The Carlisle Next Plus Fiberglass Paddle is designed to be paddled with the Old Town Next Canoe. Featuring fiberglass reinforced polypropylene blades on a lightweight, flexible fiberglass shaft, this paddle produces smooth yet powerful strokes. It comes in four bright colors to coordinate with the Next canoe.
|Blade Material:||Fiber Reinforced Nylon|
|Weight:||39.8 oz / 1128.31 g|
|Blue - 230||01.2509.3634|
|Blue - 240||01.2509.3615|
|Blue - 250||01.2509.3616|
|Blue - 260||01.2509.3617|
|Lemongrass - 230||01.2509.3628|
|Lemongrass - 240||01.2509.3606|
|Lemongrass - 250||01.2509.3607|
|Lemongrass - 260||01.2509.3608|
|Sunrise - 230||01.2509.3630|
|Sunrise - 240||01.2509.3609|
|Sunrise - 250||01.2509.3610|
|Sunrise - 260||01.2509.3611|
I bought this paddle because I've upgraded from a 10'-4" x 30" sit inside kayak to a 12'-5" x 34" sit on top pedal kayak. There are more expensive kayak paddles out there but why spend more money when this paddle delivers. Now, I only use the paddle to launch from and return to shore, or in very shallow water, but I have to say I am impressed with this paddle. I went with the 260 cm length and am glad I did. This is a good and lightweight as well as durable paddle.
I bought two of these paddles for my wife and son. They seem to be well built but feel really heavy on the ends. I weighed them both and they were around 43oz each. 230mm in length. That doesn't seem heavy considering my Werner Shuna is about 30oz. But it is a huge difference. If I had it to do over again I think I would have bought a couple of the full carbon paddles at Academy for a few dollars more.
Used with a Discovery 119 on the Allegheny River, worked much better than a single paddle. Light and long enough for a canoe.
Great paddle for the money. Sturdy, good weight and comfortable to use.