I'm considering the purchase of an older Lendal bent shaft 4 piece paddle. I was told it has the fiberglass shaft and blades. Is there anything special I should look for besides wear/cracks/dings, etc.? It is a 210cm and appears to be in very good condition. Price is $100.00. A good deal?
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Nothing special other than the usual...|
Posted by: Kocho on Feb-26-14 7:12 PM (EST)
I have a 4-piece carbon blades and shaft of the Kinetic Touring and it has been great so far. Strong, light, and easy to assemble/disassemble.
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Posted by: bigjockjoe on Mar-05-14 11:39 PM (EST)
The CF construction is...|
Posted by: holmes375 on Mar-05-14 11:47 PM (EST)
a carbon reinforced synthetic (nylon I believe) blade construction. If I recall correctly the old nomenclature for the full carbon blades was CC.
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Posted by: Kocho on Mar-07-14 12:23 AM (EST)
Are right about the CF meaning carbon reinforced plastic blades. My Nordkapp was the CF - very strong, very heavy. I almost never used it because of this and sold it. The plastic Kinetics were much lighter though, it was the bigger size and thicker blades that made the Nordkapp so heavy. On a separate note, I used to have a Werner Desperado white water paddle of similar construction - carbon reinforced blades. I bought it used and in 3+ years of heavy white water use with constant scraping against rocks it barely changed. This is a very good construction for boney river use. It too was lighter than the Nordkapp though ;)
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Posted by: Dr_Disco on Mar-06-14 5:32 PM (EST)
Older paddles actually made in Scotland are fine. Paddles made by Johnson that say made in Scotland are not fine. They used spoiled adhesive to attach the blades for the ones I purchased. I had to detach the blades, clean out the old adhesive, and reglue them. Hopefully you got one of the original paddles.
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Posted by: ocd_yakker on Feb-28-14 1:08 PM (EST)
I am looking for a spare paddle in 210cm..
ocd_yakker I have a Lendal Nordkapp...|
Posted by: paddlemore on Feb-28-14 1:33 PM (EST)
that needs a new home. 210 straight shaft carbon blades made in Scotland. Let me know if you want more info.
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Posted by: johnysmoke on Mar-01-14 5:36 PM (EST)
I'll take that Nordkapp off your hands?
Posted by: OCD_Yakker on Mar-13-14 8:05 PM (EST)
Didn't see your reply - sorry. Already picked up a 210cm two piece Shuna. Dang.