Carlisle Fiberglass Expedition
Posted by: natekimh on Feb-26-13 9:20 AM (EST) Category: Paddles
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I've tried out the Carlisle Expedition Kayak Paddle before and am very comfortable with it. I can buy it for 99$ via Amazon. Should I hold out for Aquabound Full Carbon Paddle?(I really can't afford Werner Paddles yet).I won't have the chance to try out any more paddles until spring. BTW I paddle tandem Canoes,rec kayaks and a Old Town Dirigo tandem.... Thank You
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Since you've tried it and it felt right,|
Posted by: ezwater on Feb-26-13 3:03 PM (EST)
why not buy and use it?
Buy the lightest paddle you can afford|
Posted by: PaddlerMidwest on Feb-27-13 9:54 AM (EST)
Every person I have ever spoken to says buy the lightest paddle you can afford. The main reason is lighter paddles have less strain on your body.In particular, your shoulders.
A really light paddle is nice, but I can|
Posted by: ezwater on Feb-27-13 12:58 PM (EST)
go all day with heavier sticks. Shoulder strain isn't a matter of paddle weight, it's a matter of technique.
There is a 4 ounce difference...|
Posted by: natekimh on Feb-28-13 5:07 AM (EST)
between the Carlisle(33 OZ) and the Aquabound Carbon(29OZ). I guess I cant go wrong with either one! I appreciate your help and advice. I'll probably purchase the Carlisle but I will try out the Aquabound Line when I go up to Old Forge NY(MountainManOutdoors). Have a Kayak waiting for me...
Posted by: FrankNC on Mar-01-13 2:00 PM (EST)
I'd get the heavier Aquabound rather than the lighter Carlise. But for me it is the shape and size of the blade that matters more than the weight. I like my heavier fiberglass 200cm Aquabound manta ray better than my much lighter all carbon 215 Werner Little Dipper for most every use.