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Old 05-21-2018   #1
 
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Recommend paddle

Hi. I need to buy paddles for a tandem sit-on kayak. For rec flat water and sub-class II river.


I live rural and need to buy it online sight unseen. The options are overwhelming, esp re blade material.



- Trying to keep it cheap, i.e. $100 or less. There's also some choices in the $50 range.

- The boat is wide, so I need a 250 cm. Which limits the choices.

- I want a blade that can take some abuse, such as pushing off rocks.
- I'd prefer that the paddle can float.
- Adjustable feathering is nice, but I can drill my own holes I suppose.


Any recommendations?
Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-21-2018   #2
 
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Some options

Carlisle Predator
Bending Branches Angler scout
Carlisle Next plus
Feelfree day tour
Werner tybee
Aquabound eagle ray
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I recommend the Carlisle Magic Plus. It is a take apart. It is strong. And it is under $100 if you look around or wait for sales. There are many other excellent choices. REI is having a sale right now. Most paddles are 20% off.

Concerning your choice of 250cm. That is a fairly long paddle. What is the width of your kayak? More helpful would be to know the make and model? How tall are you?

There are many excellent sizing charts on line to help you select a length.
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Thanks.


I am just under 6' tall and the kayak is 34" at the beam
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I recommend the Carlisle Magic Plus.

There are many excellent sizing charts on line to help you select a length.

Looks like the max size for the Magic Plus is 240 cm. Pretty sure I'd prefer a 250 (see reply above)
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As you say, 250cm limits your choices.

After a little research, Werner Skagit would be my choice for a economy 250. 20% off at REI right now gets it to just over $100. Werner makes excellent paddles. We own a bunch of them.

https://www.rei.com/product/781862/w...2-piece-paddle
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Werner

Looks perfect. Just submitted my order. Thanks!
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