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  Testing flex
  Posted by: willi_h2o on Dec-13-12 5:49 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Dec-13-12 5:51 PM EST --

Someone suggested - grasping each paddle the normal way
and forcing the tip of the blade against the floor...

Doesn't that only test the "blade" at the tip ?

Wouldn't you want to put the entire "flat" area
of the paddle against a pole, column, wood beam, etc.
and see how the shaft flexes as well ?

I'm thinking - Blade Flex - does not equal - Shaft Flex
in fact they are often made of 2 different materials;
further complicating the touchy feely combo thingy.

Usually we submerge the blade a good ways to get some bite
in the water before the push/pull action takes place

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