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Created by scubaste Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019
scubaste
WA, 147 posts
Wednesday , 13 Feb 2019 6:45PM
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Hi paddlers
Its time to replace my paddle im at a bit of a loss as to what size,brand, etc...
Mainly surf n foilling, good shoulders 49yrs,
6ft x 93kgs.
Paddle now is a 2011 starboard carbon enduro dont know the size.
Was thinking of going to about 90sqcm.
Maybe carbon.
What are you using?
Cheers
Scuba

Fepsi
NSW, 68 posts
Wednesday , 13 Feb 2019 9:58PM
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Hi scuba Steve, I have ke Nalu konihi 84...2 bung shoulders, 90kg. Best paddle I have used. Super light and beautiful flow through water. Also have a jimmy Lewis (amazing flex) which has been great on shoulders as well as a starboard enduro (not sure of size but small blade.

DaveSandan
VIC, 724 posts
Thursday , 14 Feb 2019 7:05AM
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I use Ke Nalu these days I have a full Carbon and also a fibreglass Carbon combo for surf, great paddles.

micksmith
VIC, 1266 posts
Thursday , 14 Feb 2019 7:23AM
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Ke Nalu, xtuff. Works for me

JEG
VIC, 986 posts
Thursday , 14 Feb 2019 9:46AM
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nice entry paddle is the new enduro med or large blade carbon/balsa fix shaft around $250+ also around same price is Fanatic Bamboo carbon 50. Then med level price around $400-/+ and top-end $600-/+ (phew). If you want more shaft flex, get the carbon mixed shaft or full fibreglass shaft by Quickblade (not sure if they still make it) and the jimmy lewis Signature fibreglass Paddle $299 (I'm testing 73" length & weight 560g width 7 3/4' length 15.5' around 80sq inch+).

scubaste
WA, 147 posts
Thursday , 14 Feb 2019 8:00PM
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Thanks guys some great info there
I think i might have to demo a few, of the metioned paddles.
Is there any disadvantage
With the 2 piece over a fixed?
Cheers
Scuba

MarkW81
VIC, 39 posts
Friday , 15 Feb 2019 7:11AM
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I've had both and much prefer fixed. My 2 piece twisted sometimes when under pressure and i used to knock skin off on the clamp.



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