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  If you're fit enough to paddle carbon...
  Posted by: bigspencer on Feb-04-14 2:51 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Feb-04-14 3:26 PM EST --

a low-angle bentshaft will be fine. Sounds like the water is not an issue...but rock hits..y/n? I'm wondering...if the "leisurely pace" why the desire for a thinner, stiffer material(carbon)? If you don't use enough torso in the forward stroke motion you're going to feel the downside over time..regardless of material..but especially with carbon.
Carbon's inherent stiffness lacks the shaft/blade flexing that's comfortable on one's elbows and shoulders...and picks up the vibration from a "hit" on rocks/stones..etc...but then I'm not overly muscular unless I spend more time with the bells. Not dissing it, if you think you WILL be doing some deeper, flatwater paddling...a bentshaft will be cool, but am skeptical where carbon will fit in with your regimen..$.01.


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