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The right blend of strength, weight, and function will help you disappear that much easier.

After listening to your heart and soul, you strap your 14-footer to the roof, stash all the gear you'll need for the tour, and head out. You've earned this time away, and the next few days on the open sea is going to be even more enjoyable now that you have the Adventure Technology Exodus Standard Paddle.
  • Full Control Grip (FCG) design matches the contour of your hands to allow more power and control while reducing arm fatigue
  • Tri-fiber combination throughout the shaft for the ideal blend of weight, durability, and flex
  • Oversized fiberglass blade has a urethane foam core to lower weight and reduce flutter during stroke
  • Synapse Ferrule is a low-profile internal adjustment system that uses a simple pull and twist of the shaft to make adjustments (15-degree increments)
  • SmartSet Technology in the Synapse Ferrule auto-sets your angle to the last position between dismantle and re-assembly

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5 5

Mea Culpa (Great price)

I was wrong. The paddle is not advertised incorrectly. I didn't realize you had to keep the button engaged to pull the sides apart to adjust it. Great paddle for the price. Buy it.

2 5

Thanks for the reply, but...

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

No one seems to believe me that AT sent out defective paddles. The review you referred me to reads "This exposes an index of numbers. Align the dot on one side of the shaft with the index for the number of degrees of offset you desire, then let the spring tension pull the sides of the shaft back together to lock the offset. "The paddle I received has no "index of numbers", and no springs. I am familiar with these types of ferrules (I've been teaching paddling for 20 years). What I received is NOT what was advertised.

Responded on

Hello Good sir! I held my tongue until I received the two paddles I ordered on Sunday(6/30/13). I will admit I got a bit worried after reading your response. The two AT paddles I got from backcountry today do indeed have the old (last years-I like them way better than the new ones) ferrules! The reason I wrote what I did below was that someone who may have never had the AT system may not know how to operate it. Which if you have never had the AT system it is to have the paddle together then pull it on it like you are taking it apart at the seam (not ever pushing down on the button-paddle has to stay together). Since you had mentioned that there was not even another hole to feather it I really thought you may have never operated an AT ferrule before. As a side noted one of mine had definitely been opened, and messed with by someone but was still in like new condition. I wonder if it may have been one you got!? You truly may have gotten one, two that did not have it, and I am NOT saying you didn't. However to everyone else by all means buy one of these as it is a SMOKIN' deal, and mine were exactly what they were supposed to be. Thank you backcountry for the great deal.

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One more thing- You cannot see numbers or anything until the paddle is pulled on whilst it is actually together.You cant even see anything when it is apart!

5 5

for the person below

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

http://gear-report.com/adventure-technology-exodus-superlight-carbon-fiber-bent-shaft-kayak-paddle-review/
The link will show you how to use the ferrule system. It is there....trust me! It is the older version that is not bulky like the new style.

3 5

Not as advertised

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

This paddle is advertised as having "SmartSet Technology in the Synapse Ferrule". Both paddles I received even had a decal describing the features of the Synapse Ferrule and how to use it. The problem is, the ferrule is really an old-school snap-button wih no adjustability. There is not even an extra hole drilled to allow the user to feather the paddle blades. I returned the first paddle, but the second one I received was exactly the same. I think that AT (the manufacturer) has sent Backcountry a batch of mislabeled paddles. What irked me is when I called back the second time, I was directed to call AT, I guess to be instructed in how to use this fancy (but non-existent) technology. To be fair, this is a good sale price for the paddle. If it had a "synapse ferrule", it would be a GREAT price. So buy it if you want a good paddle, but do not expect smart set technology, or even the abiltiy to feather your paddle if you want.

3 5

great ideas for a paddle, great price

I bought this as my wife's first paddle, and so far it seems to have done well. we both have touring kayaks and go on more long distance open water trips. We've taken it out a couple times, and my first comment is that it has a little bit more flex than I would like, (just a preference thing, its not a noodle by a long stretch) possibly a little better for river kayaking, but so far, really no complaints. I'm mostly waiting to see how long it lasts, but for the price (one hundred seventy-seven), I would definitely buy it again. I would give it 3.5 stars if I could, because its somewhere between good and great.