Thursday, November 1, 2012

Finely Tuned Paddle?

       A Finely Tuned New Paddle...

A stunning birthday present from my dear friends Rick and Cat: this brand new hand-made kayak paddle. It’s also a completely new concept. With exceptional blade area for maximum purchase, this finely tuned paddle features a flat-curve (curvaceous around the edge, if a little frayed, and flat across the face). The back of the blade has built-in bracing so you may never need to brace for yourself again. 
This is a "high brace".

The shaft is turned from fine quality straight-grained “broom’andle” wood, which makes sweep strokes and sweep rolls simplicity itself.
A fine "broom'andle wood shaft

Trying to be impartial, I believe the thinking behind this paddle is sound. It certainly offers a "hole" lot of fun!
A hole lot of new possibilities

But while I cannot deny the generosity of my friends, I get the feeling there could be some strings attached. But I won’t fret about it. I’ll cross that bridge if I come to it. Let’s face it, with gifts you don’t always get to take your pick.