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Offline Scooter

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Paddles
« on: July 25, 2009, 09:44:12 PM »
I'd like to find out what type of paddles everyone uses and get me your opinions.  Also, does anyone use the Werner San Juan?

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Re: Paddles
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2009, 10:10:41 PM »
i use the werner san juan 230cm.  i am very happy with it.  it paddles like a champ.  broke my first san juan while surfing a big wave.   lucky it was still under warranty.  ;D
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Re: Paddles
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 12:35:11 AM »
i use the Vapor, SEven,  i love it...carbon fiber , light weight and strong.
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Re: Paddles
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2009, 05:11:49 AM »
I have two Werner paddles, a Camano and a Corryvrecken.  Both are great, personally I prefer the wide-blade, high angle Corryvrecken.  I like the power of the blade and that I get more of a workout paddling.

I've tried a number of different lower cost carbon fiber paddles, but had reliability/workmanship problems with all of them.  Never had a problem ever with a Werner and they can take a lot of abuse.

I keep lusting after one of those bent shaft jobs.  Anybody use one of those?

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Re: Paddles
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009, 07:23:17 PM »
I have the Werner Camano paddle and like it pretty good.  Although I had to get used to the way it works.  I'm more of a high angle paddler..... but oh well,  I got it with a used kayak and can't complain about a good deal.  It is very light,  very well built and helps me paddle for a long time without getting too tired.
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Re: Paddles
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009, 07:52:50 PM »
I've been using a Werner Cascadia with the carbon fiber shaft.  Very light.  The lower angle suits me well on the longer days.

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Re: Paddles
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2009, 11:16:34 PM »
I keep lusting after one of those bent shaft jobs.  Anybody use one of those?

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Re: Paddles
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2009, 08:10:02 AM »

sandgoby says watcch awt, dey wen lock goby in kahi mohala fo sayin dat kine befo!
sandgoby out!

tooo funny...perhaps I should rephrase that post.

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Re: Paddles
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2009, 03:15:44 PM »
Seven2 Vapors are the best paddles we've ever used. Light and super durable. How's this...now I don't even use my Werner Corryvreckens ($270+) to scratch my back. That's how good the Seven2 Vapors are.

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Re: Paddles
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2009, 03:41:32 PM »
Seven2 Vapors are the best paddles we've ever used. Light and super durable. How's this...now I don't even use my Werner Corryvreckens ($270+) to scratch my back. That's how good the Seven2 Vapors are.

That is one of the exact lower cost carbon fiber paddles that failed me.  Third time out with that paddle one side blade just fell right off the shaft into the water.  It's just glued on, no reinforcement at all.  Glue fails and you have half a paddle.  No abuse to the paddle what so ever.  When I took it back to the vendor, the person behind the counter showed me 3 or 4 dis-attached blades just like mine.  I was given my money back and bought the Werner Camano. 

I could use a couple good back scratchers though.  Any time you wanna unload those back scratchers cheap, let me know!
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Re: Paddles
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2009, 03:48:31 PM »
Seven2 Vapors are the best paddles we've ever used. Light and super durable. How's this...now I don't even use my Werner Corryvreckens ($270+) to scratch my back. That's how good the Seven2 Vapors are.
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Re: Paddles
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2009, 04:53:26 PM »
Love my seven2 vapors....amazing paddles...super durable, i have had no problems.
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Re: Paddles
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2009, 08:07:24 PM »
Koanalu,

Which paddle failed you?  Was it the Werner San Juan or the Seven2 Vapors?

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Re: Paddles
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2009, 08:10:19 PM »
Koanalu,

Which paddle failed you?  Was it the Werner San Juan or the Seven2 Vapors?

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Re: Paddles
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2009, 11:35:17 PM »
Wow, i thought the seven2 was strong...  The only reason my shaft broke was that it was under extreme stress from surfing.  The carbon shafts are very strong but snap in half under the stress of surfing.  If you plan to surf your ride, go with the fiberglass shaft.  The fiberglass flexes more than the carbon shafts and can take more abuse. 
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Re: Paddles
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2009, 05:55:44 AM »
Wow, i thought the seven2 was strong...  The only reason my shaft broke was that it was under extreme stress from surfing.  The carbon shafts are very strong but snap in half under the stress of surfing.  If you plan to surf your ride, go with the fiberglass shaft.  The fiberglass flexes more than the carbon shafts and can take more abuse. 

It isn't the strength of the shaft that is the problem.  The shaft is good; the paddle is good.  It's the attachment of the paddle to the shaft that is the weak point.

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Re: Paddles
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2009, 02:58:56 PM »
Oh, another thing I like about the Seven2 Vapors is the grips. Gar and I were having finger and hand problems with our other paddles and the problems went away when we switched. You know what really hurt? I dinged my Corryvreckens blade just putting (throwing) it in the truck one day...ouch...hurts right in the wallet.

Koa - Maybe yours was a lemon? No, wait...you said there were others that were broken when you took yours in. Did you get yours from P&P?

I guess the best thing would be to try out different paddles, find the one you like, and paddle HARD! ;D ;D

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Re: Paddles
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2009, 04:40:05 PM »
i agree, the grips are extremely comfortable.
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Re: Paddles
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2009, 08:16:50 PM »
Does go Bananas sell the Seven2 Vapors?

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Re: Paddles
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2009, 08:44:58 PM »
Does go Bananas sell the Seven2 Vapors?
Nope. Nobody on Oahu. Got ours from P&P Kayaks in Kona (AWESOME service, AWESOME shop)...and we bought the last one they had in stock for SurfBum. They still have the Seven2 Iso, which is the cheaper model right under the Vapor. Call them. They'd ship it here for you. In fact, they'll even ship a kayak to you. Shipping is usually $30 for a kayak. Not sure about a paddle.

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