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flyfisha1 05-06-2003 09:13 AM

"Paddle" for your 'yak?
 
Probably want to spend no more than $100 for a yak paddle. Any suggestions? If it matters, I do a lot of upper-body weight training and am not concerned in the least with a paddle that is slightly heavier than others, though obviously I want one that doesn't flex too much and rob the stroke of energy. I'll try several out when I go to test the yaks, but just wanted some feedback before hand from those of you with experience. TIA...

flyfisha1 05-06-2003 10:26 AM

Having just looked into paddles at a few sites, I can see that I'm going to have to extend my spending limit to $200 for a better quality paddle. Any suggestions...

JimW 05-06-2003 10:30 AM

Why not support a sponsor. Check with Billingtonseakayak or capecodkayak. These places are hands on shops, but they may be willing to ship one to you. Both banners are rotating on this page at the top. If you do go that route, tell 'em the forum sent you.
Carbon fibre all the way if you can swing it.

DFix 05-06-2003 12:03 PM

Why are you gonna have to go into $200 range??? - Christ, I've got a Harmony 240 aluminum shaft I found for under $100 and I don't think the glass shafted job I got from Art Burton was anywhere near $200 NEW. I don't want to sound like a smart-A$$, but I'd try that web-search again. And, yes, the sponsors should be checked out for their respective best deals -

What are shipping costs from MA to FL??? :rolleyes:

JimW 05-06-2003 02:01 PM

~$10 priority mail.

flyfisha1 05-06-2003 05:53 PM

Found a Northwest Passage 220 by Harmony for $139; might give that one a go... Seemed quite light and strong, and the price is right...

MarkDoogue 05-06-2003 10:48 PM

You just missed a SWWEEEEEET paddle in the sponsors auction.

The Aquabound AMT paddle that Nick just bought for $100 is awesome, I should know, I paid full retail.......:hehe:

Nick 05-07-2003 07:13 AM

Mark's right, the paddle I won is nice. Can't wait to give it a whirl soon. Might have to take a paddle Sat. Morning.

Nick

flyfisha1 05-07-2003 07:26 AM

I'm sure there are some great deals out there; the place I'm going to pick up the yak price matches and I get 10% off the purchase price that I can get either as cash or accessories. So, I'll end up paying around $80 for a $140 paddle.


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