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recommendations for a new paddle 1 year 3 months ago #1


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I was out on the lake yesterday, and I noticed that I had a stress fracture around 3/4 of the shaft where the two-piece paddles connect. Of course, this was just a few hours in the trip. My buddy got a couple of sticks as splints and we jammed a similarly sized stick inside the tube for added support. The paddle is actually stronger than it was before, however, I believe it's time for a replacement.
I need some recommendations for a new paddle. My Kayak is 13-foot 74-pound and I'm always in the raised seat position of my predator MX. Here are a few paddles that I liked on Amazon with various price points. Please let me know if you have experience with any of them and tell me your thoughts. If you have a paddle that you think is better, tell me why.

Any recommendation will be highly appreciated.
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recommendations for a new paddle 1 year 3 months ago #2


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I like the Bending Branches Angler paddles. :up:
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recommendations for a new paddle 1 year 3 months ago #3


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recommendations for a new paddle 1 year 3 months ago #4


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I prefer longer paddles. My favorite is the cheapest NuCanoe paddle.
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Re:recommendations for a new paddle 1 year 3 months ago #5


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I love bending branches angler paddles. You’d probably want something 240-260 in length depending on your height and paddling style.


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recommendations for a new paddle 1 year 3 months ago #6


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basscatlildave wrote:
I like the Bending Branches Angler paddles. :up:

Ditto, here.

bendingbranches.com/categories/kayak-fishing
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recommendations for a new paddle 1 year 3 months ago #7


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Bending branches are great paddles.
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