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  Gearlab paddles
  Posted by: rhonin on Feb-20-14 9:35 PM (EST)
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Interested in the Gearlab Greenland style paddle. Anyone have any info on them? Not finding much in the way of reviews.

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  Give us a link, so we can take a look
  Posted by: ezwater on Feb-22-14 10:36 PM (EST)
at them. There's so many paddle makers that you may not find someone on pnet that's used a particular one, but we know the principles of paddle design and construction.
 
 
  Gearlab paddles
  Posted by: rhonin on Feb-23-14 1:20 PM (EST)
Here.s the link http//www.store.gearlab.com.tw thanks for any help.
 
 
  One concern I had was ...
  Posted by: Kocho on Feb-24-14 9:46 AM (EST)
With the push-button ferulle - these usually wobble. However, they seem to have an updated design in their current version that has some sort of a T, which supposedly removes the wobble between the two halves.

There was a recent thread on these paddles here - did you find it?
 
 
  interesting
  Posted by: edzep on Feb-24-14 10:24 PM (EST)
I had one of their GPs a few years ago. As a standard button ferrule, it did wobble a bit. I found the shoulders too close together, so, had to trade it away. I noticed from their specs that the loom length did not grow proportionately with the overall paddle length, and wondered if many taller users might find the looms too short. I thought the blade shapes and finish were good. (All this from an occasional GP user. I like the concept, but have not found the right paddle. No other GPers around my area.)
 
 
  Hmm, my Werner Camano with its
  Posted by: ezwater on Feb-24-14 10:34 PM (EST)
push button ferrule doesn't wobble. I had to carefully sand the male end with 400 paper after the ferrule refused to release.

Maybe makers are selling slightly loose ferrules so they don't get calls about non-release.
 
 
  review.
  Posted by: ccrowhurst on Mar-10-14 4:42 PM (EST)
I wrote this review last year, http://qajaqrolls.com/2013/04/gearlab-oyashio-composite-greenland-paddle.html

I have loaned these paddles to numerous people who have enjoyed using them.
 

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