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Old 01-20-2007   #1
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ATX Flexi for playboating?

I am looking for a new paddle for playboating and came across a good deal on an ATX Flexi. Although this is not really a playboating paddle, does anyone have any insight as to how it would be for an all around and playboating paddle? I need one paddle to do it all.

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Old 01-21-2007   #2
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It's a great playboating paddle. Several world championships have been won with the ATX Flexi in the last 10 years.


Big blades are a little slower, but, offer a lot of float and power.

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Old 01-21-2007   #3
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It's not the hammer, it's the carpenter.

I say, go with the good deal.

As for a paddle making you a better playboater, I don't think that is possible. I bet most of the pro's could do their tricks with a 2x4.
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Old 01-21-2007   #4
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It IS the BEST playboating paddle available. I use one for play....and river running.......and creeking. I like just having one paddle. The AT2 flexi has been the best for me for all kinds of paddling.
It's also the most user friendly on my wrist/elbow/shoulders (has the best, most ergonomic bend) and has the smoothest stroke out of any paddle I've tried, except, perhaps a Jimistix.
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Old 01-21-2007   #5
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I read your post hastily. Just noticed you asked about AT X flexi, not the 2.

ATx maybe a bit big for play. If you need an 'everything paddle' the top two choices are any of the AT 2's or the Werner Sidekick.

If you want lots of info, call me (Chris) at CKS...I'll be happy to explain different paddle dynamics and features in excruciating detail.
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I have few different AT paddles and they all work well for about every style of paddling. The bent shaft and shape of the grip allows you to get a lot of bite on the blade.

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