The perception carolina 14.5 I'm picking up tomorrow was originally suppose to come with a paddle. The seller decided they are going to keep the paddle. The price was reduced $100. I currently have a Carlisle Day Tripper for my rec boat. So looking for suggestion on what paddle to get for the carolina. Only thing I have noticed with the daytripper is sometimes it starts to rub between my thumb and pointer finger, but not sure if thats my fault or the paddle. I'm 5'8" BTW.
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Often the solution to a grip problem|
Posted by: ezwater on Aug-02-13 10:48 PM (EST)
is to acquire a more relaxed grip with experience. You might also want to check the spacing of your grip, as that could affect the thumb/forefinger thing.
you are going to get a calus|
Posted by: franknc on Aug-02-13 10:51 PM (EST)
On the base of your thumb. A different paddle will not change that.
Posted by: WaterBird on Aug-03-13 12:08 AM (EST)
I would second the motion.|
Posted by: magooch on Aug-03-13 9:07 AM (EST)
I too would strongly recommend a Werner Camano, but if you don't want to spend that much money, Carlisle makes a beautiful all glass paddle called the Expedition. For the price ($159.99) you would be hard pressed to find a better "new" paddle.
echo that. also Ebay|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Aug-06-13 3:07 PM (EST)
Posted by: Mikaila31 on Aug-04-13 12:01 PM (EST)
How much lighter is a Werner carbon fiber paddle compared to the daytripper paddle. I can't find much info on weight. With the daytripper paddle I don't have any issues with it apart from occasionally rubbing, but that is probably from gripping it too tight.
37 vs 23 oz.|
Posted by: WaterBird on Aug-04-13 1:39 PM (EST)
Your Day Tripper weighs 37 oz. A Werner Kalliste all carbon paddle weighs 23 oz. Is 14 oz a big difference? Just 7 oz per blade? Yes, it's a huge difference. When you lift the paddle 10,000 times in a day (which is very possible), you're lifting an extra 4,000 lbs per hand! That makes you more tired and sore by the end of the day and it takes longer to get places, with more effort.
Posted by: njsurfboat on Aug-06-13 2:52 PM (EST)
Just threw one on ebay under user name njsurfboat.Bent shaft glass. Once you go carbon....you cant go back.
Mikaila - 2 questions|
Posted by: RavenWing on Aug-06-13 3:11 PM (EST)
what is the length of your current Carlisle paddle?
Bent of Straight|
Posted by: upstart on Aug-06-13 6:58 PM (EST)
The Carolina is a nice boat, you should enjoy it. I also like to search for second hand paddles but that may take some time so you have to patient and wait. Once you get away from an aluminum shaft you'll never want another. It would be great if you joined a paddle group and asked to try a variety of paddles. Different lengths, bent or straight shaft, there are lots of changes you could make.
Posted by: rival51 on Aug-06-13 9:28 PM (EST)
are worth a look as well. $275 + shipping for a two piece mid-tour. Emma has one & dearly loves it.
The only paddle for me is a|
Posted by: suntan on Aug-07-13 10:00 AM (EST)
Bending Branches. I've abused mine in every way possible and it just does not break.
Aquabound Stingray Carbon|
Posted by: gnatcatcher on Aug-07-13 11:24 AM (EST)
Check out the Aquabound Stingray Carbon. Around 27-28 ounces for the 220 length, and can be found for less than $170.00 on line for the older TLC ferrule. Nice all around paddle that can take a beating. Mine is banged up and scratched from Pennsylvania's famous rocks, and it's held up beautifully. It was a good fit for my Carolina (which I've since sold).