Verlen Kruger Paddle
Posted by: rpm1955 on Apr-03-13 9:37 PM (EST) Category: Paddles
Hello,The paddle in question is for sale on ebay. I need some information on design,composition and history.Are these paddles still made? THANK'S RPM
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Posted by: paddletothesea on Apr-04-13 11:18 AM (EST)
One doesnt see many of these paddles. Verlen made them for his trips and a few for others. The bent shaft design was fairly new (70's) via Gene Jensen and used by marathon canoe racers. The owner of this paddle says he got it from Verlen in Louisianna....most likely during Verlens UCC when he and Steve paddled UP the entire Mississippi.
I have one of these|
Posted by: yetiman on Apr-04-13 8:50 PM (EST)
I have one of these at home with a shorter red shaft, maybe 52" overall length.
It's a good idea not to give it hard use|
Posted by: g2d on Apr-07-13 3:41 PM (EST)
because Verlen used too much Kevlar, both in his boats and in his paddles.