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I had been using an old AuqaBound paddle that came with my…

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I had been using an old AuqaBound paddle that came with my first boat. It worked fine. Who needs one of those fancy carbon fiber paddles? Or so I thought. My new boat came with the Accent Lanai paddle. What a difference! I'm thankful that I did not have to pay full retail. That was a blessing. What a difference it makes when you are out of a couple of hours. Not having the extra weight is very helpful.

The paddle is easy to adjust / offset in either direction. It has a many degrees of offset, so you can find just the right setting for you. My old paddle was one and done.

And the thing floats! Nice.

This is a very good paddle overall, and an excellent value.…

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This is a very good paddle overall, and an excellent value. I have the 4-piece version. It's primarily intended for low-angle paddling, but versatile enough for occasional high-angle usage. It's very light for the price point. As far as I can tell, the shaft flex is minimal to none.

The only minor gripe I have is that blades aren't very stiff, but I suppose that's to expected. It's important to note they aren't full-carbon, but carbon-reinforced nylon (meaning mostly nylon). Ultimately, this is only a minor gripe.

Overall, the Lenai is comparable to $200+ paddles by other makers composed of the same materials.

I recently purchased a kayak and cheap basic paddles after a few…

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I recently purchased a kayak and cheap basic paddles after a few trips out I quickly decided that an upgrade was needed. After a trip to MEC and a lengthy conversation with one of their knowledgeable employees I purchased this paddle. I absolutely love it! It is light weight and designed for low angled paddling. The outcome of buying this paddle is that I can paddle twice as long as with the old paddle and not get as tired.

I would recommend this paddle to anyone that wants to spend longer on the water. The only issue that I have encountered with this paddle is that the first couple of times I tried to take it apart it was very hard for me to do, but after the third or fourth time it does come apart much easier.

I have a special order (MEC) 4 part version of this paddle…

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I have a special order (MEC) 4 part version of this paddle to go with the Innova Swing II. It is very light (28oz) and easy to go long distances without your arms getting too tired. It is a low angle paddle and is very smooth on the water. At first the pieces were stiff to put together and take apart, but after a few uses (and a gentle sandpaper), they are very easy to assemble. Love them. As a carrying bag, I use a small tent pole bag from MEC.