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  Q on carbon weight...
  Posted by: old_user on Sep-27-12 11:14 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Sep-27-12 11:17 PM EST --

Wow, a lot of ppl seem to like carbon, and because of the weight.

However, I'm looking at Werner Shuna paddles at the moment (the one the Werner Fit Guide says I should go with), and in fiberglass, bent-shaft, it's 29.75 oz.

The Shuna Carbon, in bent-shaft? 29.5 oz. Pretty much the same.

So if the weight difference isn't much (is it?), what's the big hoo-ha over carbon? Is it stiffness? Looks? High-techie-ness?

And if it's increased stiffness, could that have a negative impact on my body/put more strain on my joints?

Just playin' a little devil's advocate here.

I'm kinda checking out wood too, I've always liked wooden paddles visually. Maybe if I get a GP as a second paddle.

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