- October 12 2010
Rugged inexpensive paddle
Great paddle for white water, emergency spare, Boy Scouts, or to loan to someone instead of your prized wooden paddle. No complaints about this basic paddle very rugged so it makes a good paddle for shallow rocky areas, whitewater, or for a second paddle. I do a lot of Boy Scout trips and these paddles are perfect for the scouts; nearly indestructible and inexpensive if they loose one. At 6-1 185 with a lot of hours in the canoe I found the blade and the shaft smaller than I prefer for my main paddle but it is fine for a spare and a good size for a novice. Plus I actually prefer that the others in my canoe have less paddle than I do. In a canoe I like to let the inexperienced front person use a short one of these and then I can easily compensate and control the canoe with a longer and larger bladed paddle from the rear. Will float for quite some time if paddle is dropped into water, but if paddle is intentionally submerged aluminum shaft will eventually fill with water and the paddle can sink when the shaft is full of water. It takes forever to drain the water out once the shaft has filled with water.
- August 24 2010
Perfect for Families
Great product for moderate level rafting. These paddles are comfortable, sturdy, and will work for most any age group.
- April 18 2009
great price, great paddles
just used these in an adventure race. they are awesome for the price. i liked how they came in different sizes. the weight was good and they felt sturdy, not flimsy.
M. S. Cahn
- January 3 2007
Perfect for youth groups
I am the committee chair of a Boy Scout Troop. Our number one activity is canoeing. We have canoed the Green River the Boundary Waters, and the Missouri. Scouts damaged most of the troop paddles. We the bought a Carlisle Economy Paddle for each scout. They could decorate the with any design they chose. NO MORE DAMAGED PADDLES!
- August 13 2006
excellent paddle,excellent price,excellent service.