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Paddle question #7035092 01/11/12 12:01 AM
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Looking at paddles while I wait on my coosa or cuda lol. It seems the aqua bound and bending branches are the better ones but what's the big differences? I mean I like the advantage of the ruler on the bending branches ones but why the huge price difference? What makes one better than another etc. thanks guys


Re: Paddle question [Re: freonfreak82] #7035250 01/11/12 12:46 AM
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Look at the specs and see how much they weigh... Generally speaking, the lighter the more expensive. There are some exceptions. If I see two paddles in the same price range the lighter one will most likely get my money.... Sometimes the difference is 6-7 ounces... Picking them up you might think 'hey it's not that much heavier', but it really makes a huge difference on a long windy paddle...



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Be sure it is a 240cm, you will need it when paddlin in the high seat position.


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General rule of thumb is buy the lightest paddle you can afford. I bought a Aquabound Manta Ray Carbon. The price on these has gone up recently and it is the same price as the Werner Skagit Carbon. I would choose the Skagit over the Manta Ray for construction reasons even though it is supposedly 1 ounce heavier. ACK has both for $179 and you get a 15% discount if you are a member of texaskayakfisherman.com.



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