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  spare? always.
  Posted by: rick_s on Feb-15-13 6:56 PM (EST)

i'd not like being in the middle of anything and totally screwed for want of a paddle!

i secure the R hand split on the foredeck and the L hand split on the rear deck. both, spoon up so i can easily get a hand under.

the reasoning is that if i am one way or another, i can grab something and roll up with the split....and yes, i do practice that and yes, i can reliably do so. it isn't really any more challenging than rolling with a full length paddle.

the ends are twisted around bungie secure enough that i can surf and play in real water and as long as i can secure those ends i've almost never had one come loose...there are exceptions to everything.

as nate good tug, you pull the paddle out from beneath and you're in business.

i use a celtic paddle and the occasional ikelos...all big blades, all about 210.

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