Two bends are better than one, right? Well, for some people the double bend eases the stress on the lower wrists. This canoe paddle features a 10 degree bend where the shaft meets the blade and a second, gentle 5 degree reverse bend at the top of the shaft. Very comfortable and like all Whiskeyjack canoe paddles, super light. Individually handcrafted from the finest select-grain, red and white cedar available. No two are exactly the same - each one is unique and special in its own way - and each has the classic style and innovative design that defines Whiskeyjack Paddles. These beautiful and unique paddles combine old world craftsmanship with modern laminated design.
- Super easy on the wrists.
- The ergonomically designed grip is incredibly comfortable and greatly reduces hand fatigue. Each grip is painstakingly molded so that it fits perfectly into the palm of your hand.
- The fiberglass reinforced blade is designed to glide through the water without flutter or vibration. The blade is strong but has just enough flexibility to reduce strain on the joints.
- The shaft is constructed of five strips of laminated cedar and is spokeshaved by hand into a smooth, oval shape - perpendicular to the blade. The wooden shaft provides wonderful flex which acts as a natural shock absorber during long days of hard paddling.
- These beautiful canoe paddles are built with skill and pride and are among the nicest paddles you will ever hold.
In canoe racing, are there any rules/regulations regarding the size and shape of a canoe paddle?
Asked on 12/12/2012 by Giving gandpa from Honolulu, Hawaii
I only do my racing here on the northeast mostly in NY, but to the best of my knowledge there are no paddle regulations other than the fact that you need to use a single blade paddle not a kayak type paddle when competing in a canoe.
Answered on 12/17/2012 by Steve from Campmor
Blade Dimension: 8" x 18 "
Shaft: 10 Degree bent, 5 degree reverse