The Espresso canoe paddle is where beauty meets performance. This paddle - constructed with basswood and butternut, reinforced with a glassed blade, and wrap around Rockgard will last you a lifetime and it will look great doing so.
|Shaft Type:||Solid Basswood|
|Blade Size:||8" x 20"|
|Grip Type:||Classic Palm Grip|
|Wood Type:||Basswood and Butternut|
|Weight:||18 oz / 510.29 g|
I bought two of the paddles for a six-day trip down the Wild and Scenic Missouri River. Neither my wife or I had paddled a canoe in 30 years. The paddles were so light and efficient our shoulders and wrists didn't get sore despite long days of paddling. The fiberglass and Rockgard kept the paddles looking great despite hitting several submerged rocks and a few sandbars. I'll probably buy another to use a the spare - they're actually lighter than my aluminum backup.
The most beautiful and comfortable paddle ever in my hands. The rock guard can take a beating, by accident of curse. Spend the money, the paddle is worth it. I plan on having mine for a long time.