I prefer carbon
Posted by: RedCrossRandy on Sep-27-12 1:35 PM (EST)
, but having said that, I've managed to break both of mine. Once in a race I got a little too agressive pushing off a gravel bar in the suck water and-"crunch" went the paddle right where the blade meets the shaft. Broke my other Zav Outrigger with the dreaded tailgate crusher of my pick up truck. Both were expertly repaired in a week by sending them off to Jim Jenkos of J&J Canoes in NY. I expected a much heftier price tag for the repairs than what he charged.