Bought this when one of our group cancelled our annual canoe trip
so I would have to paddle the canoe solo. I tried my 215cm kayak
paddle but it was way too short. With the 280cm double blade I
could go faster than my other 2 friends with canoe paddles
(although they were more heavily loaded than I was). A real plus in
a strong headwind. We all tried the paddle and it was nice to just
change paddles throughout the day. They are now considering them
for our next trip. Just for info I got the 280cm paddle. I am 6'2" and
paddled a Wenonah Adirondack solo, we also used an Old Town
Discovery 169 and an Old Town Penobscot 16RX.
The guys at ACK were very helpful on the phone and delivery was
very fast (standard shipping)
This paddle (280cm) works well for for paddling my Old Town Saranac
146 solo in the middle seat. After my first fishing adventure using this
paddle I installed padeyes on the bottom side of the gunwales just
forward of each seat and bought the small coil paddle keeper for this
paddle. Because of it's length the paddle can be easily knocked
overboard. With the keeper attached, overboard along side may be
the preferred place for the paddle while I am moving around in the
canoe, and yes I keep a spare paddle stowed away just in case.
Our florida rivers are very sluggish. I paddle a 16' Mohawk, from
the 70's. It's a great canoe, but very slow in our rivers using a
traditional canoe paddle.
Now, with the Slice Glass Solo paddle, it is no problem to scoot
down our rivers, and paddle upstream. This paddle has made a
huge difference. I was about to give up and go back to the
kayak......This paddle is very well worth it all! Thank you Austin
Kayak for your great suggestion.
I thought I'd screwed up getting a 280cm double end paddle it just
looked so long (~9'-3"!) but it's works great solo paddling my canoe.
So much easier than a single, especially if bucking some wind. And
Terrific paddle for solo canoes. I
know it sounds like 280cm is
awfully long, but it is simply
suberb. Don't hesitate on this one.
Excellent Paddles! Works well with
our Old Town Pack Canoes.
Awsome supplier ACK!
Love this. 280 is a much better
size than the stock paddle for the
Hobie Pro Angler.
Jackson Coosa owner
Great paddle for the coosa. I
ordered 260cm, works perfect for
the coosa in the high seat
Purchased 280cm for solo paddle
15' Grumman. I like it!
I had never used a double blade with
a canoe until paddling with a club on
open windy water in FL. Everyone
used Bendind Branches 280 cm. I tried
it and loved it. I will not fight
wind with a single anymore . Buying
from ACK was quick and easy. They
were a pleasure to shop with and the
shipment arrived very quickly.
Oh, the paddle is fantastic--
light, strong and fast. I use
it on a 17 foot Wenonah
Encounter solo canoe. Ive
paddles with it for 10 days
now--long trips. I would,
however, recommend sanding,
fine paper worked, the groves
on the paddle to make it
smooth. Did that to prevent
another hand blister and now
it works fine.