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Traditional "Greenland"style kayak paddles

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Project by Joe O' Woodshop posted 10-23-2014 02:53 PM 1595 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Laminated kayak paddles using mainly western red cedar. Very efficient in the water and super easy on the body. These are what I used, twice, in setting the speed record for circumnavigating British Columbia’s Vancouver Island by sea kayak.

-- "Do what you like, Like what you do"





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JADobson

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#1 posted 10-23-2014 03:15 PM

They look great. I’ve always wondered about these paddles, do they work as well as a more modern design with its wider paddle? It seems to me that the new designs would move more water more quickly.
How long did the circumnavigation take? That is quite the accomplishment.

-- James

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Joe O' Woodshop

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#2 posted 10-23-2014 03:24 PM

Hi James,
These paddles are actually more efficient than the paddles you tend to see in stores now. My last trip around the island, 1150 kilometres, took 16 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. Averaging 70 km per day.

-- "Do what you like, Like what you do"

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cdarney

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#3 posted 10-23-2014 03:43 PM

Very nice looking. I always made and used my Greenland paddles. Because the angle of attack on the water was so much lower they didn’t bother my shoulders. I could paddle for hours with no problem.

So…Have you built your own Skin-On_Frame kayak yet to go with the paddles?

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GerardoArg1

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#4 posted 10-23-2014 04:18 PM

Beatiful. Like a lot. Have a kayak too.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Joe O' Woodshop

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#5 posted 10-23-2014 04:20 PM

Thank you. Earlier this year I shipped 9 of y paddles to Argentina by the way :)
If you look up the “Phantom Riders”on YouTube or Facebook, you will see my paddles in action in your country.


Beatiful. Like a lot. Have a kayak too.

- GerardoArg1


-- "Do what you like, Like what you do"

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tyvekboy

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#6 posted 10-23-2014 08:21 PM

Nice paddles. I like greenland style paddles too.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Joe O' Woodshop

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#7 posted 10-23-2014 08:23 PM

Thanks Tyvekboy!
There is nothing i’d rather use. Fast on the water and easy on the body :)


Nice paddles. I like greenland style paddles too.

- tyvekboy


-- "Do what you like, Like what you do"

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NY_Rocking_Chairs

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#8 posted 10-27-2014 03:43 PM

Very nice looking.

I recently made one for myself and they are very nice to paddle with, my MIL tried mine and requested one for herself to replace her SUP paddle.

I am curious though about the ones on the rack, they seem to be all about the same size. When I made mine I took 3 or 4 different measurements and made it fit me. When you made those to sell (I assume) are you just using a standard size that fits most people?

I am working with some local paddle shops to setup a display area for me to sell my paddles and SOF boats, but was hesitant to put a lot of “one-size-fits-most” paddles on display.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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Joe O' Woodshop

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#9 posted 10-27-2014 03:48 PM

These ones were all different sizes, as ordered by my dealer over in Australia.

-- "Do what you like, Like what you do"

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