This storm paddle has based on the NANOOK paddle design, only its loom is shorter – only two fists wide. It has mild “shoulders” on transition from loom (shaft) to blades. Blade tips are round and as wide as the blade. Storm paddles are made of western red cedar (Thuja plicata) – lightweight and beautiful wood, which generally does not rot. Pine strips on the loom is our “trade-mark” which adds stiffness to our paddles. As a finish, we oil the paddles with tungoil. Wooden paddle treated with oil feels very natural and warm in your hands. Good grip is guaranteed, even when the paddle is wet. Historically, storm paddle had the primary use with strong winds: while using full sliding stroke, lower blade is deeply in the water and only little part of the upper blade is exposed to the wind. Today, storm paddles are widely used as a spare paddle. But there is considerable amount of paddles who use storm paddle and sliding stroke for their everyday paddling. Using a greenland paddle is gentle to your muscles and joints and decreases fatique. It is silent and you put less effort in each stroke. Bracing and rolling are easier than you ever thought they could be.
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Western Red Cedar - Every piece of wood is different. They come with different density, weight and color.