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By bowgarguide
#1265632
I know this has been discussed but I need some more help with it. I have 200 to 250 to spend
and I need another paddle,the one I use now is a touring style and if I put the power to it it just breaks loose.
Thanks for the help
Ron
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By gerald
#1265660
Remember the old joke where the patient tells the doctor that it hurts if he does this? The doctor says don't do that.

Well...if you are overpowering your paddle...don't do that! Build up to speed slower. Cavitation in your stroke is just like spinning your tires. Don't apply so much power that you spin your tires.

The blade of your paddle should be stiff. If it is too limber you may need another paddle, but don't go to a big one. Your shoulder muscles will cry...and you can easily hurt yourself. I know--I have.
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By Pogo
#1265675
I agree with Gerald. I find that using slower motions actually increases the power generated by a paddle blade, not horsing it. It's a very counter-intuitive thing, I guess.
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By bowgarguide
#1265699
I understand what you are saying ,but at half power I can make it cavitate,.
Gerald one of these days I need to get together with you and let you watch and cratick me.
Thanks for the answer
Ron
By HOTkayaks
#1265727
Ron,

I'll trade a ride in one of those wooden boats for testing out some different paddles! :) :) I have to warn you though...one of my paddles has pink stripes and leopard print.
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By preacher
#1265750
gerald wrote:!!Pink stripes and leapord print!! I can go for that...!



It just didn't matter what I wrote, it just didn't sound right. So I erased it (several times) :shock:
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By gerald
#1265778
preacher wrote:
gerald wrote:!!Pink stripes and leapord print!! I can go for that...!



It just didn't matter what I wrote, it just didn't sound right. So I erased it (several times) :shock:


It will go with my paddling tutu....
By rodloos
#1265816
I think I will personally drive down the the Brazos with my DSLR to get a picture of Ron paddling with pink stripes/leopard print! At Costco I can get a nice big 12" x 18" print of that for $3 :lol:

I am definitely not having a problem with cavitation, my wimpy spaghetti-and-flab-arms couldn't pull a paddle hard enough to do that! :)
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By DarrellS
#1265887
HOTkayaks wrote:Ron,

I'll trade a ride in one of those wooden boats for testing out some different paddles! :) :) I have to warn you though...one of my paddles has pink stripes and leopard print.


I thought you were holding that for me.... :x :x :x
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By DarrellS
#1265890
bowgarguide wrote:I understand what you are saying ,but at half power I can make it cavitate,.
Gerald one of these days I need to get together with you and let you watch and cratick me.
Thanks for the answer
Ron


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By bowgarguide
#1265895
DarrellS wrote:
HOTkayaks wrote:Ron,

I'll trade a ride in one of those wooden boats for testing out some different paddles! :) :) I have to warn you though...one of my paddles has pink stripes and leopard print.


I thought you were holding that for me.... :x :x :x


The pink TuTu was reserved for Darrel all the time ,well dang Gerald we got shot down again.
Ron
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By Hirsch
#1265916
HOTkayaks wrote:Ron,

I'll trade a ride in one of those wooden boats for testing out some different paddles! :) :) I have to warn you though...one of my paddles has pink stripes and leopard print.


My wife was plotting to steal it until Colleen showed her the purplish, blue pasley paddle. Thats the one that went home. :D
By HOTkayaks
#1266350
Sorry guys...the pink stripes and leopard print paddle is all mine. :) But we have many other pink paddles to go around.

There's a best dressed contest at the Castell race?!?!
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By gerald
#1266405
HOTkayaks wrote:Sorry guys...the pink stripes and leopard print paddle is all mine. :) But we have many other pink paddles to go around.

There's a best dressed contest at the Castell race?!?!


I believe there is! I also think Darrell is going to win it. My tutu pales in comparison...
By HOTkayaks
#1266442
bowgarguide wrote:Yep there is a best dressed class ,I think Darrel would be a sho in.
What paddle did you loan me at your demo days?
Ron

It was a Bending Branches Breeze paddle with the "Day" blade shape. I have a few other blade shapes and sizes that you can try out as well. Maybe a little Saturday AM paddle on the Leon River below the dam?

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