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Comments about Werner Cyprus Carbon Paddle:
I got this through a local outfitter not quite 2 years ago. REI does not offer narrow shaft and shorter lengths which I can't understand because I see as many women paddlers as men and some are as short as I am. Some have told me that carbon paddles tend to be brittle, but this paddle has been through a lot and has received a lot of punishment and clashes with rocks, trunks and other objects I failed to avoid. Since getting the paddle I've paddled Gulf Bays, narrow Florida rivers, some with sharp turns, fast running rivers in Alberta and Wisconsin, class I and II rapids, shallow gravelly fast moving rivers, lakes with swells and waves -- the paddle has come through for me. Paddled upper Missouri river for 35 miles in one day and didn't suffer from paddle fatigue -- no shoulder, torso aches. The downside may be that carbon paddles conduct electricity and may be more hazardous in open water during a lightening storm. That said, I should carry a non carbon spare paddle, lightening storms being common in Florida. Have other shorter paddles for river running, but I much prefer this one. Werner has a shorter wide river paddle in a narrow shaft, but I would have to special order it from Werner directly and didn't have the cash, so I purchased a cheaper river paddle for my river kayak. I am not an advanced kayaker, but neither am I a casual/recreation --paddle on average more than once a week, 8-10 miles per paddle on average. And yes, I'd like to have that special order Werner river paddle one day.
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