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 Post subject: Greenland Paddles?
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 6:54 am 
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Anyone using greenies? While on vacation I tried using a greenland paddle. Worked surprising well, but it was a hardshell sea kayak. So how about a beamy Yukon? Seems to me it'll need to be at least 230 cm. Any help?

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 Post subject: Re: Greenland Paddles?
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 8:17 am 
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Check out Tremelopaddles they have a 260 greenland...


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 Post subject: Re: Greenland Paddles?
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:24 pm 
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I use a slim paddle that my dad made, 8' long, about 3.5" wide blades, flexible. Great for steady paddling. For sprints or rapid acceleration I find a wider blade better. But I use the slim one most.


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 Post subject: Re: Greenland Paddles?
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 9:04 am 
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I used a Klatwa with my Fcraft K1, which is not a super beamy boat but is wider than a Greenland kayak. When my girlfriend and I take out my AII we like to use my Werner Arctic Wind paddles, a Greenland design done in carbon and fiberglass and sadly out of production.

Greenland paddles are perfect for touring IF you know the proper technique, which is very different from the wide paddle river kayaking technique everyone teaches. I think the Maligiaq Padilla piece that was published in Sea Kayaker many years ago is still on line somewhere.

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