Greenland paddle makers
Posted by: greencrafted on Jan-31-14 8:58 AM (EST) Category: Paddles
Who do you recommend?
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Posted by: MORiverPaddler on Jan-31-14 9:23 AM (EST)
Check out Joe O'Blenis, holds the speed record for circumnavigation of Vancouver Island, great handmade paddles, and a good guy.
Posted by: gobsmacked on Jan-31-14 9:26 AM (EST)
I love my Lumpy|
Posted by: bruce on Jan-31-14 10:52 AM (EST)
Make your own|
Posted by: MintJulep on Jan-31-14 10:58 AM (EST)
If you have the tools and skills go ahead and make your own.
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Jan-31-14 11:10 AM (EST)
and if you need a sectional, Northern Lights
make your own|
Posted by: ret603 on Jan-31-14 1:31 PM (EST)
Once you make a couple, a longer, shorter, wider, differently configured loom or any other exploration is just $20-$40 of wood and about 3-4 hours of time. Buy a 4x4 with straight grain and split it with a bandsaw to get two blanks with vertical grain. Most 2x4's are flat sawn, not the more desirable vertical grain. Many paddle makers periodically teach classes, which is a good way to start on GP making.
Posted by: amf on Jan-31-14 3:19 PM (EST)
I like my tuktu, and I've made my own. Tuktu's are nicer, unless you are a better woodcrafter than I am.
Posted by: Kudzu on Jan-31-14 5:14 PM (EST)
Posted by: jsmarch on Jan-31-14 5:16 PM (EST)
Have owned or paddled Tulku, Beale, Superior, Northern Lights, and many others + made my own and hands down Bill Bremer's Lumpy is the sweetest GP I've ever used...he's a friend a paddling buddy, but if he weren't the answer would still be the same.
Posted by: Canuka on Jan-31-14 5:26 PM (EST)
I love my Tuktu, but have nothing to compare it with since it's my first GP.
I love my Lumpy. |
Posted by: rpg51 on Feb-01-14 6:40 AM (EST)
Bill is a wonderful guy and he spent all the time with me that I needed to help me get the right fit. It is a joy to paddle and feels perfect in my hands. If/when I buy a second paddle it will be a Lumpy.
Posted by: falcon on Feb-01-14 1:07 PM (EST)
I have been using a Carbon Superior for over 10 years, so I can speak to its durability.
X5 on Lumpy and Bill made them|
Posted by: ricknriver on Feb-01-14 1:04 PM (EST)
extra long to clear the gunnels well on our solo canoes especially for windy open water trips. Very comfortable fit, properly indexed for smooth clean strokes without paying attention, and no joint stress. R
Lumpy & Novorka|
Posted by: Kocho on Feb-01-14 2:59 PM (EST)
Extremely carefully crafted cedar paddles. Light, smooth, good. And made by a great guy too!
Posted by: sapien on Feb-01-14 5:07 PM (EST)
makes very nice and affordable 1-pc and 2-pc GP's... http://talonwoodworks.ca