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I have often taken this paddle apart, and it still fits together tightly with no wobble. I have often had to use the paddle to push the boat off gravel shoals, and in other abusive ways. It still looks great and shows virtually no wear.
For the money, I rate it a 10.
I followed the recommendation of many paddlers and bought a set of decent paddles. Aquabond seacludes (not seaquels) at about $120 each. The narrower blade takes a lot less effort. I have paddled many hours solo, and really enjoy it. I noticed that I like the shorter shaft solo, longer shaft tandem. Go figure.
One drawback is the weight. After two trips, I made a makeshift cart to get it from the van to the water, often a considerable distance. I've also noticed the tracking quirks that some others have posted. This is most noticeable in wind or chop, especially when paddling slowly. I'm tempted to get a rudder. That is why I did not rate it 10.
So, I really love this boat. However, If you can afford two kayaks and are able to transport them, then I would suggest the Loon 138T.