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Old 04-28-2017   #1
Enfield, New Hampshire
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paddle shaft question

Does a shaft made of fibre glass provide more stiffness and transfer of power than a metal aluminum shaft?

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Old 04-28-2017   #2
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Generally, yes. That's just one of the reasons high end paddles tend to be either fiberglass or wood. There are, of course, exceptions, but he one I can think of had really crummy blade design and was more suited to chopping wood than paddling.
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