Buying a kayak paddle
I'm officially entering the (training wheels) kayaking world, picking up a SOTAR IK used. The guy has a Werner carbon bent shaft paddle for sale too. At first I wasn't interested, but this weekend I was out on a loaner and one of the "real" kayakers along let me try his Werner. Wow it felt great, especially with my tendonitis (wrist/elbow). I intend to do mostly Class III with the boat, with some Class IV. It won't replace my cat on the Lochsa, for example, but I might play with it on the L on low water to make it more fun. The guy wants $250. Thoughts? Yes or no, and how about cost? What else could I get that would be fine for an into level much cheaper? I won't be able to handle the paddle myself before I buy it.
I am a river, babe - I've got plenty of time, I don't know where I'm going, I'm just following the lines..... - "We are water" by Shaye