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Greenland Style Paddle / Touring?

Post By:kpjredfish on 8/7/2016 4:13pm
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Anyone have experience with narrow, flat Greenland style paddles for multi-day tours? Some West Coast people love them. I may try making a wooden one. http://kayarchy.com/html/01equipment/021greenlandpaddles.htm

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Post By: overstreet on 8/8/2016 12:18pm

That is just about the only paddle I use. Except mine are not "flat". Nothing is ever flat. The shaft has raised center section at the grips for control. The center of the blade is thicker that the leading/trailing edges. The sq inch area is about the same on the blade. There is a fiberglass tip guard. Mine is also the same 230cm as the European paddles I used to use.

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Post By: kpjredfish on 8/8/2016 4:41pm

Thanks, good to hear. I hope to make a trial one soon. Will post pictures if I do.

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Post By: overstreet on 11/15/2016 8:28pm

Greenland paddles are also different than other Greenland paddles. Gus and I were comparing paddles. His is a carbon fiber paddle that weighed........little. Mine is a wood paddle that weighs less than the plastic/aluminum euro paddles but more than his paddle.

His paddle was narrower compared to mine(3.5 inch). He said that his was for long distance to minimize stress and strain.

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Post By: overstreet on 2/1/2017 3:33pm

.......AND as it turns out the "Greenland" paddle is referred to as an "Aleutian" paddle by our Washington, Oregan, California....West Coast paddlers. I guess it is like a hogie, sub, or hero.....the same thing many names.

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