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Magic II kayak paddle

by Carlisle

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This is a decent fiberglass paddle. I picked it up at our…

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This is a decent fiberglass paddle. I picked it up at our local big box store for a decent price. The blade is fiberglass and it is a bit lighter weight than the Day Tripper paddle. It will work good for a beginner or intermediate paddler. The ferrule separates easily and it performs as expected. If you kayak long distances you may want to upgrade to something lighter with a longer blade. Price wise it is compatible with some of the lower end Bending Branches and AT. But it is a contender.

Great paddle for the price, strong & sturdy construction, adjustable to straight…

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Great paddle for the price, strong & sturdy construction, adjustable to straight or offset paddling, and have had no issues with the center pin after many years of use

This paddle will get the job done. However, after breaking two…

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This paddle will get the job done. However, after breaking two of these in two trips at the center connector piece, I contacted Carlisle to buy two replacement connector pieces. They said they couldn't sell me any paddle components. I guess its too hard to import those from China by themselves ;) So much for customer service. Two weeks ago I would have give this paddle a 10. However after such a cold response from Carlisle, I want everyone to know they don't care about their lifelong customers. They just want to sell you a new replacement paddle. I got my paddles fixed using a piece of metal tubing that fill snug into both shafts. Way stronger than the piece of crap plastic piece anyway.

I bought one of these paddles at Bass Pro, took it out…

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I bought one of these paddles at Bass Pro, took it out one time and the blade fell off, sinking to the bottom of the Erie Canal. I took it back and Bass Pro gave me a replacement. About a week later, both blades came off. this time I was able to retrieve them and have since re-glued and screwed the blades back on to the oar. Just be aware that you may need to make this adjustment if you buy one of these Carlisle paddles.

I have had this paddle for about 6 years now and have…

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I have had this paddle for about 6 years now and have had great luck with it so far. It has stayed very tight and sturdy the whole time. Its a little bit heavy, but for the price I wasn't expecting it to be a featherweight. I got the version with the wrapped fiberglass handle and poly blades in a 230cm and it is great for rec touring