I’m looking for a second canoe paddle. I paddle bony Texas rivers with a lot of flatwater between occasional minor I-II rapids. My first and only paddle is a Bending Branches Espresso Plus which has served me very well, but I need a backup.
The Cricket Designs Loon looks good as a medium duty river paddle with a reasonable weight. Does anyone want to comment on it or recommend something else? I also considered the BB Explorer (a bit of a brute), some medium weight straight shaft ZRE, or something similar to what I already have like the BB Java or Grey Owl Fleetwood.