And I am friends with both Wayne, the business owner and Mark, the other guy who responded to this post. This Septhember, I was on a river trip with them and I found out that Mark , who I had always known as a "paddle-breaker" made it through a season without breaking a paddle. That's when I first really started paying attention to Woody paddles. I had tried one out a few times and I thought they were great, but I thought they were over my head.
I am currently only somewhat "involved" with Woody Custom Paddles in the sense that I believe that my friend has an ultra-high-quality product and I want to see him succeed.
I may, in the future, take some Woody paddles to some Colorado play-parks as a representative of Woody Paddles... I hope you will be there to try one out and see what I'm talking about.
Someday, if the company is as successfull as I expect it to be, Wayne has already said he wants me to come work for him - because I believe so strongly in his product.
Wayne told me about all of the pro paddlers who have recently switched to Woody. Most everyone who tries one out wants one.