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anonsurfer

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Re: Paddle dilemma
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2019, 04:08:57 PM »
Anon, do you notice the 8 degree blade angle on the BP Surge?

No.  My previous paddle was a Werner Rip Stick 79 that had a 7 degree angle.  I liked that paddle a lot and used it for several years.

The biggest thing I noticed on my first couple of sessions with the BlackProject Surge was the extra flex from the soft flex shaft.  I am at the upper end of the recommended max weight for the soft flex shaft (160lb).  The soft flex felt weird at first but is significantly easier on my body.    I would not want to go back to using a regular flex shaft.

The T-Grip and the RDS (reduced diameter shaft) also took a couple of sessions to get used to after years of using a palm grip and standard diameter shaft.   

The soft flex and reduced diameter shaft would not be an issue for the OP since the largest size BlackProject Surge comes with a medium flex standard diameter shaft.
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Re: Paddle dilemma
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2019, 06:21:58 PM »
ill fess up:  the reason id sell you my zre or ho'oloa cheap is because i prefer my kenalu mana to any other paddle ive ever tried, such that i dont bother trying anything else anymore

so you want my honest advice? get the mana. i like the softer xtuf shaft. but that may be because of my painful shoulders.
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Re: Paddle dilemma
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2019, 06:26:17 PM »
Pretty happy with my 8.0 Al Blade.... Hippostick