Aquabound Carbon paddles ?

jriverajrivera Posts: 171 Deckhand
Hi guys, did a search here to see if any have tried Aquabound's Carbon Swell paddles and could not find any reviews. Since I am like 99% percent sure I will be getting a trident 13 this summer I want to have the best paddle for it, especially since I plan on going offshore and will be doing a lot of paddling. Anyone familiar with these models ? I'm ok with spending money on a quality paddle as that's important but is the full carbon paddle overkill ? Both are low angle paddles. Don't want to make a mistake on buying the wrong one and then pay for it lol.


http://aquabound.com/kayak-paddles/performance/swell-carbon $374.00 to $395.00



http://aquabound.com/kayak-paddles/performance/swell $274.00

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  • hookset81hookset81 Posts: 118 Deckhand
    I'm selling my BB Carbon paddle...check it out as well...very nice and light, durable, measuring stick on the shaft...

    https://post.craigslist.org/manage/4360506783
    Owner/Operator of www.ReelsAndTackle.com :banana A family owned small business.
  • jriverajrivera Posts: 171 Deckhand
    Hey hookset thanks for responding tried looking at the link but it wasn't working for me ?
  • hookset81hookset81 Posts: 118 Deckhand
    jrivera wrote: »
    Hey hookset thanks for responding tried looking at the link but it wasn't working for me ?

    Try this one: http://treasure.craigslist.org/spo/4360506783.html
    Owner/Operator of www.ReelsAndTackle.com :banana A family owned small business.
  • PickledvolvoPickledvolvo Posts: 189 Officer
    You may want to consider a high angle paddle if you plan to do a fair bit offshore. It will prove beneficial if the seas pick up.

    http://www.paddlesandoars.com/PADDLES/ORCA-V-LAM-KAYAK-PADDLE_2/
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  • davederbdavederb Posts: 887 Officer
    Take a look at the Aquabound Carbon Manta Ray with the adjustable angle. Very nice paddle and light. You can get a 20% Austin Kayak coupon which brings it to like $150. I used it for over a year with my Cuda 14 and it was a great paddle. 230cm.
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  • jriverajrivera Posts: 171 Deckhand
    You may want to consider a high angle paddle if you plan to do a fair bit offshore. It will prove beneficial if the seas pick up.

    http://www.paddlesandoars.com/PADDLES/ORCA-V-LAM-KAYAK-PADDLE_2/


    That's a cool paddle for sure. Just read an article on the NRS website in regards to the proper paddle selection and for being under 6 feet and using a high angle paddle it says use a 210cm paddle if I were to use a low angle then it would be 230cm. Wider blade more effort into proper technique with better tracking and low angle for more relaxed paddling and less strain on the body, very interesting article.

    Thanks dave !!
  • PickledvolvoPickledvolvo Posts: 189 Officer
    jrivera wrote: »
    That's a cool paddle for sure. Just read an article on the NRS website in regards to the proper paddle selection and for being under 6 feet and using a high angle paddle it says use a 210cm paddle if I were to use a low angle then it would be 230cm. Wider blade more effort into proper technique with better tracking and low angle for more relaxed paddling and less strain on the body, very interesting article.

    Thanks dave !!

    Be sure to also take boat width into consideration.

    http://aquabound.com/kayak-paddle-sizing-guide
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    I hate republicans, I hate democrats, I hate liberals too!"
  • jriverajrivera Posts: 171 Deckhand
    Yes deff !!!
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