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Surge through multiday tours or easy afternoon cruises with lightweight materials and a wide blade.
- Wide blade shape creates powerful pulls at high paddle angles without inefficient flutter motion that burns energy and causes fatigue
- Carbon shaft offers a high strength-to-weight ratio without sacrifice to durability in or out of your boat
- Round shaft shape rests easily in your hands for a secure grip on quick paddles or extended outings
- Two-piece design splits apart by a button thumb-lock for storage inside the hull of your boat or the trunk of your car
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Paddling.net customer review (RS)
The Aqua-Bound website doesn't do this excellent paddle justice and misses out on selling some of the best features. This is a phenomenal paddle for anyone that's looking for a lightweight, incredibly well designed paddle that is reasonably priced. When I first opened the package I fell in love with the bright green fiberglass blades. I'm not big on how my gear looks, but this is quite an eye-catcher. As I took a closer look at the shaft of the paddle, I noticed a checkerboard pattern. The surge shaft is checkboarded with a pattern that is glass smooth around the shaft (the direction to turn the paddle when using the feather angle) and is rough up and down the length of the paddle. The paddle turns smoothly in your hand, but prevents slipping; it's a great idea and is executed very well.
After I gripped the paddle I was VERY pleasantly surprised by two facts. First, the shaft of the paddle is a bit smaller than usual, making it incredibly easy to grip. This is a very comfortable paddle to hold and doesn't strain the hands. Secondly, the shaft is slightly ovoid. This actually makes it incredibly comfortable and lets you know exactly how the paddle is oriented in your hand. After taking the Surge out on a 14 mile paddle, I appreciated the careful design and construction of the shaft even more.
The Surge is hands-down the most comfortable paddle that I've used. I did some short and long sprints along the way and there is absolutely no flex in the blade; I dug as deep as I could but didn't detect the slightest flutter. Overall, this is an outstanding paddle, especially for a more high-angle touring stroke.
is the shaft on the Surge smaller than...
is the shaft on the Surge smaller than usual? i read this elsewhere but your product description doesn't mention that.
having just ordered this without a reply from BC, I now have to return it b/c I need a narrow shaft and this shaft is not.
can i just say for the record, this is a rocking paddle and light as hell.
Backcountry had a real good sale on...
Backcountry had a real good sale on these so I ended up buying two. Problem was, they only had somewhat non-standard sizes for me--either alittle too big (240) or alittle too small (210)--SO I bought a 240 and a 210 for my tandem kayak.
I took a half from each and put them back together...now I have two 225s...I took some colored electrical tape to mark center on each (since the seam is no longer center). They fit fine...they look fine...they should be as strong or stronger than seam in the center...any downside to this approach??
It should work just fine for you with these paddles. I would caution others, that some paddles (like Werner) have slight elongation places for your hands. If you tried this approach with those paddles, your grips would be off center.
I wanted something with a little more bite than my Werner Tybee so I tried the Surge.
I'm very pleased with it. It doesn't have the ovaled shaft at the grip area like the Werner but I don't miss that a bit. It doesn't have the more adjustable ferrule of the Werner, but I always set the feather at 45deg. (which the Surge offers) so I don't miss that at all, either.
It's light, flutter-free, pretty and has lots of blade surface; just what I wanted!
I'll check back in later when I rack up some more miles with it.