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Old 10-20-2009   #1
 
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Anyone remember Norse paddles?

Please give feedback on Norse paddles! I am looking for brand recognition and whether you liked them! Or not! Thanks Don

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Used them in a kayak school I worked for years ago. Red shaft white blades. They did the trick but would bend in the saft after time. Not something I would want to use but for a beginner they worked
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I used a Norse to push rubber down the New & Gauley back in WV. A few folks called them "shoulder breakers", but I liked having a ridiculous amount of blade in the water. Great for big water.

Somehow got it sandwiched between a load of rafts and webbing and broke the blade. When I called to ask about getting it fixed, the guys said Norse had been out of business a few years. Oh well.
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My 1st paddle was a Norse, and I affectionately referred to it as "the club". Heavy and big, but it never broke on me...
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Guided with one several times including on Clear Creek and Gore. Called it the 'barn door.' Seemed super solid - but heavy and not terribly responsive in the water. I think that there is a fair degree of brand recognition - but mostly by people that have been paddling for 5 or 10+ years. Don't know anybody that loved them or hated them in particular. Not sure I would pay much $$ for the rights to the name.
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Old 10-21-2009   #6
 
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I use norse paddles exclusively in my canoes. I've got 4 or 5 of their canoe paddles ranging from the bread board (extra long blade) to shorter length regular blades. I've used some of those since i started paddling canoe over 10 years ago. they are becoming pretty hard to find though.
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