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Old 05-10-2006   #11
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Originally Posted by gh
I would say lower 190's and I would 15 is better than 30.
I'm thinking about getting a 15 deg. offset paddle. Do any of the shops demo paddles? It seems there can be quite a bit of difference in comfort and perfromance between paddles. I don't want to drop 350 on an AT and turn out to hate it. Esp since I think 15 would be a special order paddle.

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Old 05-10-2006   #12
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Confluence has quite a few different paddles for demo/rent.
We even have a specialy made Werner Player that you can change the feather on to see what offset you like, but alas it can only be used in the pool per Werner.

Most River paddles are stocked in a 45 offset and Play blades in a 30 so we would have to order in that 15 or 0 deg.

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Old 05-10-2006   #13
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Confluence Kayaks in Denver has a one of a kind Werner Index tester paddle. It's a whitewater paddle that can be set at 0,15,30, 45,60 degrees right or left hand. Take it for a spin and findout for yourself what's the perfect offset for you. With the pushof a button you'll know what feels right, before you drop cash based off what you read on the internet.

I personally perfer a 30 degree paddle. Low stress plus tons of power. It's one paddle that will do it all. Creek or play. I've tried the lower offsets great for play. Not so great for everything else. But, that's just me. I know others that love their 0 degrees or their 45 degrees. Now you can try before you buy.

Remember we're the only shop in the world with one of these paddles. So, come on down and try it out. (Sorry, it's a straight shaft.) But, the only difference between straight and bent is which way your thumbs are pointing.

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Old 05-10-2006   #14
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I-dot, if you want to paddle with me sometime, you can give mine a try.

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