Cl Creek 1, AT 0 ...warranty?
We were racking up footage for Vertical Challenge yesterday on the Idaho Springs Town Run. It was low and mellow, but fun (and 300+ feet). I was dinking around, trying to do a wave wheel on a wave train. I flipped over, tucking quickly as I knew it was shallow.
Thunk! on the head. Another rock to the shoulder.
Anyways...I set up and right as I initiated my roll, my paddle jammed into boulder (and my boat shortly thereafter). So I bounced off and missed my roll. Two more thunks to the head, some good bottom drag as I set up again. But this roll attempt my paddle sliced right through the water...very oddly.
I reached up to see what was going on with my blade, and to my surprise, it was gone. By this time, I was tired of being a human river dredge, so screw the hand roll, I'm pulling the plug.
Anyways, long story short, does AT back up their paddles? The paddle was 5+ years old, so I understand that it will weaken over time, but I didn't really expect to break a carbon fiber shaft on such mellow water.
If not, anyone have a used AT for sale? This is prime vertical challenge time.
By the way, thanks to the Starbucks in Idaho Springs. As I stood out on the curb in the 48 degree rain, one-bladed paddle in hand, waiting for my buddies to come pick me up, Ms. Starbucks opened the drive-thru window.
"You look cold and wet! You want something to drink?"
"Yeah, sure, that'd be nice." A warm beverage to pass the time sounded alright.
"How about a water?"
Thanks for the ice water, Starbucks.