Derek Hutchinson Toksook Paddle Description
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Derek Hutchinson Toksook Paddle Reviews
This is an update to my original review. I purchased my Toksook in…
I purchased my Toksook in March, 2002 from the University of Sea Kayaking. While I was at the Southwest Symposium, I noticed that the feather angle had somehow changed. I showed it to Wayne Horodowich, and he immediately said that's a manufacturing defect and he would see that it was repaired at no charge. This paddle has had some really good workouts in rough water and rocks and is 2 3/4 years old. It's a pleasure to deal with outfitters and manufacturers that stand behind their products like this.
The Toksook is a Derek…
During the lunch break for that class, I wound up buying a Toksook. It is now my paddle of choice, and my Swift has been relegated to being a spare on my back deck. The paddle is heavy enough that I do not hesitate to use the paddle to brace while getting in or out of the boat. I have sat on the paddle shaft many times (and I'm about 225 lb)without any problems. The only reason I rate the paddle 9 out of 10 instead of 10 out of 10 is that it is heavy and takes some getting used to. Because of the length of the blades, I was advised to purchase a paddle 10 cm longer than I usually use. With the Toksook, I use a 240 which gives the same shaft length as all of my other 230 paddles.