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jondrums

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Re: Best paddle for foil sup
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2022, 03:54:47 PM »
I still have a Molokai blade and you've convinced me to glue that back in and give it another shot for foiling.

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Re: Best paddle for foil sup
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2022, 02:09:21 AM »
I still have a Molokai blade and you've convinced me to glue that back in and give it another shot for foiling.
I broke 2 Molokai blades years ago, on the connection with the shaft that was before foiling.
Kenalu was great with warranty. I have a mana 90 now but I still have a Molokai blade and another shaft so I will give it a try....


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Re: Best paddle for foil sup
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2022, 10:53:44 AM »
RIP my elbow and shoulder, but here goes.  Will report back here after my next session.  I'm pretty certain I will miss the amazing feel of the Mana - I recall the feel of the Molokai being quite "barbaric" in comparison.  I felt like I was stepping up to a much more refined design.  Can I wish/beg/dream for a 100sqin Mana?

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Re: Best paddle for foil sup
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2022, 04:16:44 AM »
I was worried about the shoulders but then took the “Haley” approach which is a slow and steady paddle to the lineup.  No need to rush.

Then when you need to takeoff paddle like a crazy mo-fo

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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2022, 04:02:38 PM »
I was worried about the shoulders but then took the “Haley” approach which is a slow and steady paddle to the lineup.  No need to rush.

Then when you need to takeoff paddle like a crazy mo-fo

System's Update:  Shoulders DID start to hurt after 1 1/2 months.

I have switched back to a smaller paddle.  I would like to think I could super-hero through the mechanics but NO.  Too many furious takeoff attempts wear on the muscles and it was starting to negatively effect my winging as well. 

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Re: Best paddle for foil sup
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2022, 10:36:45 PM »
Which shaft are you using? I used to have shoulder problem too but since switching the Xtuf shaft from a full carbon(Werner) shaft, my shoulder issue when away in a few weeks. 

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Re: Best paddle for foil sup
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2022, 11:00:00 PM »
I've been switching between my old 95 KeNalu and a Quickblade Ono Ava 105 i got about two months ago.  The 105 is a beast and I've been very careful not to go crazy with it until I get my shoulders up to par.  I can go crazy with the 95 as it seems like a salad fork in comparison.  Also doing lots of shoulder work with dumbbells.  Everything I do now is like climbing Everest, so I'm careful.  Finally learning how to be that way at 71.

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Re: Best paddle for foil sup
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2022, 08:26:41 AM »
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