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Touring Paddles are a distinctive blend of power and lightness in four distinct paddle designs. These paddles possess a radiant translucence in sunlight that is highly visible and exceptionally beautiful.
EDDYLINE KAYAKS – a manufacturer of premier touring kayaks and paddles since 1971 with Legendary Designs by Tom Derrer. Family owned, proudly handcrafted by American workers and supporting the local economy.
It gives us great personal satisfaction to provide "real" service to you, our customers. Real service is not something that can be bought or measured with money, it requires sincerity and integrity. At Eddyline, we realize that by serving your needs we secure our future business.
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Our shaft diameter is 1.16″ OD and is ovalized in the grip range for better comfort and indexing.
We can replace a paddle blade or shaft in most situations for a reasonable charge. Please keep in mind that we may not be able to work on very old paddles due to variations in shafts over the years. Also, we may not be able to replace discontinued graphic inlays. Please Contact Us to discuss your specific repair.
Eddyline paddles come with a one-year limited warranty. Misuse and/or normal wear are not covered under warranty. Please Contact Us with a description of the problem to get things started. Also, be prepared to share multiple photographs and/or video showing the issue.
Returning items to Eddyline for repair/replacement: All items being returned to Eddyline for repair or replacement require a Return Authorization Number (RA#). This number will be given to you during the warranty/repair claim process. Along with the RA#, please include your complete contact information with the item: full name, return address, phone number, email address, etc… We require any paddles to be returned complete (all pieces included) to ensure proper fit and alignment. Any paddles returned incomplete will not be worked on until all pieces have been received.
Asymmetrical designs are meant to create a balanced blade by creating equal surface areas on each half of the blade as it enters the water. The right amount of asymmetry will reduce fatigue by eliminating torque, or twisting of the paddle, when the blade enters the water. Typically the lower part of the blade hits the water first and will torque or twist if there is not asymmetry. The right amount of asymmetry creates a smooth entry of the blade into the water allowing you to use a light grip to reduce fatiguing your hands and arms.
Asymmetry maximizes the power of the blade as it is inserted and takes into consideration the angle of attack. However, the perpendicular asymmetry must be balanced by a longitudinal symmetry or the blade will want to twist in the water. This means that there must be an equal surface area on either side of the centerline of the blade regardless of the depth of insertion.
Absolutely, the paddle weight is more important in many cases than the boat weight. You hold it up the whole time you are paddling. Of course appropriate blade design and paddle length also have a huge impact on the pleasure of the early paddling experiences. As you gain experience you will begin to sort out your personal preferences, but in the beginning you don’t know enough to do that yet. Therefore, some truly sound advice from another paddler or sales person who is considering your needs rather than pawning off their own preferences is vitally important.
Besides being easier to store, take-apart paddles with adjustable ferrules give more options to paddlers with varying preferences. This is a good thing so long as the adjustment system is well designed and easy to use. Eddyline paddles use a push-button ferrule which gives options of right, left or unfeathered. This time-tested ferrule is lightweight, has less moving parts and features a non-swelling composite shaft with higher break-strength than newer offerings on the market. Most importantly, it is the lightest and most trouble-free option available. While telescoping ferrules do give you multiple paddle length options, they often have strength issues, many more moving parts that can break, and add weight.
Eddyline’s carbon shafts are somewhat flexible with just a bit of “springiness”. This makes it much easier on muscles and joints. Our lightweight carbon construction has multiple advantages. When combined with a balanced blade it lowers the swing weight of the paddle and allows you to use a lighter grip on your shaft, reducing fatigue as well.
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