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Marine Raider paddle question #9945695 04/29/14 03:33 PM
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A friend of mine just bought his first yak and is looking at a Marine Raider paddle. Anybody have anything good or bad to say about this brand?


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Re: Marine Raider paddle question [Re: TXGARRET] #9945785 04/29/14 04:06 PM
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I have used one of the MR paddles in a 240cm and it was a great entry level paddle.


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Re: Marine Raider paddle question [Re: TXGARRET] #9945944 04/29/14 05:08 PM
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there r certainly better paddles out there.
but, i bought two 240cm yrs back. one x 1 got stuck deep in the mud & the blade broke off.
academy replaced it at no charge. so of the 2 bought yrs ago they are all still being used.
good buy for what $ u spend IMO.


Re: Marine Raider paddle question [Re: Fish ZoMbiE] #9946160 04/29/14 06:22 PM
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I wish our local Academy's still had them. I need two.


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Re: Marine Raider paddle question [Re: TXGARRET] #9946475 04/29/14 07:56 PM
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No complaints from me on the 2 that I have owned.

Re: Marine Raider paddle question [Re: TXGARRET] #9946798 04/29/14 09:56 PM
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I have one I bought 3 yrs ago when I first started and Im still using it today. Paid $25 so Id say Ive gotten my moneys worth. I would like to upgrade though but money is just too tight.

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I'm going on 4 years with my marine raider. The padding on it saves your hands. Especially on those long paddling days offshore (20+ miles)

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The padding on mine is literally falling apart from use lol

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Had mine for close to 2 years before it sunk to the bottom of twok.


Re: Marine Raider paddle question [Re: TXGARRET] #9948882 04/30/14 06:00 PM
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Thanks for the input guys. He went ahead and bought it yesterday. $15, couldnt pass on that deal


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I have one as a back up. the blade broke with what I felt was not much force.. Like zombie academey replaced it so I still have the paddle and the old aluminum shaft got repurposed into a 360 light.

However the blades are flimsy IMO and even if you are carefull with them you are going to use a lot more energy to cover the same amount of distance. There is just way to much flex in the blade on your stroke.


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Originally Posted By: Federale
I have one as a back up. the blade broke with what I felt was not much force.. Like zombie academey replaced it so I still have the paddle and the old aluminum shaft got repurposed into a 360 light.

However the blades are flimsy IMO and even if you are carefull with them you are going to use a lot more energy to cover the same amount of distance. There is just way to much flex in the blade on your stroke.



I've had mine for 3 years and use it to push off and do all kinds of other stupid stuff with and my blades havent broke yet. I don't doubt that a much more expnisive paddle is better. But for the money I dont think it can be beat. And im not a light guy either at 6'3" 240lbs. Im honestly surprised I havent broken a blade yet. I guess I got one of the good ones! lol

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