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Name: leebee209

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Recently received my Placid Shadow in the Ultra Lightweight construction. The hull finish inside and out is the best I've seen on a canoe. The boat is very fast with excellent glide, runs straight yet turns smoothly. Coming from a surf ski/OC-1 background I plan on replacing the foot pegs with a foot bar and foot board as I like paddling with my feet together, but this is personal taste. The above comments are based on using a 230 cm. kayak paddle. I run the "high" seat which is about 4" above the bottom of the hull, with no issues with stability. I am 6'2" and 190 lbs. I feel this is a great high-performance exercise boat.

I have used the Power Surge Pro paddle on my ARES OC-1 and racing solo canoe for 6 months and am pleased with the paddle in both services. Entry and exit are nearly silent, and power is excellent and the light weight is wonderful for minimizing fatigue. Well with the price in my opinion.

I have used ZRE paddles for my racing SUP for years, and recently for my high performance canoe and OC-1 outrigger. The PRO is about 7 oz. and has very clean entry when planting and close to silent exit. Despite the relatively small size (107 sq. inches) it provided excellent power for my canoe and OC-1. Highly recommend despite the price.