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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:52 am 
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A couple years ago I easily googled up 2 web sites selling closeout and blemished carbon fiber kayak paddles at around half price. I mean they were primarily major sellers of regular paddles with a discreet bargain button. I got a premium super light one with fancy infinite feather angle joint and that delicious stiff elastic twang kind of stroke (vs dull floppiness of fiberglass). It was a previous years model that was left in the bin due to slight yellowish stains on blades, which have since faded into normal. It came in 4 pieces for easy storage and shipping. As usual for carbon, the shaft is too narrow for Hobie paddle brackets, so grip tape can help for that and hands. Lanyard highly recommended.

My Hobie i12s... sailboat in a suitcase!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:16 pm 
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Dolores wrote:
All ideas are welcome. Looking to lighten the load a bit without breaking the bank on a new or used kayak paddle for my solo trips. I understand that some may prefer a single paddle which I take with me anyway so I'm just want to know if folks who use one have a favorite fiberglass or carbon fiber double-blade paddle that weighs less than 2lbs?

It's here my interested: Carlisle Predator Fiberglass Paddle

If you're a Carlisle Predator Fiberglass Paddle owner, would like to hear your experience with the extendable Fiberglass Paddle durability and how they compare to other Paddles you've tried.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations!

Light Weight, Strength, Price: pick 2

Don't know what kayak you are paddling, but these Eddyline (formerly Swift) paddles are my favorite kayak paddles for two decades. They are strong enough and will be close to your weight baseline.

As noted, getting an under 2 pounds kayak paddle long enough and strong enough for a wider fishing kayak will cost.

FWIW - these are the kayaks/construction I most wish Hobie would adapt the Mirage Drive into. . .

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