Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile
 


Ocean Rodeo Sports:



GRUMMAN CANOES
FREE SHIPPING on all canoes until May 14
See Paddling.net for great reviews
www.canoeinglife.com
 
Advice, Suggestions and General Help New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  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


 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Deck Rigging Gear

Touring Kayak Paddles

PFD's (Life Jackets)

Canoe / Kayak Anchors

Table of Contents

Google
 
Web Paddling.net


Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us

©2014 Paddling.net Inc.
Paddling.net Sweepstakes Shirt Sale