Drifter Aluminum kayak Paddle Description
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Drifter Aluminum kayak Paddle Reviews
I picked this paddle up on a…
I picked this paddle up on a whim four years ago when I purchased my first Yak after Canoeing many years and absolutely loved it. I've since replaced my original 2 pc. Paddle with a 1 pc. as I prefer the solid feedback of no joint. I always checkout different paddle stores when I travel and I've only found one high end carbon paddle that feels lighter than my 1pc. Aluminum Harmony Drifter and that paddle was almost $400! The only drawback with this paddle is that 235cm is the longest available, I'm tall and my Yak is a little wide, I'd guess a 250cm would be ideal, and I've passed that on to Harmony when I ordered my 1 pc. In my opinion this paddle is by far the best bang for your buck!
I love this paddle! I…
I also have a Shoreline Marine rounded paddle which I can get more power out of due to its larger blades, but it also takes more effort to use and I get wetter using it. The Harmony Drifter looks very similar to the Bending Branches Whisper, but after trying a BB paddle, I found the Harmony to be lighter and in my opinion smoother to use and of course cheaper.
This is an inexpensive, but…
By giving it a 9 rating, I am not saying it's "above" the other paddles – maybe I should give it just an 8 – but if we factor in the very economical price, it may deserve a 10 – so I am giving it a 9. I cannot yet speak for the long-term durability, but have had no issues the after the first couple seasons.