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While acknowledging I've never having paddled the AT Quest bent shaft, I can offer some advice based on many decades of paddling. The last ten year of paddling have been with a rebuilt shoulder after traumatic injury and now in my late 60's, I also have muscle decline from male menopause.
Every person should seek out the paddle that works best for their body and paddling demands. It will probably be different than what some others in a group found to be ideal for their body.
-A stiff paddle shaft will transfer more of your effort into direct response of the craft being paddled. While white water canoeing, when I was young and strong, I selected a single blade paddle with no perceivable flex in the shaft to have the canoe move when I cranked on the paddle. Were I still 25 years old with no structural damage to my body I still would favor stiff shafts.
-Wide blades transfer more propulsion force to the canoe/kayak being paddled. In the process they also transfer more stress to the paddlers shoulders and arms. When white water canoeing at 25 years old I also selected a very wide blade-when I wanted the canoe to move quickly I wanted it to really move!
-High angle padders use shorter shafts than low angle paddlers. Wider craft need longer shafts while narrow kayaks need shorter shafts.
-Bent shaft paddles have a specific grip placement location to get the benefit of the bend on wrist gripping angle.
Decisions specific to My Body, and not necessarily anyone else (choose what's best for you, not me). My rebuilt shoulder now functions as "my paddle testing instrument"
I) Paddles must have some shaft flex to reduce stress on my shoulder at start of stroke. This observation was confirmed by my "paddle testing instrument" and will be irrelevant to many other paddlers.
2) Paddle blades must have narrow width to also reduce shoulder stress. The slightly increased slippage at the start of a stroke with narrower blades reduces joint stress. Also confirmed by my "paddle testing instrument" and would also be irrelevant for many others.
3) Shaft length must be appropriate to canoe (longer) or narrow kayak (shorter) being paddled
4) A Warner carbon bent shaft paddle I owned had the "bends" too wide for my rebuilt shoulder joint capsule to tolerate so I sold this fine paddle. Those who's body allowed a wider grip could be fine with this paddle. A nice low angle paddle that many paddlers like but I can't use.
The point of all this verbiage is to encourage paddlers to try many paddles of many different designs, materials and lengths until you find what works for your body in the craft you paddle. The ideal paddle for someone else probably will not be the ideal paddle for you.
Different strokes for different folks,