tried the Sagamore. Both were in cherry. I think the Tripper had more flex - was livelier. I like that, though not everyone does.