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Old 01-03-2017   #1
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DIY Paddle

Hello paddlers,

I'm currently working om making my own paddle.
Not because there is anything wrong the paddles available in my local kayak store, but just because i thought it would be cool to build one.

so to build something with epoxy and glassfibre/kevlar i first had to make a mold.

After a few layers of glassfibre and kevlar it's starting to look like something

I used a Werner Sidekick for the outline because I think that is a nice paddle.

The shaft is made from cheap aluminum because this is the first paddle I'm building. If this works out good i got a few better options to try. ( titanium, aluminum 7075 or carbon)

let me know what you think

From Holland !
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Old 01-04-2017   #2
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I will give you two thumbs up! Werner just might be in trouble. Thanks for the share.
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Old 01-04-2017   #3
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Sweet build!!!

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Old 01-04-2017   #4
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not bad at all.. I'm with DBK. "Werner just might be in trouble." - you appear to do darn good work.
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Old 02-01-2017   #5
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thanks for the comments! i will add more photos of new build:"paddle 2.0"
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Old 02-01-2017   #6
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For what it's worth, Waterstick Paddles made a few Ti-Stick paddles - a titanium alloy shaft with carbon blades. Shaft was light and durable though quality of blades and glue job were less so.
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Old 02-01-2017   #7
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Alright now, PLEASE stop posting the same thing over and over. Your "do it yourself" paddle is pretty cool, and many of us are interested.... but your bordering on SPAM by continuing to repeatedly post the same content.
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