I know I saw these at Raystown the last time I was there. Anyone know who makes them? Looking for the info for a friend. Many thanks.
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I bought a Carbon Fiber Pole|
Posted by: Paddlingfan1 on Apr-20-13 11:00 AM (EST)
I think I bought it at Rutabagas in Madison, WI several years ago. Don't remember the brand name but I'm sure they can help you. I still have not used it much.
dum eyedear ??|
Posted by: old_user on Apr-20-13 1:42 PM (EST)
Sherrill tree supply sells fiberglass poles used for "pole saw" and bigshot... I gotz da foam core 'cause it floats
Lendal 3 Part Pole|
Posted by: TOPHER on Apr-20-13 3:10 PM (EST)
Although they looked like carbon in reality they were mainly FG with some CF reinforcements at the ferules ..... but alas they don't make them any more. I recognized that they would probably not be in production long and grabbed two of them a few years ago, but a bit like Heston's guns they are prized possessions and could only to be pried from my cold dead hands.
Carbon fiber paddle shafts are known |
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-21-13 12:43 AM (EST)
Lendal 3 pc pole.|
Posted by: riverman69 on Apr-21-13 5:48 AM (EST)
Doug, I bought one of the Lendal 3 pc poles after seeing Tophers. I orderd mine through a local paddle shop. Anyone that sells Lendal paddles should be able to order one.
Have you tried a Hayden aluminum pole?|
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-21-13 2:54 PM (EST)
Ed's progeny still offer to make them.
Posted by: dougd on Apr-21-13 5:54 PM (EST)
Bought it off Ed years ago. Also still have my first aluminum pole probably going on 14 years old now. Has a curious bend on one end!
Yeah, my old Beletz pole has a bend. |
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-21-13 5:56 PM (EST)
They say it may come out after taking vitamin E in large doses for a while.
Posted by: morayreef on Apr-21-13 8:29 PM (EST)
You guys tell me what you want.|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Apr-21-13 11:10 PM (EST)
Posted by: TommyC1 on Apr-22-13 1:33 PM (EST)
.058 is pretty thin wall ...|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Apr-22-13 3:27 PM (EST)
Whats inside to keep it from kinking when point loaded @ 4-12" while loaded on other end ?
Tommys talking aluminum|
Posted by: daggermat on Apr-22-13 5:55 PM (EST)
that's the Haydenpole Standard. I have 8 aluminum poles, 6 that Ed made, 2 that I made. All my Hayden poles are somewhat bent, but still function, except for one. That's the one I pinned myself with and flipped the canoe with, 20 feet from the putin/takeout....at the Ed Hayden memorial poling event several years back. Ed was looking down and laughing, of that I am sure.
Yep understood. .058 aluminum|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Apr-22-13 6:33 PM (EST)
Just curious ... Do you guys know what aluminum this is ? So about 3 pounds for 12' not including end fittings ... I could see taking at least 1/2 pound off that and getting a stiffer and tougher pole.
Posted by: dougd on Apr-22-13 10:48 PM (EST)
Pat, I have used PE for the ends of one of my poles for years now. I had to push some more in only once after a nasty trip where the pole actually flared out from the actions with the rocks we were poling over. It's a great fix for hollow end poles and makes a good and solid plug. Have never had water leak in through that bond.
Cool ... |
Posted by: onnopaddle on Apr-23-13 4:03 AM (EST)
Anyone reading this ... A same-expected-load pole in carbon would be stiffer and 1/2 the weight of the .058" aluminum version. This gives a whole pound and half to place material where it needs to be for odd point loading that would be FAR stronger and tougher than the 'beer can' pole. A pound and half of carbon would be ridiculously too much so cut that in half and you get a bomber strong AND tougher pole @ < 2.25 pounds.
6061 T-6 aluminum for poles NM|
Posted by: daggermat on Apr-23-13 8:36 AM (EST)
Beer can pole???|
Posted by: Steve_in_Idaho on Apr-24-13 11:23 PM (EST)
Doesn't feel like it when it whacks my head.
What's to keep it from kinking?|
Posted by: TommyC1 on Apr-25-13 5:28 AM (EST)
Generally the 200 lbs buffoon (me) letting go before it kinks but often after it's bent a bit.
weight can be beneficial as well|
Posted by: daggermat on Apr-25-13 8:44 AM (EST)
I find sometimes the aluminum pole can get too light in fast moving water in approx. 2-4' depth and wants to get swept by the current. I have one that seemed to be leaking a week or so back, but I was able to plant this one easier than the other in a cl.2 rocky attainment on the Shepaug. Felt like it had maybe a pound of water in it.
Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Apr-25-13 2:41 PM (EST)
Two of my poles are heavier (~5 lbs). I like to keep one on board for those deep & swift spots.
I went to Hayden Website....|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Apr-25-13 9:52 PM (EST)
70 for already rigged pole ... I say support that family and buy two of them.
Haydens and I figured out a way to |
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-26-13 1:02 AM (EST)
get a 2 piece 14 foot pole. I'm very tall and have found my old 12' Beletz feels a bit short.
$70 is very reasonable.|
Posted by: Steve_in_Idaho on Apr-26-13 5:51 PM (EST)