Touring Kayak Paddles
Canoe / Kayak Anchors
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all too short for me |
Posted by: daggermat on Jul-14-12 1:46 PM (EST)
nice looking blade though. I use 56 and 58 inch. Used 54" in C1 park and play, but not doing those 4-5" saddles anymore.
WW perspective. More info.|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Jul-14-12 2:03 PM (EST)
Matt, are you speaking from a WW perspective. If so, I agree a longer paddle would be preferable. But shorter paddles are the norm for most paddlers for repetitive forward stroking in FW, whether sitting or kneeling. FW may be the focus of the paddle.
using my AB edges or a werner|
Posted by: daggermat on Jul-14-12 4:02 PM (EST)
on flatwater as well. 56" is about right. Kind of moderating from paddling anyways and Aaron is rarely paddling these days (only epic conditions and some flatwater), so we're making do with what we got. Couple more years when my boats disintegrate I'll refurbish.
carbon "reinforced" blade|
Posted by: clarion on Jul-14-12 4:12 PM (EST)
Carbon over plastic blade. Ok 'n all, but it is what it is.
injection molded ( plastic ) blade|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Jul-14-12 4:23 PM (EST)
Cant palm roll|
Posted by: yknpdlr on Jul-14-12 4:51 PM (EST)
Thanks for sharing it|
Posted by: FrankNC on Jul-14-12 7:07 PM (EST)
Seems like a good price for a decent paddle. Sure it is not a Zav or the paddle that advanced palm rollers want. But at 16 ounces the 48 inch model might be just the thing for a back up paddle for my kayak. After all I'm just looking for a change from the double blade and most of my strokes are not advanced. More like hit and switch, J stroke, Pry, rudder, sweep, and low brace.