I had a carbon paddle handle actually explode on me this last trip. It was a paddle I have had for several seasons. It happened on the first stroke of the days paddle. It seemed so violent that if there had been a loud noise in conjuncetion I would have thought it had been shot!
Anyone else had this happen?
I had no idea that carbon gives way so violently when it fails!
It is now recut, sanded, and ready for the epoxy. It will be as good as new. Sure was lucky that it was just a few inches below the handle!!! So now it is a 48" instead of the old too long 52".