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I have found a Grey Owl recreational paddle perfect for each boat and water condition I encounter. They also make beautiful high performance canoe and kayak paddles. I recently ordered two "Scout" paddles to add to my others, when we take out an extra boat for guests.
These craftspeople make the best lightweight, cost/quality wood paddle on the market.(to my knowledge) Shop Canadian on this paddle purchase. It is hard to find a middle price range quality paddle from US makers.(take note) Quality, price, service is A-1. Looking for a wooden canoe paddle...If you start with Grey Owl you will likely find the best quality/cost/benefit ratio. They are in Ontario, and ship affordably to the USA. Prompt, efficient, customer service.
This straight shaft paddle allows only three feathering options, zero degrees and 60 degrees right or left, which is the most limiting factor of the paddle. There is also a minorly detectable slip at the Chinese made carbon fiber ferrule. For both of these deficits are easily overshadowed by its beauty and craftsmanship. The Ash shaft and Butternut, walnut, and bass blades are flawlessly finished and natural compliment magnets.