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DayTripper kayak paddle

by Carlisle

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As former canoers but new kayakers we were reluctant to spend a…

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As former canoers but new kayakers we were reluctant to spend a lot on paddles until we knew a little more on what we needed. The outfitter suggested the Carlisle Day Tripper fixed length, fixed angle (flat) model. Before I put it in the water I had "angle envy" because I thought for sure that I would notice the need for a 60 deg. option. After paddling for a couple hours with my wife in our Twin Heron, I appreciated the ease of using the fixed flat angle paddle.

Prior to seeing and using these Carlisles, I had held some aluminum paddles which were much heavier in a couple sporting goods stores and I was concerned about having to spend big buck on a non-aluminum paddle. For an aluminum paddle it feels quite light and didn't tire either of us on our maiden voyage of our tandem kayak.

We have purchased 20-25 Carlisle day tripper paddles over the last five…

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We have purchased 20-25 Carlisle day tripper paddles over the last five years for our school's small fleet of kayaks. They are a great entry paddle that is affordable, light, featherable and easy to store. It has been our first choice when replacing a worn out or damaged paddle in our inventory.

I like the paddle for mild ocean. They are light and float…

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I like the paddle for mild ocean. They are light and float. When I back paddle to stop they work very well. One paddle backwards going at a good clip and the 8ft polypropylene kayak stops. Recommend for light ocean or mild stream.

These paddles get a beating from us on the shallow, rocky Yellow…

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These paddles get a beating from us on the shallow, rocky Yellow River. They do the job well. The drip cups could be a little better. We all have the two piece models and they haven't failed us yet.

This a a good entry level paddle. It is not too heavy…

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This a a good entry level paddle. It is not too heavy or expensive for someone just getting started. It is well made and easy to break apart. The day tripper was my 1st paddle and I still keep it as an extra paddle. good paddle for the price but if you kayak a lot or long distances you will eventually want to upgrade to something lighter with a longer blade.

Day Tripper 220CM two piece. Decent paddle. Right side is oval for…

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Day Tripper 220CM two piece. Decent paddle. Right side is oval for steering. Paddles easy and with ease. Good corrective power when needed. GREAT for novice or intermediate paddlers.

I just purchased 2 Carlisle "Daytripper" paddles which I have used once…

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I just purchased 2 Carlisle "Daytripper" paddles which I have used once. Overall, they seem to be good paddles for recreational use. They're relatively inexpensive at $50, they appear that they will last a long time, and they float which is great. One thing I noticed after I purchased the first one is that the right-hand grip area is slightly oval or "squished" looking. I was upset about it at first because I thought I damaged it accidentally. After speaking with a Kayak store however, it turns out they are intentionally made that way so that you can quickly determine which end is which after picking it up out of the water. The only con I can think of for this paddle is that one of mine is Has a VERY small amount of play in it at the joint. The other one does not.

I bought the daytripper and find that it meets my needs for…

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I bought the daytripper and find that it meets my needs for a good all around paddle that I am not afraid to beat up a little bit.