I am late and tired
Posted by: kayamedic on Dec-23-12 8:57 PM (EST)
because we started the Connecticut hockey circuit at 5 am this morning. And I have seen too many cars on the parking lot called I 84 moving at parking lot pace because someone or three was stupid and decided to try and defy the laws of physics,
The BB line seems to have a very small blade relative to what one might expect for the shape. Now just having hiked one of those overblown supermarkets in CT for less than a dozen items my mind is shot for exact measurements. But my Espresso seems to be two inches too long in the shaft for good balance and I bury the thing too far in the water. Its not a bad paddle at all considering its price and the torture I give it, but its not my dream paddle either.
Will be going forth to smack some more oyster bars in two weeks. The Espresso ST is a tough paddle. I did get a Sunburst as it went on sale..and the balance so far off and the feel just so wrong that it went back..again the blade too small for what I expected. And frankly I do not mind carbon shafts, but that one felt rough and icky to me. I just don't like rough and icky things in my hand.
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