your paddlesports destination

Beavertail Paddle

by American Traders

Reviews

American Traders sells pretty, well-made paddles at an incredibly reasonable price. There…

Submitted by: on

American Traders sells pretty, well-made paddles at an incredibly reasonable price. There is much more at the retail store than they show on the website, but if you call and ask for Tim, he'll make suggestions, tell you what styles are in stock, and even suggest something less expensive - how nice is that?

Also, if you can get to Brattleboro, VT, the store has bins full of "seconds," which are beautiful and functional paddles - one-piece and laminate - for $20. I bought a poplar and cherry beavertail for $39, and my husband bought a walnut and poplar for the same price; they are esthetically pleasing and light. They have nice kids paddles, too. Great store, great wooden canoes, great paddles!

I now have 3 of these paddles, one all cherry, and the…

Submitted by: on

I now have 3 of these paddles, one all cherry, and the others of poplar/cherry. I have six other paddles, mostly bent-shaft. The American Trader beavertails are my favorite to paddle with, especially in the 57" length. I am 5' 10", and paddle from a standard canoe seat. They supply good momentum and excellent control in flat water. Highly recommended.