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SUPlakes

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Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:18:52 AM »
I'm looking for a second paddle that will be used a few times a year when I take friends paddling.  So I'm not looking to spend a lot, yet I'd like something that is decent and not flimsy or feels like it's going to break.  Any recommendations?

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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 10:33:38 AM »
How much do you want to spend?
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters
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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2019, 10:35:45 AM »
Not sure, $50 -  $100.  Could spend more if there's a huge difference

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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2019, 11:23:07 AM »
$50 to $100 is going to get you pure JUNK.

If you want a great carbon paddles well made at a killer price the Chinook Thrust
We can set you up for under $200

Let me know if I can help

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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2019, 12:55:23 PM »
I was looking for a quality 3pc adjustable for learning to wingfoilhandkite Surfing.

The cheap ones I looked at were total junk.
I looked at both chinook and them seem well made and a good weight.
Werner makes their ripstick in 3 piece, built like a tank and super light.
The only cheap paddle I found that isn't a POS is this one:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07517TPC1
Unsure about durability, I foil surfed with it a few sessions, one in wicked current with nonstop paddling, didn't feel any signs like it was going to break or I was stressing it.
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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2019, 08:02:09 PM »
I have an old Kialoa you can have for $50.00.  I haven't used it in a while, and it is still in good condition.  My son used it when he was younger and the adjustability was great.  It's heavier than carbon fiber paddles, but you don't have to worry about damaging it.  I think I paid around $200 for it back then.  I can post or send you actual pics if you are interested.

Here's some info about the paddle:

The Sage words of Gerry Lopez, "Don't forget the beginners," are the inspiration for KIALOA's stand up paddle Hinalea. Featuring a foam-core blade and edged in Dynel, the Hinalea is tough enough to stand up to years of use. Add a bomber shaft of anodized seamless 6061-T6 aluminum and you have the perfect blend of lightness and durability. But the most exciting feature of the Hinalea is its 19 inches of adjustability from 67-86 inches. Lengthen or shorten the paddle to fit your entire family or let it grow with your young stand-up paddler. We highly reccommend thoroughly rinsing your Hinalea off with fresh water, inside and out, after each use.

Blade width: 8 1/16th
Blade length 16 1/2
Surface area: 100 sq inches

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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2019, 04:28:04 AM »
I bought an inexpensive adjustable paddle last summer for my nonprofit. The blade snapped off while I was trying to catch a boat wake.
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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2019, 06:18:06 AM »
wow, clay, that paddle doesnt look too bad

tried to find a one-piece by the same manufacturer--no go

seems asia has gotten carbon manufacturing down--got my daughter and her BF (they hike and climb a lot) Chinese-manufactured carbon hiking poles on amazon recently---40 bux, and they are nearly identical to my Black Diamond Equipment poles which were 150 at backcountry...........

and the chinese models are holding up fine

i like BDE a lot--not sure how they will hold up ongoing

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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2019, 06:51:07 AM »
Deadbait...
That Kialoa is a GREAT deal at $50

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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2019, 06:54:49 AM »
Deadbait...
That Kialoa is a GREAT deal at $50

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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2019, 07:38:08 AM »
I have an old Kialoa you can have for $50.00.  I haven't used it in a while, and it is still in good condition.  My son used it when he was younger and the adjustability was great.  It's heavier than carbon fiber paddles, but you don't have to worry about damaging it.  I think I paid around $200 for it back then.  I can post or send you actual pics if you are interested.

Here's some info about the paddle:

The Sage words of Gerry Lopez, "Don't forget the beginners," are the inspiration for KIALOA's stand up paddle Hinalea. Featuring a foam-core blade and edged in Dynel, the Hinalea is tough enough to stand up to years of use. Add a bomber shaft of anodized seamless 6061-T6 aluminum and you have the perfect blend of lightness and durability. But the most exciting feature of the Hinalea is its 19 inches of adjustability from 67-86 inches. Lengthen or shorten the paddle to fit your entire family or let it grow with your young stand-up paddler. We highly reccommend thoroughly rinsing your Hinalea off with fresh water, inside and out, after each use.

Blade width: 8 1/16th
Blade length 16 1/2
Surface area: 100 sq inches

Awesome, I think I'll take you up on that.  Is there a lot of flex in the blade and can you post a couple pics?

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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2019, 08:58:54 AM »
if he doesn't take it, i will ... for my 5'-2" girlfriend who wants to give my 10' jimmy lewis a go.  ha!

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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2019, 11:51:17 PM »
Reading this a little late, so I'll get some pics up tomorrow. 

The blade and the paddle have no flex whatsoever.  It's a solid aluminum shaft.  But, SUPlakes, it should be perfect for what you are looking for.

I've gotten a few good deals lately on gear, so it's time to pay it forward with some of my old gear.

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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2019, 05:58:20 PM »
Reading this a little late, so I'll get some pics up tomorrow. 

The blade and the paddle have no flex whatsoever.  It's a solid aluminum shaft.  But, SUPlakes, it should be perfect for what you are looking for.

I've gotten a few good deals lately on gear, so it's time to pay it forward with some of my old gear.

Sounds good, thanks!

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Re: Inexpensive, decent adjustable paddle
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2019, 09:29:42 AM »
Okay, here are some pics of the paddle. 

SUPlakes, I'll send you a message with my email, so you can contact me directly.  It will be faster and easier that way.

Happy 4th!