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Created by 1fox 30 days ago, 15 Jun 2019
1fox
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15 Jun 2019 9:59PM
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Hi,

My 9 years old QB Kanaha snapped in the blade yesterday.

The QB Kanaha is a very reliable paddle. I surely go for a new QB.

Anyone tried the new UV88? Have you also tried the V drive?

Opinions appreciated :)


Area10
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16 Jun 2019 2:57AM
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I haven't tried the UV88, but I'd be seriously tempted to buy it if I was buying a paddle now. The only thing that would stop me is that I prefer a smaller blade than 88 these days. I have a 71 v-drive and it never slips.

in fact, I have each of the v-drive blades (101, 91, 81,71) and I also have every size in the all-carbon Trifectas. My favourite is the 71 vdrive.

However YMMV. If they made a UV71 or even a UV61, I would buy it immediately.

I have lots of other brands' paddies. But I keep coming back to QB. They aren't the lightest or best value, but they are quality all-round.

1fox
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16 Jun 2019 3:30AM
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Area10 said..
I haven't tried the UV88, but I'd be seriously tempted to buy it if I was buying a paddle now. The only thing that would stop me is that I prefer a smaller blade than 88 these days. I have a 71 v-drive and it never slips.

in fact, I have each of the v-drive blades (101, 91, 81,71) and I also have every size in the all-carbon Trifectas. My favourite is the 71 vdrive.

However YMMV. If they made a UV71 or even a UV61, I would buy it immediately.

I have lots of other brands' paddies. But I keep coming back to QB. They aren't the lightest or best value, but they are quality all-round.


Hi Area10,

Thank you for the prompt feedback!
Usually I use a Kanaha 83 and I prefer it for the surf than the snapped 91. The 91 I usually used for bigger boards, to have all that volume starting...
I'm 185 lbs 6'1. Don't you think 71 is too small for me?
What I appreciate the most about QB is the reliability. However, as far as I understood, they took out some weight from the UV88, which means less material, and as consequence less resiliance.



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