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Types of Paddles

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Canoe Bent Paddles - Why Use them

I resisted bent-shaft paddles long after they were in vogue. I thought they looked goofy and in whitewater, I…

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Canoe Paddle Types

Canoe Paddle Types Aside from personal grit, determination and sweat, it is your paddle that ultimately transf…

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Up The Creek with the Right Paddle

Considering that you are likely to paddle well over 1000 strokes an hour on an average canoe trip, which adds …

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Safety Tricks for Canoeing Big Water

Even the best paddlers goof up occasionally, which is why they take small stuff so seriously. When things go w…

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Kayak Paddle Shafts

The backbone of any paddle - the one structure that ties every part of the paddle together, from the shape of …

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Basic Kayak Paddle Shapes

The first paddle was probably created to move a raft across water so deep a push pole couldn’t reach the botto…

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Kayak Paddle Length - How to Pick the Right Size

Besides knowing what to look for in a kayak, a beginner is also challenged with knowing what is the best paddl…

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Kayak Paddle Lengths

I've had some pretty toasty discussions regarding the proper paddle length for sea kayaks. Some suggest there …

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Kayak Paddles - Feathering and Ferrules

Yet another factor in choosing a paddle is whether you want a one-piece or a paddle that breaks down – a "two …

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