Magic II kayak paddle

by  Carlisle

Magic II kayak paddle Description

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Magic II kayak paddle Reviews

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I don't buy kayak paddles, I…

Submitted by: johncsi on 5/4/2020
I don't buy kayak paddles, I build them. So why am I reviewing a manufactured kayak paddle? A sporting goods chain going out of business had a 'too good to be true' discount going, and I bought a Carlisle paddle for back up, to loan out, for shallow rocky streams I don't want to ding my lovely cedar paddles in. I was prepared to be underwhelmed, but surprise, this is a sturdy, utilitarian paddle, and a good buy, even at retail. There are a lot of paddles that are more expensive, but my Magic gets the job done. My kayak is also self-built, but I'm not embarrassed paddling with this paddle.

For those seeking a midrange…

Submitted by: ClanRiffster on 6/6/2019

For those seeking a midrange paddle, you really can't go wrong with the Carlisle Magic II. Reasonably light weight, seemingly bulletproof design, and an affordable price, make this a great choice.


This is a decent fiberglass…

Submitted by: gofishtx on 8/10/2014
This is a decent fiberglass paddle. I picked it up at our local big box store for a decent price. The blade is fiberglass and it is a bit lighter weight than the Day Tripper paddle. It will work good for a beginner or intermediate paddler. The ferrule separates easily and it performs as expected. If you kayak long distances you may want to upgrade to something lighter with a longer blade. Price wise it is compatible with some of the lower end Bending Branches and AT. But it is a contender.

Great paddle for the price,…

Submitted by: bkahns on 7/7/2014
Great paddle for the price, strong & sturdy construction, adjustable to straight or offset paddling, and have had no issues with the center pin after many years of use

This paddle will get the job…

Submitted by: paddler234048 on 6/6/2011
This paddle will get the job done. However, after breaking two of these in two trips at the center connector piece, I contacted Carlisle to buy two replacement connector pieces. They said they couldn't sell me any paddle components. I guess its too hard to import those from China by themselves ;) So much for customer service. Two weeks ago I would have give this paddle a 10. However after such a cold response from Carlisle, I want everyone to know they don't care about their lifelong customers. They just want to sell you a new replacement paddle. I got my paddles fixed using a piece of metal tubing that fill snug into both shafts. Way stronger than the piece of crap plastic piece anyway.

I bought one of these paddles…

Submitted by: paddler233756 on 8/12/2010
I bought one of these paddles at Bass Pro, took it out one time and the blade fell off, sinking to the bottom of the Erie Canal. I took it back and Bass Pro gave me a replacement. About a week later, both blades came off. this time I was able to retrieve them and have since re-glued and screwed the blades back on to the oar. Just be aware that you may need to make this adjustment if you buy one of these Carlisle paddles.

I have had this paddle for…

Submitted by: nickortizzle1035 on 6/11/2010
I have had this paddle for about 6 years now and have had great luck with it so far. It has stayed very tight and sturdy the whole time. Its a little bit heavy, but for the price I wasn't expecting it to be a featherweight. I got the version with the wrapped fiberglass handle and poly blades in a 230cm and it is great for rec touring