OK, Santa came and I am in the market for a nice canoe paddle. I’m in S. Texas so most of my paddling is on the Guad so I do hit a few rocks. Thant being said a couple of caveats:
- I want a paddle that I can keep for 20 years so I don’t mind spending a little (I’m not going over $200)
- I know that this can be done cheeper but, understand this is one of those “wants” not “needs”
Ok, that being said I currently paddle a MRC 14TT solo often. It’s for sale and I’ll be replacing it with, most likely, a Wenonah Prospector RX 16. Mostly class 1-II but the occasional class III. I’m set on a straight shaft probably 58-60. I’m 200 and 6’.
Here are my current considerations:
Sawyer Stingray - $179 Cool looking
Grey Owl C1 - $112
Mitchell Open Boat WW - $123
Bending Branches Expedition Plus - $105
Werner Nantahala - $150
Bell Canoe WW Stick - $240 (whoops)
I’d like advice on if these are good choices? I have looked at the product reviews. Thanks for your help. Happy New Year and God Bless!